After a number of months of secret squirrelling
I can now do the reveal.
Mary (Molly Flanders
)has received my parcel now, so I can show you what
an unbelievably beautiful quilt she has made me.
We decided to have a little swap as we both admire each others work.
The idea was to make a mini quilt...
though Mary got a bit carried away with hers!
I don't know what I've done to deserve this,
it's really humbled me;
has all this generosity from across the pond.
Mary is well known for her gorgeous hand quilting.
I now know how amazing it is.
Just look how it transforms her quilt.
I also received the lovely C from 'our'
favourite shop Anthropologie!!
And a cute hankie Mary bought from an Amish store.
C is for Clare or C is for Christmas?
Thankfully it's been a crisp but sunny day,
so you can see how beautiful the colours are.
It's so me!
You are my sunshine
my only sunshine...
Thankyou Mary for your generous gifts and your wonderful friendship.
Please pop over to Marys
make sure you have plenty of time though
because you will be there some time!
Here is the mini quilt I sent Mary.
Fabric wise it's a close relative to the summer of love quilt,
which Mary loved so much.
Though I've used a mix of vintage and modern to keep it up to date.
I pieced it by hand using the English paper method.
The pattern is called rose star,
I shall write an in depth post in the new year,
as well as a tutorial.
I also sent some goodies.
A gingerbread lady and a homemade layer cake.
So here it is merry Christmas
Everybody's having fun
Look to the future now
It's only just begun....
*lyrics courtesy of Slade!