Thursday, August 10, 2017

FINISHED: Crumb Baskets Wall Quilt

I grew up around quilters; both my grandmother and my great aunt quilted. I learned to sew on the Singer featherweight that I now use to machine piece. I learned to hem by helping to sew down bindings on my grandmother's quilts.

My mother, on the other hand, was a knitter, and she passed that craft on to me as well.  I started quilting seriously in the mid 1980s, moved away from it for a few years in the early 2000s, and am now back.

I had a project "in the works" when I got involved with the (now sadly defunct) Kansas City Historic Sampler Guild in the 1990s.  My quilting fell by the wayside when I got totally immersed in the world of historic counted thread needlework.    My project sat, partially quilted, until earlier this year.

I blame/thank the quilters at my church for getting me started again!
The pattern is "Crumb Baskets" by Marianne Fons (of Fons and Porter fame), the project was designed and started in a class by her sponsored by the Topeka Capital Quilters Guild in 1992.  Size is approx 28 x 28 inches.

It's machine pieced (both front and back) with a touch of hand applique in the basket handles and hand quilted.  It was finished on 3/15/2017.

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