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)