Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sun baked

What a wonderful surprise to receive my 4SQS on Wednesday from Serena in Australia. Just in time for my out-of-town company to see.

Serena explained that to her, summer in Australia is a hot baking sun and the beautiful sunsets and sunrises. I had requested yellow and blue for my quilt and those colours just fit in perfectly for her idea for my quilt.

I have her quilt hanging in our guest room and how perfectly it fits in with this log cabin quilt! When my niece saw the hanging, she said that the star fabric in the hanging picks up the star material in my quilt. I hadn’t noticed the similarity until she pointed it out. There is another quilt top that it will go with as well; but since the top is just a top, this works for me.

Originally, I had intended to have all my swap quilts hanging together all the time. I have now decided to hang them seasonally along with my bed quilts. This way, I will be thrilled, once again, each time they are brought out.

Along with my quilt, Serena sent me some fat quarters. Thank you Serena ….. I have been thoroughly spoiled and I adore my latest addition.

Being part of exchanges is very rewarding. How else could one have wall quilts from all over the world hanging up in their homes? We are the lucky ones! :o) Thank you, Margaret for arranging this year long exchange.

Have a great day!

11 comments:

Gina said...

What a lovely quilt you received.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Joyce said...

How lucky that you got such a good match to your quilt.
Both are beautiful.

Teresa said...

Oh, it is a perfect fit and a lovely one at that. I like you log cabin quilt too. Sure adds pazzazz to the white backdrop of the room.

dot said...

A lovely quilt that seems to belong right where it is hanging.

Danetta said...

What a pretty addition to your guest room. I like your idea of putting them out seasonally with your quilts. It will bring a smile to you every time you do. Serena did a great job!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful gift and that it works superbly with the bed quilt is double time fantastic.

Serena said...

I'm so glad you like it... and how about how it matches your bed quilt... that's amazing !!

Bren said...

It sure looks wonderful next to the log cabin!! I love the colors!

Marilyn R said...

You received a fantastic Summer Swap quilt! How neat that it works so perfectly with your log cabin quilt!

Guðrún said...

It is a great quilt. I can almost feel the heat in Australia coming from it and it matches the quilt perfectly as you said.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Rose Marie, I love this little quilt. Its lovely. Your niece really has a good eye, too!