Canasta: A Small Finish

I put the last stitches onto the label for Canasta last night.

I used Kona solids for the baskets, a grey solid for the background and a fun lime green for the binding. This is my first all-solids quilt (except for the backing) and I love it!

Canasta was designed by Carrie Nelson and I made it for the Schnibbles quilt-along. It measures about 30" square.

I quilted with my favourite FMQ design these days - swirls - using a grey thread.

And the finishing touch... A label also made with solids!

This little finish is now hanging on the wall of my sewing room.

Will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday, at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday and at Quokka Quilts for TGIFF. Want some amazing quilty inspiration for the weekend? Go and check out those linky parties!

Have a fabulous weekend!




  1. Gorgeous! Love the solids. I really need to make a quilt that uses a different background from white. Looks great and those baskets pop!!

  2. I agree, the baskets really pop off the quilt, it looks great.

  3. Beautiful quilt....loving the solids! Thank you for sharing. Marie (

  4. I love that lime green binding against the gray background. and your FMQ swirls look fantastic!!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. Loving the solids and your quilting is awesome!

  6. Amazing :-) This has got to be one of my favorites!!! That lime green binding is spectacular :-) I love it!

  7. Darling quilt. Quilting around the baskets make them show up more... nice quilting.

  8. I can see why that design is your favorite for quilting - looks great. Was it hard to stay off the baskets?

  9. Amazing! You do such beautiful work!!


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