Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lots of Happy Birds

Do you remember when I showed you this:

What's on my head?

That was the mini quilt I sent to bahamadawn (aka Kim) for our private Easter swap.  Well, yesterday I got the one she sent me:

From Bahamadawn

Isn't it the cutest?  I had seen a similar quilt on a cover of a journal that she was selling at some craft fair where she lives and made a "hint" on the photo in her flickr stream, hoping that she would make me something like it and she got the hint.  I just love it!  We have very similar styles and both love color, and whimsy!  She also gave me some hints on her quilting which I must try soon.  Thank you, Kim!!

Then, I finished another commission wall hanging this week.  My client wanted flowers and birds and told me that her favorite colors were blue and purple.  (Neither of which was too prevalent in my color palette of fabrics, I'll have you know.)  Needless to say, I fixed that with a quick trip to my quilt shop!  Oh geeze...what a shame!!  LOL  (I am always looking for an excuse anyway!!)  I drew the concept and had everything but the middle object......my husband told me that the 4 birds (which were already drawn) should be looking at the sun.   I must have looked at him like he'd lost his mind, because he left the room sulking....LOL!  Hello!  Where is the fun in that and besides, who looks at the sun?  No, I had to come up with something way more fun so I slept on it and the next morning knew exactly what they were looking at:

the drawing - lunch

They were looking at "LUNCH!!!"  And that's what I called it:

"Lunch??"

It ended up at 20 x 16 inches and my customer is happy!  Believe it or not, she doesn't even have it yet.  It's on it's way to Norway but she was kind enough to give me permission to show all of you.  Wasn't that nice?  I guess it will be hung in her sewing room so she can smile everyday!  How fun!

I'm already sewing something else.  Nothing too exciting, but it's keeping me busy for now.  Until next time........stay happy and be well and thank you ever so much for being a part of my creative world.  I cherish each and every one of you!!!

32 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Another beautiful creation!

Cherry said...

I just adore your work!

Sheila said...

you make me smile with each and everyone of your creations and this is no exception

Kim said...

I love your creations! Can you tell me what type and weight of thread you use for your applique? I'm just learning to applique and there are so many types of thread! Thanks!

Kathy said...

You're amazing!

Wendy said...

I so enjoy your work! I've got several of your photos marked as favorites in Flickr and love to look at them repeatedly ... what a joy they bring ... thank you for sharing!!

A.J. Dub. said...

I love seeing each new thing you create. My 9 year old son was looking over my shoulder just now and said Wow she is a great artist!
I agree 100%!

Michele said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Carol said...

Hi Carol
I'm Carol too! :)
I just LOVE all three of those quilts. The two of you are sooo talented!!!
Have a nice weekend.

Rettabug said...

Each one is cuter than the last...it just keeps getting better & better!
What wonderfully creative talents both of you have been blessed with! Me...not so much. LOL

Brita said...

I'm just grinning all over after seeing all of those wonderful critters, including Kim's. I'm happy :-)

Merete said...

I HAVE to tell you - its mine :o)) Aren't I lucky?? Ive been smiling ever since I saw it for the first time - cant wait for it to come home to me :o) Thank you, Carol, and again - I love it!! Hugs

Edith Bieri said...

I love your quiltmaking! They are all so fun and cheerful. Thanks for sharing and greetings from Switzerland.

patticakes said...

I love LUNCH! Absolutely perfect in every way!
Kudos!

Amy said...

What a fun swap with Kimberly! I loved that journal cover too.

Mommarock said...

The quilt you got in the swap is fabulous.. it is amazing that she got your style so well. I think you are two peas in a pod! And your quilt.. well those birds are so sweet! I just love your creativity.. LOVE, LOVE IT!! It really makes me smile!

Rene' said...

Just love seeing all your colorful quilts! They are so happy and fun!

Rachel said...

That's such a cute quilt and I love the addition of "lunch"! You have such a great sense of humour!
Rachel x

Jeanie said...

What a hoot! Just makes me smile and think happy thoughts!

Suzanne said...

Love, love, love it! I think you get better and better with each new creation - even when I think you couldn’t top the cuteness - you do. I think having one of your wallhangings in my sewing room would make me smile all day long.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a beautiful new quilt you have...your wall must look amazing!

Poppyprint said...

I love Lunch! Nice one, Carol (and Kim!).

Susan said...

Love "Lunch" and now I know another "Awesomely Artistic" site to drool over.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I am a big, huge fan of both yourself and Bahama Dawn - you and Dawn would make the perfect match for a swap! Love your work. Happy happy stitching!

pinsandneedles said...

I love your style...and Dawn's is sew similar! You are two talented ladies!

Quilting Kim said...

Carol - Another stunningly cute wallhanging. Your style is so whimsical and cheerful that it always makes me smile.

Keep Stitchin' said...

Your stuff is soooo cute! I just love it!

Madame Samm said...

Ok, you have a prodigy in your midst...both of course are pretty amazing...truly madly deeply Carol. YOU know color! you sew inspire me...

Sue said...

Just dazzling with color and patterns. Smiles from ear to ear!

Cindy said...

"Lunch" is perfect....oh, I think it may be time for mine.

Love your work. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Oh geez, I guess it should be called "Lunch" but I can't help worrying about the worm. Not a gift I would have appreciated.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

which black & white stripe do you use? How wide are the stripes. I love the whimsical look that produces and would like to add some of that to my stash.
thanks
~a