Friday, November 5, 2010

Wild thing...

You make my heart sing!


Yes, This wild and crazy thing makes me smile..  I have never finished a quilt in a week's time. 
You see, I was working on a deadline.. Don't like to do that a whole lot. 
You can't hurry love and you can certainly not hurry creativity.. unless it wants to hurry itself!
 
Amy is having her forth annual Blogger's quilt festival and this happen to be one of my very latest favorite quilts to share! 

Which is the other quilt you ask?


This one of course! 

Another one of my latest creations! 
The basket blocks were inspired by the quilts from Collaborative Quilting II by Gwen Marston.
I just decided to use crazy patches for the background. 
Since it is a gift for a baby girl, It had to be as cheerful and happy as possible! 
Then I wondered... Why should the fun stop at the quilt top?
So, I pieced the back..  


Now, I was really having fun and did not want it to end.
 I thought a black and whilte stripe would be a perfect binding for this quilt..
But my heart said.. 
NO...

It had to be another scrappy finish to a fun experience!


  I can't decide which is front and which is back.


I guess, I don't have to!
  

Baskets are fun.. 
They can be wild and crazy  and filled with joy!
These ones are loaded with love 
for our niece's first born!

32 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with this quilt!

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  2. I love this! I saw the discussion about the back and I think what you've done is perfect!! What a lucky baby!!

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  3. I'm sure the baby will love both sides of this 'wild thing'. It is wonderful!!!

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  4. I adore the back. The front is great also but the back had me at hello. ;) Lovely work!

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  5. Amazing! The back is more stunning than I had imagined it could be! What a very lucky baby. I like how you quilted it too. When I do something like that I always have a terrible time deciding what color thread to use for the quilting. How did you choose the thread color (I can't actually tell what is is from the photos, but it looks good).

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  6. WONDERFUL!! And filled with love and joy. It's fun to think about how this quilt may influence the baby's artistic life. She's a lucky little one!

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  7. oh thats the perfect backing! just adorable baby quilt...
    how about baskets of hope for a happy healthy life...
    I love joy too one of my favorite words..
    baskets of joy...
    Kathie

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  8. Your basket quilt is a fun looking piece. All the strip piecing adds so much movement to it.

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  9. Sujata it came out beautiful! I too love the back how creative you are!

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  10. The "back" is absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. I love all...front and back!
    nichi

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  12. SO joyful!!!! I've got to figure out a way to add at least TWENTY hours to each day so I can squeeze in a basket quilt! I love scrappy goodness, and this is just wonderful!

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  13. I colori sono stupendi!
    Ciao Domenica

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  14. Your quilt turned out fabulous! I love your border and your background fabrics. It looks like you really had fun with this.

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  15. OUTRAGEOUS.......OUTSTANDING .........

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  16. You are such the inspiration! The stripy side particularly appeals to me!

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  17. Have I told you?
    I LOVE YOUR COLORS ! ! ! ! !

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  18. This is definitely a two sided quilt, no front or back, And both sides are absolutely stunning!! Lucky baby girl, this is a quilt to be treasured for a lifetime!!!

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  19. It is gorgeous! The back as is as beautiful as the front!

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  20. I covet both of those....great choice in fabrics and whimsy! A+!

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  21. As you were posting these crazy baskets, I wasn't feeling the same excitement that you seemed to be having every time you created a new one. But now at the end of it all, you have made the most amazing quilt. I love both sides equally. Great scrap quilt. Always a joy to see what you come up with next.

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  22. Wow, what bright happy colors! Love that you went wild on the back.

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  23. Love this quilt and it's happy, fun colors....on BOTH sides!

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  24. Now THAT'S a reversible quilt! I love both sides. Someday I'm going to make one like the side you're calling the back ;- )

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  25. Wow! That looks like way too much fun!!! I love it!

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  26. This has to be one of the happiest, full of energy quilts I've every seen!

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  27. Great quilt and I envy you the fabrics, they're outstanding

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  28. great quilt - love the joy and exuberance. great border fabric too. I think my favorite though is the "back" of the quilt.

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  29. Just popped in to your blog - your quilts are wonderful. This quilt is amazing!! The baby may never sleep LOL!

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