Monday, January 18, 2010

Kaffe Baskets Finished

I just got my Kaffe Baskets quilt back from the quilter, and it's now bound.
I am so pleased with the beautiful longarm work done by cute Judi of Green Fairy Quilts.

There isn't a pattern for this quilt. I took the baskets from one book, and the interior idea from another quilt, and the border from another.

I made every basket out of a Kaffe Fassett fabric.

Look at Judi's beautiful quilting. This is all free-hand stitch, and doesn't include any computerized work. I live just a few blocks away from Judi and am so impressed with her talent.

I used Texture Magic on several of the baskets to add some depth and interest to the quilt. It's also a great way to show an example of how easy it is to do needle turn applique with Texture Magic.

I also added Texture Magic to some of the outside circles in the border.

30 comments:

Notjustnat said...

So beautiful Nedra! The quilt and quilting are both stunning. I love baskets as you know, but this one took my breath away!!! Hugs Nat

amy smart said...

Oh Nedra, this turned out just incredible. And the quilting is AMAZING. That Judi is so talented. Wow, wow, WOW! I would love to see this in person one day!!

Dolores said...

Great quilt and I love your border.

suedio said...

I love it - the design and the quilting both. How gorgeous and fresh it looks. A quilt to make you smile! Well done.

Regards, Sue

PatchworkRose said...

Love it
You must be feeling very pleased with yourself :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Blogless me said...

It is a beautiful quilt indeed!
I don't know anything about longarm machine quilting, so I was wondering - is it you who specifies to the LA quilter what the pattern should be in the different blocks, borders, etc, or is it her that decides. Anyway, it is a most gorgeous result.

Martina said...

This is amazing! I love it! the design is great and the quilting...
hugs
Martina

Carol said...

Nedra your quilt is absolutely "take your breath away" gorgeous. It is amazing.

Stephanie said...

Fantastic quilting. It really highlights your baskets and that's what quilting is all about!!!

Material Mary said...

What a stunner. The quilt is absolutely beautiful. Great work and love the Kaffe's.
Mary

karenfae said...

she does a wonderful job doesn't' she - and you did a wonderful job on putting it together. I have followed Judi's blog for sometime now and to think she is a neighbor of yours :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

kclily said...

Oh my goodness! This is a beautiful quilt. Love the design, the way you put it together and the quilting is fabulous!

Snickerdoodle said...

I love the quilt and the quilting is outstanding. Can't wait to use texture magic.

Judi said...

Thanks Nedra! You are the best, glad I got to see you in Scrap Apple yesterday. Too much fun! Take care!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I saw this on Judi's website too! She does beautiful quilting! So detailed. Your baskets are so cute!! Jenn

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Nedra. This is a work of art. And yes, the quilting enhances the beauty of the design and fabrics. So so well done. I can't wait to see it in person when I'm at your home this spring.

Joanna said...

Oh my goodness Nedra, I am in love with both the quilt, because it is gorgeous, and you because you created it! You know I love Kaffe:) The quilting is amazing - I would like to lock that quilter up in my basement and not let her out till all my quilts were done lol!!

Jana said...

It is certainly a WOWie quilt! Just beautiful!!!!

Joyce said...

Great Baskets! I love it! That border is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

nancy said...

Astonishingly beautiful. Love the whimsical border. Quilting is magnificent. Looks like a prize winner to me.

Lizzie said...

Wow, that is a wonderful quilt.

Sara said...

All I can say is "WOW"!

QuiltingB said...

Hi Nedra, I LOVE, LOVE this quilt. The border is perfect, the quilting is fabulous and the Texture Magic definitely gives an added interest in the quilt. I was hoping to see you at the Road to California Quilt Show. Did you go? Brenda

Micki said...

Nedra,
The quilt is just lovely, and the Texture Magic was just perfect for the baskets.
Micki

Yuki said...

Very Nice!! Those baskets are just too cute!

ttfn :) Yuki

Dawn N. said...

oh my gosh this is amazing!!

Pots and Pins said...

WOW!!! That is one amazing quilt - I'm going to forward your link on to my quilt group - I predict many copy-cats in our future! Love, love, love it! xo, Nan

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I saw that on her blog, you both did a wonderful job!! I just love the quilt!!

Sherri said...

This is just stunning!!! I love it Nedra...can't wait to see it in person!

belinda said...

Nedra....your quilt is just BREATHTAKING!!! Your photos turned out fabulous and really shows off that wonderful quilting....I just can't quit looking at it and since you have it in person...I bet you can't either!! This one is a Wowzer!!!