Saturday, 21 August 2010

ALQS


Two posts in a few days - what's happening ? lol


Well my little quilt from the swap organised by Kate has arrived and here it is




I know - it is gorgeous ! I am delighted I am it's new owner. Such lovely colours and great workmanship. It is from Rebecca in New Zealand. Rebecca doesn't have a blog which is a shame if she is making little beauties like this - I for one would love to see more of her work. How about it Rebecca ? lol .

She was very kind to add a few extras in the parcel





Thanks so much Rebecca - you are a star !!


And here's the one I made which went to Val. I nearly didn't get this done as it was when my back pain was at it's worst but with a bit of effort and a few painkillers I got it finished - hurray!



One last thing - I bought this earlier in the week


My first layer cake. I never really enjoyed using the one jelly roll I had ( I bought 2 but sold one on Ebay ) so decided to get a layer cake to see how I get on with this. I have a few ideas but will need to dig out some extra fabrics from my stash to pad it out and not have it looking too matchy.
A quiet afternoon planned - a few episodes of Gilmore Girls whilst doing some cross stitch. Wonder if I can persuade Jason to nip to the shops to get me some chocolate ? lol
Enjoy your weekend xx

25 comments:

gamawinkie said...

What a nice job Rebecca did! The quilt you did is beautiful (as always). Enjoy the Gilmore Girls and chocolate!

Rhonda said...

Aren't mini quilts the cuties. The one Rebecca sent you has alot to look at in such a small space. And the one you sent Val is really unique. I love both. What were the measurements, do you know?
Hope your weekend goes as planned. I'm hoping for peace and quiet so that I can get some sewing done, as well. Take care.

Sharon Kay said...

You and Rebecca did beautiful jobs! I have a question as I'm new to quilting. When you are machine quilting with a criss cross pattern and come to the applique, do you backstitch to prevent the threads from coming loose?

Becky said...

Both the quilts are so lovely! I especially loved your "groovy" tree with the owl sitting in it's branches.

loulee said...

Two very pretty quilts, you swappers were lucky girls.

Quilter Kathy said...

Yippee...2 posts this week...keep up the good blogging LOL!
Love these little cutie quilts! I especially appreciate that the one you gave and the one you received were hand quilted...beautiful!

orchidlover said...

Great quilts. I love the little birds on the one for you.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

chris, milatos said...

What a talented pair you are, enjoy your cross stitch and hope you get some chocolate

Chookyblue...... said...

love the little quilts.........both sent and received.........hope the back is improving.........

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love both quilts...have fun with the layer cake, I've still not done anything with the one jelly roll I have had for about 2 years - no rush...hope you get your chocolate...mmmm, Gilmore Girls, chocolate and sewing...that does sound like a good plan...
Hope your back is feeling better.

claudia said...

Both of those quilts, Rebecca's and yours are so nice! What a great exchange.
I love me some Gilmore Girls too, I own all seven seasons!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how cute is that little quilt you got! Adorable! And so is the one you made.

annabelle said...

Oh ... how cute. Lovely to receive a swap. I am a new crafter and blogger annabelleserendipity.blogspot.com and am going to do another myself. They are so exciting ... just waiting for the postman!

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Teresa said...

Love the bright quilt and the one you made too. Lucky Val to be receiving it!

Your hand quilting project is really looking very nice. I hope your back is much better soon!

A Time for Stitching said...

Ha ha I just read the word chocolate and remembered I had a Kit-Kat in my drawer so I've eaten it in one go before commenting!!
The little quilts are beautiful, especially yours - is it from a pattern or did you design it?
I often see swaps going on in blogland but never know how to join in (are they started on forums/sites) but I probably would only have time for the simplist ones.
Teresa x

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the little quilt you made as well as the one received. But that log cabin sampler is wonderful!

Chocolate Cat said...

Both of those mini quilts are gorgeous and what lovely other goodies Rebecca sent! I sure hope you got your chocolate! I am loving my Gilmore Girls dvds , up to season 4!!!

Meggie said...

Hope you got your chocky fix!! LOL.
Your little gift quilt is so cute, and the one you made is very cute too- love the kitty!

Linda said...

I'm totally in awe of your owl quilt. (I do hope your back is much better!)

Linda said...

I'm totally in awe of your owl quilt. (I do hope your back is much better!)

John'aLee said...

Wow! That top quilt is adorable. Lucky you!

julieQ said...

Such pretty little quilts!! I especially love that little bird...so whimsical! Very pretty hand quilting.

Lynda said...

Lovely small quilts - both are delectable! Have you seen the new book 'Scnibbles times 2'? It's got lots of lovely designs using layer cakes.

Guðrún said...

The quilt you made is gorgeous, just love it.