Thursday, February 12, 2009

Showing YOU!

ME and I spent the day together and finished the center of my quilt. It's ME's first line with Moda, Friends and Flowers and the pattern is called "Furrowed Four Patch".

I have a few things to contemplate before I add the borders. I don't recall what my plans were for this fabric when I purchased it because I have two Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Patches, two charm packs and some yardage. This quilt only took 3/4 of a Jolly Patches package. Maybe it should be bigger? (it's approx 40" x 50" w/o the borders) Maybe I should stop here and make something else? This will look adorable on the quilt rack in the corner of my kitchen this summer - talk about a splash of Summer. Definitely reminds me of a picnic!

Today I'm off to spend the day with my 4 year old grandson, Eli - he's not feeling well. And, then later my Sweetie and I will go out to dinner to celebrate our 32nd anniversary.

Enjoy your day and feel free to leave me your thoughts about what I should do with this cutie!

Thanks for stopping by - please come again!

In Friendship!

55 comments:

rachel griffith said...

oh it's SUPER cute the way you have it now.
and if you stopped here you can use all that other fabric on different projects.

have fun with eli.
hope he feels better soon.

and happy 32nd anniversary!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy 32nd Anniversary. Love the quilt top. It really doesn't need a lot in the way of borders and the size now is great. Maybe just a white border the same as the background and then a binding that goes with your kitchen?

Pam said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! I did MCM (aka My Creative Mind, aka sewingroom) in Friends and Flowers and my kitchen in Recipe for Friendship. ME is my fav of all fav artist...happy, bright, and so ME!

Your quilt top is wonderful as is~maybe framed with a 1" black polka dot? Bind in black? What about the red? My kitchen uses alot of red & black so I generally head in that direction. What color stands out in your kitchen?

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

Happy Anniversary, we celebrate 32 this year as well...in June.

Jackie Russell said...

Cute top!

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary Darlene! Sorry grandson is sick. A friend recently said how can those so little have such BIG germs! Your quilt absolutely screams picnic. Love how you set it.

Juliann in WA said...

What a springy quilt - makes me forget for a moment the snow on the ground. Happy anniversary.

Carole said...

Yea, like maybe you could make another one for me...... pllllleeeeeaaaaassssseeee! Ho, it'lovely. As always! I love your work!

Happy anniversary! Sorry to read that the little one doesn't feel well! Give Eli a gently hug for me!

Enjoy your evening!

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE it Darlene -- everything about it!

Sherri said...

I just love your quilt...so summery...yes, definitely reminds me of a picnic too!

Linda said...

Happy anniversary, love the top. Like Carol said make another one ot two...lol....

Sweet P said...

What an adorable quilt! I would leave the quilt as it is. I don't think it needs anything more than a dark binding.

Happy Anniversary!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Quilt Nut said...

so cute and i would leave it as is without another border

happy anniversary!

Winona said...

Darlene, that is a very cute quilt. Enjoy your time with your little grandson. Happy anniversary!
Winona

Wendy said...

Happy 32nd Anniversary! Enjoy your evening together.

The quilt is cheerful to look at, you did a fantastic job, I love it!. Maybe a small border and then you are done. I think some quilts have too big borders.

Beth said...

I love it! Was that a pattern you made up yourself?

Simply This and That said...

I LOVE m.e. ! ;o)

Deb said...

Happy Anniversary. Its a wonderful thing to reach such an anniversary these days, you should be so proud. Congrats.

The Jen said...

I love the different sized dark squares. Very cool quilt.

Kristin said...

Love it!! Oh, I think rick rack would be a great addition. Aqua or red rick rack with a black polka dot border. Makes me giddy just thinking about the possibilites. Happy Anniversary!

swooze said...

Cute. The different size sashings and black blocks add a lot of interest!

Happy Anniversary.

PamKittyMorning said...

THat is just super cute!!!

Threeundertwo said...

It's so darling! If you can envision a spot for it, I'd say stop here and use the rest of the fabric for something else.

