Friday, November 19, 2010

It's a Beaut!

Do I sound Aussie? Helen said I did when I wrote that comment on her blog one day. She's such a talented quilter, everything she makes is beautiful, but I have a soft spot for this particular Beaut:

swap quilt by Helen

Helen and I did a little post-DQS9 private swap. She pulled a fast one on me...I thought I was getting a rocket house, but I think I gushed so much over this one when she posted photos on her blog, she sent it instead! I couldn't be happier. Look at her amazing quilting with a pale pink/green variegated rayon thread:

swap quilt by Helen detail flower

All of the applique pieces are hand-embroidered with a perfect blanket stitch! The pattern is by Piece O' Cake designs Aunt Millie's Garden book. I just love all of their designs and was even lucky enough to take a hand-applique class by Becky Goldsmith herself a few years ago (although, I must admit I have only hand appliqued one 2" circle since that class).

swap quilt by Helen detail centre

It's not just a Beaut, it's a Stunner, too. Thank you so much Helen. I hope your selvage coin mini arrives in Australia soon! ♥

14 comments:

Andrea C said...

What a fantastic, cheery quilt to receive when it is so yucky outside. How can you be sad when you look at it?

nicolette said...

A Beaut indeed! I love the cheerfulness of this mini!

Carol said...

Gorgeous would be an understatement :)

Mrs Moen said...

I agree; it's a beaut indeed!!

Amy said...

Oh, it is quite beautiful! All those handstitches, my my!

Duff said...

you.lucky.spud.

carol said...

You are a lucky girl!

felicity said...

It is indeed a beaut, you lucky lady. I've been admiring this mini as it came together.

twopeasinapoddesigns.com said...

Picking jaw up off floor...my goodness that is fabulous! The quilting is amazing!

9patchnurse said...

Gorgeous! You are seriously lucky!

Helen said...

Yahhh! It arrived! Tricked you didn't I?! I'm sorry its not a wonky house but this one was heaps better! And there was a house on the label..... I knew you would love this more. x :)

Peg said...

That is indeed a beaut - what a lovely swap! Thanks for the codes - these could be just the ticket at times!!!

Micki said...

It is gorgeous, and the quilting is truly amazing!
Micki

Dianne said...

Lucky you!! Piece o'Cake is my fave and this one is beautifully executed. Can hardly wait to see it in real life!!