Sunday, July 14, 2013

Caught up!

Whew!  I finally caught myself up with Darlene's mystery quilt.

I was almost two months behind so when Darlene released the checkerboard border to us at our guild meeting last week, I decided that I'd better get a move on.  The final stitch was completed about fifteen minutes ago.



There is one final row to be released next month and then it'll be done.

If you'd like to make one yourself, here's the link to Darlene's blog.  Just scroll back through her posts until you find the introduction.  It's been a lot of fun and if you like scrappy, then you'll love this!


Update on Safe Harbor.



I am diligently working on writing up the pattern.  There might be a slight delay because just as Alice was about to load my quilt on the frame, her dear Mom passed away.  I'm still hoping to have the pattern ready by the end of the month so keep your fingers crossed.

In the interim, I made a second version of Safe Harbor in a different colorway but you'll have to wait a bit for the reveal.  *wink*


Happy stitching!

38 comments:

gracie said...

I am not surprised that both are wonderful

barcord said...

Love Darlene's mystery quilt, and how you've stitched it together. I think I will take your tip and have a look at her blog. It was nice to get another peek at Safe Harbour. I cant imagine it being better in a different version, but I bet it is as good. Blistering hot here these past couple weeks. A good reason to sit in and sew :-)

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Kaaren..Those two quilts you are working on are aMaZing! BeauTiful!..You really have a good eye for color. Have a wonderful week-end..Marg:)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful quilts. I'm so far behind I think I am ahead!

Loris said...

Darlene's Mystery quilt is absolutely wonderful! I love those rabbits :-) Lovely work on fabric choices and zooming in for a finish!
I'm so sorry to hear about Alice's loss. Prayers for her family in this change.

Angie said...

Ooooh Kaaren, your "Darlene Mystery Quilt" is gorgeous---and so is the 'Safe Harbor'. :)

Lesley said...

Wow...wow...wow! Both quilts are fabulous! Love the way Darlene's quilt is coming together...the checkerboard border is the perfect fit! Safe Harbour continues to impress me...especially love those geese! Great work!

KaHolly said...

That's a lot of work!! Love your new pattern!

Kigwit said...

You make such beautiful quilts Kaaren! I can't wait to see the other colorway for Safe Harbor.

Kathie said...

your bom looks great, happy for you that you caught up
hope your having a great summer! cooler then here hopefully!
Kathie

Candace said...

How stunning, Kaaren! I just love the rich colors you used! Can't believe there is one more row! So sorry to hear of your quilter's mom. Looking forward to you other version of the quilt!
Cheers!

Missy Shay said...

Wow, those quilts are amazing!

Stephanie said...

Both quilts are beauties. You work fast!!! I know everyone will wait on the edge of their seat for your Safe Harbor.

annie said...

just both are lovely!

Elyte said...

Fabulous quilting things happening at your place. Love the photos.

Bev said...

Hi Kaaren,

Your quilts are beautiful. You are indeed talented and thank you for sharing these quilts . I can hardly wait for your pattern Safe Harbor.but please don't put any pressure on yourself. Thanks again.

Merilyn said...

Both quilt tops are looking great!!! A lot of work has gone into these pieces, you done very well!!!!

Sheila said...

I love both quilts and seeing the check board border attached on your beautiful quilt makes me want to dive right in

Debi said...

Both quilts are absolutely lovely. You must feel such a sense of accomplishment.

Patty said...

Both quilts are gorgeous, but what else would I expect, your work is always top notch.

Darlene D said...

Beautiful work as always Kaaren. So sorry to hear of Alice's mom passing.

Kindred Quilts said...

It's done and amazing! I'm behind on the mystery quilt and now the mystery is when will I get it done??? Safe Harbour looks magnificent!

Béa said...

Both quilts are lovely, I stopped my Darlene's mystery quilt at log cabins border, enough large for me. Thank you for sharing the links XXX

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Janet O. said...

A very fun, scrappy mystery quilt.
Safe Harbor in another colorway? My curiosity is piqued. : )

JollyWorkerAlice said...

Your two quilts are so beautiful. I am so anxious to get your new pattern. I have picked up several pieces of fabric, and I am ready.My condolences to your friend. A mother is a friend that you have had for your whole lifetime, and it is so hard to lose such a special friend.

Sandra said...

hmm, behind on Darlene's mysery quilt? I would say so. I have the snowballs and borders done. Maybe it could be a baby quilt or a table cloth? Or a little wall hanging!! oh dear; UFO's, story of my life.... :)

Jeanna said...

Your "Darlene's mystery quilt" is really pretty!

I'm looking forward to your Safe Harbor pattern release.

My condolences to your friend.

onlymehere said...

My sewing room is done in a beachy, Hawaiian feel so this pattern will be a must when you release it! Your other quilt turned out really pretty and looks like it was so much work. Great job!

Cathy said...

Your Darlène is so wonderfull, I love it so much, wouaw!!!

Rosa said...

Both are absolutely wonderful.Have a great week!

alice chancey said...

Thank you to everyone who posted their condolences at the lost of my Mother. She will be missed. She was an avid quilter and lived 89 years to the fullest. She was still sewing patchwork in the last few months of her life.

Pam in IL said...

I'm way behind in EVERYTHING these days. Love both quilts!

Keeping Alice and her family in my prayers.

Conni said...

I'm normally just a lurker here, but these 2 quilts are absolutely beautiful! I just couldn't keep silent! Congrats to you! Can't wait to see them finished.

Karen said...

I like the triangle border on "Safe Harbor". Different and interesting.

Sherryl said...

Oh I LOVE the bunny applique you put on your mystery quilt! I just got caught up myself this weekend. I sure hope you're right that there is only one more step. This quilt is getting huge - but I love it so so much. And I especially love that I made the entire thing so far with scraps in my stash - except for the final 3-1/2" border we just added. Fun, huh?

The Prairie Stitcher said...

I love your spool quilt and of course it's in our favorite colors which makes it all the better.
Hope you're enjoying the summer.
Jan (quilt swap partner)

Carole said...

Ohhhh.... that came out lovey! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!