Monday, November 21, 2011

Fantasy Becomes Reality

You know when you really love someone else's work and you sort of make a little wish that one day, if you were really, really lucky a little morsel of their talent would make it's way into your life?

Well, I got extra really lucky at retreat when Krista (aka K2) brought along this sweet little fantasy quilt just for me!

Unicorn Friends by Lolablueocean

Krista's a huge fan of Heather Ross and she uses Heather's motif-driven fabrics to great effect in her collage quilts. Every quilt feels like an image from a beautiful dream. It doesn't get much sweeter than two unicorn friends hanging out under a fantasy fruit tree.

Unicorn Friends by Lolablueocean

Birch bark is one of my favourite things in nature. Ever since Girl Guides, when I learned that fallen birch bark is nature's most efficient fire-starter (and also makes fun notepaper for letters home!). I also learned that you are never, ever, to peel it off a living tree, right kids? It's okay to cut birch fabric though, especially for friends. Isn't that one birch tree strip on the right edge genius?

Unicorn Friends by Lolablueocean

Completing everything is the lovely, swirly quilting over all the special fabric scraps that make up the background of this mini quilt. I've got it hanging directly across from my sewing room chair, so that whenever I look up I can admire my special gift.

Thank you, Krista. I just love it!!!

For those of you that have asked, Krista doesn't currently have a blog; she's a flickr swapper-extraordinaire under flickr id lolablueocean. Rumour has it that a blog may be in the works. I will be sure to let you know when she gets it up and running!

17 comments:

Rene' said...

You Kristas are all so creative!!! I can see why you love this mini quilt! So lovely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fantastic gift! Enjoy!

carol said...

Gee, first 2 potholders and now a mini quilt. Aren't you the lucky girl?

Amy said...

Spoiled I say! It's beautiful.

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, that is one seriously amazing miniquilt!! Lucky you! Wow :)

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

It is perfect, lucky you!!!

Kerry said...

It is a beautiful quilt, the close ups show the intricacy and accuracy of the stitching, knock out!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Woooooowwwwwwwww. That is amazing! I love the collage style, I can see I need to be following her on flickr!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Absolutely stunning!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, wow! That is beautiful - a special gift, indeed.

rental mobil said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

felicity said...

It's even more beautiful in person - lucky you, Krista!

Christina said...

What a fantastic quilt!! I'm not a huge fan of collage quilts, but I love this!

Zirafka said...

Какая же красота у Вас!!!Очень приятно и душевно!!!

amy dame said...

oh, that is stunning!

i didn't buy any of the unicorns because i didn't have a real use for them... now i'm regretting that!

on the prairies, the bark on poplar trees looks almost exactly like birch. i forget why, i did a bunch of research on it once because this american was fighting with me about it, even though she lived far away and had no idea what she was talking about. it has to do with climate and stuff. regardless, i freaking love poplar trees and wooden grain elevators.

land of the silver birch, home of the beaver....

amy dame said...

that song's going to be stuck in my head for days now.

and i should probably ban myself from commenting after 2am or something.

back on topic, i'm SO JEALOUS, K2 should be so proud! i love love love how she did the fabrics in the sky and for the grass. so amazing.

Krista Withers said...

aww k! I am so happy that you love it. I miss u.