Saturday, 28 June 2008

Lucky, Lucky Me

Yes that is right, I am just so lucky. It was only Thursday I was showing you the mini-quilt I had made for my partner in Kate’s ‘Another Little Quilt Swap’ and telling you how late I was in getting finished. The recipient of my quilt will still be waiting for her parcel.
But I have no need to wait anymore as a knock on the door this morning meant I had a box delivered with foreign senders address. Yes it was my mini-quilt from the person who was partnered to send me a quilt. I must explain here that you don’t necessarily receive a mini-quilt from the same person that you send one to. The wonderful lady that sent this mini-quilt to me was Shelly Barker from Pennsylvania, which is one of the places in the States I would really like to visit.

I will tease you a little with this first photo; a little glimpse of the centre and you will see how clever Shelly has been with the fabric. You will also see that she has used my very favourite colours turquoise and purple and used them very nicely too.

Here is another peek of the corner of the quilt and that delicious binding.

I have had a look at Shelly’s blog and I would certainly advise you to go and have a look too, as it is a very good read, she is also very generous with the photo’s. Oh well, enough chat, I suppose I had better share my new mini-quilt with you all.

Isn’t it brilliant? And that’s not the finish, have a look at the fabric on the back of the quilt, it really rivals the front. Fabric with Quilt Diva all over it, its brilliant and it's fun.

Thanks Shelly.


Vicki W said...

Very pretty! what a lovely surprise!

Kitty said...

Oh wow - that's gorgeous. x

Gina said...

What a lovely quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Shelly B. said...

You are welcome! I enjoyed making it very much and just love the backing fabric. The colors were ones I would have never thought to use but have some left over to make myself something.

Gina said...

That is rather lovely - and the stitching is exquisite. I have such admiration for quilters - all that accuracy and neatness - I can only dream!