Monday, January 14, 2013

Time to Create!

I'm excited about celebrating birthdays with many friends! 
My birthday list is now FULL!
 
 I'd love to tell you that I've been busy doing this and that but alas that's not the case.
I've been doing a pretty good job of pretending to be a blob.  LOL

Earlier this week I decided enough was enough it was time to get creative.  woohoo!!!

Have you seen Camille Roskelley's new patterns (Juggle, Round & Round, Fireworks, Turn About, & Zipper ).  Happy Go Lucky for Moda is the new line of fabric to be released in May.
You won't be surprised to learn that I am totally smitten with ALL of 'em.

I've decided that "Round & Round" should be called "In Friendship" - seriously it's made using friendship stars.  I rest my case.  LOL (I hope Camille forgives me) 
The pattern features a large quilt and a mini quilt; I've hit on an exciting idea. 
 I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it.  (doesn't take much - hee)

Are you on my birthday list?  If you aren't, you might wish you were.  LOL  If you are, then chances are you'll receive a mini "Round & Round" quilt from me. 
May be ruining the element of surprise but I can't help it - I'm super excited.  :-)

I've already made two and I'm anxious to make more.  :-)
I'm excited about these because I can embroider 'in friendship' (or any other word) in an open space.  These would be adorable as table toppers - with the addition of 'in friendship' or whatever word it would  provide an element of surprise.  Wouldn't it?


Round & Round made with Cherry Baby by Lakehouse Fabrics
embroidered with "in friendship"
Round & Round made with Ruby
embroidery to be added

The one on the left is the first one I made using Cherry Baby by Lakehouse Fabrics; can you see 'in friendship' in the lower right hand space?  Yes, it's a little crooked but would you care?  ;-)
The one on the right is made with Ruby but is lacking the embroidery; although I'll add that later today. 

So, tell me what you think about my 'lightbulb moment' idea? 
Would you be excited to find one of these in your mailbox? 
 Could be for your birthday, Christmas, just because, etc. 
So, if you give me your birthday there might be one in your mailbox?  Just sayin'   teehee

Enjoy a pieceful day.....In Friendship!

My e-mail address will remain wabbit4412 at aol.com - I'm finally back in business.  whew!

65 comments:

John'aLee said...

Oh I'm in love with that block!! You're not the only one having a hard time getting going this year my friend!

Linda said...

What pretty blocks!!!! I love the "in friendship" embroidery. Beautiful touch.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Can *I* be on your birthday list?? I move into a new decade of my life this year... the big 4-0! Love the idea. I think you nailed it.

Sue said...

What adorable blocks & the "in friendship" embroaidery is SO sweet ! Just love them :-D I would love to be on your b-day list ( Nov. 15th ) . This will be my 60th this year Yikes !

Sandy said...

I love your idea, soooo cute!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Well, I am smitten with that pattern now, having seen your project AND I agree that "In Friendship" is the perfect title...(sorry Camille, LOL) I love the idea of adding the embroidery too. Can't wait to see it finished up. Big Hugs sweet friend....

Lizzie said...

When I saw her new design I was thrilled as well. I love that wonderful pattern. I first imagined an xmas wreath with holly sewn on in the middle, maybe out of wool! The ideas just keep coming. love that pattern! Lizzie

Cheryl said...

Like Sue, this is my big 60 year too! (10-18). Great idea, but boy, I bet your birthday list is going to get long!

Kathie said...

these are adorable! I am sure your going to have a lot of takers for your Birthday list!
kathie

Cindy said...

Oh, what a fun top, Darlene. I never thought you were a BLOG, just MIA. LOL

jan goerke said...

Where oh where do I sign up for your birthday list? Mine was January 3rd. Would also like to "reconnect" with you for that lunch date we talked about.

Jan

Debi said...

I love that pattern, I will have to buy it for myself. My birthiday is 3/28!

Debi said...

I love that pattern, I will have to buy it for myself. My birthiday is 3/28!

Lorraine said...

