Saturday, March 03, 2007


"UNCLE"

That’s what my sewing machine has said this evening! LOL I’ve been working my little buddy really hard today. I managed to finish my project with the mini nine patches. I had to run to the quilt store late this afternoon to get the brown border fabric. I had blue in mind but I believe the brown worked much better!

I can’t take credit for this one; it’s called “Garden Patch” from Simple Traditions by Kim Diehl (That Patchwork Place). In the book the outer border has a beautiful appliqué design but I decided a plain border would do just fine!

Decision, decisions – what’s next. Pondering if I should continue with my quest to use up my 5” charm packs or dig deeper for a project. In the meantime my sewing machine is taking a much needed break. LOL
Tomorrow I'm off to sew with a friend at one of the local quilt stores. Need a new project - LOL!!!!!

27 comments:

Mary said...

Yep, definitely the brown. Isn't it great to work on a project that inspires you so much you just can't stop?!

Nadine said...

Oooooh, this brow border is such a good choice of yours ! It's perfect ! And the quilt is gorgeous !(Did you sleep tonight, dear ?) LOL !
I'm so happy seeing your new inspiring works !

Keep doing !
Big hugs and smiles !
NADINE

May Britt said...

It looks great without the applique border too. I love Kim Diehls books. Looking forward to see what you are going to do next. What about your AD blocks?? How are they doing??? LOL

Anne said...

Your mini nine patch turned out SEW PRETTY :o) The brown bodrer looks great, really compliments the fabrics in the blocks! Congratulations on finishing a beutiful top!

Sweet P said...

You have certainly been sewing up a storm lately. Keep up the work. I love to see your finished quilts.

vicki W said...

What a great quilt! I love the brown border - that was a perfect choice.

Marcie said...

Love that quilt Darlene! Also your 16 patch turned out great! You are definately over your slump!

Carol said...

I LOVE it and you know the brown border would always be my choice.

Angie said...

Gorgeous, Darlene! Another quilt for me to comfort me in my harrowing times of being fat!! You are such a dear friend!! ROFLLLLLL And you know that I LOVE all of Kim Diehl's quilts (a belated b'day giftie for moi???) (howling with laughter) Seriously, it is a beautiful quilt and IMHO you couldn't have done better than the brown border!!

Carole said...

Ohhhhh, woooooowwww, that is sweet. I have that book. Isn't wonderful? I just love her work. I have fabric for a couple of projects, but that doesn't count as UFO's does it? Oh I'm in so much trouble! lol Very nice quilt, I do like those colours. As for my machine saying "uncle", I solved the problem by buying another machine ;o)! Keep well!

Nicole and Phil said...

great quilt! the border works perfectly!

Hanne said...

Your quilts looks so good - both this and the one in the previous post. Your smile is shining all the way here and your attitude is catching. You are really going like the wind Darlene :-)

Lisa D. said...

Another stunning quilt, Darlene! I think the brown border really makes the brown in the blocks pop. Great choice!!!

lappemor said...

Just Beautiful! I love it.

Libby said...

Yep - I love it *s*

swooze aka Suzette said...

I love this quilt. I made one with browns last year and was surpised at how much I liked it! Beautiful job!

Suze said...

Two wow quilts in a row. You are going great guns.

I simply MUST get downstairs to my machine.

Wendy said...

The brown really pulls it all together. Your quilts are inspiring. I'm thinking of trying your 16 patch, its wonderful.

Quilting Kim said...

You did good - the brown is perfect (and this coming from a "blue" person). I just love Kim Diehl's books, too.

Pam said...

Great quilt. The brown border is perfect for it. My vote is to keep using up the charm packs - I getting inspired by all you are doing :))

Jeanne said...

Nine patch quilts are my favorites and yours is simply gorgeous.

Rose Marie said...

Love those plaids in the nine patch. The brown border is a good choice as well as going without the applique (mind you, that would have been nice too). Love your work!

Dawn said...

Oh Darlene, I just love it! Now I have to get that book out and look at it again. I love yours!

Molly said...

Your quilts are inspiring! If you need a new project, come to my house....plenty of Works-in-Progress. One of them is bound to be just what you're looking for....Here from Diana.

Patti said...

Oh my, Darlene - I just ADORE this quilt! All the right kinds of perfect fabrics that I love. I never thought of combining big nine patches with the same size double nine patch blocks - what a GREAT idea! I'm tucking this one in my inspirational folder. It is wonderful!

Knot Garden said...

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog!
I had to come and look at your version of the Kim Diehl quilt and I love the colours you used. I think the brown print border works really well with it and it's amazing how different it makes the quilt look!
Caroline

Kim said...

I just saw your comment on my blog (I'm at work so I can't get into my mailbox and write back). Thanks for telling me about this--maybe that's what I'll have to do! Do you mind if I copy you, sort of?! I have one charm pack of the prints and something like three packs of the plaids and then some yardage. Great idea!

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