Homespun Magazine

Have you seen the latest issue of Homespun?  My quilt Stonehouse Baskets is a project in this issue – No. 111 Vol 13 No. 8.

Catherine Sanchez got in touch with me last year and asked if I’d do a project for the magazine.  Of course I said yes as I’ve always enjoyed reading Homespun.  She told me that she’d like something for her “garden issue”.  I had been playing around with some baskets, a block of which was in Gardenhurst.  I thought the baskets looked so cute and felt that they could definitely be made into a larger quilt.  So I knew that this quilt was destined for Homespun.

It took me a few trials to come up with the current pattern, working and reworking it until I was happy with the results.  By this time Catherine wanted some visuals of the quilt.  All I had done were a few baskets and a rough pencil outline of the border, which I photographed and sent to her.  I’m glad when she said that she liked it!

The quilt has been quilted by Rebecca Rae of A Stitch N Line of Jindabyne.  I was very pleased with the end result.

Walking through the Craft Show in Melbourne a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see the quilt up at the Homespun stand – but it was lovely to re-acquaint myself with it again as it had been quite a while since I’d last seen it.

Stonehouse Baskets


  1. Congratulations, Irene! Again, another lovely quilt. You are a prolific quilter…AND a “quilting sensation”. It must be so much fun to see your quilt on the cover of a magazine. WooHoo!!!!
    We don’t get Homespun here but I’m sure it’s a wonderful magazine.

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