Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Surprise...Thank you Thelma

Thelma over at Cupcakes 'n Daisies did a wonderful post about Belle Meade by Bonnie Blue quilts...she and Nicole decided to work on this one together and invited anyone to work along with them. Well, I was so excited...I had started this quilt last year and then put it away......what a happy, happy surprise when I unearthed it...all 42 of the blocks were DONE......YIPPEE! and tucked right there with the blocks was the piece of fabric for the setting triangles...what in the world was I thinking? Why did I get all those blocks done? Why did I stop when I was on the home stretch? I have absolutely no idea...I don't remember what happened. But thanks to Thelma, I searched for it and I finished the top......my first finish on my new machine! Howie wandered into the picture and got his feelings hurt when I told him I was going to delete the picture because Mr. Quilt Holder had the left corner a little crinkled...so here you go Howie...don't tell Zack you are on the blog today!

Thank you Thelma and Nicole...Blogland is the BEST!!!!!!!!

32 comments:

Diane said...

Soooo pretty!

Darlene said...

Happy, Happy Surprise - woohoo!!! It's beautiful and I know it must be for ME. ROFLOL

Sue said...

Boy, it's really beautiful! I'll bet you are glad you pulled it out to finish it up!

Doesn't the Janome stitch like a charm?!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my gosh - you had all those blocks DONE and hadn't put it together! It is wonderful!

Melanie said...

Quilt blocks always have several names. I think this is one of my favorites--or real close to it--- The North Wind Block...I love this...Really scrappy. The pup makes the quilt....

Dianne said...

Love it!

Karen said...

I see a lot of triangles in that quilt!

Barb said...

Wow...love the quilt~!!!

annieb said...

Beautiful quilt! Chloe our goldie wanders into pictures when I don't want her there, but won't pose for me when I want her to...go figure

Ginger Patches said...

What a treat to find a quilt so close to completion, and such a pretty one!! Great way to break in your new baby :)

Ann Flowers said...

Very beautiful completion. It is gorgeous!

Give yourself kudos for having stored it so well in the first place, making it easy to start again!!


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Allie said...

Well that had to be the best surprise - wow - wish I could find something like that around here! It's just GORGEOUS!

QuiltSue said...

It's beautiful.

I hope you're enjoying your new machine?

Kathie said...

wow a beautiful quilt and I am so surprised YOU put that away with all those blocks done!!!!
its a beauty!
hope your enjoying your new sewing machine!
Kathie

Laura said...

Beautiful Carol! I am on a quest to finish UFO's too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful quilt...and wonderful surprise! It must have been waiting for the first ride on the new machine!

Gretchen said...

Love the Belle Meade!! Isn't it funny how we find projects and don't remember how far along they were. You had a great surprise by being far along and now it's done! Wonderful!

Nicole said...

Are you kidding me? You forgot about those blocks? I'm laughing, but I know it can happen. Once I discovered a box with about 500 red and white half square triangles in it that I had made and lost track of.
Your Belle Meade quilt is gorgeous! I made 40 hsts yesterday, so am up to about 120.

Barb said...

beauty! and the pup is so cute - he looks happy with it too -

Lori said...

What a wonderful quilt!! Woo-hoo!!
I love Howie too!!

Jeanne said...

Good for you - it's gorgeous! I love the blue triangles with the scrappy blocks.

Cornfield Quilter said...

What a wonderful quilt and I am so happy for you that things worked out the way they did and you got yours pieced, a real treasure!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and I appreciate all who have kept my daughter in their pryaers. When it comes to our children we just want them happy and free from pain!

Quilt Hollow said...

What a nice surprise and now a wonderful finish! It's a beauty.

Carrie P. said...

That's the way to put a quilt together. It is beautiful.

Thelma said...

That is one amazing quilt! What a perfect project for that new machine! Not much of a sew along though, you win, you're done first! What an inspiration it is to see your finished Belle Meade. I've heard from several quilters that they have either started and not finished or have an unopened the kit for Belle Meade. You've shown us all that it's worth the effort. I'm up to 155 hst units, 501 to go!!

Teresa said...

Yea....glad you found it and finished it. Its a lovely quilt.

I hope you enjoy your new Janome. I have been sewing on them for years now.

Mary Ellen said...

Your Belle Meade is beautiful and DONE!!!! Hope everyone else decides to finish theirs also. We've made 3 versions of this quilt and every one is beautiful. We would love to see the rest as they are finished.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

What a beautiful quilt Carol!

Wendy said...

You sound a lot like me, why did those blocks get put away. It's a fantastic quilt and done soooo fast....lol

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that quilt Carol. Nice finish!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Carol - I love your Bennington Quilt - what a great gift! And, the Fa La La La fabric is perfect. And, this quilt is a beauty too! I think maybe we just get tired of projects and need a break to work on something else -- maybe?? Anyhoo - it's lovely!!!

Dresden Quilter said...

It is beautiful. I love all of the fabrics.