Thursday, January 20, 2011
Rosie's Flower Basket Quilt
Left over block
The above block is a ‘left over’ block that came from a quilt that I slept under when visiting a friend of mine in Indianapolis a couple of years ago. I loved this quilt as it gave me a great feeling of homeliness. The quilt was made by a friend of her aunts in the 1950’s and Rosie Treasurers it very much. I decided that I would make one the same, same colours or as close as I could get to the same. That was harder then it we thought, but I did get the green which is the exactly the same shade of green which is in the quilt. The plain homespun for the basket is as close as I could get, which in my view works very well.
I have been working on this quilt since 2006. I have made 10 baskets and handle to match. All of the centres of the flowers I have finished and started on the flowers. I don’t mind doing the flowers as it is interesting choosing the fabrics and colours to go together.
I am hoping to work on these blocks for at least 2 hours per day. Hopefully I can.