Many of you already know that I am going to be featured quilter at our show in August. We have wonderful neighbors who are very dear friends. Two years ago, I made this as a gift for my neighbor. Yesterday, she let me borrow it for my display. The background story is that we share garden produce, amoung other things. She makes apple pies from our fruit every year, but in 2009, our crop was destroyed by a late frost, so I gave her these apples.
You can't see in this picture, but the basket and apples are heavily stuffed, the white closely stippled and all the morter lines of the bricks are quilted, emphasizing the 3D effect of the basket.
This is also the neighbor who pushed me really hard to become a quilter, although I was sure I did not want to.
Small Gifts and Favors, the morter of friendship