Wednesday, September 26, 2012

If It Weren't For Blogging

 Quite some time ago I received an email from Karen asking if there was anything I had that she could applique for me.  When I mentioned that I "collected" the Piece & Plenty BOM and they were sitting she said, "SEND THEM!"  I also sent an additional FQ bundle of the same fabric line "just in case" I messed up the blocks at my attempts to applique this quilt.
 It seemed like no time at all and she sent the top back to me.  As soon as I saw it I knew mom would love this quilt and about that time Carol was having a giveaway for the same pattern kits and I won!  Little did I know that Karen was working on a second quilt with the fat quarter bundle I sent her so I could gift my mom.  Can you believe what a sweet heart Karen is?!
Since I am flying to mom's next week I got busy quilting hers.   It's been quilted with the design called, "Feathered Roses."  I'll get the binding on and save the hand stitching for while I'm there.
 This is one of my favorite blocks!  Actually there are alot of favorite blocks in this quilt so I shared a few photos with you.
 Another very special blogging friend is Mary.  She sent this sweet jar of jelly that I'm not opening until I get back home otherwise it may be gone before I get some!  I didn't get a good picture of the embroidery on the lid.  It's too pretty to open!
 Then today the mail lady rings the bell with a box and I have a panic moment!  Who's quilt top did I forget?  I opened the package to find this beauty!  Another fellow blogging friend named Loris sent this totally out of the blue!  It wasn't expected and I had no clue.  I love it.  If it weren't for blogging I'd never have these wonderful treasures of friendship.
I hope to post again before I go.  I have some quilts I want to share with you but want the owners to see them up close and personal first.  They've gone in the mail this week.

One more thing before I close is you must go over to Marcie's blog and see some of her latest patterns heading to market.   They are GOOD!!

41 comments:

merumo said...

Beautiful quilt and friendship you have!! I'm a fan of Karen and her applique quilts and always amazed how fast she get worked on hers. I'm commited and motivated to practice my applique during this fall/winter season after getting so much of beautiful influences from her. And not mention, you are a very talented quilter, too!! Bravo for the blogland! Enjoy your trip to see your mom :D

Carrie P. said...

that Karen is such an awesome appliquer. So very nice of her and I am sure the quilt will cheer your mother up while she recuperates.

Strlady said...

I love that pattern!! The first time I heard about it was when Karen was working on it. I fell in love. I wish Moda would put it out again. I was wow'd by it. Now that you have done the quilting it's turned beautiful to gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Yes, bloggers rock. I have learned and shared so much with other bloggers, far more than with belonging to a guild.

Denise :) said...

Oh your mom will *love* this!! What a sweet community the quilty/crafty/blogger folks are!!! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt!! Your Mom will love it.

Kathy said...

Karen did a beautiful job on your quilt! I took a BOM class in that quilt - guess I need to get it out and finish it. I really like the way yours looks quilted. You always do such an awesome job with the quilting.

I saw Marcie's new patterns. They are really neat, and her older ones are great, too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Karen does beautiful work and then your awesome quilting on top of it! Your Mom will be thrilled with it. Nice gifts from bloggy friends - the best kind!

Sheila said...

Wonderful quilt , wow , such a pretty pattern and your quilting is amazing. Bloggers definitely rock , so many wonderful people out there .

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful quilt and your mom will love it and be so comforted with something you made for her.

Debbie

MARCIE said...

Oh Mary and Karen! What a team! That is a gorgeous quilt! Your mother is going to flip! Is the feathered roses the same design you did on my Primrose Hill? Lovely!

Valerie Z said...

This quilt is spectacular! I just love it! Karen is an awesome appliquer and you are one very blessed lady! Quilters have hearts of gold and the best friends ever! Have a safe trip! Get well wishes for your Mom!

Colleen said...

Karen is a sweetheart! That is a gorgeous quilt and your quilting is stunning. Your mom will love it!

Lori said...

It is pretty amazing isn't it? Quilters are the best!!

