Saturday, September 18, 2010

Box O'Goodness
(follower giveaway winner at the end of this post)
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Did you see this awesome quilt on Karen's blog? I instantly fell in love with it and kept going back to look at it - Huge Sigh! LOL :-)
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Exchanging e-mails with Karen I told her how much I loved her quilt and asked about the pattern. Rather than providing pattern information (she couldn't remember) she offered to send me her 'leftover' blocks! Yes, please!

The box o'goodness arrived last week! WooHoo!!!!
The plastic bag held the "leftover blocks" - OMG, OMG, OMG - there were 77 blocks in the bag. Some are completely finished and others need to be stitched down - but all the hard work is done; now I can just have fun. teehee!!!

And, then I discovered that 3/4's of the box was filled with scraps from the project - lots and lots of scraps - big pieces and little pieces. Major swoon!!!!

Thank you so much Karen - I appreciate your kindness but especially your friendship.
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BTW, she wasn't too crazy about her quilt top so she gave it away. :-)
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And, we have a winner in the 'follower' giveaway - Yvette (BOM Quilter) please send me an e-mail with your mailing address.
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Have a fabulous week end - I plan to sew! You?
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In Friendship!

52 comments:

Sharon Kay said...

Oh my goodness! I think it is wonderful!!! We are our own worst critics, right? She is such a doll to send you all her leftover blocks and scraps!! I'd say you hit the jackpot! Have fun!!!

Jeanette said...

She gave that quilt away? It was beautiful! Silly woman!

And awesome, you have a whole quilt almost ready to go! And I am swooning over that box of scraps too! I love scraps!

Shakerwood said...

OMG!! What a lucky puppy you are! Karen is a sweety for doing that.

Monica said...

Lucky ladies both of you!

Carol said...

What a wonderful box of goodness! You're going to have sooooooooooo much fun!

May Britt said...

What a wonderful box you got!!! Those baskets are beautiful.

Dresden Quilter said...

"Leftovers" don't do it justice, but I know you will. That was very sweet of her to send them to you.

Kim D. said...

Yeah!! Congrats to Yvette!! It's nice to know someone who wins. Wow Darlene, those basket blocks are adorable. How special that Karen was willing to share her lovely blocks with you. Can't wait to see how you set them.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

What a great box of loveliness to get in the mail! Lucky duck, have fun with it!

Béa said...

OMG !What a generous friends & wonderful blocks.You are very lucky !

call me crazy said...

Whoohoo! You sew girl! I loved those baskets too and I know your quilt is going to be just fabulous! Have fun!

Yvette said...

OMG!!!!! What a wonderful gift you have received. I loved that basket quilt too. She gave it away???? WOW!!!!! Isn't it funny how we fall out of love with projects that we work so hard on.


WOO HOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy to be a winner!!!!! WOOO HOOOOOOO!!!! You made my day. I am so excited. THANK YOU!!!! I will send you my snail mail address. {HUGS}

Deb said...

What a box of scraps and how lucky are you? You'll have a beautiful quilt soon too!

Michelle said...

Woo Hoo Lucky you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet, sweet baskets from Karen and congratulations Yvette!

Wendy said...

SWEET!!! Ask and you shall receive ... you must'a been pretty darn good this year :) Enjoy !!

Laura said...

Wow, Darlene, what a great surprise for you! I would be swooning too over those scraps. If you ever decide you need someone to take them off your hands, you know where to find me LOL!

Quiltbenaco said...

Anche a te buon fine settimana e...buon cucito!
Ciao dall'Italia
Domenica

Kathie said...

i love basket quilts so have fun making your own
you probably have enough tomake a few of them.
enjoy!
Kathie

MARCIE said...

That is quite a haul Darlene! And Karen is very generous and such a sweetheart!

Ariane said...

Wow!!! What an amazing friend Karen is. That is such an amazing gift. Just to let you know, I was reading your previous posts about followers and I love followers too. I know I have more followers than are listed on my side bar. But it's nice to see the ones I have. I've been following your blog unofficially for a long time. Probably since I started blogging 1.5 yrs ago. I have your blog in my blog list. But I'm an official follower now. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you give. I love your blog.

Kaaren said...

Basket quilts are amongst my faves. Now you're going to have one to play with courtesy of Karen. She's a very generous person.

When she said that she didn't like the one she made and was going to give it away I told her to hold on to it for a while because she might change her mind. I guess she didn't.

I took a break today and did tons of yardwork with Mr. PQ. But I have something in mind for tomorrow that I'm going to start to work on. Yay!

Karen said...

Swoon away and enjoy!

