Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nesting....

Seems my April Mini QT swap partner and I are birds of a feather. In complete isolation, hunkered down in our respective sewing rooms about 800 km apart, we both created mini quilts featuring a nest of three little blue eggs on a brown branch amongst cherry blossoms! Mine arrived today...look at what Lisa made for me:

spring mini from lmdesigns '10

I just love that we were both inspired by the same tree, and had a shared vision of spring that included a nest full of hopeful little eggs. That's some fantastic quilter's karma right there.

spring mini from lmdesigns detail

It's about 81/2" square. I just love this cheerful little number! When Lisa received the one I made for her, she wrote me an email saying I was going to laugh when I saw mine. I did have a chuckle at this fun coincidence.

Last night I made my April swap mini...the design this month was "Chinese coin". I had a ball making this little 12" quilt and I love it so much I'm going to make a second one for myself. I can't wait to show you, but my swap partner gets the first look. Tomorrow I might throw you a little sneaky peek, though.

All in all, spring 2010 is turning out to be a very happy one for me!


9 comments:

Dianne said...

Sweet! Lucky you to have such a lovely reminder of spring in your home.

Jamie said...

What a funny coincidence! They are both so cheery and cute!

What Comes Next? said...

that's so funny! It's a beautiful little mini, and such a great reminder of Spring. Those mini coin quilts have been fabulous - can't wait to see yours. I'm looking forward to the May mini - my first time participating.

Janet said...

You and your partner were definitely in tune to each other. Can't wait to see your new mini.

Mrs Moen said...

That's so funny; great minds think alike, you know.-) Lovely little quilt!

Skiffer said...

Lovely little eggs.

Michele said...

both these little art quilts are so sweet, yours and hers... i got to make me one of those... what qualifies as a mini, or is there even a rule?

Anna said...

Adorable.

And love that crop circle table runner!

ayumills said...

Such a great mini quilt swap! I love both your mini quilt and Lisa's mini quilt. They are like from a quilt book for professional ones. Very interesting story behind it too!