Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I do believe that to be true. However, I'm starting to fear that Dawn from Quilts and Pieces may be beginning to view me as some sort of cyber-stalker. I just love all of her quilts and want to make each and every one.
Over the weekend, I was standing and staring at my fabric stash and quilt books all the while lamenting to Hubby that I just couldn't decide what to work on or start next. Being the wise man he is, he said, "Just pick up the closest thing and work on it first." Still nothing seemed closest and I ended up doing nothing.
Enter Monday - a fresh new day on a shiny new week. I decided to sit down, read all the blogs that I had been neglecting, make comments, and write emails. I know that when I do this I always see some fabrics , a project in progress or a photo of an antique that gets me anxious to get at the machine.
Monday was no exception. There is was - right there on Dawn's blog. A darling little quilt that she made from one of Lori Smith's patterns. Just the thing to get me kick started.
I spent a little bit of time thinking about what fabrics I would use, made my mental decision, then grabbed completely different ones from the shelf. A little cutting, a little sewing and TA DA . . .It looks like Black Licorice and Butterscotch. I started hand quilting last night. Thanks, Dawn!

36 comments:

May Britt said...

....and TA DA a new quilt. You are such a fast quiltmaker. I love it. And you have already named your quilt.

Wendy said...

Like Cinderberry Stitches put it your "Mojo" is back...wonderful little quilt. And what???...you are already starting to hand quilt it...you are fast.

Darlene said...

I LOVE it - it's beyond cute!

Or as my DD would say "it's cuters" LOL

Linda said...

Wow, a speed stitcher, it's gorgeous and named already. Isn't it great when others inspire us?

Lois R. said...

Yummy! I love it! Kinda reminds me of halloween candy too!

joyce said...

I think we all get inspiration from each other here in blogland. I know I do for sure, inspiration and encouragement.

Jan said...

I love your version!

Screen Door said...

It reminds me of the orange and black peanut butter candy everyone gets for trick or treating--- I love it!!! Great points BTW...

Vicki W said...

That quilt is so cute and I really love the colors!

Kairle said...

Now isn't that cute?! The color combo is quite striking.

kjquilts said...

That is so cute! Now I have to go check out Dawn's...

Guðrún said...

The quilt looks great. Blogland is the best you even get ideas for new projects there.

Angie said...

Aww Shucks, I'm just a 'Libby Wannabe'!!! You continue to amaze and most definitely INSPIRE me! Just lovely...love the name 'Licorice and Butterscotch', and I'll bet Dawn is tickled pink that you admire her quilts enough to go straight away and make them!! :> Lovely, Libby!!

Owens Family Adventures said...

I'm sure she will love it that you like her work enough to want to make some for yourself!
That little quilt is just precious!
dawn
(another dawn out there) :)

Bren said...

I agree with everyone else. That is really darling and I love the name!

katelnorth said...

great little quilt - and I love your comment about selecting fabrics mentally and then pulling totally different stuff from the shelf...

Carol said...

I LOVE IT! just wonderful!

atet said...

It's lovely! And just in time for Halloween -- what great colors!

Lucy said...

Lovely Libby! little quilts are so fun to make and you did it fast!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I am the same....love all the great ideas! But, you, my friend are just as bad for me as dawn!!!!There are plenty of times that I walk away from the computer and head to the sewing room because you sent me there!!
Love the newest, very cute! Tracey

Judy said...

Perfect Name! I saw that on Dawn's too and I think it's in my BOM quilt a month pattern. Looks fantastic and perfect for October's coffee table quilt!

Jenny said...

I love the black check! Great fabric choices.

Rose Marie said...

Both versions are lovely and it is so tempting to do a copycat version from someone's blog because, darn it, they are so good!

The Calico Cat said...

Love that color combination! Broken Dishes have been around long enough that noone can be considered as copy-cat...

Tracey said...

*sigh* i, like you, am behind on my blog reading. and here you go showing off yet another cute creation that you just whip up! what's wrong with me that i just can't 'whip up' something? lol!

excellent job, libby!

tracey
www.theehandworks.typepad.com

tami said...

I love it. I see you have caught my doll sized quilt fever. They go together so fast and it's such a sense of accomplishment isn't it?

Beth said...

I love that little quilt! I may have to stalk you and make one for myself! LOL I probably could dig up a lot of those colors in my stash too! Good job!

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE the colors you chose! I"m still waiting to have time to start that little mystery quilt you did a while back that is soooo me! I want to make that so bad!

KCQuilter said...

Such a yummy little quilt!

Greenmare said...

oh I like it! It makes me want to east orange slices, sort of reminds me of Halloween, but in a good way! That is my youngest daughters favorite holiday and she will love to see this!

Laura said...

It is sooo cute! Dawn is the bestest inspiration. It is unbelievable to me how much she gets done on top of working a full-time job in Chicago and being the mother of 4 kids. She is the absolute best!

Patti said...

Marvelous little top - I really love that broken dishes block. Even though I did a queen size quilt worth of them I still want to do more.

Carole said...

What a sweet looking quilt! I just love your work! A perfect name for it too! Gosh, that is sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Hedgehog said...

Love this little quilt! (And the name - hello from here in the land of licorice!)

Marcie said...

Adorable little quilt. I am always amazed at what different fabrics will do in the same design! Love your basil pot also!

Linda_J said...

Cute, Libby---it looks sorta like Halloween to me though your description certainly works well. Never know where inspiration or the kick start might come from. Can't believe that you could whip that up so quick!

I know what you mean about the heat though---makes you feel like a slug. We have had about two weeks worth of hovering near 100 and only pop up thunderstorms if we are lucky. October cannot get here fast enough.