Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm Ready!

Saturday morning I was blog stalking and tripped across a couple of quilt patterns that really spoke to me. And, I mean they spoke LOUD!!!!! :-)

I hit the road Saturday afternoon - a very long trip across town (needed a change of scenery) to do some shopping. I'll tell you about that trip in my next post - I had too much fun.

I spent ALL day Sunday cutting out four quilt tops - now I'm Ready to sew when the mood strikes. Now let's hope the mood strikes very soon. :-)

1. Remember when I told you about "Kitchen Sink" in the book Scrap Basket Surprises? I put that project aside but Sunday I finished cutting 168 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" different dark rectangles and 220 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" light rectangles.

2. A project inspired by a fellow blogger. 40 different Civil War prints
3. 100 different 2" x 21" strips - Civil War prints for a Miss Rosie pattern :-)

4. 100 different 2" x 21" strips - 30's prints for another Miss Rosie pattern. :-)

Thank you so much for sharing some of your "Quilting Mojo".

I really appreciate your visit - please again soon!

In Friendship!

39 comments:

Janet said...

My goodness, It looks like the mojo came back with a vengence. That was one amazing cutting session and I have to say the fabrics are very delicious.

Betweens said...

well that is a wonderful start I am so happy you were able to find someone's blog to get that mojo flaring.. cutting is only the beginning then once you start sewing you will screaming.. Iyeeeeeee..LOL
I think the weather change will help too..

Stephanie said...

The preparation is half the battle. I hope the mood strikes soon and you can just sit and sew to your heart's delight.

Linda said...

So pleased to read that the "mo" has returnd,now all that's needed is the "jo":))

Carol said...

Those are absolutely the best stacks of cut pieces ever! You are ready to roll! Remember...Do what makes you happy!

Screen Door said...

I'm so thrilled you're back to quilting. Keep us posted... enjoy the journey.

Caryn said...

The mojo is definitely back - I know I couldn't do that much cutting without it! Have fun - I can' wait to see what you have planned for all those fabrics!

Quilt Hollow said...

Yeah baby! She's back with a vengence and ready to conquer. Loving your fabric cuts...can't wait to see the quilts....I'm so glad your back!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

So where did you find it? Under the bathroom sink like I said? Well, wherever it was, make sure you lock the doors and don't let it leave again!

Michelle said...

Wow! I am so happy for you. It is great to have you back. I love the Miss Rosie patterns. I have not made one yet but want to. I need to do some precutting too, so that when I have the time I can just go ahead and sew.

Cara said...

Those will be fun scrappy quilts when they're done.

Millie said...

I just like to look at your stacked cut out fabrics! Lovely fabrics and your hand must hurt after all that cutting!

Elaine Adair said...

How lovely to see you again! Hey, it hits us all, now and then. What a wonderful assortment of strips!!!

Kathie said...

wow, so much cutting there missy!
oh this is exciting I can't wait for you to share the projects and the bloggers who inspired you of course!
want to see the finished quilts!
just glad your sewing again, now don't over do it!
Kathie

paulette said...

You go girl! So happy to have you back!
Paulette

Robin said...

WOW! I'm so impressed with your cutting marathon. The fabrics are delicious. I'm anxious to see what pattern(s) you've chosen.

Sherri said...

Good for you...now you're ready to sew! I love the "Kitchen Sink" pattern too...can't decide whether to do that one first or the pinwheel one in that book!

Naomi R. Cox said...

Way to go! Can't wait to see the finished tops.

Carrie P. said...

Yippee! I see some quilts coming soon.

Lynn said...

I've always liked scrappy quilts and the Kitchen Sink sounds like a great way to use up some fabric! However cutting up all those pieces would have me in a tizzy after an hour or so.....

Can't wait to see it start. It sounds as if the quilting mojo is working its way back in. Playing with fabric is always a mojo maker for me!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - when you cut you really cut - can't wait to see the quilts when you get in the mood to sew. Once I have things prepped I am more apt to sew.

swooze said...

Good to see you back my dear.

Kaaren said...

Wow, Darlene. Now that's some serious cutting. The fabrics are to die for...definitely right up my alley.

These are going to be spectacular to be sure. Woo hoo!

Now where did you find it...the mojo, I mean? I bet it was in the trunk of your car all the time, huh? (wink)

Stina said...

WOW.. could you tell me the recipe for all this cutting!!!! ;o) There must be a secret..lol...
OH ..Darlene Im so happy to see progress in your sewingarea.. that just this ought to make start cutting and sewing!!!
Cant wait to see what will be all the cutting!! :o)

sheddy said...

Glad to "see" you again. I missed you! Can't wait to see what you're making with all those fabric kits.

Allie said...

OH MY!!!!!!! You ARE back! You must be one speedy cutter, Darlene! That's an amazing accomplishment, good for you - love all those fabrics~!

Kim said...

You sure have been busy doing some cutting.. I can't wait to see the finished projects.. You have the hardest part behind you now.
Have a wonderful week!

Quilterbee said...

Prepping for applique or cutting for peicing is the hardest part for me. You've got the fun part to look forward to now.

I love your fabrics and I know I'm going to love your quilts.

Something about fall and winter just makes me want to make quilts.

Welcome back, you were missed. I can read the excitement in your post.

Quilterbee

Sweet P said...

Hooray! Your quilting mojo is starting to come back!

Darlene B said...

Welcome back, Darlene! It's great to know you are dong okay...but no stress! If you do a little at a time when the spirit moves, so be it!

Quilt Nut said...

wow you were busy! and what a great idea. enjoy your new projects!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I have to admit I'm a little jealous. I haven't spent much time with my rotary cutter lately. But my sewing machine and I are having a blast!

Love all your yummy fabrics. Can't wait to see what they turn into.

Quilter Kathy said...

I could just cry seeing all the fabric cutting going on over at Quilting Daze! Woohoo....doing the happy dance that you're BACK! Love all those photos of quilts ready to be sewn!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like what I see :-) Looks like you are filling up with gas and now just need the spark plug to get things rolling! Happy quilting.

Jocelyn

Candace said...

Now you can just chain sew to your hearts content, Darlene! I see lots of goodness coming out of these fabrics!
Cheers!

Eileen said...

I personally think nothing is more fun than spending an afternoon cutting quilt blocks. LOVE your combination of fabrics there in strip. Can't wait to see what you make.

Laura said...

Hey Darlene! I hit the west side quilt shops last Saturday as well...35th Ave, Quilter's Bee, Sun Valley, and Bearly Stitchen. Came home with quite a haul. Glad your mojo is back. Let us know how your "road trip" went. Not sure you remember me, but this is Laura from Avondale, an old XS aquaintance from Cross Stitch Corner. Remember when we were going to meet up with Ros from England? Happy Quilting and Stitching! I still fit in stitching from time to time as well, but mostly I'm a quilter now.

Vicky said...

Wow, all of those fabrics are fantastic! Please quickly sew them up and share so we can see what they made!!!! :) (Hugs)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Fabric lined up like that excites me. It fuels my curiosity about what it will look like.

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