Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Saying Thank You

There's one thing about the online community, people are so generous, 
with their time, thoughtful comments, cheering on from the sides, and just being there when you need them 

and when friendship blossoms, extraordinary things happen

and to say thank you for some extraordinary help, and cheering and egging on, 
I needed to say Thank You ...

it all started with some egging on with these from Karen at Blueberry Park


Karen posted a picture of her doily prints on Twitter and I was quick off the mark to get the first prints
there were conversations about quilting, oh ... my mind was in a spin!

and so at Festival of Quilts I matched up some Kona Cornflower blue from Justine at Simply Solids

and managed to score some Aurifil 50 wt #2720 to match


and set to with the inspiration ...


I love doing this pattern really small ... again Aurifil 50 wt in #2024


and I am so pleased with how it turned out!




I didn't mark anything, just went for it freestyle in my usual 'just do it' way!


and I even managed my first attempt at the Sew Mama Sew concealed Zipper on the back!
(Thanks to Katy for the fab Pillow Tutorials that pushed me there!)


I am pleased to say that this little lovely made it to its new home,
I know it is loved, 

Thank You Helen! 
Big big Loves x

30 comments:

tink's mom said...

This pillow is absolutely stunning in every way. Wonderful job. Love how the backing seems to mirror your quilting.

heart of charnwood said...

Beautiful, what a great collaborative piece! :O)

Catherine said...

Oh wow Trudi, that is amazing!

Catherine said...

Oh wow Trudi, that is amazing!

Blueberry Park said...

you are truly the queen of quilting Trudles...you have raised a mere doily print to regal heights! I am in awe! x

Mary Norman said...

Wow and wow and oh wow again love it.

Isisjem said...

This is gorgeous and so right for the recipient, especially now x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Incredible and so pretty!

Lynz said...

Your quilting just astounds me. I'm not sure I could DRAW that. And I'm good with a pencil!! Clever, clever girl.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, absolutely fabulous in every way missus!

Leanne said...

It is absolutely beautiful and I am so glad you have sent it to Helen.

Nicky said...

Wow Trudi! That is one awesome cushion and I'm sure both Helen and Karen are thrilled to bits!

lapappilon said...

AMAZING!
wonderful work!
I like it!

kisses

Eva from Serbia

Sarah said...

Jaw droppingly stunning quilting, T! Those fabric panels are gorgeous too.

moira said...

flipping heck, trudi AMAZEBALLS!

Sarah said...

Blimey, when you get stuck in quilting you go for it! Beautiful!

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! Truly awesome quilting T, and compliments the doily print perfectly. A worthy recipient too! Jxo

Annabella said...

Um...why are you not getting a book deal?! Your quiling is incredible T!!

Lis Harwood said...

Ab fab! Love the colours too.

Kay said...

Stunningly beautiful!!! You are one clever lady.

Wendy said...

that is just stunning!

Wendy said...

that is just stunning!

Sheila said...

Stunning and it has gone to a good home.x

Gypsy Thread said...

Your "freestyle in my usual 'just do it' way" is outstanding. I'm so jealous of those who are able to stipple beautifully. Your paisley inspired work is gorgeous. Stunning.

Now off to drool over your other projects. ~ Carey

Amy Friend said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful use of Karen't print.

sweetypie said...

that isa absolutelty bloody gorgeous, may I pin you?

mammafairy said...

Lovely! Don't need to say more!

Beardie Mom said...

Gorgeous!!! I'm an Aurifil free motion lover too!
It just makes all of us better !!!

Beardie Mom said...

Trudi -- do you quilt your circle first then the feathers or your feathers first -- I love this pattern!

mumasu said...

This is just beautiful, Trudi :)