16 October, 2012

Light Baskets

I've been AWOL lately, I know. It's high time that I posted  a few* completed projects, those checks in the "done" column have never been valued higher. Life is busy these days, and I know it's not just me, life's busy for everyone. You've seen this quilt before, you haven't seen it finished though; I hung it in the studio on Saturday evening while Mr. Goodneedle upgraded Sundance with a set of M&M wheels! (The M & M wheels are made from a tough polymer that decreases friction, along with a special bearing that provides improved durability and smoother movement.) It's true, Sundance has never moved smoother or more gracefully; these wheels are already making long, extended, quilting sessions a breeze!  You may remember that this scrap quilt is an Alex Anderson pattern, Postage Stamp Baskets from her book : Quilts For Fabric Lovers. I named mine Light Baskets for several reasons. The summer before last I constructed these baskets in the predawn hours of each day, one sunrise/basket at a time. The arrangement of lights and darks in this piece gives a certain "lit from within" characteristic to its appearance which reminds me of the scripture passage from Luke about hiding light under a basket. Light Baskets was a perfect, fitting, name!
A detail shot of the quilting.

Light Baskets measures 62" X 62".
Life is Good!
*Another finish will be revealed tomorrow!

16 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Ohh, gorgeous. I'm loving baskets lately, too.

lindsey said...

Beautiful!!!

JCnNC said...

One word Tuesday - Spectacular! Judy C in NC

Ancestor Collector said...

Just beautiful! In the photos, some of the "squares" just pop right out, almost like 3-D. Such talent, my friend! :-)

regan said...

Absolutely beautiful!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

A most beautiful quilt ~ I like your philosophy behind it, too. Thank you so much for sharing ;-)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

A beautiferous quilt, friend. You can never go wrong with baskets . . . .

Dresden Quilter said...

This is so beautiful!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

So very beautiful! I love the baskets, how the block arrangements create that "lit from within" look that you mentioned, and the quilting you did. Gorgeous!

Angie said...

Wow, Mrs. G., this is just GORgeous!!

Janet O. said...

It is a beauty!
I thought M&M wheels sounded like something tasty, but I guess it is even a better thing if they make quilting smooth and easy!

Charleen said...

What a beauty and the name is a perfect fit!!

Paula, the quilter said...

Lovely as always. I like that you've placed the lightest in the center. Just like a sunrise chasing the dark away.

Joyce said...

Your basket quilt is absolutely beautiful. Something to be treasured for many years to come. Congratulations.

LizA. said...

It just glows! Love it.

jirons42 said...

I just finished a quilt w/9 inch basket block. Now I would love to do this little basket block quilt.