Monday, 6 December 2010

Dream On . . .

Yes, here in Manitoba we are in the cold, snowy grip of Olde Man Winter already and my dreams turn to owning a lovely cabin in the woods.

Maybe with a lovely fire crackling in a beautfiul stone fireplace . . . watching the sun sinking low . . . curled up on the sofa . . .


. . . dreaming of Spring!


Yes, there has been some sewing going on here in the past couple of months and this design is now ready to share with everyone over at the Moda Bakeshop.  I hope you get a chance to head on over and have a look at this pattern - even if you didn't want to tackle the whole quilt (and it's not difficult!), you could make just one block and make it into an extra happy, cheerful pillow top. . . .
or . . .


. . . make two blocks and make it into a small tablerunner.  Of course you could make four or more blocks to make the tablerunner the right size for your table . . . it just so happens that I have a nice small area that needed a short tablerunner and I just happened to make two of them!

Wonder what I should do with the second one?  If you would like to get your name in to win the second tablerunner just leave me a comment before midnight, Friday, December 10th and I'll announce the winner on December 11th.


If you want to make your own you can follow the directions posted over at the Moda Bakeshop or you can decide to skip some of the applique and use rick rack for the flower stems and skip all those buttons ( I LOVE buttons!!!) and make yo-yo's in whatever size you want. 


I also LOVE yo-yos so it was lots of fun to make the two versions.


So click on the comment button and let me know what you're dreamin' of - is it something for Christmas?  Looking forward to Spring like me?  Or dreaming of that cabin in the woods . . . which by the way is not mine . . . that's why I'm dreaming - right?


Have a great week and I'll be back on Saturday!

66 comments:

KatieQ said...

I love your beautiful basket quilt. I'm really happy that you showed the tablerunner using the applique pattern. I am more than a bit intimidated by the thought of making the quilt, but I think I can summond up the courage to make 2 blocks for a runner. Who knows, maybe once I finish 2 blocks, I will be confident enough to continue on and make the quilt.

Melissa said...

I've never been crazy about basket quilts, but yours is so cute I have to try it! That fabric line is perfect for it. Thanks for a fun pattern!

Shirley said...

Your basket quilt and tablerunner are gorgeous. I have never tried applique, but I do have some Dream On just screaming at me now to try your tablerunner project. I am dreaming about my boys coming home from college for the Christmas holiday. It will be so nice to have a full house again.

Karen said...

The quilt is really pretty. I like basket quilts very much.

Brenda said...

I love your quilt. I'm dreaming of being able to save our house from foreclosure and to have a happy Christmas without worry or stress.

Sharen said...

LOVE this pattern and the table runner is charming!
Sharen in Tampa, FL, USA

Melissa said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! It looks just adorable in the table runner setting!

Catherine Z. said...

Hi Neighbor!

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! I am dreaming about spring too - I am tired of big winter coats. I love your basket quilt and can hardly wait to try it! I hope to win your beautiful prize. I will put it in my mom's stocking. My mom and I have a fun way of doing stocking stuffers. The only thing that we use is stuff we got "free" over the year! Or stuff we win works good too! We have fun with the thought that goes into it! We work on it all year - I have some amazing things for her this year! This would be the icing on the cake!

Merry Christmas to all fellow quilters!
Catherine

Quilt n Queen said...

Love the Dream On fabric line and have a FQ bundle on hold at the quilt shop. I guess I'm going to have to go and get it. Love your quilt.....and I have a 'basket challenge quilt due in January. This would be perfect...just printed the pattern and now I have to get my mind and body in motion!!! I'm going through the same slump as you.....no motivation, no zest, no get-up-and-go....If I could just shake this nasty cold there may be a chance to still get a few gifties done before DEC 25.....it is fast approaching and I'm beginning to freak!!!!!!!!!! Yes I'm dreaming of Spring! It is nasty cold here in Michigan. Happy sewing and thanks for the chance to win the table winner. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It is darling!!!

Peg said...

