Anna's Quilt

May 4, 2011

I have some more fun show and tell in the form of client quilts.  This was also a quilt pieced by my client, Mary. 
Another gorgeous scrap quilt!!  Again, Mary did a wonderful job!  And again, I wanted to keep it!  LOL!  This will be a gift for Mary's niece, Anna.  We decided a nice allover design in the body of the quilt with a simple border treatment would be appropriate.
I chose an allover swirl and a loop design in the border, which I think worked out perfectly!  I chalked some lines in the border to keep the loops pretty evenly spaced. Then, I had a lot of fun quilting!
 The back.  I love to see all the texture from the quilting.
Before.
After.
Mary was very happy and thought her niece will enjoy the quilt for years to come!  Makes me a happy camper too!

I received a very thoughtful note and gift in the mail yesterday from a fellow blogging friend, Cathy of Big Lake Quilter.
Cathy wrote the sweetest, personalized card AND she made this cute little bag.  How sweet is that???  It"ll be the perfect bag to hold my business cards in my purse!!  She did a wonderful job making it.  It is lined and has a velcro closure!  I love it!!!  Thank you so much, Cathy!  Wow, I feel very fortunate to receive such a thoughtful present.  I'll treasure it always!

24 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt, and very nicely quilted too!! What a nice little gift you lucky ducky!!

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  2. i do love how the quilting makes the quilt live even more. I just finished quilting a pinwheelquilt (no longarm, just a Bernina 440 QE), using prairy points for a edge, such fun!

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  3. Beautiful quilt. I love how you have quilted it too. Thanks for the link to Big Lake. What a nice gift she sent you!

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  4. Another great job. I love to see the back of the quilt too.
    How nice of Cathy to send a little surprise.

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  5. The quilt turned out lovely! It looks like you've been quilting for years!
    I got one of Cathy's lovely bags too!

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  6. Beautiful quilt but I am totally IN LOVE with the quilting in the border area...

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  7. You have been working on such beautiful quilts! Your quilting really is amazing and enhances them wonderfully.♥

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  8. OOOOH! Another beauty!

    I am getting my quilt out to you tomorrow. :)

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  9. Another wonderful quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  10. Lovely quilt for a young girl, beautiful fabrics and quilting.
    She will love it.

    Debbie

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  11. What a nice surprise gift, Linda! Another gorgeous quilt, too! I think you need to print lots of business cards because business is going to boom, soon!
    Cheers!

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  12. What a cute little bag you received. Just love that quilt...beautiful quilting!!

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  13. That quilt is beautiful! And so is the quilting! :0)

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  14. Mary's quilt with your quilting is gorgeous! Anna is a lucky girl!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. Lovely quilt and your quilting really did the job, love the swirls.

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  16. Some more GDG quilting! :-) For real! What a thoughtful gift from Cat. So nice! Keep up the good work!

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  17. Great quilt!! Thanks for sharing and what a pleasant surprise, you received in the mail! :)

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  18. Love the border. Very cute.

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  19. No feathers? *G* LOVE the quilting you did on this, Linda. Lovely gift from Cathy, isn't she the sweetest?

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  20. Beautiful quilt, beautiful quilting, beautiful gift.

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  21. You do such wonderful work...I am always amazed at how much different the tops look once they are quilted...great job!

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  22. I love seeing the way you long arm quilters do your magic and make a quilt into a masterpiece!

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  23. Whaqt can I say - but fantastic!

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