Saturday, 31 March 2012

For the Love of Solids Swap - sent, received and delivered!

Woo hoo! I had mail yesterday.  I had very very good mail. My swap days...for now...were finally concluded.

You will recall I sent this to my partner in the For the Love of Solids swap.

It went to Pam in Florida and was received a week or so ago. Pam likes improv.log cabins and her favourite Kona colours are olive and peridot.  She sent a lovely email saying she was thrilled with it.

Then, as everyone who has ever participated in a swap will understand, I then remembered that part of the deal was that I would receive something too.  I waited..the mailman came and went...and then yesterday he handed over a large parcel of loveliness.  All the way from Australia.  All the way from Jeanette in New South Wales who can be found here at aussigonequilting.

Back in the depths of winter, I made this inspiration mosaic and made notes on the photos saying why I had picked each one.  I particularly loved the free form design on the tea towel top right hand corner and wrote rather bossily, 'I love love love the colours of this tea towel and this is what I`m thinking when it comes to colours'. Do click over and take a look.  It was the colours of the sea, improv.pieced and made using shot cottons.

Just take a look at what Jeanette sent me.


The most beautiful mini, in sea greens and blues, improv.pieced and made with the most amazing Oakshott cottons. I`ve seen Oakshott cottons across blogland but seeing them in person is another thing.  They are simply beautiful.  Look - the mini has no border.  Jeanette said she wanted to make a mini that looked like water moving and a traditional border didn`t work.  I love that so much.


If that wasn`t enough, Jeanette also sent me a cute pouch and the hugest pile of charm packs from her etsy shop because she imagined that living in Morocco, it may be tough to lay my hands on fabric!


This is going to be my last swap for a while but what a way to finish.  I love my mini package so much.  I love the sea and I am always taking photographs of it when I get the chance, and living in a hot and often uncomfortable city, I now have my own little piece of the sea to gaze at.  Thank you so much Jeanette for the most amazing mini - I love it!  Thank you also to swap mama Elizabeth for hosting such an amazing swap!

19 comments:

Leanne said...

I too love that mini, the colours, the piecing and the quilting. I love that it has no borders, I did that on a solid quilt last summer. And all that fabric, you are very lucky. And your partner got one of the best quilts too, I love seeing your mini again.

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Cindy said...

Wow! Lucky you! It's just gorgeous! And charm packs to boot. Fab!

Kelly said...

Now that is a gorgeous mini and how cool to get the charm packs as well! I love the one you made, makes me wish I had joined the swap :)

Debbie said...

wow - that is a really fun mini, not to mention the rest of your stash- awesome for you!

diane said...

You hit the jackpot. This is one of the best swaps to be in, isn't it?

Ansell said...

What a fabulous quilt! I love the colours aqnd the really close quilting.
Lucky you!
Love Mx

Catherine said...

what an amazing mini - the colours are fab. And all those charm packs too:lucky you!!

Katy Cameron said...

It's gorgeous and really does have that rippling water effect!

Cindy said...

Fantastic.

Flying Blind... said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
(Sitting out MS Round 2 then!?) x

Indianna said...

I love the sea too...and that is a perfect reminder on a hot day...hopefully now I'm not a newbee I can join in the next round!

Cherie said...

Wow so lucky!! The mini is soo cool...all that quilting! Plus some charm packs too!!! =D

Patchwork and Play said...

What an amazing piece of fabric art!! Looks like that was a great swap all round! (No mail from Australia trouble this time!!)

Jeannette Bruce said...

Thank you for all the nice words about the mini! I hope it isn't too hot for you there... I struggle in the heat, so I'm a lover of water too!!!

blandina (aracne) said...

Both are amazingly beautiful. How much talent!

Sheila said...

The texture on that mini is just amazing, at first I thought it was a rug!

tusen said...

oh, beautiful. You sent a lovely one and received a lovely one :)

susan said...

OMG! You got that amazing mini AND all those charms!!