Congrats on another Moda Bake Shoppe design - it's lovely! And what a nice touch of spring in the middle of all of this cold! I'd love to have a table runner - so count me in. I'll have to see what I can find in my stash to make one up for myself!

Connie said...

Beautiful basket quilt and runner! I recently bought Dream On layer cake and now I know what I want to do with it! Thanks for a fantastic pattern and giveaway!

Teaquilts said...

Very nice design you created to use with the cake layer. I love both flower ideas and the rick rack looks so delicate. Thanks for a great pattern.

Pam P said...

Hi Marlene - I LOVE THAT QUILT - I saw it first at MBS and it's so cheery and spring-y :) Just beautiful, thank you for sharing the pattern. I'm dreaming of making this quilt with Buttercup!

pam.p@comcast.net

Di~ said...

Very cute quilt. I'm dreaming of winning your giveaway!!!:) Thank You.

Karen said...

Your quilt took my breath away! I love it! While I am going to print the pattern from Moda Bake Shop, I am not sure if I will have a chance to sew one up, as my "TO DO" quilt list is getting a little too long and I need to hunker down and get some sewing done. It's snowy here too in the Inland Northwest, so I can either shovel snow or sew. Hummmm, that's an easy one! Thanks for your post. I've been a silent follower for a long time, but now I have broken my silence! I'd love to win your tablerunner to inspire me and look forward to spring!

sinnemahoning said...

I'm in the Phoenix, AZ area when I got on Moda Bake Shop and saw your quilt, I though WOW what a beauty. Also, the tablerunner is a real winner and so cute with the yoyo's. I must print this out and put it on my list of things to make. Your selection of fabric is perfect for the quilt. Have forwarded your quilt to all of my quilt buddies so they won't miss it.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love the quilt and the table runner, dreaming of getting one done for myself.

Agnes said...

I'm leaning more all the time to hand stitching projects so this looks like a lovely one to save for future. There are just too many WIPs to start another one at the moment.

Annette said...

Oh Marlene! It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing on the Bakeshop. I will definitely be trying this...and I love the idea of using yo-yo's.

TheaM said...

Oh yes, I start dreaming of Spring at the beginning of Autumn! love the quilt and tablerunner in the happy spring colors!

luvtoquilt said...

I needed an idea for a gift for a friend with a February birthday -- I'm going to take your suggestion and make a pillow from this pattern -- it should bring a little spring into her home!

tara said...

I saw your tutorial on Moda Bakesho. I love this fabric line so I had to check out the others you made. And you are giving a runner away! Lucky us.
My house looks very similar to yours right now. However, no fire. Urg. So, I am wishing for the next season. And a ruffle foot for my Viking.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I've been quilting 19 years and done NO applique-- THIS QUILT deinitely makes me want to give it a try..... so pretty! I'm dreaming of....... you know, this is silly, but I really wish I had a cat. Oh, and more time to sew. ;) Happy Holidays! ~Robin, welchrobin@hotmail.com

Vicki ♥ said...

Your quilt is so fresh and pretty! I absolutely love it and would love to win the table runner. Thanks for being so generous :)

Barb said...

Both basket version are very pretty. I'm definitely dreaming of spring; it's my favorite time of year.

Pauline said...

This is so sweet and feminine! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern on Moda Bake Shop.

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

I happened to read the snippet of your blog and saw the word Manitoba...my son (9) just finished up a project on Manitoba and we learned lots of interesting things!

LD said...

Love the quilt and the table runner. Thanks for sharing the pattern and thanks for the chance to win the table runner. I love basket quilts. I have one I need to finish, just lost the motivation to make enough blocks.

Jennifer said...

That is such a pretty pattern, I can see at least one of those projects in my future! My dream is a little different, I am dreaming of lovely cool autumn weather after the heat of our Australian summer Christmas.

Tracy said...

Both the quilt and the table runner are gorgeous, and so cheery! VERY springlike.

I'm dreaming of having my dining room finished. We started re-doing it over a month ago, and then my husband was in a bad car accident. I'm thankful that he's alive, and I'm cherishing every moment with him these days.

