Wednesday, July 04, 2012

A "Score" and a Happy 4th of July!


As my friend, Paulette, would say, "Score".


That's what I said the day the package of yummy Marmalade arrived.


I couldn't stop myself - really I couldn't.


I didn't tell Budget Guy about this order so when it arrived and I was dancing around the kitchen he just stood there with his hands on his hips and tapping his foot. teehee! Then he said "another one?" LOL


I fired up the iron and started pressing while oohing and ahhhing - OMG, OMG, OMG!!! :-)




(officially a flimsy)


After a little bit of indecision I selected a pattern. It had to be Dilly Dally by Camille of Thimbleblossoms.
There are 42 pinwheels in the pattern but only 40 prints. Although I did entertain the thought, I simply couldn't repeat any prints (the others would feel a bit slighted - LOL) so I found two matching pairs of Vintage Modern that worked beautifully.


It's officially a flimsy; as soon as the yardage is available I'll select an outer border print and run for the borders. :-)

Happy 4th of July

(many reasons to celebrate)



We don't have any special plans today. It's cloudy and a bit overcast so we've got our fingers crossed for much needed rain.



I hope you're sewing - I plan to.


In Friendship!

35 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'd say OOO AHHHH with that stack of fabric Darlene! Have fun. That is the perfect pattern.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

WOW!!! That's what I say. Wonderful collection of fabrics!

:) Happy 4th of July to you too!

Carolyn

Carol said...

Very cool Darlene, beautiful quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful fabrics!!! Wishing you a very Happy 4th!

Wendy said...

Fantastic fabric and pick of pattern is perfect. I've been waiting for that fabric line to come out.

Wendy said...

Oop's I forgot. Happy 4th!

Carol said...

WOWSER! Darlene it's awesome...I love it...I heard on the weather this morning that things are favorable for your monsoon...fingers crossed for you!
Did I say I absolutely love Dilly Dally!

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous...isn't it the best line!!!

We have some clouds too..just a 20 % chance, but I'm not giving up hope!

Betty Lou said...

Your flimsie is just as cute as it can be-------can't wait for the line to hit the stores. Great pattern.

Karen said...

The fabrics look so pretty all spread out. The pinwheel quilt is different and I like it very much.

AnnieO said...

Great visual of you doing the happy dance while Budget Guy watches :) Beautiful flimsy! I love that pattern and agree, sometimes you just can't repeat a print in a quilt! I'm debating that just now with quilt I'm gathering fabrics for....

Cathy said...

Wow, that was speedy! And your top came out great. It is a very attractive fabric line.

Vickie E said...

Lovely!

Christine M said...

I love your flimsy!

Karen said...

You're so funny!! It's beautiful :).

shez said...

oh that fabric and flimsy are to die for,just gorgeous.xx

Deanna said...

The freedom to sew is certainly an important freedom and protected in our founding documents under "pursuit of happiness."

sunny said...

What a beautiful flimsy! I'm so impressed. When new fabric comes to my house, it sits on the sewing desk for awhile, then it might get relegated to a box or a bag. But yours immediately became a quilt. Lucky fabric.

Cheryl said...

SCORE for sure!!!!! I am droooooooling over here!! That will be great made out of that pattern. Happy 4th to the best cohosting partner ever!!!!

Janet said...

I bet budget guy loves to see you happy and that sure is a happy pile of goodies. I love what you did with the fabric, fabulous top!

Amy said...

The Marmalade fabrics are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

paulette said...

Dang!! You've said it for me!! "SCORE!!" :o) LOVE it!!
P

QuiltSue said...

Score indeed! The fabric looks great and I love the top you've made with it all.

Lorraine said...

OMGoodness....I would have been doing a happy dance as well....! Love the flimsy!! Sooooo pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that was FAST!!!! It's beautiful Darlene. I would have done the same thing -- grabbed a few prints from a previous line -- they all go together so beautifully. Hope you had a Happy 4th!

Cheryl said...

Your flimsy is yummy!!
Wasn't the weather glorious for the 4th. We got a little rain. How about you?

Yvette said...

I adore those fabrics! Great flimsy!!

Nanette Merrill said...

It is SEW beautiful. Incredible really. I am very jealous. Wish it was mine.

Sinta Renee said...

Oh I kept that a secret too! I can't believe that you got yours all made up into a sweet little quilt now! I just decided on what pattern I was using;)

Angie said...

Oh that fabric is so yummy, and I love your flimsy. The pattern is wonderful.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful flimsy and going to make a spectacular quilt.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Denise in PA said...

OMG is right! What a gorgeous array of fabrics! That made a gorgeous quilt top. Love it!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Lovely fabrics! And look at you -- you must have been sewing like a maniac to get that quilt put together so fast. It's gorgeous!

Kathie said...

ok I love that pattern great quilt, LOVE It!!!!
it so happy and summery
very pretty fabrics...
Kathie

QuiltNut Creations said...

Oh I love it, love it, love it!!

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