Sunday, October 18, 2009

What an amazing lady!

I have to boast (and feel very humbled at the same time) about a special parcel that arrived from Julie.
Inside was this mangnificent Spring time quilt....


It is a stunning piece of work, as the following photos will hopefully show....





I am totally amazed at the care taken with the fabric selection and applique placement, the precision of the machine applique and the intricacy of the stippling and border machine quilting..... I definitely got the better end of the deal, and feel a little guilty now!!
But wait, there's more! (no, not a free set of steak knives)
Julie somehow managed to become my Friendship Bag swapper, and this fantastic set that I had ogled with envy was sent to me also.....

Julie has become a special friend over the last couple of years, even though we have not met in person. She is a fellow member of Scquilers, and gave me some very useful advice when I was starting off my blog. She has been a fabulous ear over the last 12 months and has kept me grinning with emails and in awe of her projects - I'm an incredibly lucky person!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having been lucky enough to know Julie for quite a few years now and many personal meetings, trust me, she is even more amazing than you think!!
Hugz,Margaret

ozjane said...

Yes you are a special and spoilt lady and Julie is also special and it is lovely to see such beautiful work.
Almost inspires me to get off the butt and sew......LOL
Enjoy as I am sure you deserve it.

Rebecca said...

What a lovely quilt, this Julie sounds like a amazing person and the bag is cute too. I am sure you will enjoy both for many years and may your friendship blossom.
Hugs Bec

Julie said...

Stop, you will give me a swelled head and I don't need the encouragement!! I loved making the mini quilt and bags are my special love, so it was no hardship at all!
Enjoy Alison!

Anonymous said...

You are both special!

Exquisite work Julie, and it has gone to a worthy recipient.

Sandy

Linda said...

I concur, "What an amazing lady!" I've had the pleasure of getting to know Julie just in these past few weeks, and she's a lot of fun to know (thank you, Skype!) And that you, Al, received one of her creations... well, how much better can life get!?

Jenny said...

Lucky you, the quilt and the bag is just beautiful.

Jenny from Upper Hutt, NZ

www.romanyquilting.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Kia-ora Al, what a stunning quilt and how lucky to be gifted it. The applique is beautiful and choice of colours make this really beautiful.
The bags also are delightful what a special friend you have there,

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Marian said...

Today I found your blog, this mini quilt is very nice I love it.