Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mini Quilt .....

Imagine my delight when this piece of art arrived in my post box today....


My secret sender is De... and I just love all the detail that is in this mini quilt....

such pretty fabrics and those buttons and special flower really add to it

beautiful stitching on an old doily and quilted with crosshatch to set it off.... perfect

De also spoilt me with some little extra goodies in there.... isn't that card a hoot....


.. the mini is up on the frame and it looks perfect ...  thank you so much De... I just love it ... very very much...



I am still enjoying collecting up mini quilts for my little stand.... 

The mini I put together used one of Michelle's drawings (with a slight adaption... she was a Quilting Angel and I changed it to a Stitching Angel)

.... I love all the detail Michelle adds in to her drawings


I quilted carefully around the edge of the stitchery and then some wiggles in the background and cross hatching in the border....


This mini quilt went to Melissa ..... hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it for her.....

I found out after I had sent it that it was supposed to be Inspirational words in embroidery.... maybe we can be inspired to be more angelic????

Righto, Gotto Go... I have some choccies to eat....



28 comments:

Christine said...

Both quilts are delightful. Lucky recipient of your stitching angel and lucky you.
...and remember you have friends you like to share chocolate with!

kiwikid said...

Both minis'are lovely! Hope you enjoyed the choccies!!
xx

KaHolly said...

Both are so sweet! Love the idea of using a doily. How clever! Michelle's designs always work up so beautifully. I think the angel is very inspirational...it inspires to stitch. If you are busy stitching, you aren't getting into any trouble, unless, of course, you're supposed to be doing something else. I love how you quilted her. I'm never quite sure how to quilt stitcheries.

Mistea said...

Lovely mini's.
Clever to use a vintage doily and the saying really does say it all.
Your angel is spreading inspiration.
Enjoy your treats.

debbie said...

They are both gorgeous minis. I had a bit of a sneak peek at yours while it was in progress and I knew it would be so cute! xx debbie

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Both mini's are lovely. Well done ladies. hugs

Jennifer said...

I reckon "stitching angel" is pretty inspirational.....what a great way to use a doiley!

marina said...

both mini's are so beautiful!
love the quilting on both and the embroidered doily is such a great idea.

KERYN B said...

You did a beautiful job on your stitchery the quilting is beautiful. The one De made for you is also fabulous.

Susan said...

Gorgeous doily and we can never have too many angels looking after us.

Melody said...

Both mini are delightful.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful quilt and I love the mixed media in little quilts. I think your recipient will love her quilt, beautiful design and beautiful work.

Debbie

Barb said...

wonderful mini quilt!

Sheila said...

I love both minis , just wonderful ! Enjoy those chocolates :-) hugs Sheila

Wendy said...

Both quilts are wonderful! Such pretty little quilts to hang...are those dingo statues in front of your little quilt? I absolutely love those firgures...

Narelle said...

Love the antique look of your new mini and a beautiful angel too :)

Christine M said...

Both mini quilts are just lovely, Fiona. Enjoy your choccie (or is it already gone?)! LOL!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Both minis are beautiful, I love the fabric you chose for your angel one and your quilting finishes it perfectly! hugs Wendy

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your mini from De using the pretty doily. Nice to see how Angel stitched up....an Angel is inspiring by nature xxx

Jane Galley said...

No wonder you were excited, it's lovely, and a great use of a doily. I have so many of those lying around, I can see a way of putting them to good use

Lin said...

Two beautiful mini's Fiona - lucky you and lucky Melissa! xx

Cheryl said...

They are both such lovely minis Fiona. Your stand will be looking lovely

Anonymous said...

gorgeous mini's Fiona,well done to you and De,your work is so beautiful.xx

Elyte said...

You must have been so pleased to open such a special gift. Your little quilt for Melissa looks beautiful.

Anthea said...

They are bot gorgeous mini's Fiona... I love what De sent you, she's very creative...

Yes i too had confusion about the theme, so I hope my lady is not disappointed with what I have sent to her

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.....both are just so beautiful.....

Karen said...

Lovely minis. The bits and pieces De has included in her mini make it really interesting. It is a lovely piece.
Gorgeous work on the lovely angel you stitched. She is sweet. Lovely quilting, too. Beautiful work with the cross hatching and your loops and wiggles.
You put a lot of lovely work into your swaps.

Maria said...

Such gorgeous minis both sent and received...

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