Monday, February 11, 2008

"Cosy Inside"

My first finished project of the year - and it is very late!

Winter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

I have to admit that I wasn't too inspired to make a Winter quilt given that we have had several days of 40deg but I had a few ideas.

Winter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

And with school holidays, working on my Mum's quilt and preparing for the return to school and my new brilliant job, I mucked around with it for ages.

IWinter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

Still, it is done and winging its way to a distant secret destination - I hope my partner likes it!

Winter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

Now I just have to finish all the other projects!!

47 comments:

Marcia said...

Oh! It's beautiful! Hand quilted even! You must be very pleased. Thanks for sharing.

Tamara said...

Wow, Louise! It is amazing. I can't believe you put in all of that work for a swap. You are such a good person.
I love the hand quilting.

amandajean said...

so so pretty!

Jeanne said...

Very creative! It's a lovely quilt and I'm sure the new owner will be thrilled to receive it. Nice work.

shannon said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable! I love the hand quilting all the details...your swap partner will love it.

Florence said...

Wow, Louise - it's wonderful. I love the fabric that you've chosen for through the window...and well, just all of it!

Carla said...

It's absolutely awesome. I love the color scheme!

a friend to knit with said...

you are amazing!
it is beautiful louise!!!

Sarah said...

Tea time never looked so cosy before. That is adorable.

Jodie said...

Louise, That is stunning. i love the scene..and all that handquilting - you must love it ! and I am sure that your swapee will as well

luv Abby said...

ohhhh louise it is just beautiful
well done.
luv Abby

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, is that ever cute! I just love that the internet allows us to see what someone so far away is making! Just love your little quilt!

Lola...again said...

Fabulous, as usual! Thanks for sharing you fun with us!

Hollabee said...

beautiful quilt, I love all the details and the colours all match so well...

Artsy Momma said...

I am in love. I havent received my quilt yet so I am secretly hoping that this one is coming over the ocean to live here in the states with me!

ginger said...

Very lovely!

dizzyjadey said...

Wow, Louise! A lucky lady (or little girl) will be over the moon when they get that. It's so pretty.

Jelly Wares said...

Oohh Louise, it's gorgeous!!! You're just soo clever.

Jodie

floribunda said...

that is so cute! Can I be your secret partner next time??

pink-petal-designs said...

WOW !!! Its fantastic, wish i was your partner.So much thought and work. well done you.
Sarah x

h&b said...

That is *gorgeous* - lucky recipient !!

I've been thinking of you on Tuesdays - how's work going ? I've decided i'll pop in AFTER I have the baby - a bit of show'n'tell ... more interesting than just me :p

tiel said...

i can't believe you are quilting in summer. I take my hat off to you. I'm still to finish the one that I started last year.

Jhoanna said...

Your quilt is simply stunning!

Knitterella said...

I just love it! The detail is wonderful!

Kellie said...

Louise it is just beautiful! The detail is lovely ... I know the lucky reciepient will be thrilled.

Ragged Roses said...

That is a beautiful quilt Louise and worth waiting for. I saw it on Flickr and thought it was wonderful
Kimx

Liz said...

That is so cute. I love the stripey biding, the quilting, the lace - ooh, everything!

Kristin said...

that quilt is just to DIE for - i LOVE everything about it!!! WOW!


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Melody said...

Oooo I *heart* it!

Cosy said...

Your swap-ee is very lucky to receive all your hard work.

I love a post with "Cosy" in the title! ;)

fiona said...

you have done it again my dear!!love the quilting and the embrodiery, lizzie will be proud!

Katie said...

love your blog here! i will be back for a visit. those aprons you made with the ruffles are great!

mellyandrosie said...

Oh how adorable!!! I love the hand quilting you have done and I am sure it will be completely loved!!!!

Christie said...

Wow what a beautiful quilt, how lucky sombody will be getting that in the post!

Jennie said...

just stopping by your blog. That quilt is beautiful!
Jennie.

Little Bitsys said...

That quilt is so beautiful, and the hand quilted detail, absolutely love it! What a treasure for it's recipient.

Mary

Ravenhill said...

I am gasping for breath, it is so stunning! I just adore the hand stitching that you have so prettily done following the patterns. Oh, my. You have really created something incredible. I would do a swap with you in a minute!!!

iSew said...

Absolutely beautiful. Someone's going to be very happy to receive that quilt.

Amy said...

Very Sweet Louise...I love it !

susan said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. guess what????? I AM THE LUCKY RECIPIENT!!!!! oh louise i totally love my quilt!!! its so me!!! i just cant say enough about it. the detail, the fabrics, the stitching. i could go on and on. thank you so much sweetie, it will most definately be treasured. thank you so so much! smooches!

Poshyarns said...

Oh it is really beautiful, I love the tea and cake, very pretty.

Mirre said...

What a gorgeous quilt!!

Katy said...

WOW!!! That is so beautiful, and for a swap too. What a lucky person!

Anonymous said...

i just found you from dottie angel..i'm so glad!

your quilt is so lovely...

:) laura

thekokegeis said...

Gorgeous photographs! What camera do you use?

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

The quilt you have made is so pretty, your quilt swap partner will love it, as I do. You are very patient, so many hours of work go into these I am sure, patience which I know I wouldn't have. x

h&b said...

oh gosh - that is *so* pretty.

Obviously everyone else thinks so too - just LOOK at all the comments here !! You must be famous or something ...