Sunday, April 26, 2015

Basketry!

 Sitting quietly lately, I have completed the quilting on this little quilt.  I am making progress on my UFO's, doing this kind of stuff.  This quilt reminds me of my mother, who had the basket below for as long as I can remember.

She kept clothes pins in it, and so I do too, as well as my mismatched socks, waiting for the lost sock mate to show up!!  I have a couple of her darning eggs in there.  My mom always hung out all the clothes to dry, and there was a hook on the line to hook this basket onto.  It was old 40 years ago, and I don't know how old it really is, but it is quite sturdy and I just love it.


Have a wonderful day, each of you!!!


Julie

25 comments:

Leeanne said...

Lovely basket Julie and one that holds some special memories.

O'faigh said...

Lovely little quilt Julie I too have a deep love of vintage baskets regards lyn

Janet O. said...

Such a cute little basket quilt, and your Mom's basket is a treasure.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful baskets! Must be well made to have lasted all this time.

Jo said...

Great looking basket. It is still in very good nick too. I'd use it....

ria vogelzang said...

I love to read about your sock-basket, because it's the same thing I do.... :D
And I really love those kind of baskets; have several of them and use them for all kinds of things.
That's probably why I also love basket-quilts!! All kinds of them!! ;)
And besides that; it is always great to have something of your mother around, don't you think?!
Enjoy your day and your memories.
Love, Ria.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love your basket quilt ... and what a treasure you have there with your mom's basket.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh what a cute little quilt and how lovely that you cherish your mom's basket. I have a sewing box that was my mom's. I love the memories that these items have for us

KaHolly said...

As always, your work is stellar. Enjoyed hearing memories of you mom...makes me wonder what little things my daughter will remember most about me. Have a great day! xo

Susan said...

How wonderful to have such a treasured basket with lovely memories........

I am wild about baskets also.... I have more than I can use but still pick up more along the way.....

Your quilt is delightful...Now I want to make one too......

Thank you for sharing

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the basket and what memories you have of it when you use it

Sherrill said...

WOW!! How awesome is that to have your mom's basket in FANTASTIC looking condition. Love it and the story behind it.

Lori said...

Very sweet quilt. Isn't it wonderful what items trigger our memory? I love the basket too.

Cathy said...

Lovely quilt and lovely memories. Hugs

Tired Teacher said...

What a cute quilt.

My mom had a cloth clothes pin bag that hung on the line. She slid it along as she worked. I don't think I have one photo of the clothesline.

Lindah said...

A sweet little quilt. I've been looking for that simple basket block instructions. Does it have a name?
Love the washday basket story.

Sharon said...

Adorable!!!

Sue SA said...

I love basket quilts, this is very sweet. SO nice to have your mothers basket, and that it is still used. I have an old family one but it is just used for display.

Chantal said...

Aren't those baskets great? You obviously took good care of it. I use mine too. One has misplaced socks, one has my RSChallenge blocks and one has the scraps I have to cut into manageable pieces. Your little basket quilt is sooooo cute. Take care of yourself. Hugs!!!

Karen said...

I like basket quilts and I like baskets that you carry. My favorites are Longaberger baskets and have a few of them that I put to good use. My mother had clothespins in a basket.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Julie,
what a cute little basket quilt, and so is the basket. I love baskets too.
Congratulations on the finish. It is adorable.
Greetings,
Sylvia

audrey said...

Can't go wrong with a basket quilt! Love that feels sentimental as well.:)

Kristie said...

I love the story behind the basket...precious memories. I have to add that little basket quilt to my list. I love it!
-Kristie

Kim said...

Sweet story and quilt.....Happy Sewing
I've got to get my UFO's done too.

Kyle said...

What fond memories you have of your mom and her basket. Your little quilt makes a wonderful connection.