I will litter this post with photos since I sense it will be wordy and sometimes rambly...just scroll
This is my beautiful man...isn't he delicious?......he passed away on New Years Day 2014 and left me
and my wee family absolutely broken hearted
Prior to this I had been accepted to my very first Bee/Swap, DQS14 and I was very excited (read understatement!!)
Much to Delicious Man's amusement...but as you can see from the above photo and read about in this post I had a bit of a problem, burnt the last area that needed quilting!!!
Aware that the international deadline for posting was looming and not wanting to be late or to let my partner down I started another quilt straight away with the left over scraps from the first quilt, then my life was turned upside down
I finished it and sent it away not knowing how my partner would feel about getting two quilts, both of which she had like through Flickr but not said whether to send the first damaged one or not....I shouldn't have wasted another thought down that track....she was delighted and thrilled.
This quilt holder has been struggling with the rocky road of life before our upheaval and even more so since, requiring me to leave all things crafty and spend some time with him at a place where they are more professionally able to help...he will be ok but it will take time.
So when I got home after 5 days away, travel weary and with a grouchy toddler in tow I was surprised to see this package with my swap partners name as the Sender
I could've cried....but I wouldn't have stopped...Katie Yoakum and her guild friends are the most Beautiful people I could never have imagined would cross my path!!
The timing couldn't have been more perfect
The most gorgeous Clamshell!! Freakin clamshell people!!! Mini Quilt, notebook, card and a letter which made me cry
Beautiful variegated blue/green thread........ I bet quilted all over by Katie herself
My favourite colour combo binding and a gorgeous Kaffe backing and my must have Kaffe lime green paperweight in the clamshells
More photos just because I can and I want everyone to see how beautiful it is and how lovely my quilty friends are.....
My favourite line in the letter and in the label on the back "From one Fabric Floozy To Another"!!!
I am so very lucky .....
This will hang pride of place in my house when I stop touching it LOL
Thankyou my lovely friend from the bottom of my heart xxx
If you get time you can stop by and check out all the lovely ladies work who had a hand in putting this together, it really was a group quilt.
I'm not cool or savvy enough to understand IG yet but here are their IG addresses
Teri who donated most of the fabric Teri@craktpot, Lee Monroe@maychappell and also at http://www.maychappell.com ,Kim Johnson@kbcjohn and Colleen Yarnell@cyarnell and also at http://www.cyarnell.blogspot.com
The assembly tutorial came from http://www.thequiltengineer.com and according to Katie made all the difference, also Thankyou to various ladies from www.triadmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com
Linking up so everyone can see
Sew Cute Tuesday with Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
And Heather & Megan for Fabric Tuesday