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.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  It will be fun to see the parade of Harvey quilts at Sherri and Sinta’s.


  • Candace says:

    It's gorgeous, Linda! I know you'll transform it once it's quilted, too! I'm so glad you were able to have a nice break after Market! Happy Anniversary, Birthday and Halloween!

  • barbara woods says:

    i love it! I love beue quilt any way

  • Anne says:

    Fabulous! Now, I can't wait to see how you quilt it. It will be stunning for sure!

  • Sue says:

    Happy belated birthday Linda! You sure don't look 40! And have a wonderful anniversary! Congratulations to you both!

    I LOE your basket quilt. I love basket quilts myself and like you am not really a blue person, but this one done in blues is gorgeous! It does have a nice vintage feel to it! Perfecto!!

    Many blessings,

    Sue Cryderman

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    Happy birthday and anniversary! I remember when you first started blogging. Your blog is one of my favorites.

  • WoolenSails says:

    Belated Happy Birthday and Anniversary!
    I love how the quilt looks with your other colors
    I have been adding a bit of blue to my things too.


  • Mary Caldwell says:

    Oooh, that's very pretty.

  • Janet O. says:

    Well happy milestones to you, Linda!
    You are right–time with family is the best. : )
    You have made a great quilt here. That background fabric does seem to give it definition. Am looking forward to seeing how this one is quilted.

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    I love how Harvey sings the blues! :o) There will always be quilting and shows and markets and festivals. Happy November.

  • Darlene says:

    Harvey is beautiful and looks wonderful in her home. Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc. LOL

  • Unknown says:

    Love the quilt in blue hues. Happy belated birthday!

  • Dar says:

    Your Harvey quilt looks beautiful hanging in your dining room area. Good choice with the colors too. I love how the middle is lighter and graduates to a darker edge of the basket. Happy belated celebrations.

  • Gretchen says:

    Love your Harvey quilt! The colors are just perfect. Happy October birthday!!!

  • Karen says:

    I like all your blues for the big basket. The little pops of color here and there make it oh so interesting.