Quilts And Pieces said...

very cute and picnicy! I'd just put a border on it! Happy anniversary!!!!

W. Latane Barton said...

Have you considered doing prairie points if you have enough of the scraps of fabric left from the top?

Stina said...

Ahhh...it will be a wonderful quilt for summer ...so fresh... love it!! :o)

Libby said...

Happy Anniversary!

Yvonne said...

What to do, what to do....I know, send it right off to me. :)

Happy Anniversary to you and Ron and many, many more, my friend!

Hope the little guy is feeling better. I'm sure spending the day with Nana helped.

Karen said...

I think it would be perfect for summer time in the kitchen!
And a very happy 32nd anniversary. You must be doing the right things to have been married all that time.
I have missed visiting your blog. I am getting better by the day and hope to be able to visit all my friend's blogs before long.

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Anniversary!

I know you don't consider yourself Speedy....but come on! It looks great and will be very pretty any time of year!

Carrie P. said...

That quilt is so great. Reminds me of spring. Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your time together.

Candace said...

Oh I love all things ME, Darlene! I think the quilt looks great where it is - wait - maybe a B&W polka dot border? Happy Anniversary!
Cheers!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes on your anniversary! enjoy your special dinner. Love your latest quilt - looks so fresh and colourful. Hope your grandson feels brighter soon.

Julia said...

Happy 32nd Anniversary. Love the quilt top.

Carol said...

I love your quilt! You're right, it is like a summer picnic, very cheerful. I just love ME fabric. How about a polka dot fabric for the border? Happy Anniversary 32 years - that's awesome.

Barb's Blurbs said...

I love ME!!! I try to branch out to other designers but ME and Laurel Burch are 2 of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

I am so glad that you asked! I think that you should send it my way. I love it. Happy Anniversary!

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary Darlene! Hope you had a wonderful dinner and a wonderful celebration!

PS: cute quilt!

Betweens said...

Wholly Molly I am going to get lost in all these comments. Please don't feel you have to email me..you have a great captured audience.
I love what you have done with your ME fabric it was really worth spending the day!!

Betweens said...

sorry to double post but wanted to wish you a wonderful 32 anniversary and to wish your GS to get well..

Connie W said...

Happy Anniversary wishes to you and your sweetie. And get-better wishes to little Eli. The quilt is looking great.
Connie

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your evening! Have a nice day with Eli! And that quilt...it's wonderful! Love it!

Lynn said...

For some reason it reminds me of a Scrabble board. Very cute!!

Nan said...

Oh my, oh my - I know it's for Me2 now!!! Cute, cute, cute! While you're busy making duplicates for the other girls, you can send that one to me!! Heh, heh, heh....

Happy 32nd to you and your very nice hubby. Here's to many, many more!!!
H'moosies to yousies!!!

*karendianne. said...

This is a super happy quilt. I love it. Inspiring! Happy Anniversary, too!

Sherry said...

I love it. I just used those fabrics (charm packs) to make a posey quilt. Fun fabric line!

Sherry said...

Sorry I forgot to comment on your anniversary. So....Happy Anniversary! :) We just celebrated our 32 this past December. Wishing you many more happy years together!

Ginger Patches said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! Big sis you have done it again :) I have a lot of that fabric left over too so I'll be watching to see what you do!

kjquilts said...

Very cute!

MARCIE said...

Very cute and "brite". The variation in the sashing strips is interesting and clever. Happy anniversary Darlene!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy anniversary....Darlene you have been so busy, so many beautiful projects...

Cheryl said...

Great quilt...black polka dot binding.....perfect!!!!! Happy 32 anniversary and hope your little guy is better.

julia said...

Hi Darlene,
as I said in my e-mail ~ the quilt is gorgeous!
Happy belated 32nd anniversary!!!
- Julia

Cathy said...

Cute, cute, and I really like the use of black because it makes all the other colors pop.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Happy anniversary! It is my 30th year. Congrats. Not many people make it to where we are at Darlene. This quilt is amazing. I love love love it.

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