Sunday, September 16, 2012

Late Summer Splendor

 For me, no other quilt block says "Summer" 
like Grandmother's Garden.
 The talented hands of Darlene Aspinwall 
pieced and pressed every one of these charming blocks. 
I can't imagine the number of hours or stitches.
When I was first presented with the stack of blocks, 
I was mesmerized, speechless, and completely smitten 
with Darlene's collection of fabrics as well as her generosity. 

 The way I understand it, Darlene recently decided she wasn't 
going to do any thing more with the blocks, 
so she walked in to SpunRightRound and handed them all to Renee
Renee then shared them with Colleen and Tracy
who then passed them along to lucky me. 
We each have a piece of Darlene's magic, 
and while their original intention remains a mystery, 
I surely can't wait to see what my hands do with 
the blocks I've been gifted,
as well as what Tracy, Renee and Colleen do with theirs.

Late summer harvest pickled and put up for winter.
Click below for these 3 favorites of mine:

(I substituted green beans for asparagus.)

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  1. Oh my! That quilt is going to be amazing! How miraculous to have those blocks land in your lap!
    ps Welcome back! I've missed your blog.

    1. Aw, thanks for your support Mary - I've missed being away from the blog ;)
      I'm still beside myself as to how these blocks came to be in my hands, and I'm looking forward to finding out what they want to become.

  2. So glad to revisit these lovely quilt pieces in your blog! I know that in your hands they will continue to transform, and I cannot wait to see the finished product(s)!

    The video clip is one of my favorites!

    1. It was all I could do just to lay out the blocks and take a few pictures. I wanted to spend the rest of the rest of the day sewing them together....that day is coming! Any thoughts on how you might use yours yet?

  3. Ohhh pretty. I so admire you. Clarice

    1. Clarice, How is it that you absolutely make me feel on top of the world each time we connect? I love how you use your blog - sharing recipes, inspiring Pinterest links, and of course - showing off your charming home and lovely daughters. You're doing it right. xo t