I must admit that my "no buying" policy went out the window when I saw these patterns on Camille's blog the other day.....and I bought a couple of them ..including Round and Round ...which I just love!! What a great idea to make friendship minis with these blocks! Clever girl! I have just begun my 60 th year ...and will celebrate reaching that milestone on 16 December this year!

Just Ramblin' said...

I love these blocks! "In friendship" is perfect. May I be on your birthday list? I am moving into a new decade this birthday and my children have decided to take me on an adventure to celebrate this big one as I am now on the other side of the hill going down. LOL (July 10)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh my gosh I wish I was on your birthday list! I would be thrilled. I saw all of Camille's new patterns and this was one of my favorites too. Your idea is like icing on a pretty block. Happy stitchin'!

Monica said...

Cute idea Darlene! I can't imagine why anyone would love a little gift like that.

Terry said...

Those are sweet blocks! I'd love to get one for my birthday. If I'm not on your list, mine is March 8! :0)

carol fun said...

What a great idea!! Who wouldn't love a little quilt that is as stinking cute as this is? Isn't it great to have one of those lightbulb moments that makes you so happy you want to squeal? Or is it just me that squeals? LOL!

Cynthia Connolly said...

What a clever way to personalize Camille's design. You are so creative, Darlene. You have plenty of time to make a red, white ,and blue one for my July birthday! Are you still working on your snowmen embroideries? I am plodding along -- just finished B and have started on C.

Cheryl said...

OMW......stinkin', stinkin' cute!!!! I don't give two stinkin's very often :-)!!! I am still in blob form over here....MOJO come home!!

Michele said...

Unfortunately I'm not on your birthday list, but if I was I'd be thrilled! What a sweet, creative idea :-) Blogging is all about friendship and quilting is too, so it's perfect!!

AnnieO said...

Adorable, both of them. I thought the same thing when I saw Camille's pattern--friendship stars! She does come up with some great ideas, that girl. Sorry I'm not on your birthday list. How does one get on that list, anyway? :)

Glad creativity smacked you upside the blob head and got you excited again!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This pattern is adorable! And your birthday list must be growing ;-) But if you had a spot left april 3rd is just around the corner :-D

Christine M said...

Those blocks are just gorgeous Darlene. I love them!

shelley said...

Love your idea, and I have a friend with a Feb. 14th birthday. I may be copying your idea in the next few days! Thanks for the inspiration!

swooze said...

Adorable!

Bari Jo said...

What a great idea! Those will make great gifts for your gift list this year!

Sinta Renee said...

Yes, I have seen those new patterns and got a look at her new fabrics too... AND I saw a new precut hexigon that Moda is coming out with in her new fabric as well. I almost clicked on the box and ordered a pattern yesterday... but you have now made my resisting impossible! (until payday)

Carol said...

Cute! I bought that pattern too but haven't even thought about doing it yet. Your idea with the embroidery is a good one. The embroidery would also look good in the middle. So sweet of you to make a bunch of these for birthday gifts.

Allie said...

Darlene, you don't HAVE to be sewing every moment - you can take a break whenever you want to! Although why would you want to with that darling pattern, oh my gosh, too too sweet! I think it's a brilliant idea!

shez said...

i love this idea Darlene,you clever lady.xx

Ariane said...

These are so great!! I'm going to have to get this pattern.

Carol said...

What a perfect idea! I love it! Clever, clever girl!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Well my first comment disappeared - I love your plan and that block. My birthday is March 25th - and I have a good schedule for gits - March 25 - birthday, June - Mother's Day, Sept. 25 - our anniversary and of course Dec. 25 - christmas. Pretty "clever of me, eh? I often shop for gifts for those who come to my parties -simply because I love giving gifts. Happy creating!

sunny said...

Am I on your birthday list? If not, it sounds like I should be. Put me down for 3/10 please.

Sandra said...

Love your blocks!!! I can't wait to see them with embroidery. Hoping for a surprise.... August 28th

Carrie P. said...

I love that pattern and such a sweet gift it would make for any of your friends.

