"Going to Market" Basket Quilt

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I started this "Going to Market" basket quilt at the Bryce Canyon retreat in February. I took a class taught by the wonderful Ricci and I'm so glad I did because it made it so much easier. She was a great teacher. So here is the finished, bound and hanging quilt in my entryway.
I really did enjoy making this quilt. Using all the different fabrics really keeps my interest in a project. The pattern has the baskets made a tricky way and of course I ended up modifying the method to suit me. Don't we all do that with patterns?
My favorite part was picking out the fabrics. And I certainly did not end up with what I started picking out for this quilt. The journey is to be enjoyed though and by the time I started sewing I knew I had captured the feel for making the baskets look like a 'nanette quilt'.
It is nice to have a finish. I have so many things started that I wonder how I'll ever manage to get them all done. I have some other project finishes that were mailed off yesterday to California. I'm hoping you girls going to Quilt Market next month will take lots of pictures of my projects at the RJR booth and send them to me. It will be my first time having a quilt (and other goodies) at Market!

Now I've got to catch up on the Jelly Roll Quilt-A-Long. I'm 2 blocks behind and I'm just putting the finishing touches on the instructions for my block that will be featured in May so off I go now to work on it.

-nanette
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79 comments

Suzan said...

That quilt is absolutely darling!

That Girl said...

I love it! It does look like "you". :)

Jennifer :)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

The quilt is just adorable! And congratulations on having some quilts at market - Well deserved from what I have seen on your blog!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

The quilt is just adorable! And congratulations on having some quilts at market - Well deserved from what I have seen on your blog!

Darlene said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! And, it's definitely a Nanette quilt. I can't wait to see what you've done for RJR. :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh it does say "nanette" I love the black stripe and the black dots as a frame! Of course you know I love all your fabrics! It is beautiful. I am one block behind for the quilt along and I am looking forward to seeing and doing your block. Have a nice day!

Linda said...

I absolutely adore this quilt! LOVE it! Where can I find this pattern???

Annette said...

Definitely a Nanette quilt. Beautiful, cheerful and so fun to enjoy. I love it!

Tressa said...

I love all the basket colors--so happy to look at.

jen duncan said...

I love this quilt and all the happy fabrics you used Nanette! What a great border that stripe makes, too. Congratulations on showing for RJR. You totally deserve to be right up there with the rest of them :-)

Kigwit said...

Nanette, this is a great quilt! It must make you happy every time you walk in and see it.

MichelleB said...

It is absolutely darling! I love it.

SarahVee said...

Congrats on the finish. I love everything about it - the polka dot binding and the stripe upper border. I like the effect of the striped handles. Wonderful colours! So glad you have a nice spot to enjoy it.

circle r motel said...

Your quilt is so cute and I'm so proud of you for finishing it right away! I joined Konda's jelly roll blog. I have three done. They are so easy, I made all three last night. How was Bryce?

Lynn said...

Just terrific! How smart to put such a bright happy quilt that you worked so hard on in your entryway. I thought I was the only one who modified (messes around) with patterns to suit me.
I hope there will be lots of pictures posted from the rjr booth?

Pat said...

It turned out WONDERFUL, Nanette!

PamKittyMorning said...

I'll swoop by and get some photos! Email me, and tell me what I'm looking for, they don't label their quilts by maker!
xo

Sandi said...

I can't believe you've finished it already!! It turned out great! I may yet have to buy that black and white stripe fabric I saw at the local variety store......just in case I want to make basket handles. :-) I'll be sure to take pics of the RJR booth when I go to Spring Market. :-) Oh, and I'll get permission first,just in case...

Messy Karen said...

it's lovely. what a sweet collection of pretty baskets. great background fabric too.

Cheryl said...

This quilt is AMAZING, WONDERFUL, THE BEST...and on and on and on!! The fabrics you picked are just perfect!!!! Can you tell I love this quilt. Think this will have to go on my to do list!! Hopefully I can find the pattern.

SueWis said...

I LOVE this! and you get to see it every time you come home. :)

Momoo said...

Beautiful quilt, lots of detail. Your fabric choices made it "you".
I like your method for hanging the quilt, easier than putting a pocket in the back and you get a flatter look at the top.

Rae Ann said...

Fabulous quilt Nanette! I love that it does look like a "Nanette" quilt. You just seem to have a way of personalizing things with your own special little touches... that's what I love about you!
Fun seeing you last night:)

achay23 said...

Love it! I would love to know what the background fabric is. It's very effective.

alobsiger said...

SQUEAL!!!! Nanette! I LOVE your quilt! It certainly does look like a Nanette quilt because the fabrics are so much fun! The black dot is perfect as the inner border. I like that each of your baskets stands on its own -- mine get a little blendy in spots -- but each of yours is distinct. VERY, VERY, VERY wonderful! Perfect in an entryway. Bravo!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this quilt. The small amounts of black and white fabric used just makes it pop. I think we were poured from the same mold Nanette. Everything you wrote fits this household at this time.

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. I bet it was fun to make and pick out all those lovely fabrics. How wonderful it must look in your entry way.

Nedra said...

The Going To Market looks perfect in your home. I am so glad you have a finish. My pattern and supplies still sit neatly in a box, not even cut out. Someday...

Rumi said...

How nice to be able to walk past this lovely quilt every day!

Carrie P. said...

So cute! You always pick out the most fun fabrics. Always fun to just look at all the fabrics.

Fiesta said...

Nanette it is just beautiful.

nettie said...

wow, I love it!!!

mo said...

It is BEAUTIFUL! I love that you have such a nice variety of colors- it really works so nicely.

amy smart said...

