Thursday, May 29, 2014

One Finished, Another Started and Exciting News

My brother in law's quilt is totally finished and on its way to him in the mail.

Don't you love this Jinny Beyer print on the back? I used this same fabric for the binding.

This is what's playing around on one of my design walls right now. I think this one will go to the Quilts of Compassion drive for tornado survivors. My plan right now (if I have a plan) is that this will be a child sized quilt. I'm just making it up as I go along. Having fun. You know.

But here's the exciting news. I got my new issue of Quiltmaker magazine in the mail today. Of course, it's exciting to see a Bonnie Hunter quilt on the cover.

But what made me scream (and startle Mr. Muddling with whom I was chatting at the time) was seeing the quilt I made for my sister. I had emailed a picture, they ask for pictures of quilts we make using their patterns, and they actually published mine.  I am so excited, and yet so humbled at the same time to be included in a magazine with so many talented quilters. Wow. 

I am so thankful that I fell into this joy of making quilts. I have so many in my head trying to get out all the time, and it is so much fun! I am grateful to have something that I enjoy doing and that I can do right here in my own home. That they so often bless people is just the icing on the cake! I know that a lot of you know exactly what I mean.

We've been having a lot of rain here. The rain barrels are full and running over, but all the growing things outside are soaking it all up. These pictures were all taken on Sunday before the rains began. 

I hope there is good and exciting news in your world, too.

Hugs and kisses,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

My Quiltmaker hasn't been delivered yet, but I'll definitely look for your quilt when it is! Congratulations! And wow, look at your garden! I see tomatoes and squash?

Sheila said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt.
Your brother-in-law is going to love his quilt. Beyer print is perfect.

Thimbleanna said...

Haha - I just saw your quilt and photo while browsing the magazine rack and thought -- Hey, I recognize that quilt, and I "KNOW" Elaine LOL! Congratulations!

Susie Swanson said...

It doesn't surprise me one bit. You are a very gifted quilter. I've never seen such pretty quilts in my life. Now I'll go get a Quiltmaker Magazine. Congrats my sweet friend. You are so deserving. Hugs,xo

Karen said...

Great work on the quilt for your brother. Such a wonderful gift. And I like the one you are currently working on, too.
Congratulations o having your quilt in the magazine. That is so exciting! Well done.
Enjoy the rain!

Empty Closet Quilting said...

How cool to see your work in a magazine!!

Millie said...

Wow Darlene, how cool is that. You are very talentad, congratulations. I have to go and buy me a copy of the magazine.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Congratulations upon being published in this magazine. You are so talented and do such wonderful work! These quilts are beautiful. Your brother-in-law will be so happy to get his lovely quilt. I'm proud of your accomplishments!

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