Going To Market Class with Ricci

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I'm back. I had a great time at my classes and being with all the quilting gals I met last year. It was really so much fun. I was so incredibly busy with classes and everything. Time flew. There were so many things I should have photographed. I found an old friend at the retreat, Ann. I wish I had our pictures taken together! Darn. It was so fun talking about old times from when we were raising our young families.
More than a week ago I blogged about getting ready for my "Going to Market" class here. I blogged about my fabrics and color palette for this quilt. And then I had 2nd thoughts and changed everything I had picked out. No red and white Going to Market for me.

The class was so much fun. Ricci (left above) is a fantastic teacher. I can't comprehend making this quilt without taking the class and having her help. She's so accomplished and so funny.I didn't get much done even though the class was an all day class. Learning a new process takes time and being together is to be enjoyed and not rushed.
Nedra popped in on our class to say hi and take some photos. Nedra is so much better at stopping to take pictures. You'll have to check out her blog to see what she says about the retreat.
I did finish the long baskets while I was there sewing. There are 7 of them total. I had already sewn fabric in strips left over from another project. That was another reason I decided against red and white for this quilt. I wanted to use this fabric for the large baskets. I like how they turned out.
The sharper curved handles were harder for me and took quite a bit longer than the other handles but I'm nearly done with them. There are 9 of these baskets.

I have so much more work to put in on this quilt but it is exciting. I decided on the background fabric after seeing Lori use it in one of her projects at Amy's retreat 2 weeks ago.

I came home with quite a bit of work ahead of me on all my projects but it will be joyful to finish them and remember how much fun I had. I have SO much to catch up on. This is a busy week at work and home for me plus trying to fit sewing time in between.

Busy Busy. How are you?

-nanette
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31 comments

That Girl said...

This quilt is going to turn out SO cute! I can't wait to see it finished. Glad you had such a fun retreat...

Jennifer :)

Rae Ann said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at the retreat and learned many great things. Love your baskets and the colors are great!
I am still playing catch up from being on my last retreat.
Hugs!

Darlene said...

Love your baskets, Nanette. This is a fabulous pattern. Have fun.

Sherri said...

Busy is my middle name...and my first name...and my last name!!! But Nanette...I love your baskets...this is going to be such an amazing quilt...your fabrics are wonderful!!!

Jandi said...

I love the baskets Nanette! Isn't it wonderful when last minute changes turn out so great? Glad you had a great time!

Sandi said...

Busy, busy, too! LOL! I think it's the nature of quilters and crafters!!! Your basket quilt is going to be great! Retreats are just plain too much fun, aren't they?!!! My friend Sue and I are headed to one in two weeks and can hardly wait!

gloria g. said...

I love, love, love this pattern. Having been a basket maker for years I know I will eventually make it. Your is beautiful.......Looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing.

Muddling Through said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun, and I like how your baskets look. Can't wait to see more on their progress. Good to have you back!

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time Nanette! I love those stripey handles -- that's going to be a really cute quilt!

Nedra said...

Yikes, terrible picture of me. Do I look tired?? (Yep!) It was so fun being with you in Bryce. Thank you again for all your wonderful support!
Your baskets quilt is coming along beautifully.

Cathie in UT said...

Funny how we can plan and plan but when we really get down to it sometimes the plans just have to change! LOL
Good luck with finishing up this wonderful project.

PamKittyMorning said...

It looks like a lot of fun. Love the baskets!

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Love all your beautiful fabrics.

julieQ said...

The baskets are so pretty! I love the bias black and white striped handle, that touch adds so much.

happy zombie said...

Oh what a wonderful time you must have had!! I can't wait to see your finished quilt! xoxom

Sinta Renee said...

I am about to embark on making the Going to Market quilt. I'm still trying to find a stripe fabric for the handles... any suggestions? Any tips from the class??? I would love to know:)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Nanette, I love those baskets!!! Is that a pattern one can purchase?? They are adorable.
Glad you had fun.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I think you girls had a wonderful time! I saw your picture pop up on Nedra's blog a few times. How fun to have your daughter with you. And your fabric choices are wonderful, you have such a talent for putting the right fabrics together. glad you had fun!

Cathi said...

Sounds like you had a great time. That quilt is going to be adorable!!

Dawn said...

It was great to see you at Bryce!! Wish we could have spent more time together to catch up....Hugs!!

Lori Holt said...

I'm so glad that you had a good time. I just adore your baskets. It's always so fun to learn something new...we are same same again on background fabrics:)

Mel said...

Looks like fun!! Love the fabrics you are using!

It's a blessing to be busy!

Janet said...

That's wonderful that you had such a good time and loved your project. I love it too and it's great that you got so much pleasure from it.

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh Nanette this is a great moment in time. I'm happy with the photos you DID get and I'm happy happy with the baskets you DID make. They're nothing short of delightful and make me super happy on the inside. This post is perfect over coffee. You made me extra happy this morning. I really enjoy this one, friend. Truly. *karendianne. who is doing mostly a lot of things at once to keep a lot of things going...

sallgood said...

So cute!! Can you tell me about the handles? Are they turned edge? Any more info about them would be great! I'm not doing baskets, but has another idea in mind-your technique might be helpful!!

Pat said...

Those baskets are great...so colorful and they make me smile!!!

belinda said...

Woo Hoo...looks like a great quilt in progress!!

pratima said...

Wow, Nanette... these scrappy baskets are making me drool. They are utterly delicious!

Cheryl said...

OMW......love those baskets!!!

Momoo said...

I'm sure you will find another use for the red and whites. The handles look a little challenging.

a little bit biased said...

That retreat looks so fun!! I really want to go to a retreat - maybe someday! Well, the baskets are fun and I love all of your fabrics in the post above. You have such fun taste!