Friday, March 19, 2010

Springing into
National Quilting Day
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Tomorrow (Saturday) is the first day of Spring (my favorite season) and National Quilting Day. A day to enjoy my needle and thread with wild abandon. teehee!

In my attempts to keep Mrs. McNasty from accusing me of lacking originality or being a big ole copy cat I've been digging through my stash. I've found two wonderful piles of fabric and now I'm attempting to decide what pattern to use. Any thoughts or ideas?

How about this one - any thoughts or ideas?

March Schnibbles Roundabout is officially a flimsy - I used Make Life by Sweetwater/Moda and love the results. Need to order backing & binding early next week.

The Aviary Turnover project is also officially a flimsy. Need backing & binding for this one, too.
Two Simple Abundance Piece of Cake quilts have been delivered - woohoo. I think the recipients were surprised, excited & pleased.

These three sweet angel stitcheries - Hope, Faith, & Peace have been delivered to a fellow blogger. I think she was surprised, as well.

And, I finished the March Snowbound blocks for Kelly & Terry but failed to take a picture before I mailed them. They are safe & sound with Kelly & Terry. WooHoo!

This is what happens when I don't update my blog for almost two weeks - whew! LOL

I hope you're enjoying your day - you've made mine by stopping by to visit with me. Thank you so much!

In Friendship!

50 comments:

Karen said...

You have been busy, and looks like you plan on being even busier :). They are all so springy and pretty.

Cara said...

Everything looks fantastic! I especially like the Make Life Roundabout.
I'm so looking forward to spring.

Screen Door said...

I'm completely in love with the aviary tunover project.... You're having fun I can tell.

Carol said...

Darlene, I love your Roundabout quilt with the Make Life fabric. I really like that fabric line. I'm making mine with Simple Abundance fabric. Yes, I was so surprised and happy with the Piece of Cake quilt, thank you again so much. You've been a busy little bee. Your Aviary quilt, it just beautiful, I really like it. I just know you'll find the perfect pattern for your nice fabrics. Happy National Quilting Day and Happy Spring.

Allie said...

Those fabrics are scrumptious! I'm sure you'll find the perfect project for them!
Roundabout is wonderful - I wish I liked piecing better, I'd love to make that one! Love the Turnover too.
Love the quilts and stitcheries, Darlene - I'm sure the recipients were VERY pleased!
I think I'll join you in spending the day quilting tomorrow, it's turning very cold here and that's a good excuse to stay in with the iron on!

Deb said...

oMgoodness Darlene, what a busy beaver you have been. Those fabric selections are gorgeous but I mus admit to especially liking the second set, they feel like they should be in something old and vintagey. You do such beautiful work.
hugs Deb

Cindy said...

Your Roundabout looks so nice made from Make Life. It's so light and bright..just love it, Darlene.

My goodness, you've been a busy lady - and such a kind hearted busy lady at that !!

It doesn't appear like there should be anything left for you to do except sit back, relax and maybe enjoy some sunshine.

Stina said...

Darlene.. you have a heart of gold... Bless you!!
And I love your Roundabout.. I am working on mine that have been a "Turnabout"...;o)
Good luck on Spring projects.. Have fun!

call me crazy said...

I love your Roundabout! Great fabric choice! And the polka dots in your turnover top~ cute, cute, cute! Wonderful stitcheries too. Now what are you going to do with those lovely fabrics? The floral and the brights really caught my eye- I'll be back to see what you are up to! Have a wonderful Nat. Quilting Day!

Sweet P said...

I like the second set of fabrics. I just don't know what to make with them. You have been a busy girl. Excellent job as always.

Catsngrams said...

What a busy lady you are. Even though it has been two weeks it shows you have been very busy. Such great fun. I do not have any ideas for your quilts but I love the fabrics in both. I am quite sure you will be making some fantastic pieces out of them.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Darlene, you have been a busy girl. I love your Schnibbles. Well I love all you quilts ;-)

Janet said...

You are a dynamo, not only are you making wonderful quilts, you're doing wonderful Rak's for very surprised bloggers. Your fabrics are delicious.

Quilt Hollow said...

You bet I loved my quilt...still beyond words.
Your Roundabout is perfect...mind if I copy? (kidding!!!)
Enjoy your quilting day and the weekend. I'll watch and see what becomes of those fabrics....I just know you'll come up with something!

Terry said...

Love all your quilts! Love the stitcheries too...they're on my list of things to get to, as soon as I get a few more things done. Thanks for the snowman! :0)

Deb said...

Hi Darlene ~ what an amazing quilter you are...giving away those beautiful Piece of Cake quilts. Love them!! ....saw one over at Quilt Hollow and commented on it. You are such a generous person. I love that roundabout quilt, too.

Linda said...

Love your line up of fabrics, no suggestions I'm sorry. The Make Life flimsy is so adorable,and blessed recipients who received the 2 Simple Abundance quilts.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - busy you - and very pretty (the quilts are pretty too) :-)

Kim said...

