Sunday, May 16, 2010

I've Had to Keep My Hands Busy

First and foremost, thank you to all my friends in Blogland...you got me through a very tough week. Thank you for your comments, e-mails and phone calls. You will never know how much your friendship and support meant to me.

Since Mr. Brown Quilts was out of town last week, and I had way too much time to think...I had to keep my hands busy, therefore keeping my mind busy. I was thrilled that the final block of the Designer BOM arrived and since I had the setting all ready to go...I spent a day finishing it up. I just love it. I had to wait until Mr. Brown Quilts aka Mr. Quilt Holder was here to hold it up for me. It's really too big for one person to hold and we had a pretty good breeze blowing. I think you can see most of it.

The Jelly Roll Quilt Along block was really fun this time...thank you Nannette!

I was a very lucky girl last month and won a drawing in the Year of Schnibbles...I won the $50 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop...here's what I got. A Bar Harbor layer cake and some background...I'm going to use this in Plan C from the Schnibbles Times Two book...I'm putting this with some pieces that I have left of Prairie Paisley, so a little old and a little new...YIPPEE! Thank you again Vicky for helping me pick just the right background.

This will be a better week...Mom and I are heading to Birmingham on Friday to visit Hampton and Camden (Josh and Katie too...LOL) I can't wait!

36 comments:

Cara said...

The BOM looks great!
And what a good plan for the win!

joan said...

Your projects are absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your porject in the contest! Good luck! Enjoy your visit with the little ones!Oh! how they brighten ones spirit!!

Diane said...

The BOM is just gorgeous. L-o-v-e it!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Carol - its B-E-A-utiful! I love it! And, what fun goodies you got at FQS! Can't wait to see your Schnibbles! Really - I'm drooling over your BOM - it is gorgeous!

Dianne said...

Yay for finishing your BOM! I finished block 12 today, and I also cut out all of the finishing pieces for borders/sashing/etc. I am hoping to finish this one up before the 2010 version arrives next month :0)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your BOM is wonderful. Hope you have a great time in Birmingham!

sunny said...

What a beautiful BOM! Enjoy the time away.

Sue said...

Oh your quilts are beautiful! Love them.
Congratulations on your win! That is always exciting:)

Have a great week!

Kate said...

The BOM quilt looks great! I just need that last block to arrive and I'll be right behind you :-)

Congrats on the win; I saw your name listed :-) Nice choice of fabrics! Look forward to seeing it done up.

Darlene said...

Love it, love it - it's beautiful. You're so good about keeping up with your blocks of the month - way to go.

Love the new Jelly Roll Sampler block - sweet!

And, you're headed to see your favorite little boy and little girl (ok, big boy and big girl, too) You're going to have so much fun.

Allie said...

How pretty is that - good for you! I love everything about it!
Congrats on your win, love what you picked!

Cathy said...

I love Bar Harbor too but have resisted because I have so many projects in the works. What is that background fabric you bought? It looks very versatile and I need some like that in my stash!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhhh pretttty.

Michelle said...

I love your BOM too!

You were busy!

Carol said...

Carol, your quilt is so nice. Good for you getting it all done. Your quilt holder does a nice job too. What a great feeling to get it all sewn together. Love your choices for your FQS gift certificate.

Dandelion Quilts said...

That quilt is stunning...I love it. What are your plans for it? It will look great wherever it lands. Wonderful.

Thelma said...

Congratulations on finishing your BOM, it's lovely. I can hardly wait to get going on mine, this really inspires me to get going on those blocks! Here you're done and I've yet to make a single block!

I hope you have a better week, good luck with that new project!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

So glad you finished the Designer Mystery BOM, way to go Carol! I just read your last post, I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbour. What a shock! Glad to see that keeping your hands busy helped you out this week.

Lori said...

Wow! The BOM quilt is gorgeous. Keeping busy with quilting is great therapy for an aching heart.

Sharon said...

Beautiful BOM quilt! Isn't quilting the best therapy?

Quilt Hollow said...

Wowzers Carol...you were busy even with mind heavy. How fun you get to see those little bundles of cuteness! Enjoy and have fun!!

Cindy said...

Oh Carol - it's FANTASTIC !!!!!!!

It truly is gorgeous!!!!

TWO hands held HIGH saluting your accomplishment!!!

I knew there was a reason I admired you - this IS PROOF !!!

Have fun my dear blogging friend.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I just finished my mystery quilt yesterday and it is much bigger than I thought it would be. Now what are we going to work on - mmmmmmmmm:)

Teresa said...

I am just now reading your prior post and I am so sorry for your loss of your friend. It does make one stop and take stock of your priorities. I hope you have a wonderful trip and find some peace.

Cheryl said...

Looks great Carol...enjoy your time in Birmingham!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your BOM. That is a big quit.
Congrats on your big win. And nice stuff you picked out.
Enjoy your trip. I know you will.

Screen Door said...

Stunning quilt... You have a way with the needle in thread. My heart is still with your neighbor. As much as you do now--- she'll probably needs you tons more later...you know... when everyone else's life goes back to normal and yet she'll have such loss. Hang in there.....You're a good friend.

Karen said...

I like the fabric used on the border of your new quilt.
I know you are looking forward to visiting your grand-children. And maybe their parents too. The birthday girl is a year old now, huh! Have loads of fun playing with the kids.

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous...there's nothing like sewing to help keep our minds happy even in the midst of worries! I'm setting mine together using last year's setting...but wow...this year's is amazing...great job!

Lizzie said...

YOur BOM is WONDERFUL!! wow, it looks great!

Ginger Patches said...

Your bom quilt is gorgeous!! I love it and I'm so glad your quilt holder is home :) Lucky girl winning the schnibbles contest--what a great prize! Oh and yay for grandbaby time!!!

Vicky said...

So that's what that BOM looks like! I need to get in there and finish mine up. Glad I could help out on the background decision! And (hugs) for your heart! xo

Carole said...

Catching up on some news. I was sad to read you last post. Sending you a cyber hug (((Carol))). Life is indeed short, which makes me think about how crazy busy I have been. But, I'm making decisions that are good for me. Love all the projects you are working on. My goodness you are a busy bee! Hugs!

Quilter Kathy said...

That BOM quilt is gorgeous...wow!

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linda said...

Beautiful quilt.