I love the basket blocks and am very happy that the color blue is now coming back around for home decor! Blue has always been a favorite color of mine and I am so happy to have this little piece in my living room. The shelf is a repurposed thrift store shelf, spray painted black. I actually stapled the quilt to the shelf edge to make it hang better. See the horse and carriage weather vane? This was removed from our very first home when we had a new roof installed. The house was built around 1940 and I am so happy we saved this piece. The two wooden spools (I guess that is what they are called).... I can't remember where they came from, but I think my husband brought them to me years ago from somewhere.
I machine quilted this little wall hanging and learned a lot in the process. However, there is a rather large area on the back side that didn't sew properly. I have a lot of loose threads in one area and I'm not sure why. Lesson learned: pay close attention to the back while machine quilting!!! Any advice is welcome!