Lorraine said...

Love the quilt and the table runner is so cute! I am dreaming of a great year in 2011 and wouldn't mind a bit of your snow - although given it is summer here that isn't going to happen....I am looking forward to autumn already!

Anonymous said...

This table runner is really cute, springy, and cheerful.

Rita said...

What a delightful table runner and quilt. Love it.

Katie Bishop said...

I love this quilt! As soon as I finish my Christmas quilts, I am going to work on this! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow!!! Three of my favourite things in one!!! Flowers and baskets! not to mention the BRIGHTS!!! LOVE it!!! I'd love to win your runner, but even if I don't, I WILL be making something from this Moda Bake shop pattern. Way to Go!!!!

Oh, and it's pretty cold this week here, too! No new snow yet, but....just wait! :)

Gerda in Alberta
omax2@jwvantuil.com

annette said...

I love your basket quilt, makes me want spring! I'm afraid it's a ways away for me also. I live in Iowa and we had single digits temps overnight. Your table runner would look great in my kitchen. The idea of making a pillow is a good way to brighten up a bedroom too!

Cindy said...

Such a happy quilt...perfect to work on in the midst of winter. I really love the scalloped handle!
Keep creating. :)

Anonymous said...

I`m going to ask Santa for a layer cake to make this quilt.I love yo yos and buttons.Thank for the beautiful pattern!! Sheri sherarlen@cox.net

Anonymous said...

I just returned to your site after printing your Dream On pattern from the Moda Bakeshop. What a beautiful quilt! The design and fabric line compliment each other so well. This quilt is definitely going on my to do list. Right now I am dreaming of Christmas in Wawanesa with my daughter and her family. We always have such a good time sliding at the park/pool hill. You live in a wonderful town. FYI my husband and I live in a cabin, aka home, by the lake. It is so peaceful and quiet here though very cold. I love all the seasons as viewed out my front window. Audrey in Cranberry Portage, MB

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Your quilt and table runner are beautiful...I just love the fresh summery colours. I'm not sure whether I prefer the yoyos of the applique flowers (which is pretty impressive as I tend not to be a yoyo fan, but they look perfect here :D)
Hugs, Sharon

Laura T said...

On my gosh do I love that quilt and fabric line! It's winter in WA and I'm dreaming of sunshine and warmth and it's only early December! I really love the table runner as well and the yo yo's are great with it. Thanks for the great ideas!
Laura T

Béa said...

WONDERFUL !I love baskets and this fabrics collection.

Kym said...

L.O.V.E. your quilt! I'm dreaming of my children finishing school this week & enjoying the long, leisurely summer ahead. With plenty of time to sew!

Linda said...

I have never been one who cares for basket quilts but these two projects have changed my mind. I am amazed how two totally different approaches to the same design can affect the outcome. One so formal, one so casual but still elegant. Thank you for sharing. The instructions are well written and illustrated beautifully. Love them!

Debbie said...

Wow I like the yo yo's better for the flowers. so cottage chicie for the cabin in the woods. I'm dreaming of my new sewing room.My husband is enclosing a 15 x 20 ft area for me in Florida our winter home. I'm so excited. Just to have my own sewing room with cabinets and shelves and lots of new windows to see out side will be so wonderful .He plans to start after Christmas. I can have as many projects going as I want to . so my dream is coming true. I want to make the table runner will look great on our dining table here. Its cottage looking also. Wood with white legs and chairs with Wood seats and white legs .It will be perfect.Thanks for the great spring runner idea. Moda is my FAV fabric .They are just the best.

Ariane said...

I just love your basket quilt. It is a stunning quilt. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern at Moda Bake shop with us. I love it. I'm dreaming of a nice relaxing holiday right now. I could use a week of rest. So, much stuff to do at this time of year. Thanks for giving us the chance to win one of your gorgeous table runners. Hugs Ariane

Debbie said...

