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.