October just flew by this year! It was jam packed with stuff!! I was busy celebrating my 40th birthday around the 11th. While busy quilting like a crazed mad woman for Market. Then on to a week of recovery! Catching up on my sleep and some leisurely sewing until celebrating my 15 year wedding anniversary! I opted to not attend Houston this is year for Market and Festival. I could not bear missing my 15 year anniversary. I missed the last 2 and Halloween. Being with my family is always the best decision!! It WAS a busy, fun filled month!
It was 4 years ago I started this blog with participating in one of the Schnibble sew-a-longs that Sherri and Sinta host. So naturally I had to participate again! This month the pattern is Harvey. A large Schnibble designed by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. available here.
I love basket quilts and this is a huge basket.
My version is in blues. I used every leftover blue charm square (most repros) from making Schnibbles quilts the last 4 years in this quilt. Schnibbles use 5″ charm squares as their main component. I had to add some fabric from my scrap bin as well. I am not a big blue person, but I love blue. I have found it makes a beautiful addition to my home. I used some blue toile from the line Rural Jardin by French General for the background. I had been saving (hoarding) it for the perfect quilt.
I think the background fabric gives the quilt a real vintage look. I love it!!! I only have 2 borders on the quilt because I am undecided on if I am going to hang it on a wall in the downstairs.
It was extremely windy during the outdoor photo shoot. It is a good thing I have a wonderful helper. 🙂
I modeled the quilt top around the house a little. That is when I realized I may not want to hang it. I love the added touch of blue around the house.
If you have followed me for a while, then you know that I decorate for all the seasons and holidays. Makes the house festive and changes things up. 🙂 So fall is in full swing here.
Although the quilt is blue in my sea of earth tones here, I love how it adds that pop of color.