The basket quilt is made from fabrics that were purchased somewhere between Howell and Raleigh when Sharyn and I made a trip to Terri's and took a detour along the way to visit a quilt shop. It always brings to mind so many things about that trip, especially how glad I was to arrive in time to be there when Anna was born.
I enjoyed handquilting this one. I don't do much hand quilting anymore. Sometimes I enjoy taking the time to handquilt the baby quilts, even knowing machine quilting would probably be more practical. The larger quilts have been too overwhelming for me to think about handquilting, but as I get closer to retirement look forward to taking the time for it.
I don't know the name of this pattern, but I love how it turned out. It's probably the handquilting does it for me. I plan to use the same quilting pattern on my next handquilting project -- it's my favorite.
Here's another quilt that was a Traditions challenge project. I never did finish the quilting on this one. Now that I found it while digging for some fabric, maybe I'll finish it up for fall.
Whenever I look at this quilt I wonder "what was I thinking?" I loved the border fabric and the background fabric worked well with it. I must have made it at a time when I couldn't afford to go out and buy something I liked to add to those fabrics. Because I really don't like the pink fabic and the green only a little bit. This one will get shoved back somewhere where I won't see it again for awhile. Although I do enjoy the handquilting on it.