Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A Good Day

One of the most exciting parts of taking part in online swaps is remembering that you too will receive something - the BQS3 swap has just come to fruition and I have been in all three.
Today I rushed to the front door when I heard the postie open it, and then the thump!! My mini quilt had arrived..........as soon as I saw the sender's name on the back of the package, I whooped out loud - it was from the super talented Trudi  and only yesterday I had left a comment on this flickr picture -
When I woke up this morning I thought about that quilt and wondered if it just might be on its way to me - and it was!! She has called it Sketchy NYB as all the coloured points are made from the very popular Timeless Treasures Sketch fabric, one of those clever understated prints that can be brilliant for adding texture to a quilt.

I really love how these colours sing against the background grey. Now I thought Trudi had quilted this baby on her long arm machine and I was rather chuffed to have something that had received this treatment - but she absolutely took my breath away when she told me she had done it using the normal, free machine quilting technique, it is exquisite. I took my mini along to class tonight - several of my students are doing NYB this year so they were so interested in seeing Trudi's version, and they too were in awe of her skills.
And here it is in my house, along with a lovely notebook with quilted cover and some yummy chocolate.
It's been a good day.Thanks again Trudi.


15 comments:

  1. Glad it came your way, it is a beauty. Di x

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  2. Woohoo! Trudi did an amazing job.

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  3. Oh you lucky duck! This is a beauty indeed! Jxo

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  4. It's gorgeous, and Trudi has awesome skillz

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  5. Trudi is amazing, but why oh why didn't you tell your class you made it!?

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  6. Hadley has a point!
    It's a beauty, lucky you.

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  7. Had to laugh at Hadley's comment! So tempting!....

    Trudi is ace at the quilting but also at everything else it seems!

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  8. Congratulations, Sheila, I always admire Trudi's work that I see in all the flickr swaps. :)

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  9. I saw this picture too and it is a perfect match for you!

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  10. Lucky you: this mini is fantastic and the quilting is amazing

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  11. Awe, I'm so glad I went with my instincts on this mini :) A note for your class, be very careful when lining up to square off the quadrants before joining that you don't forget to take the seam allowances into account too - engage brain! Doh! still thrilled you love it!

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