Monday, March 21, 2011

Sewing Time

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First let me wish you a Happy Spring - it's MY favorite season! :-)

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Managed to get some sewing time in - woohoo!!!! This is my 'tweaked' version of Summer Dreamin' from The Moda Bakeshop. A bloggy friend and I decided it would be sweet with sashing strips and corner stones between the blocks; I'm quite smitten with the results. teehee! I cut the sashing strips at 1.5", corner stones are 1.5" x 1.5" and first border is also cut 1.5". I'm not sure what I will do for the outer border (scrappy or one print) - still thinking. :-) I also stopped with 16 blocks - 4 x 4 (blocks finish at 16") - big enough for me. Lest you think I haven't been keeping up with you - I have definitely been peeking over your shoulders and keeping up with happenings in your corner of the world. I'm finding the balance with work and play. LOL * Enjoy your day - I'm hoping to prep some handwork today. * In Friendship!

52 comments:

Leah said...

I'm loving the tiny sashing and cornerstones. I will have to remember that for some of my larger blocks. Thanks for posting.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your version of Summer Dreamin' is very cute Darlene!

Karen said...

I am so happy to see that you are getting in some sewing time. And on a very nice project.
I know you have been peeking. And I am always glad to have you visit.

wendysquilting said...

Very nice Summer Dreamin! I'm glad your work life balance is working out, I hope I'll find that nice groove too.......all too soon.

Becky said...

I love your bitty cornerstones and sashing. Doesn't it make it easier to put together than trying to match and press all those points? Such a cute quilt. I want to see the whole thing when you finish the borders!!

AnnieO said...

Very pretty! These must be big blocks--the quilt looks plenty large enough for cuddling.

Monica said...

Lookin' good my friend! Don't you just love Charlevoix? It's so fresh and serene feeling. I just love it!

sewmeow said...

Very, very pretty. Great job you did.

Sandra said...

Oh this is lovely! I also like the subtle difference the added sashing creates in this pattern. Glad to see you are back to sewing again:)

Sherri said...

Glad you got some much needed sewing time!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Darlene, I really love this quilt! When I am feeling better I am going to have to visit the Moda Bake Shop and check out the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs...

Kaaren said...

I thought I felt someone behind me but every time I looked around, there was no one there! *wink*

I like your version of Summer Dreamin' better than the original. So fresh looking and spring-like.

I'm glad to hear that you are finding the balance between work and play. Seems like you're fitting both in very nicely.

Yvette said...

That is so fresh and pretty. You always make the nicest things.

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt this one's going to be! I love it! :0)

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

LOVE it!!

Carrie P. said...

It is very sweet with the little sashing and cornerstones. Very pretty.

Kathie said...

glad your sewing some and finding a balance ! is today a day off, thats great, get those blocks prepped so you have something to do at night !!!!
btw the quilt is adorable!
Kathie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your Summer Dreamin'. Such a delight to see. I'm glad you are working on balance. I think I need to do that too ;-)

Friendship Crossing said...

Hi, I just found you recently and clicked on to follow you. I have enjoyed going back through your older posts! Wow! I'm amazed at all the quilts and other projects you get finished!
Love this one~ the colors are so pretty!
Spring is my favorite season too!
I am mostly a stitcher, but I LOVE quilts and like to dabble in them.
Come over and visit me sometime!

Tanya

Allie said...

That is SO pretty, Darlene! I can't imagine how you can blog at all with working...I'd be a zombie...

Shakerwood said...

Glad you are making the most of your limited sewing time. Wish I could say the same for me! Always thought that I was more productive the busier I was. It forced me to budget my time. Not so much on this forced retirement......

Piecefulafternoon said...

I'm so happy you got some sewing time - I love the colors and the tiny cornerstones. I may become a copycat of that idea in a quilt soon.

Linda said...

Love it!! Sashing was a great addition. Fabric says summer to me! Love it! As with everything now...I'm wondering how it will be quilted?? :-)

Carol said...

Oh Darlene is so cute...love the fabric and I'm really loving that little sashing and those cute cornerstones. What a happy quilt!

Nancy E said...

Love what the sashing does for the quilt. I like your version better than the original.

loulee said...

Looks fantastic. I might give that one a go after all.

Melanie said...

Looks like picnic time to me!!!! This is a classic piece! Love it!

*karendianne. said...

…quite smitten indeed!!!

sunny said...

I love the sashing and the tiny cornerstones! Great job.

Kim said...

Balance is good. You sound happy.
:-D Nice quilt!

Joanna said...

Love the cornerstone version. It's beautiful.

Ariane said...

Your quilt top looks great!!! I love it!!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Just love your quilt top - and I'm so happy for you with the new balance. Mkay - I'm all excited - hopin' that you're talking about "Berry Picking Party"!!!

QuiltSue said...

I love what you have done - the sashing just adds a bit of zing to the plain areas.

I'm glad that you are still finding time for quilting too.

Connie said...

What a pretty quilt, Darlene. I applaud you for your "life" taking a job and still doing all that you do. Wishing you all the best!

Cheryl said...

Happy Spring, Darlene. Don't work too hard.

Sinta Renee said...

I'm so glad to see that you are back and "humming" along in your sewing room! The inner sashing to the blocks are perfect. Just the right amount of accent. I'm glad that you are adjusting to your new worklife/homelife schedule.

John'aLee said...

Oh it is beautiful!! I am so glad you are back. I've missed you girlie!

Shiree said...

hi Darlene,
great quilt, I love it with the additional sashings,fabulous!
Gotta keep that balance tho'..

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wow! That is awesome looking! Great job on the tweaking.

Rhonda said...

love your tweaking! such a beautiful quilt.

pinsandneedles said...

Love how your tweaked the pattern. So cute.

scarlett said...

I agree, your small sashing really adds to the quilt.

May I ask who designed the Annie stitcheries?

Karen said...

I love how you've tweaked it! Makes me want to try this MBS recipe. Glad you've been able to get in some sewing time.

julieQ said...

YOu found a wonderful balance!!! Love your quilt...love it!

Rose Marie said...

You are happy ... we can tell .... and your new quilt is gorgeous!

Claudia said...

Love it !!!

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad to see you are enjoying some sewing time! Don't work too hard my friend!

Cheryl said...

Love your version....so WONDERFUL!

Deanna said...

The very small sashing and blocks is surprisingly effective. I may have to try something similar. Thanks for finding the time to share. Your balance will probably improve with time. In the meantime, we will be patient and enjoy when you can share.

Becky said...

I saw this pattern on MBS and it didn't do much for me, BUT your addition of the sashing and cornerstones had me printing out the pattern. Glad that you are finding some balance in work and play. Glad that you are looking over our shoulders. We want and need you in our community!

Thimbleanna said...

This quilt is adorable Darlene. I love the fabrics that you've used!

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