Wendy said...

You are having a good time with these sweet little projects. Anyone would be happy to see these in there mailbox. Great start to the new year.

Kim G said...

I think you have a great idea there,they look so cute!! Love all of Camille's patterns. I am not on your birthday list, but my birthday is Nov. 10th. I think we need to know when yours is?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Who wouldn't love a beautiful personlized In Friendship mini? They are adorable Darlene!!!!

Lorene Holbrook said...

darlene you have the best ideas! i just had my, gasp! 60th birthday. this would cheer me up! i have had a bad time with this birthday. mercy! i do love your block!

QuiltNut Creations said...

I think I am going to have to give in and buy me some of these new patterns because they are seriously fantastic and I love what you've done with this. Or just send me one; I am turning 40 this year ;)

ps-glad you got the email figured out!

Belén said...

Mis felicitaciones, me parece precioso!!!
Un saludo

Béa said...

Very beautiful and exciting. Could I be on your list...my birthday is soon feb.22 :)
XXX

Vicky said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! I'm so glad you posted the pictures. Just looking at the pattern cover, they look so hard! Isn't Camille the most creative person? Anyone would be lucky to get one of your creations!!

Lori said...

Will you have any time to quilt for yourself:)? What a great little mini!!

Stina Blomgren said...

You are absolutely fantastic... Do you know that!!! What a great idea....:0)))
March is my month...lol....the 5-0 this year...;0))) you are so good at spoiling friends ....remember all those stitched blocks...also an wonderful idea of yours...
Have fun making plans!!
Hugs...:0)
kviltstina at gmail dot com

Abby said...

I bought this pattern too and love this idea! Can't wait to see all the little quilts you create!

Nanette Merrill said...

I love to see what you are working on! And the "in friendship" looks perfect.

Janet said...

I love the friendship star, I even did a quilt with the those blocks once upon a long time ago.
You are so very generous!
8th November

MARCIE said...

Darlene, are you nuts? I hope you are drawing names or something. I love the block! This is the kind of thing where I day, "Why didn't I think of that"!

Belinda said...

I LOVE the block - I have been trying to decide what quilt to make for my FIRST Grandbaby, and I think this is the perfect one. I can think of all sorts of words that would be perfect for baby.

I would love to be added to your birthday list - how do I do that? To be fair, I would like to add you to mine.

Kim said...

I just saw Camille's patterns. I love them all. Your block is beautif.

Josie said...

Gorgeous blocks Darlene. They are going to look great with embroidery too.

paulette said...

Dang cute, Darlene!! Priceless!
P

Gill said...

I love 'round and round' what a great design!
March 28 for me but I'm not saying what year!

M.W. said...

What a fun idea. Love the round and round. July 7th
Shawn

Dresden Quilter said...

You are always so sweet. The quilt is so cute. I am glad to hear everything is okay with your email now.

Donna S. said...

Wonderful idea!! You are so creative. I can't believe I will be 60 this year. How does that happen so fast? 8/30 in case you are doing a drawing or anything!! tee hee

Brenda said...

What a wonderful idea!I'm sure your birthday list will be quite long. Friendship is such a good word.

Deb said...

It's good to see you back, Darlene! I love all of Camille's patterns, too, and every fabric line she's come out with! It sounds like you're raring to get sewing this year - that's great! I'm sure everyone on your list will love you even more than they do now! :)

Camille said...

I suppose you are forgiven. ;-) Oh your round&round blocks turned out so great! And what a wonderful idea!!! You have some very lucky friends. Also, thank you for all of of your kind words. I've been sewing like crazy and this was just the boost I needed to keep at it. Thanks a bunch!! :-)

Camille said...

Wow, there were a lot of typos in my comment. Sorry! I hope you can make sense of it. It's after midnight, can you tell? :-)

I am Just One Mom said...

Love your Round & Round blocks.
I think we need to have a Thimble Blossoms of the month group as I, too, am a lover of all patterns & fabrics by Camille & Bonnie.

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