Doniene said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!! Karen is a sweetie and so very talented too!!
I agree blogging friends are very special and I have many!!

Blessings

Sue said...

What a amazing quilt for your mom ! That was SO nice of Karen to do all that applique for you .

Bloggers are very special people !

Cheryl said...

Wow, what great gifts and truly wonderful friends. Karen does such amazing applique work...how lucky to receive a quilt made by her. Your Mom will LOVE it. Blogging friends are the best.

paulette said...

WONDERFUL gifts from wonderful friends! Blogging and blogging friends are the BEST! I couldn't agree more!
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Fiesta said...

Mary, the quilt for your mom is wonderful as well as all your other gifts.

Anna said...

i agree, blogging is the best and the quilty friends are wonderful. The quilt is fantastic!!!!

Sue said...

That is a gorgeous quilt and I am always amazed at how quickly Karen gets her work done. Amazing.

Such lovely and thoughtful gifts! Have a wonderful time at your mother's:)

Karen said...

A pleasure making the quilt top for your Mom. Now to get in the mood to make one for myself. The pattern set makes a wonderful quilt.

You have some good friends, Mary. I remember seeing that little quilt when it was being made. A very good quilt.

Carol said...

Karen did such a nice job with the appliqué blocks. Beautiful quilt, your mom will love it.

Darlene said...

It's stunning and I'm sure your mom will love it.

Karen, does beautiful work and she's blessed so many of us with her talent. :-)

Quilt Rat said...

Well Mary......you have to BE a friend to have friends. Isn't it amazing who we meet through our blogs? WONDERFUL!
You know I adore applique...Love that quilt....it will be sure to put a smile on your Mom's face.

Needled Mom said...

Oh Mary, that quilt is just gorgeous. That will definitely make your mom feel better. Karen did an awesome job.

Have a safe trip.

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous quilt! I'm sure your mom will love it. The texture is wonderful, as always.

How lovely to have so many generous quilty friends! Enjoy :)

Bari Jo said...

The basket quilt is beautiful! What a sweet gift for your mom - such a gift - she gets to see you and the beautiful quilt - and you get to see her face as she opens it! What a sweet gift! Can't wait to see the pictures of your recent quilting work! Always so beautiful! One of these days I will be sending you more work, too! ;o) Have a safe trip!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Wow! Your quilt for Mom is stunning, she will love it! Safe travels, Mary!

andsewon said...

Pretty sure your Mom will love her new quilt! Karen did an awesome job and so did you with your quilting!Lovely gifts for a lovely lady! Yes better hide the jelly while you are away!;-)We will be in Raleigh Sat to see Aunt Dot and I hope to get by Lone Star Merc on way home!
Cross fingers for no rain!

Shelley said...

Mary, you are a good daughter. I hope your visit goes well:)

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt for your Mom Mary...Karen does amazing work.

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh is that ever fabulous! Your mom is going to be so happy to snuggle up in that!

Scattered Threads said...

Awesome quilt.

Teresa said...

Wow! That turned out so nice! Friends make the world go 'round, that's for sure!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Denise :) said...

Hey - I just wanted to stop by and tell you that you're missed! I hope things are going well for your mom and at your mom's! Sending quilty hugs your way. :)

thea mia said...

That quilts all look beautiful. Bloggers are very generous. I would love to receive one.
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thea mia said...

I also love blogging. This is one thing that could be very the best gift you can get. I really love it.
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Cheryl said...

Love that quilt...and such amazing gifts of friendship. Bloggy friends are so wonderful.

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Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Mary, I'm sorry it's been so long since I visited, but I thought I'd take a minute this morning to say Hi! My gosh, Karen does such beautiful work and so quickly. Then after you breath life into the already wonderful quilt, you end up with something that is breathtaking. You mom is going to adore it. I wandered back a bit and read about the traveling kitty and the deer, then about your mom breaking her ankle! I'm so sorry she has injured herself. She is so fortunate to have children who will help her and care for her while she gets back on her feet (no pun intended). I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, especially your mom for successful surgery and quick healing. Big Hugs...