So I started over and made this quilt which I sent this quilt to Alison Little Island Quilting. She seemed to like this one better than the first so I was happy.
And then I sent this quilt to Sarah Pings and Needles. This was an "angel" quilt, sent because the person making for her became unwell during the swap and was unable to finish hers. There is a little story behind this quilt since I made it for the Doll Quilt Swap, sent it off, never heard a peep from the recipient, not even the teensiest little thank you. So I asked for it back. And now it's gone to a very loving home. Good karma all round.
And I received this quilt from my real life quilting buddy Trudi Quilting Prolifically. From the moment the pictures appeared in the Flickr group pages, I knew it was for me. Brights on charcoal and a very pointy - Trudi had my tastes 100% bang on. I had specified that I do not like batiks and Trudi, who has no fear, threw in a rainbow of batiks and, shocking even myself here, I confess that I don't just like them, I LOVE them which is quite a turning point for me. Like I've woken up and found out that I would like a mullett after all.
And then, like the bunch of silly little children they all are, Jo Bearpaw, Ethne Flaming Stitches, and Jeanette Hobby Lass decided they would try to kid me into thinking this quilt had in fact gone to Ethne, which I only believed for one millisecond. But then the parcel arrived with a different sender on, the quilt inside was a yellow coins quilt and my heart did sink a little.
Trudi had wrapped my quilt inside a spoof "ugly" quilt with a spoof label, just to trick me.
And all was OK when I opened the fabulous package of goodies. Some people say the quilt is enough but I get quite a kick out of the goodies too, I confess. Union Jack card, Union Jack ribbon, Union Jack travel pincushion keyring (how cool???) and an Arcadia charm pack (one of my all time fave lines and it's already been cut up waiting to be sewn). Thank you Trudi, you are DA BOMB and I know the others were naughty and dragged you unwillingly into their scheme and so they all get detention but you can have a gold star.