Saturday, 28 April 2012

And a big thank you to my big sister

Well from day one on this blog when I was just being followed by tumbleweed, my kindest, most faithful, funniest and most loyal and supportive follower has been my big sister who you will see posting comments as Rolleiflexes (because she collects old cameras, amongst an array of other second junk, I mean collectibles, that she collects).  She doesn't quilt, doesn't even sew and most of the time hasn't got a clue what I'm on about with my FMQ, WOF, FMF, OOP and WIPs.  But she has nevertheless followed my blog consistently for two years and counting.  And now's the time to say thank you.  So three quilts are shipping to her this week and she already has one of my early quilts.  The first is a quilt for her daughter.  Pomegranate pink but not girly.


It's my mahusive swoon, quilted with beautiful swirly hearts by Tracey Pereira from Quilt Me Happy.  She used a pomegranate pink variegated Aurifil so the quilting pattern shows both on the stars and on the pomegranate.  My neice loves hearts and the swirls soften the sharp points of the swoon pattern.


There aI also bound it with pomegranate - my new favourite binding being disappearing binding.  


The other quilts heading her way are the Batman Comic Book quilt for her son.


And theyoutube quilt which is the real thank you for me to her and luckily she likes it or it wouldn't be much of a thank you.


For any newer followers, the first quilt I made for her - and still one of my favourite quilts, was the Penguin Books quilt. 

Penguin Books Quilt finished

47 comments:

  1. Lucky sis and family! But then she has put up with you a lot longer than us! She's worth it! Teehee!

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  2. All very lovely Lynne. I know now, you DON'T ever sleep, lol! I remember the Penguin quilt. Actually, I remember you first appearing on the blog scene too! Just look how far you have come, you have done so much it seems to me more than two years, was it really only two years? wow....

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  3. It must be wonderful to have a sister like you have!!
    How many sister have you got? I'm sure I'm one of your "lost" ones ... ;)

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  4. Sisters are the best! Love the red background on that quilt.

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  5. Imagine getting a parcel with 3 quilts in - wow.
    For a moment with my bleary eyes I thought your niece was called Pomegranate!!

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  6. awwwwww!
    That book quilt still amazes me. It's the reason I started following you. You had me at "Penguin" ;-)

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  7. Lucky sister to have you for a sister! I have three sisters and they make my world a wonderful place!

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  8. penguin books quilt *sigh
    theyoutube quilt *sigh
    not being your sister *drat drat and double drat!

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  9. All those quilts are just stunning. I am trying to convince my husband that he needs a superhero quilt in his life but he's just not having it! Perhaps I'll make one for my son when he's a bit older; at three months old I don't think he will appreciate it yet! And love, love love the penguin quilt. Where did you get those fabrics? X

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  10. Would you like to adopt me? ;-) All three quilts are fantastic!

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  11. I knew that swoon quilt was gonna be gorgeous, it's stunning! Lucky sister getting all those quilts!

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  12. Oh my God that would be me! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!

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  13. Oh to have a sister! Gorgeous quilts Lynne. Wow. I love the disappearing binding on the swoon and that pomegranate is just amazing.

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  14. Heh, well I suppose your sister deserves a reward after all these years of putting up with you as a little sis ;o)

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  15. Beautiful quilts, She's one lucky sister! So are her kids! :)

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  16. Lynne - I LOVE what you do with solids! Truly inspiring!

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  17. Oooh lucky big sis, she gets all your best work!!

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  18. You are so blessed to have such a special relationship with you sister. I love the quilts you are sending to her - my fav is the gorgeous swoon quilt. I love the colours!!!

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  19. That is so great!!! I love all these quilts and I'm sure they will be cherished by your sister and her kids!!!

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  20. You are a good sister and Auntie! I only have brothers...they're okay too...I guess...:-)

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  21. They are all beautiful! I am sure they will love them!

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  22. You are amazing and inspiringly generous. When I get up that steep learning curve and appear in blog land I want to be just like you. I could say "when I grow up" but I'm afraid that would be misleading.

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  23. All four of those quilts are wonderful, your sister and her family will be snuggled up in grande style!

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  24. Aww, you guys are both lucky to have such a great sis :). Those quilts are all gorgeous. How could she not love the you tube quilt?!

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  25. How wonderful that your sister has been such a great support to you right from the beginning! She is really reaping the rewards now with such wonderful quilts for her and her family.

    I remember your Penguin book quilt - I loved it! At that time on Flickr I wasn't really keyed into the whole community part of online quilting - I was just in my eye candy phase :)

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  26. How awesome! Confess I realllly love the Swoon! Beautiful quilts, all.

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  27. Your sister is so lucky to have you and those quilts are stunning for she and her family. If you ever need another sister, older of course, I am available.

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  28. i love them all, but the pomegranate swoon is my favorite!! I love it.

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  29. these are all such special quilts, and what a nice gesture!
    Funny that you are liking disappearing bindings...I have been trying to go the other way! Mine were always disappearing, and I am now trying to be a bit bolder with the binding! LOL

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  30. lucky Sister! I'm swooning over the red background used for Swoon.

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  31. Well done, what a perfect expression from you to her.

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  32. Lucky, lucky sister you have...these are gorgeous! I do especially love that Penguin Books quilt...genius!

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  33. What a treasure your sister is - following, encouraging and supporting your journey through quilts
    And what a lovely sister you are in making and sending these masterpieces her way
    Considering the work you've put into them it's heart warming to know they will be loved, used and cherished

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  34. So, *so* beautiful! I am not a 'pink' fan but the pomegranate is just gorgeous--it *glows*. You are very fortunate to have such a supportive relationship with your sister. I'm sure you know without I say it. I want only to add that your first sentences made me snort my coffee--only being followed by tumbleweed! LOL

    Hazle

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  35. That is just a lovely pile of quilt goodness!!!

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  36. That batman quilt is so adorable! How sweet of you to make all of these for her...very time consuming!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  37. Disappearing binding? Have you talked about this before? Maybe I missed it. Clue me in.

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  38. what a lovely sister/aunt you are: they will all be so thrilled with the quilts. Where do you get the time from-I am in awe!

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  39. Each of these quilts is just beautiful. And maybe I have told you this before, but your Penguin Books quilt is what made me sit up and take notice--that quilt is.absolutely.one.of.my.favorites.quilts.by.anyone.EVER!!!

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  40. I'm also lucky to have a loyal and supportive big sis like yours. So, I guess I'd better get crackin' on making a quilt for her. My favorite quilt bindings have always been made using stripes, but your disappearing bindings could very well become my new favorite. All of these quilts are beautiful.

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  41. i absolutely ADORE your Penguin Books quilt. Wish I had got some of that fabric, just gorgeous!!! Your quilts are just beautiful.

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  42. All wonderful quilts but I must say the muhassive swoon with all that gorgeous pomegranate is my favorite.

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  43. Imagine receiving that parcel *sigh*

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  44. Aww - beautiful quilts. Love the Swoon and Tracey has done such a gorgeous job with that quilting. How lovely to have such a fab supportive sister. I have one of those too, but sadly not online!

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