Sunday, December 05, 2010

An Idea That Worked!
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I have many, many ideas constantly floating around in my head - sometimes they work and sometimes well, not so much. LOL This particular idea worked and it made me so happy!
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My dear friend Carol of Brown Quilt 4 Me had a birthday in November and I wanted to send something DIFFERENT, because you know I'm normally a big old copy cat. I saw this adorable quilt on Karen's blog (aka Farmhouse Woolens) and promptly ordered the whole kit from her. It just said "CAROL" to me - yes, quilts speak to me. :-) The kit arrived and I promptly got busy - the letters are wool - I'm quite proud of myself. BTW, rather than drawing the letters individually I copied them onto Transfer-Eze (you know I love that stuff), adhered it to the wool and cut out my letters - easy peasy!
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I love this little quilt so now I want to make one for me. teehee!

Now my big idea that worked! LOL I've been wanting to make a quilt holder like the one in the picture for ME but decided it would be fun to make a small one for Carol's little quilt first. So I enlisted the help of Mr Daze and he got busy. A piece of wood, three large clothes pins, spray paint, etc and it was DONE! Easy peasy with fabulous results - if I do say so myself. LOL
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I've got Mr Daze (aka Ron) busy making quite a few of these because some very special friends will be receiving one, as well. Seriously, wouldn't you want one? And, if you think you do then stay tuned because I'll be giving one away right here on my blog very, very soon!

My 2nd Annual Christmas Ornament Exchange party was a smashing success! I'll post a picture or two soon.
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I appreciate your visit - come again soon!
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In Friendship!

53 comments:

Loris said...

Very cute idea for a quilt holder!
And your quilt for Carol is wonderful! Lovely work!

Linda said...

Darlene, I love the quilt and commented so on Carol's blog. It's beautiful. It spoke to me as well! LOL! The quilt holder is so cool! I love it. Perfect. Genius.

Quilter Kathy said...

This is a really cute quilt with a super cool Mr. Daze holder!

Quilt Hollow said...

I saw this quilt at Carol's. You are such a sweetie and if I remember correctly wool is something your allergic to...well done! I love how you enlisted help of your hubby to complete the gift. Kudos!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

How cute is that! Both - the quilt and the holder! blessings, marlene

Piecefulafternoon said...

You are just so very clever!!!!

Yvette said...

I can't believe you did that so fast! It looks fantastic!

Micki said...

That's a cute quilt...I am sure that you will have fun making it.
Micki

Carol said...

Darlene, it's the cutest quilt and you did a great job. Very cute idea for the quilt hanger too. Awesome that you will be giving one away too. Carol is over the top excited about this quilt.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

That is just adorable! You really surprised Carol, she is still on cloud 9! :-) Have a great day!

Carol said...

It sure is an idea that worked...I'm still squealing...I LOVE it! I am a very lucky girl!

Karen said...

I saw the quilt and hanger on Carol's blog. Cute, cute! Such a nice gift, Miss Creative Daze!

John'aLee said...

Darling quilt....but the hanger makes it in my opinion.
Can't wait to see the pics of your ornament exchange party!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I saw this on Carol's blog. Very cute, and love the team effort.

paulette said...

Yahoo...I love that sweet holder!! Can't wait for the give away...in fact I may have to get MR. Sweet P busy...haha Thanks for the idea!! LOve Carol's quilt...so sweet!! I must find some of that Transfer Eze when I am down south this year!!
Take care!
Paulette

Madame Samm said...

ohhh how wonderful..reminder to remember our abc's ...at any age this is a good thing!

AnnieO said...

Adorable mini quilt! The rustic hanger is just right with it. Lucky Carol!

Sherri said...

What a wonderful gift for Carol! Can't wait to hear more about your ornament exchange!

Kathy said...

I saw this gift on Carol's website and was impressed - very good job done by both of you! Where do you get the giant clothespins? My DH may have a project in his future!

Vicky said...

The quilt is adorable and I love the holder! You're SO talented!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Both the quilt and the holder are adorable Darlene!! Carol will love it!

Terry said...

What a sweet little quilt! Love the hanger too! Ver clever! :0)

Wendy said...

