Some weeks ago, i mentioned that i was participitating in a small quilt swap with the online small quilt group i belong to.
Well, i'm happy to say that i got an email today, from my swap partner Sue, in Virginia, USA to say that she received my little package...YAYY!!!
here's a snippet from her email..
"I want to thank you so much for my quilt. It is one of my favorite patterns. It is one that I have been wanting to make for a long time. The colors are super.
I can't say enough about my quilt. It was like you were here with me reading my mind. I don't have any of the fabrics that you sent to me..
You have just totally made my day"..
Isn't that sweet??!!..i'm so pleased she likes her little quilt, because i loved making it for her.
and here's where it all began...
the inspiration came from a little vintage bowtie quilt in 'Great Little Quilts'... i knew it was the quilt i was going to make for Sue, the moment i saw it.
Sue happened to mention that she loves scrappy quilts, as do i, so i couldn't wait to get started on this fun project.. it was going to be very scrappy indeed lol!!
20 little bowtie blocks were required for this quilt.. here they are, pieced and ready for the first border...
Sue & i both love vintage quilts, so it was agreed that i would wash her little bowtie quilt to give it that lovely crinkly vintagey look..
here it is.. enjoying a nice hot sudsy bath lol!!
Sue & i decided to mail our quilts, on the same day in the hope of receiving them at the same time. WELL.. guess what??!! To our surprise and delight, we received them on the same day, either side of the globe.. how amazing is that??!!
You can image my surprise, as i cut open my parcel and the contents revealed not one, but two quilts!!
how gorgeous is this star quilt???
This has been such a fun swap.. Sue & i were so well matched. i love all my surprises.. thank you for spoiling me, Sue!!!
it makes me very happy knowing that Sue loves her surprises too!!!
oh and btw.. because i had so much fun making the bowtie quilt for Sue, i couldn't resist making a mini one for me..
here's a pic of Sue's quilt and my mini taken only minutes before Sue's quilt was packaged in readiness for its long journey...