Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May Baskets and Blossoms

It's the end of May
and the flowers have been
definitely putting on a show
here in northern Colorado.

Those blossoms were  my inspiration 
for my May monthly mini

May Baskets and Blossoms.
25"x 25"

It started with a fat quarter bundle I purchased
from Fat Quarter Shop
called Chalk and Timber
and grew from there.

Four traditional basket blocks,
a pieced border made with pink flying geese,
and just enough border fabric to
tie it all together.

A simple quilted grid pattern,
(stitched during the royal wedding replay)
and this month's mini was complete.

The backing was fun to
stitch together using
a toile print and
some ancient Debbie Mumm fabric.

It all seemed to fit.
Who would have guessed.

Baskets and blossoms

seemed like a fitting
ending to May.

Thanks to Wendy,
the Constant Quilter
for encouraging many of us
to have fun each month.
Until Next Time-


  1. Kyle, It's beautiful! I love the colors and the border fabric...and I believe I have a little of that Debbie Mumm fabric in my stash still. Is she even designing fabric anymore? I used to love all of her designs!

  2. What a sweet quilt. I love the backing fabric. I've never seen it before. Hugs

  3. That is just a darling quilt, just right for springtime!!

  4. The backing fabric is a treasure. Looks like a bride and groom to me. I purchased a bit of the chalk and timber fabric on sale within the last couple weeks.

  5. What a sweet mini, so perfect for spring! I love the toile fabric on the back, a perfect springtime pairing!

  6. Absolutely stunning! A perfect mini for May! I still haven't been able to get the linkup thing working, but I will link you in my next post. I LOVE this little quilt!

  7. A perfect little spring quilt! Very cute. And the blossom trees are amazing!

  8. Wow! This mini is a beauty. The pink flying geese looked like prairie points at first glance. I love the backing.

  9. What a sweet way to commemorate the Royal Wedding! It is beautiful, front and back. ---"Love"

  10. Love this basket pattern in brown in pink combination, but the triangle border is just perfect to set it all off. Great mini, great job!

  11. Ooh, what a wonderful little quilt for May! The pinks and browns are perfect together and I love the border fabric! The backing is a sweet reminder of the Royal Wedding :) Haven't heard of Debbie Mumm fabrics in a long time but your little bit worked perfectly!

  12. Oh this is so so pretty! From the baskets to the flowered border to the toile detail on the back. I bet you will always remember stitching it while watching the royal wedding.

  13. Your May baskets are so sweet - pinks and browns - always a great choice. That Debbie Mumm fabric resides in my stash too. Good for you on meeting Wendy’s May challenge (I must sit in the corner of non-accomplishments) Gorgeous blossoms on your tree - and hoping you got the rain you were hoping for!

  14. Congratulations for your mini quilt of May ! I love all the fabrics you used ! Especially the brown one in the outer border with the pink flowers ! Very cute ;)

  15. what a sweet mini. Perfect for May. Pink and Brown is one of my favorite combinations.
    I had that fabric on the back - the center piece. I wonder if I still have some.
    such pretty blossoms

  16. This is so pretty and I just love that first photo in the post!! :)

  17. What a pretty little quilt - perfect for spring :0) I love the detail of the pink flying geese and your fussy cut cornerstones.. (I still have a little bit of Debbie Mumm in my stash too). very fun backing!

  18. this quilt is absolutely Darling! A perfect quilt and colors for May!
    The entire back is perfect too.... and how fitting for remembrance of the Royal wedding.

  19. Lovely quilt and gorgeous inspiration. Doesn't our Lord paint a beautiful picture? I love all the spring blossoms. We don't get much of that here in the desert:)

  20. I have a weakness for basket quilts! It does look just like the flowers!

  21. It is a lovely finish. The blooms do look lovely and your baskets fit in perfectly.

  22. My goodness - those blossoms are incredible! It's almost like living in a snow globe...And your newest mini is the perfect complement for them. I love baskets.