January 9, 2011

Friendship Baskets...

made from a swap between myself, Marica and Louise... 
When we went to Norway last Year.. we decided to swap some miniblocks between us... 
one quilt is finished.. and this is the second one...

I chose little baskets...  the block is 4 1/2 inch big.. or small..:o)
I made four blocks and in return I received 
four from both Louise and Marica... 
all soooo lovely...:o))

The blocks have been on my designwall in periods..
 and this Autumn I decided it was time for the quilt to get finished..
So I have been picking up pieces of scraps that have whirled on the floor from time to time.. and they have been getting new places each time..:o)

But Now it was TIME.....
And here is my Friendship Basket Quilt...

Thanks to Louise and Marica for the lovely and sweet little baskets...
without you ..this quilt wouldnt have been born!!

Thanks girls for all the fun!!

Pattern by Kathleen Tracy from the book Remembering Adelia

Think its a sign of Spring.. 
the first one.. and I´ll stick to that..
even if the snow is whirling outside..
and  Spring is at least two  and half months away!!!

Workweek coming up.. 
Will be tough to get up in the mornings... 
smile in the snowstorm.. and the cold..
but I´ll do my best..:o))


  1. Stina,

    Its so wonderful, the soft palette sings Spring!! It will be here soon, gets closer everyday!! Make this week a special one!

  2. A wonderful sign of spring , think flowers blooming , we also have snow blowing outside, a storm is brewing right now so I too will be thinking spring .I love basket quilts and this one is delightful , wonderful job and your quilting is very good as well.hugs Sheila

  3. Your quilt is beautiful, love those little baskets!
    Enjoy your work week.

  4. You are so clever Stina. I love this quilt. What a great idea swapping blocks like this.

  5. So pretty and has Stina written all over it.

  6. Japp..just lovely! I'm in to baskets too...a remind of the spring coming. Today I had a very tiny feeling that the sun was a little bit warm when I was skiing. Maybe an illusion!

  7. wow what a cute little quilt :) Do you think I would sew mine together too? Perhaps it could be my first priority this month?!?

    Have a wonderful workweek!


  8. Oh yes, that quilt reminds me of spring too! It's oh so lovely! I just love those friendship baskets :)

    Hugs to you and have a great week at work:)

  9. I LUV your little baskets.I also love the floral fabrics.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  10. It is a beauty and it really does remind me of my gal pal STINA! Absolutely delightful and so DARNED cute!!

  11. Your quilt is adorable. I love the baskets and that you used so many different fabrics. Scrappiness really appeals to me. Fabulous quilting too ... the little hearts are lovely.

  12. Wonderful little quilt, very spring like.

  13. I adore your little baskets!!! I have been looking for a pattern for these, can you tell me where you all got it from?

  14. What beautiful baskets...and a wonderful swap!

  15. How lovely to have a swap between friends.Your little quilt is beautiful with it's spring colours.

  16. That is one sweet happy looking quilt!

  17. Happy New Year!!!
    oh its been fun catching up on your blog and all the wonderful projects you have been working on and finishing.
    this basket quilt is just so adorable!
    Love the colors and congrats its finished!

  18. Hey Stina! What a GORGEOUS little quilt of baskets! And you put it together with scraps and basket blocks! How clever you are with your colours ... it is oh so "Stina" ... that's a GOOD thing! Tee! Hee! Hee! Thanks for sharing your touch of spring ... summer here but you'd never know it ... cloudy, overcast and RAINING!! SIGH! Where's my summer sun?? Stay warm - Bear Hugs! KRIS

  19. Oh, what a beautiful little quilt Stina. Good luck with your work week -- it's my first full one back to work too -- so sad LOL!

  20. That is a lovely quilt, Stina, beautiful colors. Have a good week!

  21. So cute! I just love to see how pretty it turned out!

  22. Stina, your basket quilt it wonderful and if it isn't spring outside, it certainly is inside with your beautiful quilt.

    What a great idea and now every time you look at this quilt, it will bring back special memories for you.

    I love it!

  23. Snow is blowing, wind is howling just outside my window here in the Rocky Mountains but your site always brings flowers to my thoughts. I love baskets and your quilts is inspiring, Thank you.

  24. This is super cute quilt! Seeing this quilt I want to make something feels spring.
    Thank you.

  25. This darling little quilt is just like a hug on this snowy day here in the upper midwest of the US. I always look forward to see what you've been doing - everything is wonderful!

  26. It looks so beautiful! Good to have swap between true friends :)

    Best wishes,

  27. Hi Stina. I just want to tell you that I absolutely love your blog. Your pictures are sooooo beautiful. Oh and the visit to your parents was sooooo interesting, I called my husband to look at the photos. What a beautiful place. I am new to blogland , but I enjoy it. Thanks for yor tips.
    Happy quilting.
    Hugs from Zelda from South Africa

  28. It's a lovely little quilt,Stina! It brings Spring near and makes you smile, isn't that wonderful? Keep warm and have a lovely week!

  29. Strina...what a very pretty quilt. I just looooove it!! It must make you so happy just to look at it.
    Rainbow smiles... Gloria

  30. The little baskets are so adorable and it be made between a group of friends is even more special. Love the spring feel of the quilt.

  31. Adorable friendship basket! Love the little hearts hidden in the quilting!

  32. Your quilt is just gorgeous!!! I really love the soft colors, it is very inviting!!

  33. Even though you don't like the snow, I really do like the photos in your header. You have such an eye.
    I love basket quilts. Your is so pretty.

  34. Nydelig liten quilt. Koseligt å bytte blokker, det blir liksom en minnequilt dette da..... trivelig å se på quilten og tenke på gode venner :o)

  35. I have always liked that style of basket block. And the colors so look like you!

  36. Det är nästan så man känner vår i luften av att se kvilten. Jättefin :)



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