Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mini Quilt Swap



After all the drama of last week I reckon it's time for a nice craft-related, non-violent, gingerbread-friendly post.


First of all (becuase I failed to make it appear at the bottom)... LOBSTER BISCUIT!




...which I couldn't resist and which was delicious in case you were wondering. Much better than real lobster.




Even more exciting was the parcel which arrived earlier this week. It was my "mini quilt swap" quilt from Nicky in Australia.

I love tortoises and requested something to bright to cheer up my boring German walls so Nicky came up with this original design which I absolutely love:







It's a shame you can't see so clearly on the photo, but her stitching is amazingly neat. This quilt has everything- buttons, ric-rac, freehand quilting, embroidery and beautiful fabrics. Even the back is beautifully done:








And if that wasn't enough, she also sent me a pretty handmade card and 3 balls of wool. Thank you so much again, Nicky!










Of course I knew exactly what to do with the red, white and blue yarn...


25 comments:

two hippos said...

Isn't that the coolest pigeon tank top ever! And an adorable quilt too.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your quilt from Nicky is just stunning!!!! You are right, it really does have it all - her quilting is amazing and I love all the detail with the buttons and ric rac and her stitchery design is so cute!

And as for Mr Pigeon's new tank top - simply inspired!!!

Lucy xxx

Di said...

It is a beautiful mini quilt! I love it! I also love Mr Pigeon's new jumper!! Very cool!

Brenda said...

You lucky girl! What a treat...and Mr. Pigeon? Well, I think you might be spoiling him! Does he know that not all Pigeon's have a wardrobe that includes handmade sweaters? Better remind him of that next time he tries to eat the little Gingerbread guy! LOL!!!

Alison Boon said...

What a lovely parcel of pressies. What a patriotic pigeon.

tintocktap said...

Love your quilt from Nicky! I'm very jealous of people who can make beautiful quilts like that.

Mr P looks very smart in his new tank top, too.

Lesley said...

Your mini-quilt is gorgeous - fab tortoise!!

Mr P is looking very patriotic there in his smart new tank top :)

xxx

Hells said...

Lovely quilt. Intrigued with lobster biscuits. Mr P looks very handsome in his new Union top. What a lucky pigeon.

Manoute said...

The quilt is lovely!
Mr P. is really spoiled! Did you knit it to distract him, so you can eat your lobster in peace?

Gina said...

That's a rather gorgeous quilt - certain to cheer up any wall. Love that tank top though... very trendy!

Bernadette said...

isn't that mini quilt adorable! I love reading all the adventures in the Pigeon Loft!

Ruth said...

Sure the quilt square is stunning -- stupendous, but I am IN LOVE with your pigeon! lol Too cute. I grew up raising pigeons and to find your blog and your ... uh... not-so-feathered friends is marvelous!

quiltdude said...

Your mini quilt is lovely, so cheery.
Mr. P looks very smart in his Union Jack tank top, but I still think he needs an NUFC one, will see if my needles are up to it!
X Clare

pink-petal-designs said...

Your quilt is soooo cute and the tank top you made with the wool is cool.

silverpebble said...

Lovely quilt - it made me smile, especially with all that detail.

A lobster biscuit though? How weird. Is that traditional over there?

I think Mr P is having a Geri Halliwell moment.

the vicious chicken said...

Wow - looking superbly patriotic there, Mr P! And quite dashing, if I may say so :o)

I like the like of the lobster biscuit - yum - and the mini quilt is fab!
VCxx

monda-loves said...

I want everything in this post, including the biscuit :o)

The mini quilt is fab, and that jumper makes me feel all proud to be Britsh!

Monda
x

Rachael Rabbit said...

I think there are lots of pigeons strutting around London VERY jealous of Mr. P's fine garment.

Katy said...

a lobster BISCUIT? What does it taste like? I am very intrigued y'know.

I love that mini quilt, you lucky little moo. And Mr P looks fine and dandy in his vest (put a knotted hanky on his head, please, then send him off to Benidorm for his hols)

Totty Teabag said...

That is a good idea of Katy's; send Mr P to Benidorm. His experience of Allymanny will help him get the better of the deckchair baggers, and when he wants a change of scene, he can fly further up the coast and come and sort out my Ring Neck dove problem. Just make sure he brings his cork screw...

jojo-caramel said...

I love your blog and your Pigeon ! So
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Meridian Ariel said...

Mr. Pigeon looks quite dapper in his vest, or is that more of a Bridget Jones Holiday Sweater type smile? ;o)

very intrigued by the lobster busicut are there shrimp ones too? crayfish anyone?

lovely mini quilt!

Muddling Through said...

Oh my! I haven't checked in on you in quite a while, and look what I've been missing! LOVE Mr. Pigeon's new duds. Tres chic!

Love your new mini-quilt, too.
~Elaine~

Rachelmp said...

That Mr P, he is such an attention seeker! I do love his spanky top. Hasn't Lucy's quilt swap been great .. great quilt from Nicky!

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