"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mini Quilt Swap

Vicki introduced me to a group on Flickr that swaps mini quilts every month. It's so much fun! There's always a theme (February's was paper-piecing), and there's always an "Anything Goes" option too. Most people sign up for both... like me!

I got a package from my paper piecing partner today!! I ADORE the quilt she made for me, and all the goodies she sent!

Isn't the quilt gorgeous? It's 13 1/2" square. That pop of gold just makes it stand up and say "look at me"!! And I have been- I've had it for about an hour, and I can't stop looking at it!

She also sent me 4 batik fat quarters, a zipper pouch, a needle holder, and three hot cocoa packets!

This package really brightened my day, since Im still feeling icky. Hubby (wonderful, wonderful Hubby!) took pity on me last night and, with LOTS of directions from me, washed a load of laundry that will keep us going for a few days until I feel better! I had better feel good by Sunday- Vicki and I are going to the Art Institute in Chicago- the Impressionist paintings are back from a loan to a museum in Texas. They were gone when I was there in August with my sister, and I really want to see them! Plus it's free admission this month, thanks to the MetLife Foundation.

Off to make more cards- I had an idea for a cute little 3" x 3" note card, and it's actually turning out as cute as I thought it would!


  1. That's a terrific little quilt and parcel of goodies. Just the ticket to cheer you up. Get well soon.

    Cheers...Ann :)

  2. a lovely mini quilt..........must have a go at making one.......

  3. You'd better get well fast! I'm looking forward to the Institute but I don't want to get infested, like with these critters: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20965694