Thursday, May 31, 2007


BUTTER DISH BASKETS

The Celebrate Spring fat quarter challenge is now finished! Here’s the result of my use of the fat quarter challenge using Celebrate Spring by Sandy Gervais and Moda. After much deliberation and searching I selected a pattern by Fig Tree Quilts called Butter Dish Baskets. This pattern had been in my pile of "someday projects" and I'm very happy with the results.

I've had a ton of fun doing this challenge with Nicole of Sister's Choice and Dawn of Quilts and Pieces. Hopefully, we will do this again in the near future and have lots more quilters involved!

Thanks so much for following along as we progressed through the month of May!

39 comments:

Nicole said...

GASP!!!! I love it Darlene! Your Celebrate Spring baskets are the sweetest thing ever. Thank you so much for initiating this fun and rewarding challenge. It has been such a lark.

Karen (Misiz C) said...

Oh Darlene...I love your quilt too!! The baskets are so fun. That blue border fabric is scrumptious.

Lisa D. said...

Oh Darlene, what a FUN quilt! I love it, and it's so perfect with those spring fabrics. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

PamKittyMorning said...

That turned out great. Love the red and the aqua border!

Dawn said...

OH DARLENE! I LOVE it! Not the basket pattern I had guessed, but even better! I love, love, love it! Those baskets are amazing!

I've had such fun with this - yes we are going to do this again! I really want to! And can't wait! It was so fun to watch the progress and have the surprise but not have it drag out for months. It was perfect!

And I just got time to post mine! I can't wait for your surprise when you see it!

Anne said...

WOW! That is so great! Never would have guessed this result from your teasers :o)

JoAnna said...

You should be happy with it -- your quilt is gorgous! What a fun challenge.

Do another one soon!

Nadine said...

Darlene, Darlene, how do you manage to make such beauties in no time ?
This quilt is another fantastic one ! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT !

(Now please, please, don't forget putting a labl when you quilt it : can you imagine it being considered as "anonymous", later ??? NO WAY!)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Angie said...

Oooh, girlfriend, I've been checking your blog ALL DAY and it just now popped up in my Bloglines!!! I could hardly stand the wait to see your 'surprise' quilt! It's absolutely, wonderfully Spring!! I do love it!! And you are such a whiz at getting all of these different tops pieced...please, please can you send me some 'want-to, got-to, just can't stand unless I quilt' inspirations??? I saw Nicole's lovely quilt this a.m., now I'm off to see Dawn's. This was a wonderful idea, BTW!! Loved the snips of progress throughout the month. :D

Linda said...

You've had us all in suspense waiting for the photo. It's just gorgeous Darlene. Love your border fabric.

sara, the house of charm said...

WOAH! That is seriously adorble. How do you stand it? What a fun challenge this has been to watch!!

Carole said...

What a lovely quilt! It turned out sweet! I've enjoyed reading about your challenge. Great work all of you!

Judith said...

I just love it and I also love the FQ bundle you bought.

Vicki W said...

I saw Dawn's earlier this morning. It's so cool to see the different quilts using the same fabrics. The baskets are perfect for this fabric. A very sweet quilt!

tami said...

Beautiful. You all did a great job. I want to play next time. My only problem is if there is a time limit. I never seem to be able to get things finished as quickly as everyone else. :-(

TJ said...

How pretty...I love your quilt and Nicoles. Great job...I would really love to have the pattern for the Table Topper it is also very pretty...Thanks everyone for sharing..Toni

Kim said...

Very nice! It really looks great. Now I have to go visit the other gals and see what they did. Thanks for leading us all along!

Carol said...

Darlene it is gorgeous. Love those baskets. I hope you all do this again. It sure was fun.

Chookyblue said...

GReat baskets. I have checked out all the girls and they look so different. Lovely materials to work with.
Keep up the sewing looking forward to seeing what you are going to do with the bundle from yesterday

Doe said...

Love, love, love it! That gorgeous quilt is saying "send me to Doe right away!" lol!

Hedgehog said...

Looks like you guys had fun with this challenge! Love how different the quilts are!

Leigh said...

Wow! How gorgeous. The little baskets are adorable. The whole thing was well worth all the waiting and teasing.

Pam said...

Love the baskets! I love the red fabric with the blue border fabric - fabulous!!

Knot Garden said...

Beautiful, as all your piecing is! The use of red in it is wonderful.

KCQuilter said...

Darlene, what a stunner!!!! Sounds like you gals had a great time quilting "together" on the internet!!!

Diana said...

It's just beautiful, Darlene!

QuiltingFitzy said...

This quilt is SO cheerful!

Job well done, anxious to see what's next from you, the O Creative One!

swooze said...

Another winner! Gorgeous!

Libby said...

Yeah - I love it! It was worth the wait . . . even if it was hard *s*

atet said...

Oh, it's just beautiful. Love that pattern too!

Cynthia said...

another gorgeous quilt made by you. I love the basket blocks. I'll have to go and see what the others made with their fabrics.

Tracey said...

love it!! i have some fabric from that line to make a comfort quilt from and i can't wait to get started on it! it's so happy! great job!

tracey
www.theehandworks.typepad.com

Judy said...

It's another fabulous finish Darlene!! Love that border fabric and the red just makes it POP!

Alison said...

What a great border fabric and the baskets are beatiful. What a great look.

Sweet P said...

Your challenge quilt turned out marvelous. I hope you host another challenge soon and more of us can join in.

kcamou said...

Darlene, I love it! It is so sweet and romantic and just makes you feel good looking at it. You are so talented! And thanks for welcoming me back. ;)

Patti said...

VERY pretty! I love those old traditional blocks. I especially love that sashing fabric. I want to find some to buy! Oh dear, I just remembered - I'm on a fabric diet! Hmmm . . . doesn't mean I have to starve myself, does it LOL?

This turned out so nicely. It was so much fun to see all the hits posted by the three of you. I sure hope I can participate another time.

happy Zombie said...

I too love the red and aqua border. OMG... what a beautiful quilt Darlene! I love it!

joanna said...

Love the way the fabrics look with the pattern. So exciting that you chose it! Keep up the great inspiration to all of us. Sometimes when all the quilts I am doing are for deadlines, its just great to look through all the wonderful stuff you guys are doing. Reminds me of why I started doing all this.
Thanks,
Joanna
www.figtreequilts.typepad.com

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