Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Down Under Doll Quilt Swap

Clever Kate has organised a wonderful group of local quilt makers into the first Down Under Doll Quilt Swap.

I have been itching to show you what I made but had to wait until my quilt was received by the secret recipient.

It has now been received so I can safely show you the little quilt I made for Fi.

We were all asked to indicate the sort of things we like / dislike so our partners could make us something to suit our tastes.

Fi wrote:
  • likes:  florals, dots, fresh bright fabrics, 30's repro, hexagons.
  • dislikes: brown, earthy tones
  • color pref: reds, greens, blues, yellows, purples
Here is what I made ....


I call it "Fi's Garden - A family portrait".
You see, Fi is not only a fabulous crafter, pattern maker, blogger, etc .... she is also a wife, mother to 5 delicious little people, and keeper of a large menagerie of 4 and 2 legged creatures.
Basically .... she's BUSY!!!



This little quilt, (with 3D hexagon flowers), shows a busy family of flowers, all growing together in the same sunny patch of earth. 2 big flowers looking over the 5 little ones. Each flower unique, yet each sharing at least one thing in common with the next flower. Each of the little flowers 'inheriting' at least one thing from each of the big flowers. A floral family!!


I popped a label on the back. with binding to match the quilt binding ...


Enjoy, Fi!!!

Love,
Andi x

24 comments:

Julie said...

Fi showed us your little quilt for her on the weekend. It is just beautiful, photos don't do it justice. I love the little story about it.

Christie said...

Wow Andi, you have set the bar high!

What a great quilt, so perfect for Fi, I love how much thought you have put into this.

Adele said...
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Adele said...

Andi, you have put so much thought and love into making this gorgeous little quilt for Fi. Love it.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Wow - very impressive.
You are a clever custard!

Clair said...

This is just so sweet a quilt, I didn't realise you were such a softy.
In the world of chocolate, you would definitely be a "soft centre."
My favourite kind, in fact!

One Flew Over said...

So very thoughtful Andi. I bet Fi LOVES it x

Kate said...

Lovely quilt with a wonderful story!

Kirsty said...

I really like the inheriting idea Andi. Great Job.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

It turned out so well - Congratulations

Mel said...

Oh man I still thought it was coming to me! Oh well ;) actually it's got Fi written all over it! I love the graduating colours Andi. You really are the master!

Louise said...

It really does have Fi written all over it and it is truly special. A clever and lovely quilt and a brilliant start to the swapping!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Totally gorgeous and like Julie said even better up close and personal. Perfect for Fi in every way xox

Leslie said...

i love it...you wrapped up all her likes in one great package!

beeware said...

What a sweet quilt!

amandajean said...

adorable! and so thoughtful and meaningful. nice work!

Maree: said...

Great Imagination re the story behind this Quilt...it is Gorgeous!
cheers

karlyn Jackson said...

So unique Andi, I love it!

Danielle said...

Andi - what lovely thoughts went into that quilt - and the quilt too is really sweet!

Cecily said...

You blog and your quilts are just stunning, inspiring.

Just wanted to let you know that I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award.

http://craftopotamus.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

Cathy said...

Wow Andi, your doll quilt is divine. I love those hexagon flowers. I must get a move along with mine, I haven't even finished it yet, and here you have sent yours and its been received! Gorgeous xo

meli B said...

It is so sweet. I was wondering how you were going to attach the hexies. Lucky recipient.

flowerpress said...

Wow, that is so sweet and beautiful :-)
And the hexagons and colours are perfect!!

randi said...

this quilt is simply perfect! i love all of the sweet details and meaning you added to it!