Happy National Quilting Day. What more can you possibly accomplish this week?! My goodness but you are a busy girl. :-D

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love what you have been up to!

Burtrek said...

I love your fabric combos!! That make life roundabout is wonderful...I love that line! I'd like to give this Mrs. McNasty a piece of my mind if she's been giving my big sis a hard time...what a big meany :( I'm stopping there I was about to get carried away....yikes :)

Ginger Patches said...

oops...that was me. Jonathan and Sarah have started a blog and they didn't sign out...I have a feeling I am leaving comments all over not realizing I'm signed in as someone else :(

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great list of finishes Darlene! The Make Life Roundabout is striking!
Those two piles of fabric would work for many projects. I'm sure you'll find the right pattern.

Sherri said...

I just absolutely love your roundabout in Make Life! And so many finishes...and fabrics for projects! I've loved seeing your wonderful gifts show up around blogland too! happy national quilting day!

Carol said...

Busy, busy girl! I love both piles of fabric. Can't wait to see what they turn in to...I know it will be wonderful! Happy National Quilting Day! Happy Spring!

Lori said...

The fabric looks so lovely and ready for you to work you magic!!
You have been busy!! The little angel stitcheries are so adorable!!

Darlene B said...

Thalnks goodness spring is here! Although, it's snowing like crazy outside this morning near Chicago. But it will still be a good day because a friend is coming over - she wants me to teach her how to quilt! Love all your beautiful projects - you've really gotten your mojo back! dsb448@att.net

Millie said...

Wow Darlene, you have been so busy. Love your fabrics and the Schnibbles quilt is gorgeous. I am looking so forward to spring too.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow, Darlene! You're amazing! I don't have any ideas for the stack of fabrics, but I like the way they look together. Of course, by the time I think of something to do with them, you'll already have them pieced, quilted and bound! :)

I love all your projects, but especially love the Roundabout Schnibbles quilt. It's precious!

Shakerwood said...

Looks like that quilting mojo that went missing last October is back in full force. Now can you help me find mine? I think it's visiting your house!

kjquilts said...

Wow! Look at all you have accomplished! Love your Roundabout...I need to get busy on mine!

Brenda said...

I love all your quilts...I am looking forward to having some quilt time...we are finishing up the month in Florida!!! Will be back to see what you decided to do ...

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man, I love those stacks of fabrics! I can't wait to see what you decide to do with them. Did you decide yet? and I love your flimsy's!

Pat said...

Such beautiful fabrics, and such wonderful work. Thank you for sharing.

Thelma said...

Good Morning Darlene!

I hope you had a great National Quilting Day!

I'm loving that Roundabout quilt more and more each time I see a finished top, yours turned out great!

The Aviary Turnover, the sweetest thing I've seen in ages, there's just something about it, the simple design, the calm fabric, I can't put my finger on it but I just love it!

As always, you embroidery is perfect and a constant inspiration to me!

Wendy said...

Being away for so long produces many projects. I love all your quilts, the Aviary quilt is gorgeous. Those stitcheries are wonderful. I can wait to see what you come up with on those fabrics. How about a quilt with baskets.

Vicky said...

You sure got a lot done! Love love love them all! Oh, I'm about to get started on some embroidery project. Just need to decide which one. So I'll be picking your brain, I'm sure, for hints and tips!

Karen said...

Take a look see at this tutorial and see if the interlocking pinwheels inspire you for your fabric.
http://twodogsandaquilt.blogspot.com/2009/01/tutorial-interlocking-pinwheel-quilt.html

Kaaren said...

Wow, Darlene! You're putting us all to shame. What a prolific month you've had so far and it's not over yet!

Great job on everything. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite because everything is so gorgeous.

Don't stop now my friend because you're definitely on a roll! Thanks for sharing.

Micki said...

Great job on all of your projects...You ahve been quite busy!
Micki

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, you have accomplished so much since I last stopped by! You have been working those little fingers to the bone! Well done!
I have no ideas to pass along...I'd just stack those babies up and enjoy the view!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Wow you've been busy over here. Love all your projects.
Happy Spring.

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Kathie said...

well good morning!
check out my blog post
what a way to start out the week for you!
Kathie

Dresden Quilter said...

You do such amazing work. Everything is so beautiful.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman! Look at all those projects. I LOVE that roundabout quilt -- Make Life is my current fabric crush!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely stuff from the fabric to the finished projects. You've certainly got no lack of mojo.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

You're such a wonderfully giving person, Darlene - and so talented too! I love your Roundabout - and the Aviary quilt, too. Can't wait to see what you make with those lovely fabrics!

luverlie said...

Love your blog. I've done 5 of those angel blocks. Luv them and they were so quick to finish.
luverlie@gmail.com

Carrie P. said...

busy, busy, making more pretties.
I did see the beautiful quilt you sent to Mary at Quilt Hollow. That was so nice of you.
Those angels are so cute too.

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