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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Goodies!!!

Coming home from a weekend with the family I found a lovely surprise in the mail box - my 4SQS quilt from Rose Marie at Applique 'n Patch Quilting! Isn't this quilt wonderful?

Lots of wonderful blue fabrics, some really sharp piecing, and it is beautifully hand quilted!And it gives of a genuine feeling of winter in the woods! A true gem! It found it's way onto my kitchen wall within a few minutes of me opening the parcel - I felt the need for seeing it up there! Looks great!

For now it has borrowed the hanger of my Xmas wall hanging - I'll get one in a more neutral colour soon.

Rose Marie also included some other goodies - a book which looks like I'll get lots of inspiration from, a note pad with a wintery scene and some maple sugar that looks absolutely yummy:



She is such a sweetheart! Thank you so much, Rose Marie!!!

Quilty news from me? Not very much... I finished my stitchery on the first block of Bea's BOM. I used a variegated blue floss on wow fabric, a result I'm pleased with (I think I'm in a "blue mood" again *lol*):



Yesterday I was at Lappemakeriet's (the LQS where my parent's live) show and tell of the BOMs they are running and the samples for their classes this spring. A lot of lovely quilts to see (unfortunately I forgot my camera). Fun story: they had a free gift of a magazine or booklet or ruler to all who attended, and I picked up a magazine at random. It turned out to be the Sept. issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting - the one with Tazzie's "Bears in the Garden" quilt! I love that quilt!



And of course I did some shopping, but I was a good girl and didn't pick up any fabric! Just lots of batting, some quilt stencils and some packs of "quilting made easy" - hope this is a sign of more finishes for me in the time to come!

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

15 comments:

Sweet P said...

That little quilt is adorable. Your Quilter's Blessing block is adorable too.

Linda said...

Lucky you, being the receiver of one of Rose Maries beautiful creations.

Guðrún said...

Lucky you to receive a quilt from Rose Marie I know her work. Good for you not to buy any fabric :)

Wendy said...

Your swap partner made you a wonderful gift. It looks really nice in your kitchen with the red hanger.

Rose said...

What a gorgeous swap quilt sweetie!! They r your blues!! Love your stitchery block, looks great in the varigated cottons!
Hugs xxx

Christine said...

What a lovely quilt Rose Marie has made you - love all the shades of blue. The blues in your stitchery compliment it very well.

Judith said...

It is just very beautifull.

Marcie said...

How lucky for you to receive Rose Marie's darling quilt! Your little stitchery is so sweet!

meggie said...

The little blue quilt is darling.
Nice goodies there.

Annelies said...

What a beautiful quilt you have got !! How nice with also the presents.
I love Bea's BOM, but that means another project, so I am still thinking about it.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That is a fabulous little quilt, I must finish mine!!
Looks like we will be seeing lots of quilts with all that batting! tracey

anne bebbington said...

Your Four Seasons quilt is beautiful - lucky girl - can't wait to get mine :o)

Chookyblue said...

so much to write about but I am also doing Bea BOM so that will be good to see the progress you make.......

julieQ said...

pretty, pretty blue quilt!

Kim said...

You are so very fortunate to receive a quilt from Rose Marie! She truly puts her heart into her hand work. It is beautiful and has found it's way to a good home. Enjoy. :)