Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Aaah ... Paris!

As a designer of patchwork/quilting/craft patterns, one of my all-time favourite things is to see how clever-clogs stitchers make their very own version of my patterns. So ... imagine how excited I was to get an email from another 'top-of-the-hill' dweller, Maddy. Not only has Maddy joined Sweet Peg and I for OPAM in the past, we also met up at Stitchers Dream Day last year, which was fun!! :0)

A little while ago, Maddy told me she had been inspired by one of my quilt designs that appeared in an issue of Homespun magazine a couple of years back ...

Here's my original version of "Aaah ... Paris!" ... which now lives with my Mum ...

She and her very spoilt doggy, Sunny, love snuggling under it. 

Well ... it seems Maddy's son's girlfriend arrived back in Australia from Europe ... where she fell in love with France! ... just in time for her 21st birthday and Maddy presented her with a very special quilt. Have I kept you in suspenders long enough?! :0) Here is the GORGEOUS quilt Maddy shared with me today ...

Isn't is FANTASTIC!!! I just love how Maddy has put her own spin on my quilt design! Well done, Maddy! And since we met up at my Home-Away-From-Home, we got the lovely Marion to take a pic of us together ...

Thank you SOOOOO much for sharing your lovely quilt with me, Maddy! I'm sure it will be loved and snuggled under for many years to come! :0) If anyone else out there has photos of projects they've made using my patterns, I'd LOVE it if you could email me a copy! :0)

That's about it from me for today ... I'd working on some Secret-Squirrel stitching at the moment, so can't share. Let's just say that it's WAAAAAAAAAAY out of my comfort zone, but not only am I enjoying the challenge of designing with colours and styles that are outside of my little sandbox, I'm loving how the design is coming together. I promise to share some sneaky peekies soon. :0)

Oh ... almost forgot!! If you haven't already joined Sweet Peg and I for all the fun and inspiration of OPAM 2014 ... there's still time!! Email one of us with your name, blog name and email address ... we'll add you to our handy-dandy spreadsheet and then you get stitching. All you need to do is email your tally of finishes to us at the end of each month (and it doesn't matter is some months don't have any finishes beside them ... life happens! :0) )  and we add the tallies to said handy-dandy spreadsheet and we take turns in doing a random prize draw to send out some little encouragement parcels. Plus ... you have the fun of being part of a huge, world-wide sewing circle. :0) Sign up finishes at the end of the month, so don't miss out.

OK ... really heading off this time. I've got a stitching date with a designing mate tonight, so need to get organised ... sort of! :0) Hope your week is toodling along nicely so far and that includes some stitchy, quilty, yarny time. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS




7 comments:

Maddy said...

Thank you for you kind words but without your quilt to inspire me well...

Still have more finishes from Stitches Day Out.

Judy S. said...

Two really fun quilts. What a fun design! Have a great day, Kris.

Christine M said...

How lovely for you to catch up with my friend Maddy.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Beautiful!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Maddy has made a lovely version of your beautiful quilt Kris x

Susan In Texas said...

I like all the versions, but I like yours best! ;) Have a lovely day.

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Both quilts are just GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS....I might just have to do one myself Kris....

Also just popping in to let you know that I have joined up with OPAM again this year....Thank you so much to you and Sweet Peg for hosting this!!!

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