Friday, June 22, 2007

Giggling and Smiling :-)

Look! I've been playing with the Calico Spool pattern. One in a bright novelty fabric with black background and then some "leftovers" from my 30's Pinwheel Stars quilt.


Maybe I've fallen off the end of the Earth but they sure make me giggle and smile. :-)


Can you say HUGE???
Most evenings you can find me watching baseball on TV, however, with no games the last two evenings I've been chained to my sewing machine. I have almost finished my 30's Pinwheel Star quilt that I shamelessly copied from Doe (thank you, Doe). The center is finished - need to add the corner triangles and the borders. The pattern calls for piano keys on the border but I need to think about that a day or two. This is going to be a HUGE quilt - 95" x 112". No, I didn't pay attention to the dimensions when I started - 50 blocks - no big deal. Whoa, baby! LOL


I'm anxious to get back to my Spool Blocks and the dark version of the Pinwheel Star.


Giving credit where is due: Please, please do not give me credit for this quilt - the pattern shows it done in 30's with a yellow center. I saw it on Doe's blog with red centers and thought it was beautiful. So, now here's mine - just like Doe's!

39 comments:

swooze said...

Awesome! I love it.

Lisa D. said...

Wow - beautiful and HUGE, Darlene! Are those set-in seams? That block is very pretty and fun in the 30s fabrics!

Wendy said...

Wow...you make the most beautful quilts. I really like how the red centre pops in the quilt.

Linda said...

What a stunner, love your fabric choices.

Nadine said...

Woah, Baby, indeed !
Darlene, this quilt can be one of my favourite ones, among all the beauties you have made, until now !
It's absolutely stunning !
Your fabric choice, the way you bring colors together, AND the accurate machine chain piecing i If this quilt was in a quilt show, I would give you first prize, for sure !
(and I'm a specialist! LOL LOL ! ). And I know your secret weapon : the love of sewing !
This is not playing with words, encensing a good friend, or too much enthusiasm : each time you show a quilt, I'm learning something, and I can stazy minutes watching your pictures ! There it is, I had to say it loud and clear ! LOL

My lesson, today : I absolutely HAVE TO web -order 30's repro. fabrics, on my return from Italy...
(will you help me choose ? We'll have an e-mailing session, then... Wohoo !).

My best, best hugs & smiles !

NADINE

And now..... on to the spools !

ps : about a week ago, I e-maoled you with a funny video to watch : "the sewing machine", did yu see it ? It makes me think of you.... HeeHee

Marcie said...

Another beauty Darlene! How on earth do you crank them out so fast? Love the red centers too. Also, that pincushion is adorable!!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Love it! Pretty block and my favourite fabrics - just the perfect combination. Well done!

tami said...

Beautiful. I love it. You did a great job.

Laurie Ann said...

That's fantastic! I made a similar one with all polka dots. It is at the longarmer now. I can't wait to get it back!

Carole said...

Wow, that really turned out sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Juliann in WA said...

Well even if you quilt-lifted this quilt, it is still quite lovely. And yes, that is one big quilt.

Carol said...

I LOVE it! The red centers are just the best! What did you use for background fabric...it is just beautiful!

Susan said...

It looks fabulous. I love your stripping pieces.

Sweet P said...

Baseball, yes I love to watch my Red Sox. However, when they are on the West Coast, like tonight, I can hardly stay up to watch them.

Carole said...

The black background one looks more like a bow tie! :o) - I love them all! Keep that creativity flowing! I love it!

Leigh said...

You are a little dynamo!!!
your quilt is gorgeous!

Angie said...

I'd say that will fit my bed perfectly!!! Lovely, absolutely lovely!! And girl, you are FAST!! :D

Shelina said...

Darlene, it is a beautiful quilt, even if you got the pattern from somewhere else. Very nice!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

How I like that quilt! If you don't mind, like you copied Doe, I'd like to copy you. I like your scrappy sashing and have been looking for the perfect way to complete a quilt of mine,called Diamond in the Rough. The blocks are somewhat similar to yours. Anyway, thanks for the great idea.

sharon said...

Love the quilt. I'm going to work on mine this weekend. I've been doing that one out of Christmas fabric from a year ago. It's so big I work on it awhile and put it away, then get it back out. But I love it!!! Does' was beautiful.

kjquilts said...

Well, don't they say, Imitation is the sincerest form of flatery? Your quilt is beautiful! I really love 30's repros!

MOLLY said...

Sounds like you are having fun! Imagine that!

Pam said...

It sure is a pretty quilt - where ever the inpiration came from :))

I love the bright/black background spool as well. It really pops

Pam said...

Boy - I sure can't spell tonight. "inspiration"

Just in case you were wondering what the heck I just said - LOL

atet said...

This quilt is amazing -- I'm just catching up on my blog reading, and I am amazed at how much you have gotten done in one short week I've been gone! What lovely work -- and the two pinweel blocks are both lovely! I can't decide which I like more.

Knot Garden said...

The idea is borrowed, but the skill is yours! Beautifully done:)

Carol said...

I can hear you giggling...have fun!

Pieces From Me said...

Love the spools! You may borrow ideas but the actual work is your own. Credit to you for the accomplishment!! Bren

Quilting Mama said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt! I make big ones, too, so I can relate! It will be stunning quilted.

I quilt in front of baseball games, too, in fact, there is one on right now. :)

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous!! love the pastels

Doe said...

OMG, these quilt is soooo AWESOME!!!! Darlene, you ROCK!!!

Hanne said...

Your star quilt is beautiful and as always I enjoy looking at your work.
I am looking forward to see your Leanne project as well :-)

Rhonda said...

Love the Pinwheel Star. I don't think you need piano keys. It looks great to me.

sharon said...

Seeing yours made me drag mine out and work on it some more. I've been doing it for a year now. I posted pics on my blog. Mine is out of Christmas fabric.

Nicole said...

Isn't it great when a quilt ends up so generously proportioned? This one will look fabulous on a bed! You have been busy!

Floss Quilts said...

Looks great, love the use of the 30s fabric

Quilting Pirate said...

hehehe, I like the spools as well! How fun!

And your pinwheels are beautiful and large LOL

Mary Anne said...

WOW !!! I LOVE both of those quilts !!

sara said...

Oh my gosh, I loe 30's prints and this pattern is so different from the norm!!!! I love it!! I want to copy you and doe now.

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