Saturday, November 11, 2006



Borders and More

I've been stumped for the past few days with border decisions on the nine patch quilt I've been working on for my friend. Last night I went to sew with some friends at a local quilt store and it was the perfect opportunity to look for "the" border fabric(s). I love what I found and will hopefully finish it later today. My friend has no idea that this quilt is for her - she's never asked me to make a quilt for her so I'm really excited about finishing it and giving it to her. I hope that she loves it as much as I do :-)

While my quilting slump is not completely gone, this sweet quilt has helped me at least get my quilting motor revved up again. It's just sputtering for now but at least it's started. LOL I've been contemplating my next project because I'm afraid if I don't have a "plan" the slump will return. Ugh! Should I prep applique? Should I cut a new project? Should I quilt one of the tops in the pile? Those are all questions bouncing around in my head. LOL

Veteran's Day

On this Veteran's Day 2006, please take a few minutes to say a prayer for our soldiers away fighting a war and a prayer for those that have served our country so proudly. I'm proud to say that my hubby served our country for 25 years.

20 comments:

Libby said...

I think we should just push you right over the edge of the slump -- prep applique, cut a new quilt and get ready to quilt one of your tops. We quilters love nothing more than multiple projects on our plates *s*

Your friends quilt is just as sweet as can be -- she is sure to love it.

joyce said...

THe border is perfect. Your friend will love the quilt.

Nadine said...

Darlene, how could your friend not love such a beautiful quilt ?
Your friends gave you GREAT advises about the borders : the whole is a beauty !
Now, about your fearing another slump and a next project, I've got a GREAT idea : would you make a quilt top for me, pleazzzzzze Darlene ? (LOL)

Hugs and smiles,
NADINE.

Finn said...

Hi Darlene, the quilt is looking just great! So happy the juices are beginning to flow again for you.
Having been in a slump myself where nothing appealed to me, I'm happy to be sewing again. Hope you can end your slump also. Big hugs, Finn

Cynthia said...

the fabrics you've chosen for the border are just right. Hope you find something else to work and don't fall into a slump again

Anonymous said...

You've got the pump primed now. The water will start flowing soon! I just listened to an old Kingston Trio song: "You've got to prime the pump, you've got to have faith and belief." Hmm, hmm, hmm. Now it's an earworm.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Can't wait to see it finished. Border ideas look good.

soccertxi said...

I sewed at a quilt shop last night too...wouldn't it be a hoot that we were at the same place? I got the last binding on a tree skirt and free motioned some placemats. I felt SO productive and I actually spent most of my time visiting!

Judy said...

I think it's perfect Darlene! The blue is sweet and that little punch of yellow makes it a perfect choice!!

Susan said...

You friend will love that quilt! Good choices.

Anonymous said...

Darlene, thanks for visiting my blog! I've enjoyed reading your blog for awhile now. Also, thanks for your kind words about my son. I am so relieved that he is back in the states. In January he'll be home for good!

Ruth said...

The border is very sweet, it's going to look great. I'm in a quilting slump myself at the moment hope you don't lose your momentum.

Lisa D. said...

I agree with Libby, Darlene - you need to do ALL of those things! Really get your creative juices flowing.

Cute 9-patch and I love the borders you chose for it. I'll try and act surprised when you give it to me! lol

Suze said...

All of the above.....

I think everyone has several irons in the fire.

Pam said...

Ah....30's prints...warm fuzzy feelings bubble up when I see a quilt done in 30's with traditional blocks. If your friend doesn't love it as much as you do, just reclaim it for yourself!

Dawn said...

Hey I have some of those fabrics! Your friend is going to be soooo excited! What a great surprise!

Patti said...

I also love what you found - it looks great with your blocks. Did you get it all put together? I think you are working yourself out of this slump slowly but surely.

So sorry I've been so bad at reading and commenting lately - I'm so far behind on everyone's blogs. It's been too busy at work to sneak in any blog reading, and at home I've taken advantage of the very strong urge I have right now to sew. I want to get as much done as I can before it passes.

Shelina said...

Darlene, this is a great surprise quilt. So pretty and sweet. The colors are so soft and soothing. I agree that the nine patches look better on point.

Sandra said...

I reckon the slumps are usually squashed when you cut out a new quilt LOL. I love the blue border fabric you chose - it suits that sweet quilt perfectly :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I see that your friend got this quilt and absolutely loves it! Obviously she has very good taste! Great job on a complete finish - a complete, complete finish is always a big thrill for me! Moving into winter I leave behind most UFO's and work on new, exciting projects to make up for the gray winter days -but come spring I will be right back at UFO's although after this year, the list is very short!

Cheers!

Evelyn

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