Friday, April 15, 2011

Bits and Pieces

I went on a road trip last weekend, and managed to get this quilted. It's called "Sujata's Basket," because it is! Sujata sent the basket block along with a scrap exchange last year. I was fooling around with monkey wrench blocks, and this is the result.


I used black #8 perle cotton and a sashiko needle. I love quilting with perle cotton.


My virtue word for the week. We quilt makers know all about this one!



A signature block for Victoria. (The color in this photo is awful. It's really not that pink!)


And the starter of a starters and enders quilt. I have a lot of 3-1/2 squares from years back, enough for a very large quilt.

19 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love your signature block! Sujata quilt is lovely! great quilting!! Perseverance is a FAVORITE word of mine... It's one of those words that make you WANT to PERSEVERE! a big strong word! ;-) miss ya girl!

Marge said...

Love "Sujata's Basket"...it is such fun! How big is it? I am also intrigued by your virtues project that I also saw over on Unruly Quilting. I just may have to work on some of the words over the summer. Thank you for all of the inspiration! (Hmm...inspiration/inspirational...a way to work that as a virtue?)

Sujata said...

LeeAnn,

Your basket quilt is looking very Nifty! I have never used a sashiko needle. Are they any different than embroidery needles?
The virtue block is a great reminder for me to start making my own list of words to make a quilt someday.

Victoria's block and your one patch look like fun beginning of wonderful quilts to come in near future.

Miki Willa said...

I really like Sujata's Basket. The monkey wrench blocks are really cute. I also llike the quilting with the dark cotton. Great work. I didn't realize you lived here in the Seattle area. I live in Renton. We should try and meet and play some day.

Jessica said...

your basket quilt is so cute! I love the combination of blocks, it gives a lot of life to the project.
oh, and your siggy square is one of my favorite block patterns. very nice~

Quiltdivajulie said...

Lovely all around ... the virtues project is WONDERFUL!

True Blue Nana said...

What a great basket quilt. I love the liberated monkey wrench. I am quilting with perle cotton now and it goes so much faster.

Jackie said...

Love Sujata's Basket!! Way too cute! You have gotten a ton done too. Victoria will love the siggy block. I need to get mine going...

Lori R said...

Sujata's Basket is great! I don't think you told the size - I was just wondering about scale. I also like quilting with pearl cotton very much.

Nifty Quilts said...

A few of you asked the size of Sujata's Basket. The whole quilt is 25" x 29", just perfect for a small wall hanging.

Janet said...

There's been a bit of perserverance at my place so I think that's wonderful. Love the little quilt with the perle quilting, it looks great.

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm going to have to try that perle cotton one of these days. It is a charming finish

Kim said...

Love the way you quilted this.....gives it that very folksy feeling......lovely.

Happy Sewing

Andrea, the little collector said...

The basket quilt is so very fun! V's signature block is on my list for the week. And all those 3 1/2" squares...hmmmmm, what will they become? Can't wait to see.

Helen said...

Your wonky wrenches are the cutest and those quilting stitches really say so. The whole piece is adorable! Love that rosebud block for V, too. Tell me....what is a starters and enders quilt? I will persevere until I hear.

Theodora quilts said...

Very nice hand quilting for a real pretty quilt ,I have never made monkey wrench ,it's on my list and it's a long one.I thank you for your comment over at Victorias,I had been looking over and came upon the 15 mon. play button and saw that there was enough room still and so I went for it. It was my first time posting on someone elses blog. and I was so nervous ,but I think I managed. I wish you a Nice Easter.Theodora

Teodo said...

Your basket quilt is very nice.
Perserverance is a great virtue, the virtue of a strong woman.
ciao ciao and Happy Easter.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your basket quilt...the quilting is so cool!
I'm getting started on my virtues quilt this weekend!

Sharon said...

This is so cute. The perl stitching is perfect for this block. And I love the Perseverance. Without that in your world, you won't get very far!