Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Mail

A couple of weeks ago I received happy mail from Zenia over at A Quilted Passion. (Zenia by the way has started a new Saturday linkup party, check it out!)

vintage Dresden plates
a whole quilt top ready to long-arm!
Plus loads of "Sunbonnet Sues" cut out, and her overalled male counterpart (name?)

I had bought this fabric for a radio nerd (he is our dedicated and kind community radio station engineer, who wears very colorful shirts)... but hadn't made the quilt yet.

Geeky Chic Cassette by Timeless Treasure
I thought this fabric as backing and the multicolored front would hit it off. The top was so big I had to add a border of Irish green (Kona bluegrass) to extend it, The recipient has a good Irish last name:

I know it's Christmas, but that green's got me thinking lucky, lucky, lucky! Lucky to get my happy mail, lucky to have a longarm quilt, lucky to have a photographer who took these pictures in our library (lucky to have a beautiful space anytime I want to photograph quilts).

I folded the quilt up and presented it inside a pillowcase made of the Geeky Chic backing, but the recipient hasn't opened it up yet! He says he needs to clean up his apartment before he takes it home. Sheez. If the quilt inside its pillowcase is still in the studio when I get home from Christmas vacation, I'm going to roll up my sleeves and help with that apartment cleanup.

This is my new favorite meander vibe: angular, rather than rounded.

Anyway, I have to say it out loud. Zenia has been such a good quilting and quilt blog buddy. Go over to her blog A Quilted Passion! She's always got something going on over there. (And Zenia, expect some happy mail of your own, right after Christmas if not before!)