I saw that kit and it looks even more adorable on your little quilt hanger. What a great idea for little quilts.

Janet said...

Brownie points for Mr Daze! It fits the quilt perfectly and it's a darling quilt too. Lucky Carol.

Huisvlyt said...

Don't you just love it when a plan comes togehter...and works!!! Well done Darelene on that darling quilt holder.
The quilt is very cute.
Elzaan

Allie said...

I saw this over at Carol's and LOVED it - told her I think that's the cutest quilt hanger ever! The quilt is really darling, I really have to get some of that transfer stuff. Tracing is the part I hate the most!

QuiltSue said...

The quilt is great and I love the holder. Lucky Carol.

Cindy said...

Well, my goodness, Darlene, if that pattern "said" Carol to you, then you spell CAROL - A-Z. LOL I love it!!! You're so nice. And I'm sure Carol just loved it.

And Mr.Daze dig a fabulous job on the quilt hanger. An original!! An awesome Original!!

Cheryl said...

I love anything small, so this precious little quilt speaks to me! Looking forward to hearing about your party.

Carrie said...

I love the quilt and the quilt holder! Way to go Mr. Daze!

I'm thinking you need to keep him around. From the jars to the quilt holder, his little projects are winners. Or maybe its that you two make a dynamic duo ~ you come up with the concept and then he figures out how to make it. So change that to Way to Go, Dazes!

Nicole said...

Wonderful quilt holder! Looking forward to hearing about the party.

Thimbleanna said...

YOU are an amazing and wonderful friend!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love the quilt holder and the quilt. Fabulous gift for a friend!

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a fabulous quilt holder. The quilt is so sweet.

Audrey said...

That quilt is darling! I thought it was full size!! Love the quilt holder too. Mr. Daze is quite talented!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Well Done Darlene!!! Everything about both the little quilt and the quilt holder is delightful! Big Hugs...

Lori said...

Don't you love it when everything falls into place? Great quilt and hanger!! You two make a good team!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Super cute. Good for you. Keep Mr. Daze goin!

Karen said...

A total success all the way around. Great job to you both!!

Candace said...

Darlene - it is so adorable! I saw this little project, too, and drooled over it! Great job with the wool - I have some Transfer EZ but have yet to try it - sounds like a fantastic product! Mr. Daze is so handy - maybe he's begun a new cottage industry? I know I would buy one!
Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

I saw that quilt on Carol's blog. How nice of you to make it for her. You are really getting into the wool.
Mr. D did a great job too.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Boy you got that one done really fast - Carol is a lucky girl :). That quilt holder is awesome, perfect for that small quilt and I LOVE the color :).

Happy Holidays - karen

Rose Marie said...

Adorable quilt and that is a nifty holder.

Kim said...

Is it time for that giveaway yet?
What an adorable quilt!

I hope the Christmas spirit has come to your house and given you lots of Christmasy energy......send it my way when your done....I'm still waiting!

Happy sewing,
kim

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How absolutely adorable! Love the quilt and the hanger. I haven't seen a hanger like that. And the quilt does look like Carol! :-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

A very cute quilt holder! How do people come up with these ideas!

Millie said...

I love it Darlene! It goes perfect with the Mr. Daze holder.

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and works so well with the quilt holder.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Darlene - I love the quilt you made for Carol! It's just so darn cute! And, what a great idea for a quilt holder. Too fun! And, it's so neat that you and Mr. Daze get to invent together!

MARCIE said...

Very cute Darlene! I applaud your husband as well! What a great duo you are!

Kim D. said...

That's an adorable quilt Darlene. I'm sure your friend Carol will love it. I bet it's even more beautiful in person, I just love wool.

julieQ said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt...she showed it on her blog, and I just love it!

onlymehere said...

Darlene:

Thanks for the great idea on the stockings. I forgot to mention in the post that there will be three of them serving together when he goes back. I've updated the post to show that. Also, I'll check into why you're not updating on my blog roll. I don't see this post on there. Dang blogger is messing with me again, lol! Okay, it could be the user (meaning me!). I'll fix it bz I've loved your blog and didn't realize that it had disappeared recently. I'm glad you left a comment so I could notice that.
Cindy

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