Thursday, October 25, 2007


In The Land of Blog

Once upon a time in the Land of Blog a quilter named Sharon held a contest on her blog. The prize was a lovely little assortment of 30's prints (92 4 1/2" squares) and I was the lucky winner. It should be noted right now that I haven't won another thing on Sharon's blog :-( (OK, I'm over it and moving on with my story) I've had this little assortment sitting on my sewing table waiting for inspiration to strike.

In the meantime there was another quilter, Libby, who's been making some adorable doll quilts from a book called Prairie Children and Their Quilts. Her quilts are soooooo cute that everyone is wanting to join the doll quilt craze (aka Monkey See, Monkey Do - LOL). Yes, yes me too but so far I've only been dreaming about making one or two. During this craze a little bird told Carol that I was coveting that book so she surprised me and sent one to me. Lucky me :-)

I know another quilter in the Land of Blog who has been wanting to make some doll quilts just like Libby. This quilter has one of the most giving spirits I've ever encountered and I'm lucky to call her a friend. As you travel through the Land of Blog you might notice little treasures that she sends to fellow quilters. Remember I've been waiting for inspiration to strike so I could make something with my cute charms I won from Sharon and it finally happened this morning! :-)

The doll quilt in the picture is the result of my inspirational moment. I cut all the charms in half, threw that cutie together and still have enough to make one for another someone and one for me. I plan to quilt this very, very soon and pop it in the mail to surprise my friend in the Land of Blog!

And, the quilters all live happily ever after in the Land of Blog!

Do you think she'll like it and be surprised? I just hope it's not too big!

Thanks for visiting and reading my silly tale!

In Friendship!


26 comments:

Nadine said...

How couldn't she love it ? It's such a cutie to treasure !

You're always working beautifully, Darlene. THANKS for showing, and thanks also for the story....

((HUGS)) and smiles to you!
NADINE

Linda said...

Oh it's sooo sweet Darlene, whoever the lucky reciever is, I'm sure she'll be thrilled. Gifts made with thought and love are always more treasured...

Carol said...

It is the cutest little quilt...your Blogland friend will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing your little quilt and the cute story.

Belém said...

She will be so happy to receive it! She is very lucky indeed. By the way, I loved your (not) silly tale

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I think she would have to Love it! Very cute. I haven't won anything from Sharon either -- well, except a great Chocolate partner! LOL.

Yvonne said...

OMG....she's going to love it. Life in Blogland is indeed a very fine place to be. :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

OMG cute, cute and cute again! You are such a treasure.

Hugs and take care,
Gail

Not Lucy said...

How could someone not appreciate a quilted gift? Especially a fellow quilter! It is adorable!

Wendy said...

What a cute little story about life in blogland. The recipient will be thrilled to have such a thoughtful gift.

mar said...

cute quilt, cute story, and I love a happy ending!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh Darlene, that quilt is adorable. Great job!!!! WOO HOO It's so cute. I'm glad you enjoyed the squares and ended up making something wonderful with them. And sorry you haven't won anything since. LOL

Red Geranium Cottage said...

And of course anyone would love to get that little quilt. Are you kidding???

Mary said...

Very cute. My first two doll quilts are ready to be joined with dolls and donated but I'm steadily working on the Crazy Quilt. I can't tell you how many hours I have into this tiny little top and at this point I'm not sure this one will be donated!

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cher said...

hurray for inspiration to strike-I think this turned out sweet and your quilty friend will enjoy it.

Angie said...

Dazey, you are just the best friend!! Love that 30's little quilt!! And how could the recipient not love it? Well, if she doesn't, just give her my addy and she can ship it on to TN. :D Blogland friends are just the best!

Dawn said...

It is so cute! And your story is too funny!

Knot Garden said...

I'm sure she'll love it, and who wouldn't! Love those 30's prints.

Libby said...

That's a darling little quilt . . .someone is going to be very happy. Hope you enjoy using the book as much as I have - it's a whole lot of fun *S*

Shelina said...

That is a very sweet tale and so sweet of you to pay it forward. I am sure I will love it when I get it! LOL!
You are right, Libby certainly is an inspiration. I've made some doll quilts myself after drooling over hers.

Nan said...

What a sweet post - I loved your little quilty tale! The best quilts come from inspiration, don't they? Anyone would love to receive a sweet quilt like that!

Bren said...

I hope you named the quilt "Inspiration" as it seems it is all around it.
Beautiful and such a heartfelt gift. You are about the most generous person in blogland though, so who else could be runner up?

Jeanne said...

Of course she will love it! What a nice surprise in her mail.

Sweet P said...

Another stunning treasure by Miss Darlene! I'm sure the recipient will love her new quilt.

gwen said...

Blog land is wonderful, just look at you sharing a beautie like that!
I am looking forward to see it quilted. Take care.

atet said...

I'm sure she will love the quilt -- I know I would!

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