Quilt Hollow said...

Karen is indeed generous!! This I know very well. *wink*

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats to Yvette! And lucky you too...what a major gift you received there...can't wait to see what you with the scraps and blocks! Other people's UFO's are always so much more interesting than our own!

Stitched With Prayer said...

WOW!!! What a delightful surprise...I'm betting you weren't expecting quite so many 'leftovers' were you? Karen is such a generous and thoughtful friend. Aren't quilters just 'the best'? What a wonderful group of people to be a part of. Have fun with your new treasures and make sure you keep us updated on your progress with them. Now slap a giant pin cushion on each wrist, put your arms out straight and twirl around a few time (with gusto) to transform into "Wonder Quilter"...you'll have those blocks whipped into a beautiful quilt before you know it!!! Hugs, and have a great weekend. OH and congratulations to Yvette on winning the giveaway.

*karendianne. said...

Now THAT is supersonic! I'm very very happy for you... and both of you really. Friendship is a treasure.

Janet said...

Wow wee, what a generous friend. I can see you're going to have lots of fun. I think it's great that her leftovers will be appreciated and used by another quilter.

Debi said...

Those blocks are beautiful so glad she shared them with you!

sunny said...

Now that is a big ole box of happiness! I'll be watching to see your finished project. And if you end up with leftover blocks, send them on to me to continue!

Madame Samm said...

Heavens to betsy Darlene...that is enough for many many quilts...Yippee for you...Who does that LOL...I gotta find me friends like that..seriously.. And Karen's quilt was just nasty cute...
Wow! msamm

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a sweetie Karen was to send that to you! It couldn't have gone to a more generouse person - so I hope you have a blast sewing with it!

paulette said...

OMGosh! LUCKY YOU!! I LOVED that quilt and Karen gave it away!! YIKES!! Oh well, at least you are going to recreate it in all it's splendor!! Enjoy!!
Paulette

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow! I loved her quilt when I first saw it! You are going to have an awesome one now too!

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful box of goodness. You will turn all of that into a stunning quilt I know.

Stina said...

*Smiles* Isn´t she amazing!!!!!
A real treasure..:O)) Have fun playing with your blocks..:O))

Wendy said...

You'll have those baskets finished in no time. Karen was so sweet to give you that head start. Love the little baskets.

Micki said...

How sweet of Karen to give you that incredible package!
Micki

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my - that's pure sweetness on Karen's part. And you are one lucky gal. :)

Linda said...

Wow! How nice was that? Aren't bloggers nice? I have met so many great people blogging...I love it. Have fun with the blocks!

Huisvlyt said...

You are so lucky, to get all the "ready made" blocks and scraps!!! That is a wonderful quilt. Love it to pieces.
Elzaan

Deb said...

Hi Darlene ~ I'm still a reader of your blog but just got behind a bit since I was traveling recently. This morning I caught up on 29 posts!!! And the posts included your Schnibbles parade...wow! When you see all the posts together, I realize what an amazing quilter you are!! Your daughter is sooo right about you being disciplined! Congratulations on accomplishing your goal! All the quilts are beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, you lucky girl -- those little basket blocks are soooo cute. I love the quilt top too -- I can't imagine just giving that away!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, what a fun box to open up. I know you will have a quilt in no time.
Congrats to Yvette!

Cheryl said...

Darlene, I just joined your followers because I like to keep up with what other quilters in AZ are up to. Congratulations to the winner of your followers giveaway. I did read your entire blog on 'followers.' Lucky you to receive an almost done quilt!

Michelle said...

WOW! What a nice box! LOL!

Congrats to the winner!

Rebecca said...
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Pam said...

Oh My what a great box of goodies you received. Lucky you. I'm anxious to see your finished quilt.

randi---i have to say said...

wow! what a wonderful gift! happy sewing!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Darlene, You were in my thoughts and I just thought I stop in (course I stop in every day, LOL), and say HI!!! Haven't heard from you in a bit and was hoping all is well with my 'Wonder Quilter'. I'm thinkin though that you are just busy having fun with all the treasure in the 'Box O'Goodness' you received. Hugs...

John'aLee said...

Wow!! What a gift! Quilters are such special people. The best. I used to have an Interior Design business and I wouldn't trade my 'quilting' business back for that even if someone gave me a million dollars. The caliber of people are like night and day!
I just wanted to say an extra special thank you to you for putting me on your blog roll. I see from my Feedjit that several come over to my blog from yours.
So tons of Hugs and Love to you!

Rose Marie said...

My, my ..... I would have swooned too! What fun you will have playing with those blocks and scraps!

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