Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm Grinning From Ear to Ear

And for very good reason...I got a wonderful package in the mail on Friday...let me explain....I finished my Cotton Club blocks months ago, had a row put together and then I put it away.  I got an e-mail from a friend asking me about the project and I told her where I was and that I had put it away...I was dreading doing those big mitered borders...now I know how to do them, taught how to do them when I had my shop...just don't like to do them...not even a little bit.  I have this fear that I'm going to have a wonderful quilt with an awful border because I don't get it right...well, you'll never believe the response I got from my friend.  She said "When you finish putting the quilt together, you can send it to me and I'll do the border for you. I love to do mitered borders, they're lots of fun."  I couldn't believe it...I was just thrilled...so I got it finished, boxed it up and sent it off to her...in no time at all  it was back at my house...so here it is...it's a big one...too big for Mr. Quilt Holder to hold it up, so I put it on the floor in the foyer and went upstairs and took the picture over the railing...please ignore the wrinkles...Howie needed to check it out as I was heading up the stairs...walked all over it...but by the time I got to the top to take the picture he was no where to be seen.  I'm as happy as I can be...and so grateful to my friend...Thank you!  Thank you!  Yes, I'm still grinning!

My sewing for today was to get caught up on the Temecula Quilt Co. Sew Along...Here are rows 2 and 3...
This is going to be a great quilt!  Thanks Temecula!

Oh I wanted to let you know that the Lemon Almond bread, that I mentioned in my last blogpost, was out of this world.  Our friends loved it and so did we!  It's a keeper! 

31 comments:

Terry said...

It's beautiful! What a great friend! :0)

Diane said...

What a treat to have someone do your mitres for you! The quilt is beautiful. Another one off the list!

Beth said...

Wow what a great friend to do that!

Darlene said...

Beautiful quilt and your helpful friend is truly a quilting angel.

Sue said...

Very beautiful quilt, Carol. What a nice friend to do those corners for you!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh Carol! Gorgeous quilt and a precious friend...it just doesn't get any better than that!!! Big Hugs to you and some special scratches to sweet Howie for giving your picture a touch of personality, LOL...

Susan said...

What a wonderful friend!!! And what a beautiful quilt! I LOVE it!

Thelma said...

I think that's the first Cotton Club finish I've seen online, Congratulations! I've loved that BOM ever since it was first released, the cute blocks, the red fabric, what's not to love. Your's looks wonderful.

sunny said...

What an awesome friend! And an awesome quilt. You lucky girl.

Susan said...

Just lovely!!!

Susan

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt! ..and very good friend! :-) Have a happy week!

Jackie said...

Guess what part of Cotton Club I'm stuck at? Yep, that last border. I think I need to just do it - or find a friend that loves them! :)

Janet O. said...

I feel the same way about mitered corners. I've even mitered a striped border and everything matched, but I still don't like to do them. That is a true friend! The quilt looks amazing! You should be grinning.
Your Temecula blocks looks so cute. I'm still on row #1. : (
Okay, now I need to print out that bread recipe. It looked good, but I was waiting for your report. : )

Cheryl said...

WOW...what a wonderful friend. It's a beauty!!!!

Kate said...

What a special friend!

Melanie said...

This is wonderful! Aren't you glad you made it...(Cue the music...) You get by with a little help from your friend!!!...Great story and you'll smile and remember the tale....

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- what a good friend! Your quilt is beautiful. And your new blocks look really fun. (Thanks for the update on the lemon bread!)

Lisa D. said...

Wow! That is a stunning quilt! You're very lucky to have such a good friend!

Cindy said...

How thoughtful and considerate, Carol! I can see you grinning over here. LOL

Ooh, the Temecula Sew Along is so pretty.

You just sound happy! Hugs

Cathy said...

What a great friend. The quilt looks fantastic. I love your Temecula blocks. I'm doing them too. Hugs

Me and My Stitches said...

My Cotton Club quilt is still just blocks, because I don't want to do the mitered border! I need to talk to your friend! My Aunt said she would do it for me, and I might just take her up on it. Yours looks really great, and so do your Temecula blocks!

John'aLee said...

Aren't quilters just the best? The quilt is beautiful. Love those colors you're using in your other blocks too! Have a happy Tuesday!

Nancy said...

Your Cotton Club quilt is beautiful!! I need to get going on my Temecula blocks. You are wayyyyy ahead of me.

Loris said...

Wow! That is a sweet and skilled friend! The quilt and mitered borders look wonderful. Some beautiful work there!
Hugs to Howie :-)

Kindred Quilts said...

Cotton Club is beautiful, mitered corners and all! Love your Temecula blocks too!

Carrie P. said...

Now that is a real friend! Love your little blocks.

Diane said...

gorgeous quilt! a friend who will volunteer to miter--WOW!

Gretchen said...

The quilting community is just the best! This story made me smile from ear to ear too :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lovely! I taught myself how to do mitered borders, and have taught it at both of my quilt guilds. I do like doing smaller quilts better. I seldom have to 'restitch' a corner after I sew it.

Barb said...

how nice of your friend!
your star blocks are great too

Patti said...

Hi Carol! I'm back quilting, writing my blog, and in the process of finding all my favorite quilty friends in blogland. This is a spectacular quilt! And what a wonderful friend you have. I'm with you - I know how to do mitered borders but avoid them like the plague. In my mind the only reason to do them is to miter a border stripe - exactly the situation with this quilt. Your friend did a beautiful job.

I hope you can find time to stop by my blog to see what I'm up to these days. I've missed you!

Patti @ Quilting is my Passion