Bonnie and Camille are absolute geniouses when it comes to designing fabric. They have the Magic Touch, without any doubt. They can do no wrong when it comes to designing fabrics. This quilt is finally done! I used their Simple Abundance fabric line, which makes any project adorable. Love the cheerful summery feel of this basket quilt. Any ideas on how it should be quilted? I would love your suggestions!
The pattern is MoJo by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, designed by the also brilliant Carrie Nelson. MoJo for Jo Morton, don't you know? I have had my MoJo workin' for the past year or so on this quilt. And even longer in the planning stage. I have wanted to make this quilt since the pattern was released, back in 2006 or something.
There was quite a lot of piecing going on here, which may be why the project got bogged down for a period of time. I'd work on it for weekend or so, then put it away. This quilt makes me very happy. I would like to have a room--maybe my guest room?-- where I can decorate around it. Anyone who sleeps under this quilt will have very cheerful dreams! Can't you see a big bouquet of summer annuals on the dresser next to the quilt?
Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish when the chips are down and you don't let yourself get distracted? I was so darn down in the dumps this past weekend, the only thing that let me lose myself was to buckle down and sew. Thank goodness for Quilting Therapy!
I find that I often procrastinate that final finishing touch, such as the borders. My blocks may get sewn together, but I put things away without taking that last step of completion. This past weekend, I had three quilts that needed their borders put on, and I tackled the job. It looks like I did a lot, but I didn't really. The quilts were essentially done, so all I had to do was measure and cut their borders and get them attached.
Very pleased with my RCBQ (Ridiculously Cute Basket Quilt). Be sure to offer your ideas on how it might be quilted. I would love to hear them.
Oh, my son Ahren has arrived safely in Dublin. No hitches in his travels. This week he and Mary Ann are looking for an apartment or town house to rent. In Dublin, most rentals come furnished, interestingly enough. But...If it were you, wouldn't you at least want your own mattress? I'm just saying....