Friday, May 17, 2013

May Day Basket Finished!

For the next two weeks, I'm participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival for the wall hanging catagory,
sponsored by  And for those of you new to my blog, each month I'm challenging myself to make something from one of the numerous books I own.  This month I'm celebrating May Day, and I give you my May Day Basket!

I recently purchased EQ Stitch, a digitizing add-on for EQ7, and digitized the flowers from an applique block.
Then added those flowers to a basket block in Nancy Mahoney's Basket Bonanza
Added a few borders, and viola!  A basket of flowers wall hanging to celebrate spring in May!

This, of course, is before all the pretty quilting!

This quilt measures 18 1/2"x 19", and has two layers of batting.  One is poly, the other (I think) a poly/cotton blend,  using up some batting scraps by zigzag-ing the edges together.  Wall hangings are a perfect use for those scraps!  Even though I like how the two layers allowed the flowers to puff up, not sure that I'll use that combo again.  Some areas the fabric and batting got pushed around, creating a few tucks and unwanted poofy areas.  Or maybe the hopping foot was too close but that's a whole other issue!

Here's some close ups of the quilting:
And this one, showing the pretty flowers:
I hope you've enjoyed this post, and feel free to look around.  

Happy Quilting and Blog Hopping!


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