Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Swap Meet with Janet

Hello!  Last week I took a little break for my Birthday but I'm back a few things to share.

First up, I had a small quilt swap with my friend, Janet of Rogue Quilter.  We've been blog friends for many years now and she always has inspiring posts.

Here is the wonderful quilt I received from Janet.  I LOVE everything about it, especially my Abe.  It is a classic Janet quilt with tiny, precise pieces and beautiful quilting, including....wait for it....hand quilting!  I've hung it in my Hall of Presidents.
She also sent lots of special goodies (and she didn't even know it was my Birthday).  The little pincushion is so sweet it is edible.
 Here is the back.  The Eagle fabric is accidentally upside down.  Given the current state of  political affairs in this country, I find it perfect.  
 Here is the little quilt that I sent to her.  It went on a US tour, but finally arrived yesterday in UT.
 I wanted to do a little applique and hand quilting for her.
The backing is a Jo Morton print and reminded me of her beautiful header which often features sheep.
 I had a nice quiet Birthday on Friday and received funny and beautiful cards.  Also, how cute are those little bird wine glass markers?  They perch just perfectly on the rim - so fun :)
 Mr. Fun and I took a walk down at the sound.  In honor of my 55 B-Day, I built a 5 stone cairn.
 On Saturday I attended Commencement at Goodwin College where my daughter works.  It was so inspiring~ and great to meet her co workers.
 Sneak Peak!  I am planning a future applique project with these colors.  My favorite Pennsylvania pallet.  The book on the floor accidentally landed there and wham!  Inspiration!  I will NOT be making the quilt on the book.....stay tuned......
 This next photo looks just like my inspiration fabrics.   We had a little breakfast party for Hanna's Birthday yesterday.
I am doubling my effort to finish my son's king sized quilt.  We're going to see him on Sunday and it will be done.  Thank goodness for the French Open which is keeping me company in the sewing room.

xo

27 comments:

  1. Squeal! Those are my favorite colors and I can't wait to see what you do with them. I knew you would love your Janet quilt when she posted it. I love the little (US tour) basket quilt too! I'm glad you had a Happy Birthday!

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  2. Wow both small quilts are wonderful!! Backings too. Looks like birthdays are special and *fun* in your world! Love your new quilt palette!

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  3. Love those swap quilts--(upside down eagle is right!!;000); Happy belated birthday...looks like you have some great fabrics chosen for your next project--will be looking forward to seeing it come into being...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Would like to see a picture of your Hall of Presidents. Janet's little quilt is a hit! And your swap piece as well. I like one on one trades with the right person.
    I am stitching down the binding on a quilt that features the lamb/sheep print you used as a backing.

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  5. Both quilts are beautiful ! Great swap between two friends !
    The quilting by hand !!! What ? from Janet ?? is awesome.... Congratulations ladies for these presents !
    I'm glad you had (and Hanna) a wonderful birthday !

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  6. What a wonderful swap, you both made and received gorgeous little treasures. I love that Jo Morton fabric too. Happy belated birthday wishes!

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  7. Happy Birthday looks like it was a good one.

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  8. Lucky you--what a great birthday week! I turned double nickels too. It's not bad!

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  9. Wonderful little quilts, wonderful fabrics and inspiration, and wishes for another wonderful year!! Happy 55! PS - love your cairn too ❤️ ����

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  10. Love your swap quilts, and your comment on the backing. Couldn't agree more. Can't wait to see your next appliqué project! Enjoy your double nickel year!

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  11. Such lovely quilt swaps. I really like the colors for your next project. Can't wait to see what you are going to create with them. Looks like you and Hannah had a good birthday! Good luck with getting your son's quilt done.

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  12. I am thrilled with the swap, Barb! Always stressful to guess what the other person would like, but so worth it in the end. As you know, I am absolutely loving my quilt from you. Got photos of it today and IF I can get my monthly budgeting done today I will try to get a post written for tomorrow to share it. The sheep backing fabric is great--I can hear them out my window as I type this.
    The cairn is such a clever idea--looks like you had one going with the doughnuts, too. : )
    You have such a classic color combo there. Looking forward to seeing what you are planning to create.

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  13. What fun to exchange quilts with a friend. Both are lovely. Happy birthday, too.

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  14. Such sweet little quilts. Love the basket one! You're a master at using the Pennsylvania palette. I'm always excited to see what you come up with next!

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  15. Happy Birthday wishes to all the birthday gals!! Both of those quilts are so gorgeous!! The Abe one couldn't be more perfect for you. and your baskets are so impossibly tiny!
    I love that fabric pull, I can hardly believe youre resisting the book inspiration what you have up your sleeve must be extra special!!

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  16. Wonderful little quilts! Abe and Barb are perfect together. Your baskets are so sweet. Love the backing, too. Building a 5-stone cairn looks like a perfect way to celebrate your birthday :) What will you make with those great fabrics? Can't wait to see what you come up with! Hanna's breakfast birthday party looks yummy!

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  17. Oh, oh, oh, your Pennsylvania palette has me in a swoon! I'm from PA, my birthday is the day before yours, you share the day with Stella (my grand-girl) so we should do a swap with your leftover scraps. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  18. Happy Birthday! What a fantastic quilt from Janet and the one you sent to her is wonderful as well. Love your new palette...a little piecing with some folk style applique?

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  19. Happy Birthday! What a fantastic quilt from Janet and the one you sent to her is wonderful as well. Love your new palette...a little piecing with some folk style applique?

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  20. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!The quilt you gave and received are beautiful! I can't wait to see what you will make. Happy birthday to Hannah!

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  21. Happy Birthday Barb! I LOVE your fabrics spread out on the floor - I can't wait to see what you have planned for them :0) 2 very sweet doll quilts! I love the baskets and your handquilting is lovely. Such tiny perfect hst's in the one from Janet with such a sweet pincushion!

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  22. I Love your little quilts Barb. Can you tell me the width of your little basket border with the baptist fan quilting, and how far apart the scrolls are...not sure if thats the right word.

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  23. Both of the swap quilts are wonderful - I bet that was a fun process! Love the color inspiration for your new quilt - can't wait to see what happens!

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  24. Can't wait to see what you will be making with those lovely fabrics.

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  25. What wonderful quilts you exchanged with Janet!

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  26. What a great quilt exchange and I love your birthday cairn!

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  27. Both of the mini quilts are adorable! Of course, Janet is an expert at minis. I'm lucky to have one of her minis in a tiny doll buggy. Happy Birthday, belatedly!

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