Ps. I am so lucky to have a husband who is here for me as I am retired hairdresser, not by choice. I could not work any more so to be able to have a dream sewing room I am truly blessed this Christmas. I have a wonderful husband and support system. He knows how much I like to go to the quilt shops and just touch the new fabric.I will have to go and see if my quilt shop down here has this new line.hanks again for the so sweet runner just the sweetest.

Catherine said...

It's so beautiful !!! I love yoyos, I love basket's quilts and I love your tablerunner !!! I will like to win your so cute quilt !!! Thanks
Catherine (from France)

Amy said...

I'm not usually a basket quilt fan but your quilt has totally changed my mind on this. Absolutely beautiful! Great ideas on the pillow and tablerunners.

Myra said...

What a lovely quilt M, and wonderful of you to share the pattern of it with us on MBS!! Thank-you so much!!!

I'm dreaming of getting the EQ7 for Christmas, and for Spring to come... I know! Already fed up with winter!!!

Have a great day!

northernknitter said...

Oh my b-day is on thursday this would be so fun to win!

I'm dreaming that the quilt faerie will come and clean up my sewing area so I can get rid of the guilts!

bairdmtn said...

Tablerunners are my absolute favorite to make! Yours are so happy and spring-like that it makes me READY for warm weather, even though it will be several months! I'm gonna take a stab at the quilt! Thank you!

Kim said...

Okay I'm dreaming I'll take my family on vacation and we'll have a week away together!
What a darling pattern.....this is going on my to do list and
thanks so much for a chance to win that adorable table runner.

Happy sewing

ptmemaw said...

Luv the basket quilt & tablerunner. Basket quilt patterns have always been my fav. I'm dreaming of having a white Christmas in sunny Texas in the log cabin in your pic. Your directions are fabulous. Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a Merry Christmas...God Bless You.

Jeane said...

I adore your basket quilt. The colors are really yummy. The 2 block runner is on my list to try. I will do this in our cold SK January.

Karen said...

I loved your quilt when I first saw it on Moda Bakeshop. Its name is truly perfect for it and the fabric was a great choice. I really like the table runner with the rick rack stems and flowers. I love Spring .. my most favorite time of year. Although I wouldn't mind spending a week in a cabin in the snow with a roaring fire and books, how peaceful that sounds!

Karen said...

What a beautiful Quilt!!!
My dream is to be able to drop everything and sew this quilt.
What fun its a amazing quilt,
Thanks for sharing it.

Kris said...

Isn't it funny? I am dreaming of a cold wintry day. It is summer here and I wish it wasn't!

A Plain Path said...

Love it! I just might be making another of your tablerunners, this time for spring! It's gorgeous.

I'm dreaming of many things, but mostly of our family time at Christmas and then the birth of Jacob, due in 9 1/2 weeks. Can hardly wait to hold him, kiss him, smell him, and just snuggle!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Marlene, it is so gorgeous! You do such beautiful and creative work. Baskets are my favorite blocks.

paulette said...

OOOOOoooooohhhhhhh Marlene!!! I love this quilt!! Absolutely LOVE it!! Stunning!! The fabric is perfection and the baskets-gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win a runner...now I MUST hustle over to Moda!! Take care!
Paulette

Kathy said...

What a beautiful quilt and table runner. It is hard to imagine spring while the snow is falling right now here in Northern Manitoba. Thanks for the chance to win a bit of spring!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I am sure glad I took a break from Christmas sewing to blog hop today or i would've missed this! I love baskets and your quilt is gorgeous! I'm dreaming of slower days! lol Have a great day and thanks for the chance!

maggiesquiltnthreads said...

I'm dreaming of spring! and this makes me think of it ... it's been snowing for a while here in the chicago area and i'm already ready to be done with it! thanks for the spring dreams :)

SewHappyGeek @ excellcrafts said...

I really love the basket quilt, and really enjoy wandering around your blog! Thanks so much for sharing :) I admit to being intimidated by the quilt but might just have to try the runner! Happy Xmas!

Dandelion Quilts said...

This quilt is my new favorite at MBS. Love it. I love the baskets. I love the flowers. I love the fabric choice, Dream on is so perfect. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.