Thursday, August 13, 2009

Making and Receiving Gifts

I've been cutting these...

to make another quilt like this one. The tutorial is almost done. Amazing how different fabric choices can change a quilt.

My Christmas in July package has arrived! (after an unplanned detour) It came all the way from Norway from Anne Marie's house. She sent me all of these things snuggled into this beautiful bag.





I think this book might be my favorite thing. It's so wonderful to see the work of quilters from another part of the world.

Thank you so much Anne Marie. I appreciate all the work you put into my gift. They will all find special places in my house.

31 comments:

Stephanie said...

Although your package took an unplanned "vacation" it was certainly worth the wait. Beautiful and thoughtful gifts from Anne Marie and that book looks beautiful.

graybastian said...

I love your coin quilts! Hmmm, I'm getting ideas...

Isa said...

Beautiful colors in that quilt!

Millie said...

Oh, I love the coin quilt...beautiful fabrics!

Adrienne said...

What beautiful fabrics!!! I have only made one quilt (that I JUST finished last week lol) and my next one will be the coin quilt so I can't WAIT for the tutorial! LOL

Linda said...

I'm so pleased your parcel finally found it's way to you. Such beautiful gifts from Anne Marie.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love those fabrics you have out - yummy! And your swap package is so sweet - that book looks incredible!

Purple and Paisley said...

anne marie is a sweetheart...i've had her for a swap partner as well...i'm so glad her package wasn't lost! ☺...p.s. can't wait for your tutorial!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Owww great colors!! I have fallen in love with orange; and your Christmas in July goodies are just amazing, love all the things that tell a story of her country, very special.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I like how you group the colours in the quilt, rather than scatter them. It creates a very different feel.

gtm said...

Beautiful color combination! Can you share how you do the wavy quilting on the other coin quilt you made? thanks!

Jackie said...

The quilt you are working on is just so happy and beautiful! It will be a winner. So glad to hear that your Christmas in July swap made it to your home. Oh and by the way, the last of the Project Improv quilts have all been quilted and are now making their journey back to you!! Let me know when they arrive.

True Blue Nana said...

Great quilt. I can't wait for the tutorial.

amandajean said...

love the coin quilt. :)

Sherri said...

LOVE the fabrics for your new quilt!!!

Karen said...

You know I love orange and pink together and with the turquoise...well it's just the cherry on the top...are cherries turquoise...Your CiJ items are so fun;) I love when swappers send a part of their country along..the calendar (I love) and the timble...and the bag is beautiful...but the book is perfect...it's so you;)

Diva Quilts said...

How lovely. Lucky you! :)

Eileen said...

I am SO happy Anne Marie's gift reached you safely. I am almost in tears at the happy ending.. because I was so afraid it was lost forever, and I knew how upset she was. Lovely gifts. I've received gifts from her before too.. she is always so thoughtful and sends just the nicest stuff!

nettie said...

ooohh, I love your coin quilt. It's beautiful, especially the colors you chose.

Zarina said...

It is true. I am actually working on two quilts (one for myself and another for my sister) using ONE layer cake. No pictures yet since I need to complete the backing and the rest. Plus I plan to take a few days off to finish off my academic journal for submission. Too many things to do and too little time.

henny said...

aah....very beautiful gift!!
and lovely quilt too...

pattynubs said...

Lovely gift and the coins quilt's colors are wonderful. The book - String Art Quilt - would you be willing to share the author and publisher? I tried to track the book down with just the title and had no luck. Thanks.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a beautiful package - so glad it arrived safely!!

Love your lastest quilt design - the colours are so bright and cheerful. Looks like a great scrap buster project.

Elizabeth said...

oooo, all the norwegian goodies! what a great treat!

visit me for a giveaway, if you'd like.

bonnie said...

oooh what lovely gifts to receive in the mail.

Candace said...

Incredible gifts, Jacquie - and worth the wait!
Cheers!

MightyMom said...

neat gift!!

Michelle said...

I'm thinking your work is stunning! I like it! Very inspirational.

Indigo Blue said...

I love your latest quilt design. That is certainly a tutorial that I would like to try.

Rebekah said...

what a fun coin quilt and a great way to use up stash, too.

Looks like a fabulous Christmas in July swap too!

Michell said...

wow,the quilt looks awesome...
colors are great...
Thanks

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