Sunday, November 28, 2010

Special Delivery….!!!!

Look at what arrived special delivery..hand delivered by my friend, Claire!!  Yes it’s THE QUILT!!  THE QUILT THAT WAS QUILTED BY ENGLAND’S FINEST…QUILT SUE!!  Now you are all probably wondering how Claire got it…well to make a long story short I gave Sue Claire’s address just in case the mail took longer than anticipated – with my luck it would arrive after we had left for down south.  I could see it taking the slow boat back to England….

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But it got here in record time!!  And just look at it…the quilting is GORGEOUS!! Just to refresh your memory…Quilt Sue and I struck up a barter…to learn more about THAT go HERE!

I made the quilt using the pattern Sticks and Stones by Sandy Gervais…just feast your eyes on the quilting…like Icing on the Cake!!  Sheer perfection…and Quilt Sue was worried that I wouldn’t like it!!  Sheesh…what quilter in their right mind wouldn’t LOVE this quilting!!

P1100706 Let’s zoom in for a close-up!!  Is that not gorgeous!!

P1100707  Even Molly loves it and she’s MY worse critic!!

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Thank you so much Quilt Sue for taking an alright quilt and turning into into a jewel that I will treasure!!

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What’s this?…more prezzies (as Sue calls them)…this lovely Christmas bag pops open to reveal that it’s been filled with English chocolate bars!  Doesn’t Sue realize that I have to fit into a bikini next month…looks like I’ll have to trade it in for a muumuu!!…but so worth it!!

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AND my very own Christmas Mug Rug!! I’m  SEW spoiled… and loving it!!

Yup…I just poured my morning coffee and I’m ready to fire up the computer…to check up on all of you!!

P1100714  Sluuuurrrppp….ohhh…noooooo!!  There’s a wet ring on my Mug Rug….I knew it was too pretty to set my mug on!!

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Quick…cover it before Sue sees!!

P1100716 Phew…!! 

Thanks SEW much Sue…some lovely keepsakes from my dear blogging buddy across the pond….  I think I got the best of the barter!! I’m doing the Konga down the length of the 5th wheel…dodo dodo do dooo! Doo dodo do doo!  Which takes all of 5 seconds…maybe I better go outside? :o)

Have a Sunny Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P

28 comments:

Delores said...

Her quilting is stunning! You must have been so excited when you received it. The little prezzies are cut too! Guess you won't be home for Quilting tomorrow??

Laurence said...

Gorgeous quilt.
Quilting design is very beautiful !

Paula and Mel said...

The quilting is gorgeous. What a fabulous barter. I agree, you got the best of the barter.
Love it!
Paula

Linda said...

Paulette, your quilt and the quilting is stunning! I love it. I just couldn't stop looking at the pics! What a wonderful delivery. Nice goodies too. Oohhh, that quilt!!

Penny said...

Wow! That quilt is stunning!

QuiltSue said...

I'm just so glad you liked it. I still think I won though, my chickens in the sunflower penny rug is so lovely. I have to search my daughter every time she leaves cos she loves it too. It was fun, and now we need to think of something else we can do.

Darlene said...

It's truly stunning, Paulette!

Gotta love the others treats, too.

julia said...

paulette, your quilt looks divine. i loved it already as a top only but sue really did a wonderful job with her quilting! congrats.
the mug rug is so sweet!
julia

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting. Lots of sweet gifts too. Mug rugs are popping up all over the place!

quiltingnana said...

the quiting is lovely...good barter partners!

Jansie said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous. You did a wonderful job and then the quilting is the icing on the cake! Just beautiful.

Marie said...

Beautiful quilt and great prezzies. I think they are the most fun part of any package - no matter what's in them.

Love the quilt!

Hugs - Marie

WoolenSails said...

She did a beautiful job on the quilt, really love the white stitching.

Debbie

Poppyprint said...

What a deal! That is stunning quilting, love it. And hey, we have the same laptop!

Janna and Mike said...

The quilting on your little quilt IS gorgeous--and how sweet of her to send you little gifts, too.

Sunnybec said...

Fabulous quilt and the quilting is beautiful, and not just any chocolate ....Thornton's Chocolate, yummy, enjoy. Linda

baukje said...

A great quilt, the fabric is just gorgeous and the quilting!!!!! Lucky guy you are....

Miriam said...

Wow!! I love the quilt! Gorgeous fabrics (I loooove FG fabrics!!)and beautiful quilting!
....and choccy too!! Yum! :)

Marge said...

Beautiful Quilt and Quilting!!! It very unique in that not many of us can say our quilts were sent to England to be quilted by a special friend and then sent back with special qifts. Thanks for sharing the story with us.
Marge

Micki said...

Gorgeous quilt and I love your mug rug.
Micki

Notjustnat said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting. Sue did a great job on it. She might have to quilt for me next! Lovely your Christmas mug rug, very cosy - Hugs Nat

Lynda said...

Throw a Tshirt over that bikini and enjoy the candy! Sue's quilting is amazing and the quilt turned out beautiful. I love the wool rug you made for her too.

Quilt Hollow said...

Just beautiful! Love that two blog buds bartered!! Well done to the both of you!!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, that is gorgeous quilting!!! I know you are just tickled pink!!

Allie said...

Gorgeous quilting - and I love the mug rug, very similar to something I'm working on myself, lol!

Hands Sew Full said...

Oh it is beautiful! What spectacular work and arriving in time for you to see it before you leave, what luck is that!!

Thelma said...

What a wonderful deal. Your quilt is amazing, I've yet to see a quilt made out of French General fabric that I've not loved. The quilting adds so much. I can see why you are so excited to have it home.

Love that mug rug, if I owned one, I'm not sure I could actually use it, leaving a ring would drive me crazy.

Kathy said...

Your quilt was more than all right P to start with. The quilting was just the icing on the cake. She did a fab job so congrat's to both of you for a job well done!