Monday, September 01, 2008

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

You heard the music, didn't you? LOL

The Good

Remember this sweet flower/pinwheel? I've finally finished hand appliquing all the blocks - woohoo! Now, I need to decide on sashing, corner stones and borders. This is called Petal Play A Graceful Stitch (Denise Sheehan).
The Bad :-(

I've been in a major funk so I've been a bad blogger - please forgive me and know that I'm trying to push past it.

The Ugly

I've been doing a little sewing. I finished this earlier today and I'm not happy with it - aarrgghhh! The fabric (Cotton Blossoms by Moda) is beautiful and the pattern (Cake Walk by Me & My Sister Designs) is terrific but together they are not a good combination. I used a Jelly Cake (Jelly Roll & Layer Cake). I guess done is better than perfect. :-)


I'll be back later with a list of the recepients of all twelve baskets so be sure to check back!
Thanks for stopping by - come again!
In Friendship!


41 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well I have missed you. I was thinking about you the other day and was going to email you. Then it slipped my mind. The quilt tops are both lovely. I have some cotton blossom too - a jelly roll and I've been wondering what to make. Yours is lovely really. We all take breaks from time to time, no bad in that.

Kathie said...

Oh I don't think that quilt is ugly, you silly girl!
I like it!
great fabrics and fun pattern, I bet after you quilt it you will love it.
The applique blocks are just so pretty, love that block...
keep smiling :)

Melzie said...

I think your ugly is divine :)

I get in funks too, totally understandable. good luck.

xoxo melzie

eileen said...

Those dahlia patches are adorable!! And did you forget to include the "ugly"? I don't see it anyhere...

Carol said...

Darlene you Petals are just wonderful...and I love your Cotton Blossoms...I'm sorry that there is a funk...we all go through them...don't ever feel like you have to apologize. We do miss you when you're gone though.

Paula said...

I agree, the quilt is definitely not ugly! Looks great!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your pinwheel blocks are gorgeous Darlene! Your quilt top doesn't look ugly to me - I am sure you will love it when it has been quilted.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Darlene when that quilt is quilted you're gonna' change your mind. It's going to be a wonderful, joyful quilt. And the appliqued blocks are wonderful - I love applique and I love that block! blessings, marlene

Lorraine said...

.....I am in one of those at the moment...."funk" that is.....I think it is to do with the change of seasons and maybe I need some sun! I love winter but I even I have to admit I am looking forward to some sunny sewing days!! ....but then there will be summer which I really have trouble with!!....I love the pinwheel quilt and I think the "ugly" quilt will be fine...!

Mar said...

hey, I resemble that 'funk' got one going on myself. This too shall pass, love you little lovelies and I don't think your ugly is ugly silly girl!

Deb Silva said...

I like your sweet flower/pinwheel. I broke out my compass and drafted a pattern from an antique quilt an old neighbor has that is quite similar. I haven't gotten anywhere near starting it yet - so far it's just another one on an ever-growing Want To Do list.

Sorry to hear about your "funk". I know how they can be. Hang in there.

As far as the "Ugly" ... It definately isn't ugly.

Pam said...

Hi Darlene

I sure hope you get out of your funk soon. I know how you feel - this entire summer has been a bit of a bust for me and sometimes I have really had to step back and give myself a good talking to. Never apologize - there is nothing to apologize for!

Your certainly have been busy making bags!! I am sure all who receive them will be thrilled.

Anonymous said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love the combination.

rbuckley

em's scrapbag said...

The pinwheel flowers are delightful. What a cheerful block. Hope you are felling better soon.

Vicky said...

Beautiful quilts! I love the Cotton Blossoms fabric but have resisting ordering it. No uglies in site! Both quilts are gorgeous!

Linda said...

It is a true saying that one persons ugly is another persons beautiful! I love the color combinations! I love the pattern! I LOVE the 2 together!
Great job on the flower/pinwheel! Can't wait to see it with the sashing, etc..!

miniaturequilter said...

I love the pinwheel quilt, and the cotton blossom is pretty. I agree that once it's bound and quilted you will prob love it! Sorry about the funk..alot of chocolate and coffee helps me if things aren't too bad. Hope you feel better.

Ginger Patches said...

