I have been mentioning that Janet O and I undertook a little challenge last year, when I was looking to unload some extra fabric. ;-)
She graciously agreed to accept them, if we each sewed something for each other, maximum of 12" size. We exchanged great little blocks. (I think it was her idea; but my memory is so pathetic these days, it's entirely possible I forget the details!)
We repeated the exercise this year, although this time Janet chose the fabrics. She reminded me that it was my suggestion that we do a log cabin theme! I think I have shown you the fabric in earlier posts; I even posted a teaser picture of a corner. I'm not going to show you what I sent her yet, at least not until she opens the box (and I'll wait to show you to make sure she LIKES it!! VBG... I didn't exactly follow the rules, which is pretty typical for me!!)..
I can show you what she made for me, which I received on Saturday. OMG. I am just so lucky!!
Note that the quilt is all of 12"!! Can you see how she fussy cut the gold sashing squares?? This is so spectacular that I am going to show you each of the blocks, which deserve a closer look! Remember they are 3"!! YOWZERS
This one gets the blue ribbon. Do you see the mini log cabin in the middle?? Seriously?? Those pieces are REALLY small!!
The quilting is of course spectacular! She wrote a beautiful little label as well!
And as if the quilt itself wasn't enough, she enclosed some amazing goodies. I am not surprised that she knew I have been coveting the Liberty Gatherings fabric from Primitive Gatherings! And any Primitive Gatherings pattern is a GREAT gift!
Honestly, I feel so lucky that Janet has chosen ME to swap with! And to devote so much of her precious time to make ME a quilt. This demonstrates to me the value of blogging! I have met a wonderful group of women through my blog who have stood by me, supported me and just loved me when I really needed it. Thank you to all the women who take the time to post comments on my blog. I am forever indebted!! I hope I provide as much return to you!
Wow! That is absolute perfection. And, I am sure she will love yours just as much. A true friend is indeed a great gift.ReplyDelete
What a spectacular log cabin piece--she is amazing...you are a lucky gal for sure!!ReplyDelete
What a fun swap idea...hugs, Julierose
Wow! I can see why you are so excited. The little Log Cabin quilt is amazing. What a good friend! Enjoy.ReplyDelete
LOL--Oh, Randy, you are so funny! You are a wonderful quilter and an amazing friend. I just opened your package--my daughter was with me when it came. She can attest to how thrilled I am with your incredible creation!! I can't stop grinning! Thank you SO much!!ReplyDelete
BTW, as to the close-ups of each block--now I can pick out each and every mistake and wobble. :)
What a gem!ReplyDelete
That is AMAZING ... seriously incredible. The intricate pieces of the blocks ... BLOWS ME AWAY!!! Nothing wrong with the "extras" either ... but ... not to throw water on your parade ... please be careful and make sure your dogs/cats do not get ANY of the candy ... Xylitol will kill them. It's in sugar free gum, too ... our fur friends are so precious!! Hugs ~ LindaReplyDelete
Yowser is right!! Incredible mini quilt. So happy you shared each block with us. I just drooled over each one. (Sorry!) :^DReplyDelete
May I ask a question; is Janet O a fairy? She does fairy work. (Wish I had a fairy godmother like that!) Amazing work, Janet! Love it BIG time. Randy, you are one very lucky girl. Thanks you so much for sharing this treasure with us. ;^)
How will you display Janet O's tiny little quilt?ReplyDelete
Spectacular!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you've made for Janet!ReplyDelete
I just cannot get my head round that those blocs are only 3" the pieces must have been tiny mimiscule describes them well wowReplyDelete
Just fabulous !!!ReplyDelete
Janet's quilt is spectacular! Be sure to post a picture of how you plan to display it.ReplyDelete
I'm sure yours is just as lovely.
Friends are really special,making life worthwhile!
That is seriously pretty wonderful! Such perfection.....ReplyDelete
I just can say that : oh la la................. bravo Janet !! :))ReplyDelete
Janet is the master of the mini's. Her skill of sewing those tiny tiny pieces is incredible. Sharing quilts with a friend is a wonderful way to share a friendship.ReplyDelete
Janet's work is, as always, amazing!!! Lucky you!ReplyDelete
janet is a master mini quilter indeed...and you will LOVE the soaps too...we are all blessed to have her as a quilty blogger friend...ReplyDelete