Thursday, May 31, 2007

Let's Celebrate (Spring)

Finally! It is time to reveal the celebrate spring challenge with Darlene, Nicole and myself! I thought the day would never come!

Nicole and Darlene both started with FQ packs. I on the other hand started with 2 - 5" charm packs. And here it is!

Yes it is even quilted. It was so funny because I had bought these charm packs in Paducah with a table topper quilt in mind for my Aunt! I had no idea what I would do with them, but she was wanting a table topper for her kitchen table for sping/summer but was too chicken to ask me - I found out through my mom! So when I saw these in Paducah I knew they were perfect for her. I get home from Paducah and what do you know - Darlene and Nicole had started this challenge! So I invited myself in! And hence the rush to get it finished and quilted so I could give it to her!



And if you don't recognize the pattern - it is Darlene's made up pattern! I had seen it awhile ago on her blog and just knew I needed to make something like it at some time! And you know what - this is the perfect idea for a table topper and charms! I'm going to make another one for me I think in more my colors!




So here's to inspiration, quilts and FQ/Charm packs!


37 comments from wonderful readers:

PamKittyMorning said...

Very nice, love the quilting!

Darlene said...

OMG, OMG, OMG! Dawn what a SURPRISE - you've brought tears to my eyes. What a great use of my "made up pattern" - it's truly cute beyond words! I am almost speechless - so much I want to say and just can't find the words!

Thank you so much for playing along with Nicole and I - it's been so much fun. I can't wait to do it again. Talk about having to say focused. LOL

Anne said...

That table topper is adorable! Love the way the pattern and the fabrics play together :o) I'm sure your Aunt will love it!

Nicole said...

Dawn, that is just the most adorable table topper. Your aunt is beyond lucky! You have completely captured the sunny happy fabric with this pattern and design. Your quilting sets it off divinely. We must do another challenge in the near future. This was super fun.

Nadine said...

Dawn ! HOW CUTE is this quilt ! Congratulations ! It's very, very special (and quilted !). You are soooo talented ! BRAVO !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Lisa D. said...

Wow, your quilt is just beautiful! What a fun challenge! I'm sure your Aunt is going to LOVE the quilt you made for her, and if not, I'll gladly send you MY address.

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn, it's gorgeous!!! I lOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! I absolutely postively HAVE to make one of these for moi! :) And isn't Darlene just the best blog buddy---I adore that pattern of hers and she's such a sweetheart to share everything with us!! You did a beautiful job, and your aunt is sure to be thrilled with it!

Judith said...

I just love it. You three did a fabulous job.

tami said...

Beautiful. Your aunt is going to love it. You all three did a great job.

Karen (Misiz C) said...

What a fun pattern for those fabrics! I love your corner treatment and the quilting is maaarvelous! What a wonderful gift.

Kim said...

That's wonderful! Love the quilting especially!

Screen Door said...

OK-- You can be my niece--- this quilt is adorable. I love the fabrics, and the piecing, but it's the quilting that brings it together.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow! Is that ever cute!!! What a great use of charm packs and pattern!

pamina said...

Very nice tablecloth !

meggie said...

Well done. It is beautiful, - Lucky Aunt!

Carol said...

Wonderful, wonderful...your aunt is going to love it!

anne bebbington said...

Dawn the table topper is gorgeous! and you say I work fast - the flames must've been coming out of the back of your sewing machine!!! BTW if your aunt doesn't like it (and I just know she will) send it to me - I'll give it a loving home :o)

Carole said...

Oh, I just love it! What a great use of charm squares! I love the backing too! Gosh, your aunt will love it! Well, I've enjoyed watching the challenge. You guys are quite creative! Keep well and happy quilting!

Joanne said...

It's a great little table topper. Bet your aunt will love it. I like the fabrics, too -- a nice change of pace.

Chookyblue said...

very nice and I have looked at all the girls. Can't pick a winnner but so great to see the difference that can come about from the same materials. Well done........

Tazzie said...

It's just gorgeous Dawn, and I love the quilting. Your Aunt is going to be just thrilled! All my friends are just mad for the charm packs, I love them too!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Leah S said...

I adore the quilting! Definitely a winner there. :)

Hedgehog said...

This is adorable! Love the fabrics and the pattern you used! Looks like you all had fun challenging eachother!

Leigh said...

How adorable. This has been great fun. Your quilting is superb. Well done!

Tonya R said...

your quilting is stunning. the quilt has that wonderful old antique look to it.

Knot Garden said...

Just beautiful. The quilting is awesome:)

KCQuilter said...

Wow, that turned out great!!! It was so fun to play along with you--but really glad we finally got to see "it" LOL! Lucky aunt!!!

Finn said...

Hi Dawn, what a marvelous use for those charm packets!! I love your use of Darlene's idea...looks perfect in those colors for spring/summer..*VBS*
Great job on the quilting..as always! It was fun to see the clues. Might just have to try that idea myself...LOL, like I SHOULD start another project.*G*
Happy that graduation went well!! One more done..hurray!!!!!!!! Hugs, Finn

QuiltingFitzy said...

Just beautiful. OMG, I'm at a loss for words! lol

Libby said...

Wow - it looks great . . . and the quilting! Yowza!

Cynthia said...

the table topper is just beautiful. I'm sure your aunt will love it.

atet said...

Love the table topper. The quilting is spectacular and those fabrics just sing. I know they're not "you" colors -- but what a great spring/summer table topper!

ForestJane said...

ok, I have to be the different one and ask.... your charm pack on the top pic has the words:

...h a ladybug... eat fresh...

surely you're not eating fresh squashed ladybugs? or did it say mash a ladybug? catch a ladybug? uggh! lol

But what you did there with the squares is wonderful!

Patti said...

Absolutely marvelous Dawn! I can't believe how quickly you got this done! Your aunt is going to go nuts over it. I've put the picture of that quilt of Darlene's in my inspirational quilt photo album - I want to try doing that with a bunch of my 2" squares.

Hanne said...

Lovely table topper !

Happy Zombie said...

WOW... it's just beautiful and I love the fab use of charms!!!!!

PS... I seem to be following Patti in quilty-blogland!

cher said...

better late than not at all...the quilting on your table topper is fantastic..and this came out perfect-exactly spring/summery! well done Dawn...I am sure your aunt will be thrilled.