Saturday, March 02, 2013

March(ing) Along

 Did you know...
March is National Quilting Month! 
 
Thank you so much for sharing your project organization ideas - I really appreciate it.
Maybe I am a fly by the seat of my pants person or I could be a list maker but I've come to the conclusion that it really doesn't matter.  I sew, quilt, embroider, applique, etc for fun and in the grand scheme of things that's all that matters.  :-)
 
I had a strong desire to sew today and decided I wanted to play with 4 patches.  I didn't have a firm plan but that changed when I opened the closet in my sewing room and spotted a large zip lock bag with some completed four patches and other pieces parts.  As Paulette would say "SCORE".   All the four patches were finished and alternate blocks were cut so I was good to go.  Before I knew it I had the center of the quilt finished and within a couple of hours the borders attached.  Big WooHoo!!!!
 
 
"Mary's Four Patch" by Country Threads
It's National Quilting Month so Let's Quilt!  :-)
 
Wishing you pieceful days!
 
In Friendship!

43 comments:

shez said...

wow it looks awesome Darlene,well done.xx

Kaaren said...

Very scrappy = very, very lovely! Love it!

Kathie said...

LOVE this quilt! great fabrics I didn't know they were hiding in your closets , surprised me!
kathie

Lesley said...

This is wonderful! Love the way it all works and is so pretty!

Cheryl said...

Wow, that was fast! Very scrappy...just like I like em.

Debby said...

Love this!! Wish I had something sew cute hiding in my closet

Carol said...

It is very wonderful...you had an awesome day...by the seat of your pant is a very good thing! You had FUN! Happy National Quilting month!

Karen said...

Darlene, I don't usually see a dark quilt on your blog. Looks like my kind of quilt. Good for you taking pieces and parts and making a quilt and having fun while doing it. And a good quilt!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thanks for the reminder that March is National Quilting Month! ;-)

Sure wish I had blocks sitting in my closet ... I'm lucky to have a few leftover strips (most of which were used to make a log cabin quilt last year).

pcflamingo said...

How weird. My sister just gave me a giant ziplock baggie full of 4 patches she was bored with and said "Here. You do something with them." Mostly blue and white, so I can add some red sashing and have a quick patriotic quilt to go to the Family Support Group at Joint Base Lewis McChord (combined Army-Air Force base near Tacoma, WA) that my quilting group donates to. Score, indeed :D

paulette said...

You took the words right out of my mouth!! "SCORE" is right...I L*O*V*E this quilt!! Gorgeous!
P

onlymehere said...

Beautiful!

Yvette said...

WOW!!!
You are amazing! That turned out beautiful!

Wendy said...

I didn't know it was National sewing month. Your scrappy 4 patches are wonderful....well done.

Lori said...

Your off and sewing! Wow! You got a lot accomplished!!

carol fun said...

What a beautiful quilt! All those scrappy blocks just sparkle - a feast for the eyes!

AnnieO said...

Wonderful 4 patch quilt! So warm and cozy looking! Excellent start to the National celebration of quilting!

Patti said...

Hi there Darlene! It is so much fun catching up with what everyone has been doing while I've been "AWOL". This quilt is fantastic and marvelous - just the kind of quilt I love. How fun to find all those "parts" just waiting for you to put them together.

Cheryl said...

I love it Darlene and would definitely say "score". That inner border of red is the perfect touch!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think 4 patches are my favorite creative outlet. Your quilt looks fabulous.

Josie said...

Oh... you made me want to make a four patch... NOW! It's gorgeous. You really did SCORE!! :o)

Dresden Quilter said...

This is gorgeous. You are so amazing!

Kindred Quilts said...

I think you may have started a run on Four Patch quilts...it's gorgeous!

Carol said...

Good way for you to kick off National Quilting Month. If you google National Quilting Month your blog post shows up. I discovered that the official Nat'l Quilting Day is March 16th. That would be a good day to dedicate to a day for just quilting.

Karen said...

Simplicity is sometimes perfection!

mindingmomma said...

looks wonderful! I definately quilt for fun.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Looks AWESOME!! I hope to get some sewing in this month. Work has been busy, busy busy! My plan is to hit the sewing room this weekend. I hope my plan works!

Nancy E said...

Nice quilt! Love the 4-patches!

Carrie said...

Well. This is just wrong ~ and on a whole lot of levels!

Yeah, yeah... I'm envious. PEA. GREEN. You go into the closet and un-earth a fabulously wonderful quilt. I go into the closet and all I find is a mountain of dust.

It's official. I need a new closet. :)

Michele said...

I love it :-) National Quilting Month? Wonderful :-) Another reason to make a quilt!

QuiltNut Creations said...

4 patches are sew much fun! Congrats on the finish! Sounds like I better find my way back to the sewing machine this month :)

jlgwyn said...

SCORE indeed! Beautiful blocks and such instant gratification - however, it looks like you spent a LOT of time at some point in the past making all those 4 patch units. Well done!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey girl! When you sew you sew! Its a beauty and fun to see a darker color for alternating blocks. Whatca stitchin this week? It's still March. LOL

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great quilt, Darlene! You can't go wrong with four-patches, can you? I wish I had a closet like yours. :-)

Carol said...

Are you still March(ing) along? You are missed.

Carol said...

Are you still March(ing) along? You are missed.

Deb said...

Checking in since it's been a while since I've seen a post - hope everything is okay.

Fiesta said...

Beautiful Darlene. Another beautiful project.

Kathie said...

knock, knock, knock, where oh where is Darlene????

Karen said...

I have been missing you.

Anna and Sarah said...

We followed your blog...come follow us back!

Rose Marie said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Love the darker setting squares and border!

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