This quilt is so amazing! I love it. It is a very "Nanette quilt." :)

Adventures in Alice Land said...

I love it! It's so beautiful and very whimsical!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

What a fun, happy quilt!

Kaaren said...

Wow, Nanette and it's so you! I love it!

Cathi said...

Wow! What a beauty this one is!!

Lori Holt said...

Nanette..
i love it hanging up. it looks wonderful with your other things.
i am working on mine slow but sure.
lori

Jen in NY said...

Nanette, your quilt is just lovely. It's so you, so happy and colorful. And how cool that you have some projects at Market!! Congrats!

Kim D. said...

Wow, what a beautiful finish. Congratulations for having those quilts at Market, hope it helps sell your patterns. How exciting!!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Nanette, what a wonderful job you have done on that quilt! Yes! It does look like a Nanette quilt. Absolutely. I think it's just the happy mix of fabrics that are your signature. Love it!

Kim Walus said...

That is definitely "ONE AWESOME QUILT!!!" I must find the time to make that quilt, I love it so much. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sherry said...

Hi Nanette. I really love, I mean love this quilt. You did an awesome job. It had to be so much fun to put together! Great job!

Sandra said...

Wonderful quilt...you are amazing!

Lynne said...

I have just accidentally stumbled on your blog as a picture of this quilt came up as a thimbnail on someone else's bloglist - this quilt is to die for, as is the kettles one I can see to the right hand side - ooh and the leafy treetops quilt. I am going to follow - I just love your modern applique.

Jackie said...

Nanette, Just fantastic! I love the finished quilt. How cool is that that you will be having quilts at market for RJR? Can't wait to see what they will be!

pratima said...

This is absolutely precious! I'm swooning over your pretty baskets. The colors in the border fabric tie in so well with the colors of the baskets... LOVE it!

pratima said...

Oh, btw, so awesome that your adorable quilts will be adorning the RJR booth... I can't wait to see the pictures :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

What a treat to see this when you walk in your front door! I love how all the baskets have the same handle fabric.

Janet said...

I can't find the words to say how much I love this quilt, it's gorgeous and of course your special touch has made it.

em's scrapbag said...

I love this quilt! All the wonderful fabrics in the baskets, your great border on top, and the poka dot binding make it a perfect Nanette quilt. :)

Jan said...

Oh Nanette, I love it!!!! Absolutely gorgeous and I adore that "Golden Sugar" fabric! Great job my dear ... it looks beautiful hanging in your entry way :)

sparkle jars said...

This is astoundingly beautiful!!!

Dresden Quilter said...

Your quilt is incredible. It is perfectly suited to you.

Sinta Renee said...

Your quilt is so adorable and especially that fabric, Golden Sugar, really cute! I barely have my handles preped and I'm already wanting to do a second one of these!

Micki said...

The quilt is just wonderful!
You did a great job!
Micki

sallgood said...

This came out SOOOO Cute!! love the scrappiness, and then the unity created by the handles. Nice job!!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Let me add my voice to the chorus of praise - that is simply gorgeous.

Threeundertwo said...

Yes it looks very much like you! I love the colors and especially the basket handles. You always inspire me.

Ginger Patches said...

I am in love with it Nanette...WOW!!! Such awesome fabric choices, so, so, so CUTE!!!!

Millie said...

Love your basket quilt. I bet it is so pretty in your entryway...pretty fabrics too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your basket quilt is just beautiful Nanette!! And you sure did make it your own. I'll try to get a photo of your quilt at market if I every come down from the ceiling of excitement!

gloria g. said...

Yes, I do love this pattern, and yours is darling! I have been debating whether to get it or not. Sew many projects, sew little time......

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Nanette,

I just love it! I love how the black/white handles tie everything together as well as give it a pop of color. Great color selections. Funny how we have an idea that turns out better than we thought!

BTW-Little Miss Allison is so cute! I could pinch those cheeks all day and her pink/red polka dots are to die for.

Trisha said...

Oh, Nanette! It is wonderful! I love all the fabrics you used and the black and white handles on all of the baskets are perfect.

Brenda said...

Nannette - too gorgeous for words.

Jenny said...

beautiful quilt

Pots and Pins said...

The quilt is beautiful - I love your colors/fabrics and just how FUN it is! I think I'm going to have to make one - I just keep looking at it and it's calling my name! Way to go! xo, The Other Nanette

belinda said...

What's left for me to say?? Ditto...Ditto...Ditto to what everyone else has said. It is definitely gorgeous. You were right in using the b/w stripe for the handles!!
I applaude you....LOL...now it's my turn to stalk you!!

gloria g. said...

I couldn't wait any longer.....ordered the pattern today. Am thinking I will do red and white striped basket handles. Auh.....now I feel better. Hope mine turns out as beautiful!

gloria g. in Hemingway, SC

gloria g. said...

I couldn't wait any longer.....ordered the pattern today. Am thinking I will do red and white striped basket handles. Auh.....now I feel better. Hope mine turns out as beautiful!

gloria g. in Hemingway, SC

Sherri said...

I just love it...my pattern just arrived the other day. Now I just need to find handle fabric!

erica e said...

this turned out so great! i always love your scrappy senisbility!

Christine said...

Congratulations your quilt is stunning. I have enjoyed catching up on your blog today. I find all your posts really interesting and inspiring.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Nanette, I'm a new follower and just added your blog to my blogroll...I love your style! I would like to highlight this quilt on my Tuesday Archive Linky party tomorrow. Please drop me an email and I hope ya stop by tomorrow and link up! Val at myplvl.blogspot.com

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Sue Daurio said...

Love this!! The fabric for the handles really pushes it over the top~!