Tuesday, March 23, 2010

National Quilting
Week end

Before I tell you about my National Quilting week end I need to tell you about my sweet hubby. Friday evening he asked if I planned to sew on Saturday and if so did I need anything i.e. thread. I told him that I did intend to spend most of the day in my sewing haven; in turn he told me to play as much as I wanted and not to fret about dinner and such. His mom, Dru (may she rest in peace) raised this wonderful man - thank you, Mom!

I exercised on National Quilting Day - no not THAT kind of exercise - my prerogative! teehee! I couldn't decide what to do with the piles of fabric I showed you on Friday so I checked my closet yet again and found a huge pile of Moda's Gingham Rose fabric - I had yardage for background, border fabric, fat quarters, etc. I pulled my Frosted Squares pattern by The Pattern Basket and cut my own Layer Cake (10" squares) and got busy! Saturday I got 25 of the required 30 blocks done - woohoo!

Sunday morning I was back in my sewing haven and at the end of the day (10:00PM) I had the quilt top assembled (well, all but the top and bottom borders). I'll show you the entire quilt top after I add the top & bottom borders.

This quilt reminds me of something I'd find in an old trunk - I LOVE it so much and plan to quilt it very, very soon.

I really enjoyed working with an older line of fabric so stay tuned because I'm planning to use more the stash.
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47 comments:

Susan said...

Those are beautiful fabrics. I love the simplicity of the blocks, too. Just beautiful!

Cara said...

What a sweetie! And the fabrics are delicious! I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Stephanie said...

Yes, very vintagey. Pretty. Mr. Creations leaves me in my sewing bliss too.

Deb said...

What a sweetie of a husband to do that for you! I would have taken him up on it too! :) Beautiful quilt...you are a fast worker!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, Darlene! It's lovely, just lovely. Isn't it fun to go shopping in you own stash LOL! Way to sew - and what a great hubby you have, too!

pajudie said...

That is soooo pretty -
Judie

pajudie said...

That is sooo pretty - what a great way to use up stash -
Judie

Carol said...

I LOVE it! I LOVE it! I LOVE it a lot! It is absolutely gorgeous. What a sweetie Mr. Wabbit is!

Karen said...

I like the Gingham Rose fabric but never had any of it. What designer is it? The fabric looks a bit like Fig Tree fabrics.

Karen said...

I'd say you had a very productive quilt day! Love the fabrics! Your quilt top is simply beautiful!! :0)

Nicole said...

I have a few pieces from Gingham Rose, but I sure with I had more of it!! Your quilt is lovely.

Stina said...

Huh.. what a find in the closet.. wish I could find something like that...:o))))
The quilt is just WONDERFUL!!!!! Love the fabrics....
so pretty.. think I ordered some from Australia once...
Long to see all of the quilt!!!

Becky said...

I too loved the fabric line Gingham Rose. I completed two quilts and still have some fabric left :)

Crafty Mama said...

oooh, that is so so pretty! I can't wait to see it all quilted! ☺

Cathy said...

I have some of that Gingham Rose fabric stashed away too! I'm anxious to see your quilt all finished.

Cindy said...

Darlene - your honor to National Quilting Day turned out to be a special one!!

It's so pretty.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a wonderful hubby!
Is your background fabric from the same Moda line?
I just love it!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a wonderful hubby!
Is your background fabric from the same Moda line?
I just love it!

Behind My Picket Fence said...

Very pretty quilt girl! It's got that cottage, shabby-chic look going on. Just great!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a sweet and thoughtful husband you have!

That's such a beautiful quilt. Gingham Rose is one of my favorite fabric lines EVER!

So can I come and play in your closet? :)

Sherri said...

Love this quilt...must start it soon...and I think I'll use your idea and make my own layer cake squares!

Allie said...

A whole quilt top in one weekend???? Wow Darlene - and it's a beauty! I'm so impressed!

Allie said...

A whole quilt top in one weekend???? Wow Darlene - and it's a beauty! I'm so impressed!

call me crazy said...

That is just beautiful! And what a sweet DH! Glad you had such a fun weekend! :-)

QuiltSue said...

That looks lovely and the unfussy pattern you chose suits the fabrics somehow.

Lissa Jane said...

Darlene
before I was addicted to Civil War Repros, the only fabric worth using in my opinion was gingham roses... it was the first fabric I bought more than fQ's of! (fabric at the time was $24/m here).. the local store was closing down, and had 50% off, so whats a girl to do? I bought at least 12 meters of that fabric, I LOVED IT and I still do.. I just wish I had more of it! LOL I love this quilt the blocks are so perfect, but they aren't busy so show the fabric off just so lovely!!!!

Lissa Australia

Dresden Quilter said...

This is so beautiful. I wished I sewed as fast as you!

Kaaren said...

Anything with a vintage look just warms my heart, Darlene and your "newest" flimsy does just that.

It's going to be a keeper for sure. Love it!

Thelma said...

Darlene!! What a lovely quilt top, wonderful job! And that husband, just in case you were in doubt, he's a keeper!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow Darlene...you were very productive and your quilt top is absolutely beautiful! Such a sweetie of a hubby I might add! I give him 2 points! (just a little thing we say around here)

Shakerwood said...

Can't wait to see the whole thing! And hubby sounds like a great guy!

Lori said...

The quilt is wonderful and looks so springy and inviting. Great job!!
That hubby of yours is a keeper for sure!!

Wendy said...

Isn't so special when husbands are so supportive. You picked a great pattern to go with that fabric, ....I love it! Very vintage looking. I was just looking at the very same pattern a few days ago...hmmm. If you get tired of that quilt, I know of a loving home....LOL

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what a sweet hubby! And what a fun day!

Mama Spark said...

I just found your blog and I am so inspired by your prolific work and your giving spirit! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us!!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh that is beautiful fabric...must have come out before I was quilting. Love your quilt, you were VERY productive big sis!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very very cute Darlene.

Carrie P. said...

Yes, your hubby does sound like a sweet guy.
A very pretty quilt in the making.

Lori Holt said...

Hi Darlene...
I'm glad that I came for a visit so that I could see your wonderful quilt.
I think it's so great that you were able to do it from your old stash...revisiting old favorites is always so fun.
Thank goodness for quilting week ends and thoughtful husbands!
Happy everything,
Lori

Lynn said...

What a great guy!!!!! And a great quilt too!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It is the perfect pattern for that fabric Darlene! Wonderful work = again! Sweet husband understands the quilty bug.

Candace said...

Darlene, I've been sitting here for the past half hour just enthralled by what you've been up to! You absolutely amaze me! How nice of hubby to see that you weren't disturbed during NQD, too - he is sure a keeper! We spent the day putting up the new shed...but next year you know where I'll be!
Cheers!

Lynn said...

You should call your quilt "the good husband"

Rose Marie said...

Lovely top and I can see that one for sure coming out of an old battered trunk!

Sweet hubby to give you time out to just sew!

Sinta Renee said...

I love this quilt! It looks so vintage and cozy! Hmmm:)I wanna go looking through your closet! I love your Roundabout on your last post also!!!

Michelle said...

What a man! I can't wait to see the completed top!

Micki said...

What a great quilt and what a wonderful hubby you have!
Micki

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