I got a request from Blog Reader, Veronica…Would I please go over and have a look at her quilt…and ‘if I like it’ would I please vote for it? Her quilt is entered in the Kansas Troubles Quilt Contest held at The Old Country Store Fabrics!
So of course I hurried over to the Old Country Store for a gander…and almost fell off my chair!!…I not only WANTED to VOTE for it but I wanted to MAKE this quilt!! DANG CUTE!!
Would you believe that ‘Holly Basket’ is an original design by Veronica! This Veronica is one talented quilter!! I absolutely LOVE the simplistic beauty of this quilt! The machine piecing is beautifully done, and the hand-applique includes holly leaves, yo-yo berries, diamond stars in each of the four corners <3, and gently curving stems. I want this quilt!! Veronica’s basket boasts the Icicle Kisses yardage with holiday greetings, such a nice touch. And is that selvage strips making up the basket?! Wonderful addition! She credits Kim Young with the machine quilting which features a variety of designs (just LOOK at those feathers!!), including two scales of stippling, and can you make out the holly leaves? Perfection!
Veroncia, you could SELL this pattern!!
Now come on people, rally around Veronica’s quilt and send her some bloggy love by VOTING FOR THIS MASTERPIECE!! I’m not denying it…the competition is tough!! Lots of lovely quilts were entered but frankly, Veronica wins my vote hands down! Head on over for a look- see…and perhaps a VOTE!! You can go to the site HERE…
Don’t you love blogland…you just don’t know where you are headed or who you are going to meet next or what quilt you are going to stumble onto!!…Yup…life’s great!