Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Busy June
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Is July really around the corner? How did that happen? June was a busy and productive month for me. Didn't do much sewing but I did quite a bit of de-stashing & de-cluttering in my sewing room. Still more to do but for now I'm enjoying time with my sewing machine :-)


Here's my "Between Charming Friends" quilt. I used two Shangri-La charm packs and a sweet background print (white with tiny green dots). Don't ask me why I used the red corner stones in the border - just a whim! LOL

Thank you, Kelly, for doing a fabulous job hosting the quilt along. It's really been a lot of fun hopping around blogland seeing all the wonderful versions of the "Between Charming Friends" quilt and the larger version, "Between Friends". :-)


June's Year of Schnibbles pattern was "State Fair". I made mine in February '09 - woohoo!!! I opted to do a regular border and added a red peeper (aka flange) just inside the outer border as an accent.

Mr Daze and I lost a very dear friend on Tuesday night so we've had sad day. Really puts life in perspective - take care of you and yours!
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I appreciate your visit - thank you for popping!
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In Friendship!

26 comments:

Shakerwood said...

Both of those quilts turned out wonderfully! I love that little red peeper on your State Fair. Just the right amount of pop!

Carol said...

JULY? How did that happen? Love both quilts...that little peeper is just wonderful. You and Mr. Daze please take care...sending (((HUGS)))

Janet said...

Past the middle of the year already! I love the quilts, great job!
I'm sorry that you had a sad loss.

Anita in Florida said...

Darlene, so sorry for your loss, sending prayers and hugs your way.

Love BOTH your quilts!

Sarah Craig said...

I love the red cornerstones on your "charming" quilt - draws your eye out to the piano keys! And your schnibbles quilt is beautiful, made even more so by the flange. I need to try that on one of mine!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I especially like the state fair quilt.

Hugs to you and Mr. Daze - things like this are always hard.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love that little peeper (as you call it!) and both quilts are fab as usual! Worry to hear about the loss of a friend...it does give some perspective to our daily lives when this happens. If only we could remember it every day! My FIL used to say "any day above ground is a good one"!

call me crazy said...

They are both just lovely Darlene! June flew here too. So sorry to read about the loss of a friend. {{hugs}}

Brenda said...

Great quilts, love the fabrics.

SheilaC said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.... take care.

SheilaC

PS LOVE the quilts!

Thelma said...

Those flanges will ALWAYS be peepers to me! Both quilts are amazing, I still LOVE that Shangri la fabric, I wonder when my shangri la quilt will be done at the quilters', I should check on that! I'm eager to have it back home.

So sorry to read of your loss, take care.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow they both turned out beautiful!

Kaaren said...

Love your two quilts, Darlene.

I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had making my 'Between Friends' quilt. It went together without a hitch. Now I have to wait in the queue for my friend Nancy to quilt it. The word has gotten out how good she is.

Carrie P. said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.
Love your quilts. Thefloral border on the second one is so pretty.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Wish I could give you a big hug.

On a happier note, I love both of the quilts. You're so sweet to share the Between Friends pattern. It's a gorgeous quilt -- big or little!

Allie said...

Darlene, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to say goodbye to a friend.
I love your quilts - the red cornerstones really add some pop, and the red "peeper" does too!

carol fun said...

These are both tooo cute! Those red cornerstones really pop -- very attractive. Well you have motivated me to get my Charming quilt finished this weekend. I finally decided on the border so off to sew.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

They're both such pretty quilts Darlene! I know - June just flew by! And, all of the thanks go to you for your wonderful quilt design - it's gorgeous - both big and small! So grateful you shared with all of us! And, I am so sorry about your friend! Sending hugs to you and Mr. Daze!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I still need to finish my Between Friends quilt. It is an awesome pattern. Thank you for sharing.
Happy 4th to you and your family.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Both of your quilts are wonderful Darlene! I'm still going to do Between Friends, just a little late.
Sorry for your loss. Hope you have some good memories.

Béa said...

Love your schnibbles and your idea of red flange...Still waiting my border's fabric, i will try the same for mine !Thanks.

Denise in PA said...

Beautiful quilts, Darlene! I'm so sorry about your friend - hugs to you.

Micki said...

I am so sorry about your friend! It does put things in perspective. I love your quilts!
Micki

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry about your friend - I've been telling one of my daughters to let go of some anger for this very reason. You never know what tomorrow brings.

Two beautiful quilts! blessings, marlene

julieQ said...

I am sorry for your loss...so hard. Your quilts are both so gorgeous.

paulette said...

Hi Darlene...we have twin quilts!! I used the Shangri-la charms as well...and I love the way yours turned out...I am just adding the borders to mine...and I LOVE you red cornerstone...I may have to 'borrow' your idea-if you don't mind...they just pop the quilt!! Your State Fair is stunning!!
Thanks for the inspirations!!
Paulette

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