Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beyond Generous

That is how I would describe her. Beyond generous.

A couple months ago I mentioned that I had never received a mini quilt for one of the swaps that I particpated in. And then in early September, look what showed up on my doorstep!

Lorna, who I had sent a quilt to, went ABOVE AND BEYOND the call of duty by making me a mini quilt in return! This means that she sent out not one but TWO mini quilts. Not only that, to add on to the Beyond Generous gift of this beautiful, beautiful quilt, she also included a bag kit with blue fabric! Blue, my favorite color, and one that doesn't get highlighted nearly enough on this blog.

I really have to apologize for the condition of the quilt in these photos. I was so, so, SO excited that I just had to snap photos immediately upon pulling it out of its package! Lorna, you really outdid yourself.

One: how do you get your corners to line up so? I mean, that is killing perfection right there. This is the very reason I always avoid triangles -- I can never get my corners to match up! It is the bane of my quilting existence.

Two: Isn't the fabric combination perfect? I love the blues she chose, the border print, and that touch of purple? BRILLIANCE. Also, I don't know if you can see it, but she stippled the quilt in a thread that changes color between blue and purple. Sigh. So perfect.

I am still rearranging walls to find the best place to hang this to fully showcase it. I've got my eye on a wall in my bedroom though. As someone who loves decorating and always gave each room she lived in a very different feel [which says a lot, seeing as I've moved just about every year since I was 18!] and thus who has tried out many different decorating schemes, I really do feel that decorating my walls with handmade gifts and little bits from independent stores is truly, by far, my favorite way to make a place feel like home.

And this? Icing on the cake. Thank you soooooooooooooo much Lorna!!! It is sooooooo beautiful, I still can't believe you parted with it!


Zonnah said...

Wow that was so sweet of her! And I am happy for you :)

Kristine Hanson said...

that is very lovely!!! LUCKY GIRL!