Thursday, July 15, 2010

Charming Friends!

After picking up my quilt from my friend and longarm quilter Barb yesterday, as soon as we got home, I went directly into the studio to sew on the binding.  The last stitch was sewn just after dinner last night but because our backyard is in shadow at that time of day, I waited until this morning to take the photos.

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Thank you Darlene of Quilting Daze for designing this little beauty called “Between Charming Friends” and thanks also to Kelly at Charming Chatter for hosting the quilt-along.  Not only was the weekly homework do-able, but the tutorials were exceptional as well.  I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.

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Mac, of course, had to make sure that I did the job properly.

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He wasn’t sure which photo he liked better so he said to include them both.  Who am I to argue with an old man?  (He’ll be 13 in September).

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Enjoy your day and as always…

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

33 comments:

Carol said...

Your Between Friends is gorgeous...I LOVE the blended look!

Barbara J said...

Very very nice. Fabulous work!

Elyte said...

It looks great Kaaren. That's a very versatile pattern. I saw Paulette's and now yours. Both colourways work so well, each with a charm of their own.

Susannah said...

Beautiful work, Kaaren. Love your little doggie!

Susannah

Janet said...

Your quilt looks gorgeous Kaaren. I think Mac looks wonderful for his age.

Lori said...

You weren't excited at all to get the binding on were you?! LOL It is gorgeous and I can see why you'd want to get it finished right away. Nice job!!

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a beauty...and such a cute pooch!!

Linda said...

Very pretty Kaaren. Mac is looking handsome as ever. Just took Fergus in for a cut. Finally found a groomer who knows how to cut Westies. Glad to know that our cute little dogs will live a long time.

Andra Gayle said...

Mac is such a cutie!!!!

Julie said...

love the quilt, but i have to say that little man is way cuter!
xox

Barbara said...

Kaaren, the quilt and Mac are lovely and Mac is right, we needed to see both pics.

solomi558 said...

I think your quilt is lovely, In England a quilt that size long arm quilted would cost approx £50 for the quilting . How do prices compare .--cottonreel

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Kaaren... The quilt is beautiful, I love the colors on the quilt... and looks stunning in both pictures.... I also love Max and I am quite sure he aprove's the placement of the quilt in your yard... Enjoy your day... :)

Deb said...

Such a beautiful quilt. It looks wonderful - love the colors of it!

Darlene said...

Applause, applause, applause - I love it! Way to go! I'm glad you enjoyed making this cutie!

Mrs. JP said...

This colors you chose are so soothing and it turned out beautiful. Plus, that's such a cute little doggie.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The quilt is lovely. I adore the soft feel of it. Darlene is great.

Michelle said...

Very pretty! I can't wait to get mine quilted.

Sherri said...

Your quilt is just beautiful..I love the soft colors!

Stephanie said...

Good thing Mac was there to supervise. He did a great job. I love the bottom photo...really pretty quilt.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

The quilt is beautiful and Mac is adorable!

marina said...

the colours look really pretty.
Mac is a very handsome boy!

Cathi said...

It's beautiful -- and looks fabulous in that setting! And Mac is adorable. :-)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

love your quilt and I agree with the "pup" both photos are lovely!!!
I still have 3 borders to hand quilt before I can get the binding on--but hope to have it done by the first of the week!!!
Hugs, Di

Heidi said...

Your Charming Friends quilt has turned out so beautiful. It makes me think of the time just between summer and autumn when this start to fade before they begin to show a parade of autumn tones. It is just wonderful Kaaren!

I wish I could show mine already but I am hand quilting it as always and that takes time when Holland has a hot and humid summer. :-(

Hope you have a great weekend dear friend!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Heidi said...

P.S. - Mac you are one g*o*r*g*e*o*u*s model now aren't you!?!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Love the pics Kaaren....worth the overnight wait:) Happy crafting, Jenny

Ulla said...

I love your little quilt. The background fabric makes it all look like a watercolour painting. Beautiful!

Bonniedoo said...

gorgeous!!

Béa said...

Love your shabby colours, gorgeous quilt ! hugs.

Laura said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love it! And Mac is adorable. He does look good for 13. My little Shih Tzu just turned 14. I hate for them to get old. . . Great quilt.

Colleen said...

Beautiful quilt! And I love your puppy :o) My westie will be 13 this month too!

Candace said...

What a pretty quilt, Kaaren! Oh and Mac is just the most handsome fellow!
Cheers!