02 September, 2010

Finally, A Flimsy!

The top is complete, at long last! This one has been a piecing challenge, making sure that none of the baskets became turned or flipped within each row. Whew! But, it was a lot of fun~ more fun than a barrel basket of monkeys! Yep, there is one... the quilt named itself! Can you find it? There are 113 (4.5 inch) "Postage Stamp" basket blocks made from 226 charm squares for a lively mix of colors, patterns and textures. The pattern is from Alex Anderson.


"More Fun Than A Basket Of Monkeys"

58" X 58"

Life is Good!


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30 comments:

OhQuilter said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can you teach me this methodical path to successful completion. I admire your determination! And love the monkey basket!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Ah, so THIS is the quilt you are making for me! I love it!

Julie in the Barn said...

What a fabulous quilt. I could look at it all day, there is so much color and movement.

Kathleen said...

Congrats on a great finish! Nice job with the placement of colors & lights/darks. It's beautiful.

Libby said...

Gorgeous!

*karendianne. said...

What a stunning work of art! You've out done yourself here. Whew. The monkey basket is charming, too. Just like you.

Nane said...

All the time studying it on your design wall paid off!

quiltkeemosabe said...

Good job! As always! Can't wait to see it in person to find the monkey.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fantastic! Everything about it is just wonderful . . . Congratulations!!!!!!

Sundance will have so much fun with Basket of Monkeys!

lindsey said...

this is amazing...well done!

KimQuiltz said...

Holy Moley! I love it!

Pat said...

It looks like an illustration for a book. Well done!!!!!

LizA. said...

Wow! Well worth the challenge. I love the way it radiates out from the center.

Salem Stitcher said...

Gorgeous! And I know exactly where the monkeys are!

Jeanne said...

I love that quilt! Your colors are amazing together.

qltmom9 said...

OH, what an inspiration! I *MUST* do some baskets now!

Lucy~

Robin said...

Think I might see the monkeys, but it's hard to tell...I love everything about that quilt...love how the center is lighter and it darkens as you move out toward the borders. Love the 9Ps. Just love the basket blocks in general, and your colors are to die for. GREAT job! Thoughts on quilting?

paula, the quilter said...

How fun! Now it's on to quilting it, isn't it?

AnnieO said...

What a great accomplishment you're feeling! It's a beauty. I think I found the monkey basket--had to zoom to 500% to do it :) Congratulations!

MARCIE said...

A masterpiece! I felt no need to search for something out of place. It is all churning before my eyes. Love it!

Anne Heidi said...

wow it is absolutely beautiful! I love the monkey basket:-)
Have a great weekend!

Zlaty said...

That is a such a pretty quilt! I love all the colors! I found the basket of monkeys! :)
I also admire your picture, it's very hard to take a straight picture like that!

Happy quilting! :)

Angie said...

Wow, Mrs. G., it's GORGEOUS!!! I do so LOVE basket quilts!

Carrie P. said...

Just fabulous! I just love the way you used the charms. A simply lovely scrappy quilt. Well done!

Barb said...

Oh how pretty, I love it...I keep coming back to it, and seeing something different each time...very creative! Thank you for sharing this with us...looking forward to seeing the quilting, please do show us when you have it completed! I can tell you and Sundance have a plan! Have a wonderful week!

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt - looks like you put a lot of time and effort into it.

ranette said...

Oh how I love basket quilts and yours is especially wonderful!

Tanya said...

That's an amazing quilt. You should find someplace to enter it in a quilt show!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh so pretty!! Tell me how you will quilt it!!

Teresa said...

I found it! Its a great quilt!