Thursday, November 08, 2012

A Fun Finish

Yesterday I finished my Starry Eyed Quilt Countdown to Christmas flimsy and I am beyond thrilled. 
I discovered this pattern on the Moda Bake Shop last year and wanted to make it very badly.  I'd already made several other projects using Countdown to Christmas and simply couldn't justify spending more money.  So, I printed the pattern and added it to my 'someday list'.  Sigh!  :-)

Fast forward to 2012. 
Not long ago I was chatting with my friend, Carol at Brown Quilts 4 Me and she mentioned that she had a fat quarter bundle of Countdown to Christmas and wasn't sure what she wanted to do with it.  Well, I immediately sent the link to the Moda Bake Shop pattern and she was instantly smitten.  :-)  I like being an enabler.  teehee!  The pattern requires a layer cake and two charm packs (ironically I had four charm packs).  She offered to share her fat quarter bundle with me and I offered to send two charm packs to her - TA DA - now we could both make this quilt.  (insert happy dance)  LOL


Carol and I have shared fat quarter bundles in the past and have some wonderful quilts. 
We have lots of fun planning and sharing projects.

Carol, thank you so much for being such a great friend. 

I appreciate your visit - I hope you're enjoying a pieceful day.

In Friendship!

52 comments:

Nanette Merrill said...

Gorgeous! Simply perfect. I love it and I want it!!

Cille said...

Your story makes me smile big. Love how things all came together in the end :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! It's beautiful!

Sandy said...

Here's a whoot whoot for a job well done! I love this quilt! It is still on my "Project List".

Lynn said...

What a great story Darlene. Good way to make quilts happen!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

How fun for both of you! Your quilt is wonderful! Now I want one too. LOL Have a happy day!

paulette said...

OMG....STUNNING!! LOVE her!!
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Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

gorgeous gorgeous quilt Darlene. Friendship huh!

paulette said...

I confess I was so smitten that I didn't read the story until after I professed my love. What a great friend...I love a happy ending!!
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Robin said...

I love the way your quilt turned out. It's no wonder that you wanted to make it STILL a year later. And, I need a friend like you both that can come up with the fabric I am short of. . .

Deb said...

Beautiful quilt - it's really pretty and now it's done before the holiday's.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great trading for a beauty of a quilt. This one - quilt block style - is on my own "to do" list.

Kaaren said...

Beautiful, Darlene.

A perfect compromise between friends.

Karen said...

Fab.u.lous!! I love to hear about people sharing - especially fabric :)!!

Wendy said...

I love hearing your story, it's awesome to share and work together. Your quilt is fantastic and it's has memories already.

Carrie P. said...

now that is the way to share so you both can make a quilt. It is beautiful.

Kindred Quilts said...

What a great story of sharing between quilting friends, and a great idea! Not to mention that the quilt is awesome!

Karen said...

I forget about the Moda Bakeshop site. Thanks for the reminder. I should check it more often.

Abby said...

I love this pattern and fabric line. Made the quilt myself last year. Still need to get it quilted. I'm so impressed you whip out your quilts so quickly!

shez said...

wow Darlene the quilt looks awesome,well done.xx

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love it! Great design and colors.

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Hope the white fabric you used on this beautiful quilt isn't the white you set aside for Snowman
A - Zzzzzzz. LOL
Keep on quilting!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Carol said...

That quilt is also on my to-do list, along with a great many others. Countdown to Christmas was one of my favourite Christmas lines ever, along with Figgy Pudding, Fruitcake, and Blitzen.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow Darlene, I'm a tad envious because this wonderful quilt is on my wish list to do some time in the future. Beautiful... Big Hugs...

Carol said...

Love it Darlene.

Cheryl said...

Lovely! Good way to make a quilt happen! And you are both happy.

AnnieO said...

It is a wonderful design and excellent swap story!

Leah said...

I love this quilt!! Yours looks spectacular!! I made this same top last winter. I hope to have it quilted by Christmas this year. It is near the top of my quilting pile. :)

Elzaan said...

Ahhh, what will the world be like without such wonderful friends?
Lovely quilt.

Terry said...

What a great quilt! And how cool that you both have the same one now! :0)

Carol said...

It is so wonderful...I'm sewing as fast as I can...I want mine done! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration my dear friend!

mindingmomma said...

it's beautiful

Lori said...

Quilting is always better with friends!! I LOVE that quilt too!! What fun fabric!!

Ariane said...

I love it!! It's so great that you were able to share and both make the quilt. I love this quilt pattern too!!

Josie said...

Absolutely love it!! It's great to share fabrics with a friend. I'm so happy you both got to make it.

Quilter Kathy said...

Sounds like you are mutual enablers! Perfect quilty friends for each other! Love how quilters work together to create masterpieces!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love it! And I love that you and Carol inspire each other to quilt.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Being an enabler is fun! I L-O-V-E this quilt. LOVE it!!!

Karin said...

I think this enabler thing works both ways! It's not a bad thing though because look at the end result! You both have amazing quilts! I adore Countdown to Christmas and have been hoarding my FQB of it. It's perfect in that MBS pattern and it's easy to see why you love it! Three cheers for another fabulous finish!

Cheryl said...

I love it Darlene...and what a good friend to share the whole experience with (and quilt)!!!

Millie said...

Darlene, I love your quilt...it is stunning.

Carrie said...

It's a great story for a gorgeous quilt - that's the best kind of story/quilt. I love both. ;)

Michele said...

I. Love. This. Quilt! Beautiful! I have some Countdown To Christmas that is waiting for a quilt. Hmmmm.......Sharing fabrics with Carol was a great solution! Things tend to work out, don't they? I hope all the fabric in my closet has a similar happy ending :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Checking on you! Hope all is well...you are missed.

Sinta Renee said...

Excellent networking! Not only is it a win win but you both kind of got to work on a project together!
Oh, and by the way, you won a little something from AYOS... email me!

Kathie said...

hey its more then a week without a post, where oh where is Darlene?????

hope all is well and your just sewing up a storm
and your buried under your fabric stash or a pile of quilts
Kathie

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Verrrrrrry nice!

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Darlene! And just in time for Christmas!!!

Thelma said...

I am beyond thrilled that you were able to get this project completed! It is one of the few quilts that I've made exactly like the patten, how could I possibly improve on perfection. Mine's just home from the quilter, I need to get it on my guest room bed. I hope you're able to finish yours up and enjoy it this Christmas season too!

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