Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blogging Friends Are Simply The Best!

Karen has been sharing with us her AMAZING never-ending-closet of quilt tops. Everytime she posted I'd rush right over because I knew she wouldn't disappoint and I could just sit in awe at just how many quilt tops she has made. This box arrived for me with six quilt tops to be quilted. Karen no longer wants them and I'm free to quilt them and do as I please. I see a few going to charity....but I see one or two that I just have to keep from my wonderful blogging friend. Thank you Karen...you are a true treasure!

Janet and I emailed back and forth awhile back and out of the blue she asked for my address saying she had something for me. I asked if she was kidding? Look at my surprise box that came today and my birthday isn't until December! She sent this little bunny and a pattern! I tell ya, my blogging friends are absolutely wonderful! Thank you Janet!

Also I want to give a big shout out to thank everybody who has sent me fish scraps. You can see my plea here. I'll take a photo of the fabrics I've been collecting soon. This is going to be one awesome fish bowl quilt thanks to my blogging friends and the lurkers who have emailed me outside of the blog for my address. Once again, you are simply the best!


I whipped this quilt up yesterday. JUST TEASING!! Shirley (no blog) and I went to my favorite quilt shop today and I can report I was good and did some serious hand slapping only purchasing some background neutral at $4 per yard on sale to make this quilt. I think I own a piece of just about all the other fabrics in the quilt. This was the shop sample and the pattern was sold out. It is Miss Rosie's Quilt Company's "Quiet Time" pattern. I'm on a hunt for a copy of it now.

21 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a wonderful surprise from Karen! Those are beautiful quilt tops. I can't wait to see you work your magic with the quilting designs.

Love the Miss Rosie quilt, too. Very pretty!

Danielle said...

What a treat! Those tops are going to be beautiful when you are done quilting them. I have been watching Karen's blog too, and have been amazed with her never ending closet of quilt tops!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Karen is the BEST! Congrats on all of your "blog" love, you deserve it because you inspire all of us!

Congrats also on showing restraint at the quilt store! I don't know if I could do it!

onlymehere said...

What fantastic surprises! I'm absolutely amazed that someone would give away those beautiful quilt tops! I hope you find you pattern too.

Kata said...

Those are beautiful quilt tops!!!!!!

Pat said...

WOW......what an amazing gal to make SO many tops that she is giving some away like that. She is really a great quilter and a special person to do that. I'll have to look at her blog as she is "new" to me.

*karendianne. said...

Mary,

What a lovely stash of quilts you have there. A real blessing. I hope you find that quilt pattern soon because I want one too!!!

Millie said...

Mary, what a lovely post with so many beautiful quilts you got from Karen. You lucky girl and I know you are going to do your magic and turn those tops into beautiful finished quilts. Wonder which quilt you are going to tackle first? Love the Miss Rosie quilt too. And I so agree with you...the blogging friends are just the best people ever!

Cathi said...

Oh, I so want to go to your favorite quilt shop but it looks like I am booked solid through the end on June right now. What a great bunch of people bloggers are?! I have been looking at that Hatched and Patched pattern myself. Don't they just have the cutest things on their website?

Karen said...

I like the way you displayed those quilt tops for a photo. How did you do that?
Love the Miss Rosie quilt. I need to check it out further. The look has great impact.

Tam said...

You're a lucky gal and kudos to Karen for her thoughtfulness and beautiful quilt tops. The Miss Rosie quilt looks like another good one!...looking forward to seeing your version

Bunny said...

Wow Karen is sure a treasure to have sent you such beautiful quilts, and I am sure you will make them a warm cozy quilt with the quilting. Love your quilts too. Enjoy your treasures.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, what a great bunch of blogging friends. How sweet of Karen to send those quilts to you. She did have a bunch.
The little bunny is so cute. I have seen it on several other blogs.
Have fun quilting all those quilts.

Kathie said...

wow how lucky could you be!
beautiful quilt tops from Karen,yes I would have kept one for myself too! wonder if we would have kept the same one!
OH that was so nice of Janet, the bunny is just adorable!
Love the new quilt your going to make and I sure can see why you wanted to make it too!
I Just love it!
Kathie

Carol said...

Wowser! What a treat! Oh I'm in love with the Miss Rosie quilt.

Julie Isa said...

What a lucky lady and oh so loved!!! Isn't blogging the best! Enjoy it all!

Kim said...

Life is very very good. VBS

Stina said...

Lucky you ... Karens Closet quilts are sooo famous by now.. that I think you need to keep them all...:o)
LOve the cute BUNNY!!!! So so sweet..:o) Bloggingfriends are just wonderful..:o)

Wendy said...

Your going to be very busy whipping up those quilts. What a lucky girl to get quilts from Karen. The bunny is adorable.
I look forward to seeing progress on your new quilt.

Libby said...

Blogging friends are the best - and it's easy to see you have found the cream of the crop *s*

Teresa said...

I have been following those quilt tops too - she sure has some beauties and how nice of her to share! Love the bag, the quilts, the bunny - so many cute things on your blog today!