Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spoolin' Around
(this is what Dawn called it - LOL)

Carol, Wendy, Judy, Dawn, Sharon & I have finished another block swap and we are thrilled with the results! The final five blocks arrived today and I couldn't wait to add the final two rows!!! We swapped these blocks for six months and the arrival of new blocks every month just made all of us giddy with the results - it just makes me smile :-) Swapping with these ladies has been a wonderful experience. Carol, Wendy, Judy, Sharon & I have swapped before - you might recall our 3" 30's rail fence blocks that we swapped last year. It was fun to have Dawn join us this time.

It's finished just the way it is - no border - just a nice dark binding to create a frame. Everyone else is almost finished with their quilts, as well, so stay tuned to their blogs.


Thanks for letting me share! And, I appreciate your visit - please come again soon & often.

In Friendship!

33 comments:

Stina said...

Wow... this is so much fun.. it was ages since I joined a swap like this!! And the quilt will just wonderful with lovely memories attached to it!! :o)

Carol said...

Oh I can't wait to get mine together. LOVE IT!

Janet said...

Darlene, It's a beauty, I love it. Sometimes a quilt doesn't want a border. I clicked on the photo to see how they were pieced. Very clever. How many did you have to make each month?

Stephanie said...

What a terrific little group of swappers. Love the spools.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Your quilt is beautiful.

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun to have such a neat group of gals to swap with. I bet the variety of fabrics is awesome having come from each person's stash. What will you do next?

Carol said...

I love the spool quilt. Hey, if you do another block swap I would totally love to join in and swap blocks too.

Elaine Adair said...

It's just wonderful! What other pattern must we ALL do. I made one about a year ago, and it's still one of my favorites. THanks for the photo - I'll be watching for the final version. 8-)

miniaturequilter said...

It's beautiful, I cant wait to see it finished. Love to see pics of them all when they are finished!

Pat said...

Beautiful!

Not Lucy said...

My friends and I just finished a spool quilt. We decided to add a border so I hope to get that done in the next few days and then I will be posting a picture again.

Wendy said...

I'm so giddy just looking at your top all finished, as soon as my blocks arrive I'll be sewing.
I'm looking forward with huge excitement to the next one.

Nicole said...

That is just charming! It is just calling out for a sweet all over quilting design. I love one block quilts.

Candace said...

Wow - how fun to swap with just a few friends! I'm giddy as well for the result, Darlene! This is one of my favorite quilt blocks, too!
Cheers!

Barbara said...

Love It!!! What a fun swap.
HUgs, Barb

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Classic. I love a quilt that is timeless. It is fun to quilt with friends like this. Love the outcome.

julieQ said...

So fun! I am so glad you got to swap with buddies, and have a wonderful quilt to show for it!

Allie said...

How fun is that! I love it!

Cathy said...

I love your quilt.....and can't believe how much you have gotten done in the last week or so!
I have never done a swap, but it sounds like so much fun.
Cathy

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's a wonderful swap quilt. I'll bet you had so much fun putting it together. I am so fond of borderless quilts. These blocks are perfect for that.

I was just over at Quilt Hollow where she posted about her surprise. It's beautiful! What a very sweet thing to do.

quiltdolls said...

hOW CAN I get the pattern for this quilt?

Kim

Sherri said...

What a great swap quilt! I love it!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Yup, just love it!!!!

Kathie said...

oh just love these spools what a great swap.
good idea.
I have always loved this block'Kathie

Carrie P. said...

I can see why you couldn't wait tog get the last two rows up. It is fantastic.

Janet said...

Great spool quilt! What a fun swap idea. It has such a wonderful variety of fabrics.

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous, Darlene. It looks huge...is it? What a fun way to make a quilt and a memorable one at that. It look very vintage,one of my favorite words.

Great job!

sewtakeahike said...

I just recently saw the pattern for these spool quilts and love them! Yours turned out fabulous!!

Julia said...

That's gorgeous - and so neat - love the colours:0)

Ginger Patches said...

Oh how fun! I love it, I've got a mini spool quilt in progress that I definitely am now inspired to finish!

Anne said...

What a fun swap. I love that block. It's so simple, but looks so great when it's scrappy!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Lookin good Missy!!!

Nan said...

What a great swap you girls did! Everyone's blocks work so well with everybody else's. Beautiful quilt, my friend!

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