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...
Pretty swap quilt. Your Primitive Gatherings quilt is beautiful, and the houses look great.ReplyDelete
Neat swap--I just love your Primitive quilt--and those crooked house really just make it more beautiful and unique...lovely work hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Nice swap, and love your wonky houses, they are charming. Great workReplyDelete
sweet swap! both are just great.ReplyDelete
So glad you like it! Can't wait to get mine and post them side by side! I love the Primitive Gatherings top. Absolutely adorable! And, I cannot believe how big Eli is! Have fun with the kiddos this week!ReplyDelete
Wendy did a wonderful job with the mini quilt. Looking forward to see yours. I bet it is just as nice. Enjoy the grandchildren. ;^)ReplyDelete
Okay--I can hardly stand waiting to see the swap quilts side by side--what a fun idea! Your PG summer sew along quilt is beyond adorable---love it!!ReplyDelete
Wendy's quilt is lovely. I think I forgot to post that I love your colorful footstool! Is that staying at your house in CA or moving to your house in Oregon?ReplyDelete
Wendy’s swap is wonderful and I can’t wait to see your end of the swap! I love you PG quilt! It wouldn’t look nearly as good if the houses were “perfectly straight”. That’s part of the charm.ReplyDelete
Beautiful little quilt by Wendy. And your "Happy Home" quilt is so fun!ReplyDelete
Enjoy the grands! :)
What a wonderful quilt you received from Wendy. She'll be just as excited to receive your. Yes, your PG quilt is adorableReplyDelete