Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Star Gathering


A few years ago, I pieced these wonderful little baskets, then somehow they wound up in a box and were promptly forgotten.  Linda Brannock has always been one of my favorite primitive designers...this cute little block is from her 1995 pattern, Star Gathering.  I changed the border by adding the applique star vine and using 2 different plaids.  It is also set together a bit differently, hers is a 5X8 setting, mine a 6X7.  Question for you ladies...I think I am done with the applique and ready to quilt.....do you think it needs some berries?  I plan to leave it asymmetrical...I tend to like borders like that, but wondering if it needs anything else???



The past two weeks, I have been counting the days until Quilt Retreat....Thursday, I leave for Nebraska City, Nebraska for some wonderful girl time with fellow quilters.  And the good news is that I will have my show and tell done...All in a Row is quilted, and I am tacking down the binding! 

We are having some incredible weather here in Missouri....82 degrees today...is it March or May????  Won't complain a bit!  Love seeing the trees in bloom, and the flowers coming up. 

If I don't forget to pack my camera, I hope to have some pictures from retreat to show you next time!

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15 comments:

Lynda said...

I'm thinking the only thing it needs is to be packed in a box and shipped to me! It is such a cute quilt and I love the borders.

Barb said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable.....don't let it hang on the line..ever..ever...cos I just might come and snatch it (just kidding).

quiltgrammy said...

LOVE it, I think it would look great hanging in my living room.LOL.
I really think it looks perfect the way it is, nice job.

Carol said...

I love it just the way it is...it's wonderful! Have a fantastic time at your retreat!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Have a wonderful time on your retreat!

Love how your wall hanging turned out.

Carolyn :-)

Connie said...

It looks wonderful and IMO some berries would look great too! Have a wonderful time at retreat, sounds so-ooo good!

Cheryl said...

Looks wonderful the way it is. Have fun at the retreat!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your basket quilt... it is so adorable. Have a great time at the retreat!

vivianjane said...

Have a wonderful time. I will miss you!
Jane

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's certainly beautiful as is, but I do believe a few berries here and there would really add to it. Just a little pop of color here and there. My guild retreat is the first week of April - can't wait! blessings, marlene

Gayle said...

I think red berries would be the perfect finishing touch on this quilt - love it! In fact, after seeing your star baskets I'm pretty sure I have stack of the same ones buried somewhere in my studio too! LOL Have fun at your retreat - can't wait to see all the projects!

Gayle said...

I think red berries would be the perfect finishing touch on this quilt - love it! In fact, after seeing your star baskets I'm pretty sure I have stack of the same ones buried somewhere in my studio too! LOL Have fun at your retreat - can't wait to see all the projects!

Quilt Hollow said...

VERY nice...I love your style!!

Karen said...

Simply put:
I. LOVE. THIS.
Don't do another thing to it...just quilt it and enjoy!

Karen said...

Love this quilt and the addition you made to it.