Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Swaps and mosaics - have you ever compared?

For me from Janice - Sewgirly! - Fab Little Quilt Swap

This amazing quilt arrived at my house on Monday of this week. Janice at Sew Girly! (Sewgirly! on Flickr) made it for me in the Fab Little Quilt Swap.

Fab Little Quilt Swap - from Janice (Sewgirly!) to me

I cannot really explain how much I love this quilt. Look at that perfect bit of hand stitching. You can see it better in this detailed photo. She even did one line in red.

Fab Little Quilt Swap - from Janice (Sewgirly!) to me

And the bottom corner, look at how she made the binding! And those curves and the linen mixed in with cottons. It is extraordinary.

Mosaic for Fab Little Quilt Swap

So that is the mosaic I made at the start of this swap. She mentioned in her card that she had been inspired by my mosaic and other my other favourites, so I went back to see what I had posted for this swap. You can see where she looked at those amazing quilts and came up with the one she made. It is completely different, yet it clearly reflects elements from the mosaic and the overall look and feel of those quilts. She totally nailed this one.

For me from Janice - Sewgirly! - Fab Little Quilt Swap

Here is another look at the whole quilt. Just wonderful! Thank you Janice, I will take very good care of this little quilt.

Shine, and a cute pincushion - off to their new home

Oh, and Shine (that is my farewell picture) together with another cathedral window pincushion made it to my secret partner (Terrie at Bits and Pieces) in the same Fab Little Quilt Swap, who loves it. You can read her blog post about it here. I was pretty worried that I was no where near the mark on this one, and am so relieved that she likes it. (Especially since she wrote a book about how to make perfect mini quilts - Miniatures in Minutes - no pressure there)

Best,

Leanne

24 comments:

  1. Nice post - what an awesome mine you received! Love the additions of red, esp. the binding! ;-)
    Glad your partner loved SHINE too - isn't too hard!

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  2. I am amazed by both of these quilts. They are wonderful!

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  3. voila deux ouvrages de très bon goût !!!!!!!!
    les couleurs sont superbes
    félicitations à la petite fée .........
    bisous

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  4. I could look at the different elements and skills in the mini you received for ages. It is brilliant. And your mini for your partner - I don't know how you parted with it and of course she loved it. Who wouldn't?!

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  5. You know how much I love both the quilt you made AND the fabulous one you received! I am green with envy! (and still waiting!)

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  6. Both quilts are so beautiful and made with a great talent!
    You said it so well for the quilt you received. She really made the quilt with your mosaic inspiration but still totally new and unique! I shall go to visit her! x Teje

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  7. There`s so much movement in the mini you received and I love that little bit of red in the binding. Yes, I do compare and love seeing the interpretation. I hope you know how much I love Shine and good to know it has gone to a loving home!

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  8. Both your quilt and the one you received are fabulous. I don't now how either of you were able to part with them.

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  9. Wow! You certainly got a cracker back didnt you! Its awesome!

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  10. What a fabulous mini! All those triangles, I love it! You had a great partner in this swap.

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  11. Blimey, you scored there! Its amazing. It hurts my head just thinking about how she did that bit in the binding!

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  12. wow both are awesome! love the one you got, I can't wrap my head around it and how it got started...

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  13. Oh, must try that binding trick, awesome! Great quilts both given and received!

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  14. so much eye candy in this post, Leanne. I love both the quilt you sent and the one you received.

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  15. That's a piece of art you got there L! I see mountains and teepees! The colour palette is right up your street too! Great make! Jxo

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  16. What a wonderful swaps! Both the going out and the coming in one! An I love how it worked from your mosaic as a source of inspiration and the result being inspiration all back again!!

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  17. I love Shine, but I think you got such a wonderful one in return from your partner, that it was all fair! It reminds me of a winding mountain road.

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  18. They're both fabulous! Love how she drew all that inspiration though, and not surprised Shine was well received either

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  19. Nice post on two fabulous quilts given and received.

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  20. Love Shine! and the mini you received too! Lucky you to get and to give such beauties!

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  21. Great post about comparing your ideas with the finished product your partner sent. Both the quilt you received and the one you made are amazing. :)

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