You haven't been a bad blogger, you've been posting the absolute perfect amount, now if everyone would follow suit I wouldn't get so darned behind in my reading :)

OMG!!! I LOVE the top quilt--I think I'm hyperventilating lol...I think that quilt just screams "give it to your lil' sister" yup that's what I'm hearin' LOL!!!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh and I don't think the bottom quilt is ugly at all. I bet you'll love once it's quilted.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh Darlene, that quilt is wonderful what do you mean your not happy with it?? And your flower/pinwheel quilt is beautiful. I'm loving that one!!!! Great work!! But then you always do great work!! Now get out of your funk and get happy!!!!!

Knot Garden said...

What do you think is wrong with the last quilt? I like it! I think the fabric, especially the colours, and the pattern work together very well. When you look at it again on a different day you amight see it differently :)

Stephanie said...

Well Darlene I don't know what you don't like about your Cotton Blossom quilt but I think it's really pretty. And the first quilt is so pretty too! Glad you're back.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Boy I don't think that quilt is ugly and I'll take it off your hands if you don't want it, LOL. I LOVE those little applique blocks, how sweet are they and can't wait to see them put together in the quilt. Hope your day is wonderful :)

Hugs - Karen

Yvonne said...

I'm loving both of them. :)

Connie W said...

The quilt looks good in the photo, not ugly at all. But I understand disappointment, I've had projects not turn out the way I had seen them in my mind's eye. Good to have you back but taking a break can be a good thing at times.

Wendy said...

Both quilts are just lovely, you might not like the second one because of the funk. I hope this passes soon and you are feeling better.

Thimbleanna said...

Well, Darlene, I completely disagree! I like that last quilt and I love the colors! Love the flower/pinwheel too!

Sweet P said...

Sometimes we just need to take a break. You'll be back before you know it.

I can understand why you think the ugly is ugly. Some fabrics just don't work with some designs.

Erin said...

I love both of them, hope you feel better, being in a funk is something I certainly know about!!

from little acorns said...

How do I put this. . . um. . .
Wrong, Wrong, WRONG! :-) The Cotton Blossoms quilt is wonderful! In fact when I first saw the photo - I skipped a breath! I really think that's your funk talking there. I agree with many before - once it's quilted. . . you will see it with new eyes! :-)
xo, Bren

Doe said...

Hey, hey, hey! There is no such thing as "ugly" here in quilting daze. This is pretty really. It might not be the color/fabric pattern of your choice but I think it's lovely. It's the funk talking that's all. Besides I'm adding this on my "list" including the one on top.

Hope you feel better soon!

Floss said...

I think every now and then we make a quite that doesn't turn out the way we wanted and we think it is Ugly, but when we look at it later it's not a bad as we remember.

Carole said...

Oh my gosh, we must have done a mind bond cause I was going to use that exact title but made one change. That is too funny! I told myself that I was going to read blogs before I went to bed, so here I am! lol Well, as usual, you've been busy! Now, what's the funk all about? Hugs!

Cheryl said...

Boy I really love what you have been working on. Hang in there. We are all here for you.....the funk shall pass and then things will be rosie again!!! I think you are the queen of bag making:-)!

Nan said...

I'm glad you posted - I've been thinking a LOT about you lately! Your quilt tops are beautiful!! BOTH of them! I'll take the one you deem "ugly" off your hands, and love it forever!! I know what you mean, though. Isn't it sad when we have what we think is a wonderful idea, and when we finish it, we decide it wasn't what we wanted? It is lovely, dear friend!! Take care of yourself!!
H'moosies to yousies!!!!

Debi said...

That quilt is NOT ugly, the pattern is wonderful and the fabrics awesome.

Libby said...

Sometimes the 'funk' just comes along. Just like a rainy day - it will pass *s*

Quilt Nut said...

i think it looks fabulous! love that pattern and fabric line

congrats on finishing your appliqué quilt and your baskets are fantastic!

Simply This and That said...

You are so funny! I can't believe you keep forgetting me. What am I a potted plant! LOL. JUST KIDDING. I love the quilts. I think the cotton blossoms fab one is cool! Good to see ya back. ;o) ooxx~jodi

Patti said...

Still catching up - the story of my life these days. I'm so sorry to read you were in a funk - I sure hope by now it's gone. It certainly didn't stop you from being productive! And what do you mean this quilt is ugly - I must disagree completely! It's wild and beautiful in a crazy bright way! I'm sure there are many, many quiters who wish they could make something like that!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh too funny! A friend and I just bought that pattern today to make those little pinwheel things!

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