Thursday, November 24, 2011

Look what I got from Victoria!

Victoria at 15 Minutes Play hosted a mini holiday quilt exchange, and I think I got the best quilt!  We could each select a holiday for a 12" x 12" mini quilt.  Then Victoria sent us a name and a holiday to create a quilt.  I was sent Victoria's name and Christmas.  I was pretty excited about it, but had no idea Victoria had my name.  I thought about asking for Christmas, but really wanted a Dia de los Muertos.  There are some quilters who belong to this group who have some fantastic fabric, so I thought I just might get one.  My alternative was fall.  (Seasons were okay, as well as holidays.)  Victoria just happened to have this wonderful fabric.  Can you see the hand embroidery and the bead embellishments?  On the back is a pocket with a handwritten note on fabric.  I just love this quilt and it will live on my studio wall all year.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the Christmas quilt I made for Victoria.  I will let you know when she posts it so you can see it. 
I was lucky enough to meet Victoria yesterday in Edmonds, WA where we exchanged our quilts.  It was wonderful meeting her in person.  Along with the quilt, she also gifted me with some very fun goodies.

There was also a tin of spices, but my husband took those to the kitchen immediately.  He loves a good spice mix.
Today, I am going to grab some studio time for a couple of hours before I start the cooking process.  I hope you are all going to have a joy filled day.


MareeR said...

Lucky you -its gorgeous. I sent my little quilt to the other side of the world on Monday and am now eagerly waiting to see what I get in return.

Snoodles said...

How wonderful to get such a quilt, and even more fun to meet Victoria!