Thursday, August 28, 2008

End of summer :-(

Remember my Flickr doll quilt swap? I recieved this beautiful doll quilt from Helen at Patchy Work of Mini Grey. Really....this is mine!! YAY! I am so happy! I have adored these lovely wonky rainbow-colored flying geese since the very first time I saw them! I have followed all the photos Helen uploaded, both in her Flickr account and on her blog, I just love them so much!
So you can imagine how happy and surprised I was, when this very quilt turned up at my house! Thank you so so much Helen! I treasure it!

Some progress have been made on Charles' Christmas-present. He loves brown, so I bought some to make a sashing, the squares are orange batik (he seems to be stuck in the 70s, colorwise. LOL!). I was going to make a wonky star-sashing, but when I see it laid out like this, it really seems quite busy as it is. So I'll probably just do the cornerblocks. What do you think?
It's fun to make these quilts to give away. I would never sew a primarily brown quilt for myself, but I just know he'll love it :-)

AND....good news...I went running yesterday! Yipee!
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16 comments:

upstateLisa said...

Tine, you are so very lucky to have received Helen's quiltie! WOW! I wish I had that one (but I have another one she made so I shouldn't complain, right?). Charles quilt is great! Does he know about it?

Messy Karen said...

your quilt with wonky stars was just as adorable as the wonky geese you received. what a super swap group. your brown quilt is coming along nicely. i have a pattern that would put strip of brown next to outside cornerblocks so it looks as if blocks are floating in border. it would look like it does in your pic.

Helen said...

Oh Tine! It arrived! Yahhh! I have been stalking your blog and in flickr to see when it arrived. Am so glad you liked the quilt, every time you left a comment in my blog loving it I would smile and chuckle to myself! It was a great swap wasn't it, bring on #5! xx

Marie said...

The quilt you recieved was so beautiful! I love it! And the brown quilt is probably one of my favorites that you've made so far. I love all the detail, the brown sashing and the orange batik compliments the brown very well. Great job on the quilt!

Sarah said...

lovely quilts to give and to receive! you are getting so much done!

Jacquie said...

so it was you who got to receive those lovely crazy geese. that is a darling quilt. good for you running girl! how was it?

I AM said...

I love you!

(I'm just sayin...)

Jodie said...

That swap quilt is breathtaking ! As was the one you sent. What a great swap!

Suzanne said...

The swap quilt is so beautiful, what a nice surprise. You do one and then swap and get one back. Beautfiul.
Good on you for running. I missed last night.

Tonya said...

Oh my goodness, that doll quilt is exquisite! Lucky you!

And I am with Charles, I love orange and brown, I think I am stuck in the 70's too lol I love the scrappy squares, the brown really sets them off.

Katy said...

I LOVE that wonky geese quilt, it's adorable! Charles' quilt is going to be amazing...even if he does like brown a little too much ;)

ladydi said...

Hey, cool! Charles' quilt is kind of an ISpy, too. I love it, and I agree that it doesn't need a starry border. Maybe a narrow strip of orange and a wider strip of brown? Your swap quilt is gorgeous, too. Love those colors, and such nice quilting detail. I have the white star on white fabric, too. :>} Gotta love stars.

mathea said...

That's such a wonderful doll quilt - you lucky thing!
I see Charle's quilt is coming along nicely. I wouldn't have thought that brown would do much for a quilt, but you make it work! With those bright orange corner blocks that brown sashing is just the thing for your fun blocks!
And I see you have started counting the days antil Christmas - there's nothing like being prepared, right ;-)

qusic said...

Lovely quilts! and
Thank you very much for your kind comment.
You’re in the good luck pot. And perhaps the fairy chooses you:)
Hugs
Christiane

Annie said...

good progress here - no need for Annie kick your butt I don't think!

amandajean said...

the quilt from Helen is such a cheerful little thing! how lucky are you?!?!?!

Charles' quilt looks great!