Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pretty in Pink Finish

I have finally completed my Tisket A Tasket from Bunny Hill! You've seen it in various stages, but here it is done! Well...I say that loosley...I think it needs more buttons and bows than the pattern called for, so at some point I'll add more, but for now we can call this one done! I had help finishing it from the amazing Mary over at Quilt Hollow! I sent it to her to quilt and asked her do whatever came to mind! Mary, your work is fabulous! I would never have come up with your designs on my own! Here it is hanging over the back fence. It's really difficult to photograph pink, but I do believe this photo is the truest showing of actual color. I made a pieced binding from several of the fabrics in this line.
Here Mr. Squash is holding it in the garden. The weather has been just gorgeous! I even have some new pumpkins in the patch that might just make it until first frost!
The quilt has been washed twice now since being quilted and bound - I love the way a quilt looks after washing. Here is a closeup of some of Mary's quilting.

I still have very little time for the computer - we have lots going on around the Squash House. I really appreciate those of you who have stuck with me through our new venture into retirement! I got to thinking about all that we've been through the past 9 months! I feel like we really gave birth to the Squash House - and I'm pooped! I do know life will slow down once the first frost comes, and I'm really looking forward to a fantastic Fall!

28 comments:

Ulla said...

Your quilt is so beautiful in those lovely colours and the stitched blocks. The quilting is amazing - maybe next year you'll be quilting like this with your new longarm!

Shakerwood said...

Mary does do beautiful work. And so do you! It turned out wonderful. I just love taking a quilt out of the dryer....all nice and warm and fresh smelling and crinkly ....just like me!!! LOL

Beth said...

That is really cute, the quilting on it is fantastic!

Stephanie said...

A wonderful pair--your lovely work and Mary's beautiful quilting. Your quilt looks ready to be snuggled under when the frost does get on the pumpkins.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilting and needle work by you. I love Bunny Hill patterns. I did Postcard Cuties and have Autumn Houses in my queue.

Lisa D. said...

Wow - what a beautiful combination of color and fabric. Nice job and Mary's quilting is wonderful, too.

Jean M. :) said...

What an awsome job you did with the quilt... I love to see all the diffrent ways that quilters do on the same pattern... Love the quilting, who ever did this did a wonderful job... :)

Darlene said...

It's stunning, Candace.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh so sweet!!

Linda B said...

WOW!!!

Quilt Rat said...

It looks FANTASTIC!!! Mary certainly does NOT disappoint!

ferne said...

The quilt turned out so sweet, I think I finished about 4 of those blocks and they are in my stray block basket, but I do have all the patterns so I could finish someday. Hard to believe it has been 9 months already...we just celebrated 1 year here and we still don't have a proper name for our place...would have to be something with hummingbirds or quail cuz we have lots of those!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the colors and of course Mary's beautiful quilting.

Kaaren said...

Stunning, Candace. Both you and Mary did a fabulous job.

And I would have recognized Mr. Squashs' hands anywhere. I knew it was him holding up the quilt as soon as I saw them! *wink*

AnnieO said...

Very soft, pretty, and beautiful with the quilting! I'm ready to snuggle under it in the cool night...Congrats on a great finish. Hope things calm down a bit in the next month :)

Wendy said...

I love quilts after they been washed as well. Your stitching is stunning and so is Mary's quilting.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful job of embroidery and piecing and Mary did a fabulous job on the quilting.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh wow candace, nice! Isn't great quilting just the perfect touch to a great quilt.

*karendianne. said...

How delightful, Candace. You two make a great pair. She really was able to highlight your lovely work in a nice, ultra classic way.

pratima said...

Your basket quilt is so adorable!!
Love the soft pinks and lilacs. So pleasant and lovely! The quilting on it is gorgeous!! Your garden makes such a nice backdrop for the quilt :)

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt, Candace.
Good luck with the pumpkins, too!

QuiltSue said...

Mary's quilting perfectly complements what was already a wonderful quilt.

It's strange how busy and tiring retirement can be isn't it?

Mary said...

Now that's an heirloom! Very pretty and Mary did some great quilting.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

I keep hearing that retirement is busy. I'm planning on it being busy but with the things I love to do. I know you've enjoyed every minute of it!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Candace, your quilt is lovely! And you chose a really good quilter to make it even more beautiful.

Sheila said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I'm also hoping fall gives me more time. Have a great day!

Rannyjean said...

Amazing! Candace I, like you prefer a quilt after several washings! I love the colors!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, it turned out great. I still have 2 blocks to finish. Mary did a wonderful job quilting it. Well done you two.