I think I told you some time ago that Wendy Reed (constantquilter) and I were doing a little challenge. I chose a pattern by Kim Diehl and we were both going to make one and swap them. Wendy wanted to try her wool applique skills out again; I thought the pattern was going to be fun.
Well, I finally finished mine this week and just mailed it out. I won't be showing a picture until Wendy gets mine in the mail. But once mine was finished, I felt it was the right time to open up Wendy's package. (I had resisted the temptation to see what she made until I finished mine!)
WOW! I feel so lucky that Wendy did this swap with me. She does such beautiful work!
You can't see the beautiful wool appliqué work that she did in this picture but it's just fabulous. You can see a sliver of mine next to it; I took a picture of them side by side! Once she gets mine, I'll post a picture of them together and you can see the difference! We both modified the pattern a little, which makes it even more interesting. Thank you, Wendy. I love it!! I love the colors! I love the design! The quilting is wonderful (of course she did a little hand-quilting!)
I also want to show you the top I finally finished recently. This was a Primitive Gatherings summer sew-along. I absolutely love it. I especially love that some of my houses are STILL crooked! ;-) I'm going to need to quilt it myself although I don't think it needs much quilting. Isn't this just a fun top?
Now that I finished my swap, I will have the time to work on other projects. We have been at the cabin in Oregon since mid-December and have had grandkids and kids so I've had little to no time to sew---which is just perfect for me! This is little Eli helping my husband shovel the driveway!
My daughter and her 3 kids are arriving today! We feel so lucky that we get to enjoy the kids in our cabin!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas...