Saturday, October 06, 2012

Outside my Comfort Zone

You already know that I've been "playing" outside my comfort zone this week. 
Here is my "Ladies' Stitching Club" meets Greek Cross - it's officially a flimsy.
I don't think it needs a border - just a strong binding to frame the quilt. 
I made this quilt with a layer cake some Bella yardage for the background; there are 25 blocks and the quilt is 60" x 60"
I am not aware that this is an official quilt pattern.  I found the block tutorial here
If you scroll through the blog you'll see the beginnings of a quilt.  Needless to say I was instantly smitten because I knew the block would be perfect for "Ladies' Stitching Club".  I think many would agree.
Speaking of 'outside my comfort zone'.  :-)  I got to meet a fellow blogger and friend Carol from Carol's Crafty Creations.  She and her hubby were participating in an SSR Fanatic run to an area near my home.  They were to meet at the Chevron gas station right outside my subdivision.  She sent an e-mail telling me that she was there right now and would I come meet her.  Initially I hesitated because I just don't do that - looked for a reason to not go and then decided to smear make up on my face and dashed out the door.  They were still there and I recognized her right away.  We exchanged a few hugs, she introduced me to her husband, we chatted a bit (especially about others we'd love to meet) and then I headed home.  
I was really excited when I got home because I feel like I've known Carol forever - we've been blog friends for a very long time. 

And, a huge thank you to all who understood my need to whine yesterday!  My 'want' will pass but why does it have to take so long.  LOL

Are you having a pieceful day?  I sure hope so.

In Friendship!

25 comments:

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful. you make some lovely things. Well done.

Carol said...

I love your Greek Cross...you're so right...that fabric is just perfect. How fun that you got to meet Carol today!

sunny said...

Love the quilt! That fabric really is perfect. i'm glad you decided to go meet Carol. I just recently discovered her blog, and she seems like someone I would like to meet.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is lovely Darlene. It's always lovely to meet a bloggy friend in person.

gale said...

This is gorgeous! I have a few layer cakes plus yardage. Maybe I'll give it a try.

shez said...

Darlene this quilt is gorgeous and its good to meet your blogging pals they are just the best people.xx

Carol said...

I think you're right this quilt looks fine without a border. I love how your quilt turned out, it's fun to use all different kinds of fabrics. I really enjoyed meeting you today Darlene and chatting with you, I'm glad you took a chance and came over to say Hi.

Nancy E said...

How exciting that you got to meet Carol! Your quilt looks great and it doesn't need borders.

Quilt Hollow said...

Two of my favorite blog friends met today!! I'm envious! Your quilt is perfect without the border. Hugs! I'm still kicked.

Kindred Quilts said...

Love the vibrant Greek Cross quilt! Thanks for the link to the block pattern. Glad you took the opportunity to meet Carol - how fun!

Wendy said...

Your new quilt is spectacular. I almost got to meet Carol, she was in Vancouver about 30 mins from my house a few weeks ago. I wish I'd known she was in town, I would have dashed out to meet her.

Sue said...

That quilt turned out so lovely! I really love it! I think I would have to say something like would be outside my comfort zone too, but all put together, I think I can handle it:D Just perfect!

Debby said...

What a wonderful quilt and congrats on meeting a blogging friend!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great quilt! And how fun to meet Carol live and in person! :-) Have a great weekend!

Allie said...

Oh my gosh I love that quilt SO MUCH!!!! Oh well done Darlene. So glad too that you got to meet a fellow blogger, I LOVE meeting bloggers! They're like family!

I just went and read through all your posts I've missed, holy cow did you do a lot of sewing in September - WTG DARLENE! So glad your mojo is back in a big way, and that you're enjoying yourself so much!

Béa said...

Beautiful and the fabric is just perfect ! Hugs

Metanoia said...

It looks amazing!!

*karendianne. said...

Great flimsy! The Greek Cross is one of the first blocks I made into a donation quilt. I did not think of this setting at the time. Of course, that was in my early days of quilting and i wouldn't have known to even look or think.

All that to say, I am rather inspired to do this setting. I will have to make a mental note.

I completely understand about running out at the spur of the moment to meet new people. And I know how rewarding it is when you finally get to meet. Congratulations to you both.

Ps. I am using speech-to-text software to write this so that my wrist can heal. Please forgive me if this sounds or reads odd.

Linda at LRDesignsQuilting said...

Great quilt! My friend made the same quilt last year! Here's her blog post. Isn't that awesome!

http://doublenickelquilts.blogspot.com/2012/02/crosswise-quilt-is-done.html

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Fun new quilt! I agree, no border needed. And how super fun to meet a fellow blogger! It's the best.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Aren't you so glad you went? I'm like you - hesitent to meet someone new. I ran into a sort of local blogger at Walmart one day - I had seen her photo on her blog and I can't believe I was brave enough to approach her - and now we are very good friends.

Ellen in Oregon said...

I love the simplicity of your 2block quilt. The colors are lovely. I agree with you that a binding would be enough to frame the quilt. It is nice to hear that you were able to meet Carol in person and push yourself to go outside your comfort zone. Since I have noticed that sometimes the longer I put off going out the harder it gets to make myself do it at all. While any change is stressful it also comes with its' rewards.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great looking quilt...haven't seen this block before!
Thanks for the giggles today...would love to have seen you with makeup "smeared" on your face!! LOL

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Lovely top! I love the colors in it. I heard that you and Carol met. How fun!!

Nanette Merrill said...

I love this quilt. I wish I had thought of this before I started my 9 patch one. It is really pretty.

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