I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 59, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 20. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

LUCKY ME!

Hi there!

As you know, I am participating in the latest Quilting Gallery Mini Quilt Swap.  I sent my partner this quilt.....
You can read more about it HERE.


Well, yesterday the mailman delivered a beautiful parcel to me!!  .......


and inside this gorgeous bundle was  .....


Now isn't that the most beautiful mini quilt you have ever seen?????    I love it! !    Thank you Rachel, everything you sent me is wonderful.  Look at the cute name plate and the fabric! !  There is a little pack of playing cards from El Paso, a cute little fridge magnet and a pen and the postcard from Texas.

Here is a close up of the quilt.....

IF YOU CLICK ON ANY PHOTO, YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE PHOTOS FROM
THIS POST IN A LARGE SCREEN

Rachel's stitching is amazing !  Such small pieces to work with and all expertly stitched.

I am so happy with my new mini quilt, thanks again Rachel!

BUT WAIT..... THERE'S MORE ! !

Rachel has entered this quilt in this weeks WEEKLY CONTEST at the Quilting Gallery....  so why not go on over and vote for this beautiful quilt.  This week you can vote for two quilts, so I have voted for an Aussie entrant too.    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE VOTING PAGE.


What else have I been up to lately?    Well, my "Four Friday Friends" and I went to the Craft and Quilt Show yesterday (yes, I managed to spend a great deal of money.....again!)  We had a lovely day - I made a new bag to take... I'll take some pics later and show you.  

See you soon,

Happy Sewing ! !



8 comments :

  1. Your mini hexie quilt is great! How small are the pieces?

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  2. I thought I would reply to Patchwork and Play here in the comments section.....

    the hexies are around the 3/4" ... yes, very tiny!

    It's a gorgeous quilt and I'm feeling very lucky to be the recipient!

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  3. Teeny hexies!!
    I love it when a swap comes together!

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  4. Both quilts are darling! I love the twister quilt. I have made a couple and really enjoy how they turn out.

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  5. WOW both mini quilts are gorgeous.
    How lucky are you Helen to receive such a lovely little hexie quilt.

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  6. Your present is wonderful. I love the little hexagon quilt

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  7. I voted for it before I read your blog! Check out my blog post - given you a Liebster Blog award. http://farmgirltransplant.blogspot.com/2012/04/liebster-award.html

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