Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quilty Love

The mailman has been good to me these past couple of days.  Yesterday, a package arrived from Kris - I had won a give-away on her blog, Dandelion Quilts.  Two gorgeous charm packs of Aster Manor - oh how I love this fabric.

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Thank you Kris!  This is destined for something yummy!!  I don't know what yet, but with this fabric it's bound to be yummy!

And today, the mailman brought me a box from my friend Angie.  I've known Angie for many years from our homeschool board, although we've never met in person.  I wish we could, cuz I'd hug her real big and dance her around the room.

A quilt top and blocks that her great-grandmother made.  [Terrible pic of the quilt top - I need to take it outside to do it justice.]

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Stitched by hand, of course.  And then the quilt blocks, there are several of each.

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These below are made of silk, I believe, fragile and absolutely stunning in person.

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Angie, thank you SO much, I promise to take very good care of them and hopefully do them justice - I am truly honored that you trust me to them!

Other than the cardiac-inducing mail that's come, it's been pretty quiet in Allie-land.  I did finish my bookmarks, so that's a quick gift crossed off my list.  I'll show pics tomorrow.  And speaking of tomorrow, I'll be doing the official link-up post to show off your Christmas gifts!  I'll explain all the details on how to link up on that post.  You'll have until midnight of the 31st to do that.  At midnight on the 31st, I'll officially close the month out, and next week we'll pick a winner for the table runner/wall hanging.  So get your stitch on, I'll see you tomorrow!

25 comments:

Debbie said...

Those old blocks are really amazing. Allie! You really are lucky to be able to work with them.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The quilt blocks are amazing! Not much going on here. Still sniffling, sneezing, wheezing, coughing..... well you get the point :-(

Terry said...

Wow! You get great mail Allie! :0)

soggibottom said...

Hours and hours of treasured work there, all in very good hands I'm sure :-) x x x

VivJM said...

Wow, those quilt blocks are amazing, I am sure you will treasure and love them and do them justice! I have just finished first Christmas present (exactly 11 months til Christmas!) so looking forward to the link up and seeing what other folks have made. Viv x

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

What an honor, Allie. You'll do them up right, I'm very confident. Quilters are such generous souls.

Joy said...

Oh Wow Allie, you really do get fabulous mail!! You had me at the Aster Manor charms ... but then when I saw the quilt top and blocks ... be still my beating heart lol. I'm so looking forward to seeing what you do with those fabulous blocks!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow, you really got some great gifts in the mail. Would love to see them in person, especially those silk pieces. I'm just about finished with my January gift. Hope to link up tomorrow.

Mama Pea said...

Wow! The antique blocks and quilt are amazing! How special!

I really love 3 Sisters fabric. Seems like I love everything they put out.

Lyn said...

Ohhh Allie, what an honour to receive the antique blocks...very very special....lovely giveaway win...Hugs Lyn

susan m hinckley said...

Now THAT'S what I call mail (and my kind of friend!)

em's scrapbag said...

WOW!!!!! What a treasure you've received. That is awesome. Love all the old blocks.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What great mail - you must be in fabric heaven LOL! Can't wait to see your bookmarks!!! Have a blast with all your new goodies.

Cathy Buel said...

My goodness you have a very good friend there. The quilt and quilt blocks are beautiful. And congrats for winning the fabric.
Can't wait to see what you do with the blocks.

Shiree said...

hmmm wish I had a postie like that, what fabulous treasures indeed!

Shari said...

Those antique quilt blocks are just amazing! Love the fabrics in them! How wonderful that you get to do something with them.

Congrats on the win too! I love playing with charm packs... have fun!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

It is late and I'm very tired....but did you say Christmas? Blink, blink, blink...please ....someone....anyone tell me it is not Christmas.

I love the photos of the blocks and I don't think you need to take them outside....they are beautiful :)

Kelly

Cheryl said...

Be still my heart!!! An amazing mail day for you. First your win and then all those amazing quilt blocks...WOW!!! Allie, for some reason we aren't able to email out, but I like your idea about Tickled Pink Tuesday!!!

Linda said...

You were totally spoiled my the mail!! I love that fabric from 3 Sisters!! You'll be able to make something really fun with the charm squares! The antique blocks are so beautiful. I just kept staring at them. Now that is a real treasure!!

BubzRugz said...

Fantastic post... I can just imagine you stroking and petting those lovely blocks...... ooooohhhh
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Allie how lucky you are to get the quilt and those blocks...they are all just so lovely...

Angela said...

Allie,

The quilt and blocks will be so much happier with you instead of lanquishing in a dark cedar chest for years on end. I have a "grandmother's flower garden" quilt that I did finish a few years ago. And I have several more unfinished tops as do my siblings. One day.....

I know you'll do magic with them.
Love ya,
Angie

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Now, *I* am hyperventilating...that is rich treasure, my sweet friend, and I can think of no better hands to care for it.
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

Talin's Corner said...

Wow, there is something about old quilts and blocks. I love the colors and texture of them; nothing comes close. I know that the fabrics we buy today are better in quality, but I still like the look and feel of the old fabrics. Enjoy.

Shelley said...

The antique blocks are so awesome. It does look like silk in the bottom picture. The colors....WOW! What a great gift for you.
Just touching that fabric and wondering where it has been..all of the hand stitching...
I just get too excited sometimes...LOL

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