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!