Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saying Thank you!

Here I am - have you missed me? I can't say it's been an extremely busy week but there have been things that needed to be done practically every day - sigh!

Friday morning I finally had an opportunity to play in my sewing room. I bounced out of bed with a bevy of ideas so I got busy before I could second guess my plan(s). LOL I sewed Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and am pleased with the results. :-)


It started with a Civil War Crossing Layer Cake by Moda and some background fabric - the results - four small quilts. There are four lovely women in the Land of Blog who recently sent surprises my way and this is my way of saying thank you! While I really like the quilt in the lower right hand corner I'm thinking it might need a very narrow border of the background fabric. HMMM! Do you have an opinion?

After they are all quilted, bound and in the mail I'll share who received these quilts.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me - please come again!

In Friendship!

33 comments:

Nan said...

Hello to Ewe! Beautiful quilts, each and every one! I like the bottom right-hand quilt just the way it is, but you do whatever you think looks best.
Those quilts will make 4 ladies very happy! I'm glad you've been sewing.

miniaturequilter said...

They are all beautiful, but I love the bottom left one the best. I think a little border would be nice on it, but it look good as is too! Wonderful fabrics!!!!!

Carol said...

Love your quilts! I think the bottom quilt looks great, a narrow border would be nice too. What you should do is put some fabric underneath the quilt on the edge leave about the size border showing that you are thinking about and step away, take a look and see what you think. Good way to get an idea of how a border would look without sewing it on the quilt.

Vickie E said...

Love them...did you make those patterns up yourself or use a book?? I am curious as they are quite an efficient use of a layer cake ;)

Cathi said...

Yes, I missed you. That sounds wonderful to spend two days sewing. I can't sit for too long without feeling guilty. Then I have to go do wash or clean something. That's why I love retreats!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow! Those are wonderful. It's hard to believe they all came from one layer cake. Must feel really good to get four projects finished that quickly.

Quilter Kathy said...

These look like fun fun fun!
Love them all! Sounds like you had a great day!

Lisa said...

Your quilts are very pretty! I agree that the last one needs a small border. That is wonderful that you could make all 4 with just one layer cake!

Yvonne said...

All of them are very sweet...I'm sure the ladies will love them. :)

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow, you had a productive day and a half! The quilts are wonderful! The four blog ladies are very lucky!

Lynn said...

Wow you have been quite the productive one!!! Great quilts, all so beautiful. They will make your recipients VERY happy!

Carol said...

Oh Darlene they are just WONDERFUL! You have been bitten by the small quilt bug. Love 'em.

julieQ said...

Such pretty civil war fabrics in these quilts. I love the strippy one!!

W. Latane Barton said...

excellent time well spent sewing such beautiful quilts. I love your choice of fabrics, too.

wendysquilting said...

I love all 4 of them, the bow tie one catches my eye. What a wonderful way to spend a day!

Pam said...

Love all four of the quilts. I agree that the one on the bottom right might look even better with a small border but it is lovely just the way it is. Lucky ladies!

Terrie Sandelin said...

All of your quilts are just lovely! Love the designs and the fabrics!

Stina said...

Ohhh... I wish I did bounce out of bed and started to play in the sewingrom... having trouble just to get to the sewingroom with all familymembers at home!!!
And do Moda have layers of civil war fabrics!!!! ??? I need to check that out.. because I need to build up my stash on civil fabrics!!!!:o))
Love your quilts!!!! Good work!!! :o))

Kaaren said...

Is there anything better than a quilt made out of Civil War fabrics?

Yes, a quilt made by Darlene out of Civil War fabrics.

They're wonderful, Darlene...all 4 of them!

Carrie P. said...

Yes, I missed you. What great little quilts. Four people are going to very happy.

Linda said...

I think you need to send me some of that energy you have. Beautiful quilts, yes just a narrow border would finish it off nicely. How sweet of you to make these for others. Have a great week, filled with loads of JOY!!

Jackie Russell said...

Four great quilts!

Cathy said...

What cute, cute quilts! And they were all from 1 layer cake right? I think that the one could use a little border to give it that "finished" look.
Cathy

Wendy said...

I'm so addicted to little quilts. I love the ones you made, gotta get into my sewing room to make one. Your friends will be delighted to receive such a thoughtful gift. You are a sweetie.

Sherri said...

I love all of your little quilts! As soon as I finish my Christmas in July swap gifts I'm going to make some of those!

Libby said...

They all look great . . . . can I put my vote for no extra border?

dotti white said...

These are all absolutely wonderful! the recipients will treasure them, I'm sure!

Quilts And Pieces said...

OMG! They are so cute! I agree - I especially love the one in the bottom right! I might have to copy that idea!!! (Again)

Floss said...

Very nice, what a great way to play. The one on the top left catches my eye, but they are all lovely.

Karen said...

My goodness but you have been a busy girl!

Michelle said...

I think they are all fantastic, and I like them all the way they are.

Janet said...

You've been productive, I love them all but I am fond of the bow ties pattern. All gorgeous.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

No opinion. You can't go wrong no matter what you do!

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