Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Spring 4 Seasons Dolls Quilt from Fiona

Another post about a quilt that isn't my work but is all mine! I just have to share how beautiful this is! Daz arrived home early Monday morning, very early! I bundled the girls off to school and daycare and then rushed home to have coffee and breakfast with him reading the newspapers from the weekend together, you know, quietly just hanging with your husband sort of stuff. Two mouthfuls into my coffee and there is a van in the driveway, thump on the doorstep, van reversing. I just leap to the door squealing, "ohhhhhhh! Is this my dolls quilt?" And yes, it was! All the way from the other side of Australia from the lovely Fiona.

Look at it! Its it just stunning! I actually saw it on her blog earlier and commented how lovely it was. My favourite bits are the stem on the left, how its made of strips of green, the hand quilting of the blowflies flying swirls is just beautiful, I can never get my hand stitching that even and neat. The buttons in the centre of the big flower are so cute! And I love the white background, its all puffy and quilty. And the fabric around the putside, mmmmmmm! Its just lovely, lovely, lovely! Thank you so much Fiona, you have restored my faith in swaps. A quilt I made recently wasn't acknowledged until I questioned its arrival..... I don't think it was appreciated. Oh well, I guess that will happen sometimes and I enjoyed making it so.... what more is there to say?

And finally, look at this amazing label. Its just beautiful. Fiona also enclosed some buttons and ribbons and a little note. Milly took the buttons to make soup from in her toy kitchen! I rescued the ribbions though! Thank you so much Fiona, I love my new quilt. :)

7 comments:

fiona said...

you are soooo welcome my dear!you have restored my faith in quilting, it been along time!!It was really fun to make!enjoy!!

Cass said...

That is a beautiful quilt. You are very lucky

brazen's crafts said...

gorgeous quilt!!

how on earth could anyone not acknowledge one of your pieces of work helen? your work is just so stunning (i still even look for pieces of what i sent you in teh swap, not that i can even remember what it looked like anymore lOL)

AJ said...

Great Work Fiona!! It looks like a lovely quilt Helen...enjoy!

Emma said...

Beautiful Helen, you deserve it!

ROZ said...

A super quilt, I love those happy flowers. And there's a lesson to be learned from the quilting.

Louise said...

Lucky girl to get my darling friend Fiona's quilt - it's just gorgeous. And you got the fantastic pink flying geese for the Doll Quilt swap too - how good is that!!! It's surprising isn't it that people don't thank people for their work. Even if it isn't to their taste they should at least acknowledge it. Your work, by the way, is wonderful!!