Friday, 20 June 2008

One For One

That's what it's all about, right? These swaps? One for one. I love it when all works perfectly. For the AQLS I received yesterday a lovely quilt from Jen in Finland and tomorrow I post off my quilt for ? in the land of ?

I publishing it now as I hope the owner will take possession sometime next week. There is no knowing if my partner reads my blog, so it's surely safe here until it arrives to its destination.

First, I show you my lovely arrival of yesterday. Fabulous blocks by Kate, stunning quilting by Jen created a lively floral masterpiece.

Modeling by Cutipie and Babydoll enroute to school this morning.

I absolutely love this quilt. The colors are a variety of greens with pink and wine blooming within. It is amazing and conflicting in that these colors match perfectly both my living room and my dining room. Oh, but, where to go?

Even DH commented on the color combination being perfect, and folks, THAT is saying alot. Most days he dresses the girls and you'd swear we live in a house inhabited by only the color blind. Not that life can't be a fun and quirky spectrum, but I'd like a little harmony to feast my eyes...and it never hurts to blend in.

So I love, love my harmonic doll quilt. And check out Jen's clever hanging sleeve--there's probably a proper name for these nifty triangles. And the back fabric--devine!!

A day earlier and I would so totally copied the hanging triangles for my quilt. Like, of course. Next time. Here is what I am sending off.

There was a little playfulness going on when I quilted it. I like to call this diddy my Tic Tac Toe quilt as there is either an O or X the box.
Either that or Hollywood Squares. I just hope the recipient has fun with it. The colors are picked to fit that person so at the very least it might be enjoyed for that.

Unless, of course, he/she is colorblind.


The Quilting Pirate said...

aren't these swaps fun! I love your new quilt from Jen!! And yours is beautiful too. I'm sure the new owner will love it!!

Lorraine said...

I would love your quilt to be in my house is fabulous....these swaps are fun aren't they....I sent mine off last week and Amy B loved it..thank she had specified that she didn't like pink and there was a bit of pink in there...can't wait to receive my little quilt ..... I am sure I will love it...the finished quilts to date have been awesome....I will definately sign up for the swap again.....I enjoy your blog....

Collectincat said...

I mentioned on the swap blog that I love these wonky squares, and now I found the maker. Great job.
I call those hangers on the back 'fast-finish triangles' which I learned to do at the alzeheimers charity blog. The link is on my blog, and I can't remember it now.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I love those "wonky" squares too. That is a really neat quilt! Kindof Alice in Wonderlandish.

Hedgehog said...

Love the quilt you've sent off! Fun colors and quilting!

The Quilting Pirate said...

I can now repeat...the NEW OWNER LOVES IT (and alllllll the chocolate as well!)!!

It arrived safe and sound today and I'm sooo excited!! Thank you, thank you so much Sherry!!! It's perfectly me!!!

I'll post in my own blog after I eat supper! :)