Friday, March 25, 2011

More stuff.......

My friend, Shirley knew how broken up I was about losing Emmy, so she made me a sweet little quilt to remember her.  Note the doggy on the left:

A gift from Shirley

Emmy watching the birds

She even painted that button white to make it look like her.  BUT, did you note that quilting?  Isn't she fantastic?  I am in awe with every single thing she makes.  One is more beautiful than the next!

Then......I got my 3D quilt from "uberstitch" (Pam) for the QT swap.  Note all the goodies she sent to me too.  E-gads, it felt like Christmas.

From uberstitch (Pam) for QT- 3D Swap

And last, but not least, I followed a marvelous tutorial here to learn the D4P trick and made my own quilt to show it off.  Needless to say, I started with lots smaller squares and I did square them all up to 4 inches before I sewed them together.  I love the wonkiness of it!  I think this might be used as another angel quilt for DQS10 if we need it.  I surely will be using that tutorial again though....so fun!

D"4"P

Hope you all are keeping busy too.  In between sewing, I've been researching Bichon rescue sites so who knows?????  Eventually, there might be a new family member here......we're thinking boy this time.  We've never had a boy dog before and I understand they are oh so sweet.  We'll see.....

18 comments:

Sheila said...

The little quilt your friend made for you is so sweet, love all the colors and the quilting ,how kind of her . Also like the little quilt you made , looks like a lot of work !
Good luck with the rescue hunt I hope you find yourself a new pet .

Amy said...

I love the little 16 patch.bright colors.

Michele said...

What a pretty blog post! I love that D4P!

Wendy said...

What a wonderful gift! Beautiful :) And your swap package ... what a treat :) ... Now the beautiful wonky square quiltlet ... how I wish that was mine!! I am such a Type A person I have big difficulties with wonky because I keep trying to straighten everything...and I think they're Beautiful! Lord, help me ;)

Patchwork and Play said...

So many pretty things to look at! I love the D4P quilt in the fabulous colors you've chosen..lucky recipient! And you will look at that mini and always remember your darling doggie!

Cossett said...

you have a wonderful friend, what a sweet quilt.
Love the D4P quilt!

2MuchFun said...

Such a sweet quilt your friend made.

Brita said...

Love the little quilt Shirley made for you -- it's so -- well -- you! Adorable.

Susan said...

What a lovely house / dog quilt - and very thoughtfulof your friend. thanks for sharing the tutorial 'over there' for the wonky D4P, that binding works a treat!

Sonia said...

That was a very sweet memento from Shirley.

The little 3D quilt was cute too.

I like the "wonky" block quilt you worked on. Very cool! :)

Sherri said...

LOVE those houses...they are just so happy!

ColourFly said...

What a amazing most stunning blog!!! WOW!!!! Glad I found you!!!

Sabine

Rettabug said...

How wonderful to have such a thoughtful & talented friend as Shirley! Her little sympathy quilt is just darling.

So is the one you received in the swap!! Love all the butterflies in the air. Cool touch!

Your wonky one in the orange-yellow-pink-red colorways is really cool looking. Very bold & graphic!
BRAVO!!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Carol...well your gift with your wee bichon..well that just made me cry...how thoughtful, beautiful and a lovely tribute...your goodies are over the top exciting and yes your new wonky, well what can I say..wonky becomes you lol

Sharon said...

You're so blessed to have such wonderful friends. It's never easy to lose someone we so dearly love, but what a wonderful way to remember Emmy.

pinsandneedles said...

Your little memory quilt is so sweet. And that little 3D quilt...so cute! I love your use of colors...you have such a great eye! I think I will need to try that tutorial. Thanks!

Sue said...

Sorry for the loss of your little Emmy. How nice of Shirley to make the remembrance quilt with the likeness of Emmy on it. The whole quilt looks like a labor of love with the binding so precise to match the picture.

Your gift package with the butterfly quilt is so sweet & Victorian.

Your D4P quilt is vibrant and makes me want to smack my lips as it reminds me of starburst candies sweet & tart!

badlandsquilts said...

That house quilt is sooo cute~