Friday, February 15, 2013

Air Mail and Bicycle Messenger

More swap results in!  This one was for Doll Quilt Swap 13 on Flickr.  I tried a few new things with this one and made it in rainbow colors.

"Air Mail" top

Back and label

This was  a chance to practice my foundation paper-piecing skills.  The airplane block is from a free pattern I found online by Penny Pennington here. The tiny flying geese were very easy to make but I'll admit -- the hassle is in tearing the paper off afterward.  Tweezers come in handy!  I used a Cindi Edgerton tissue paper pattern for them.  If you want to try your hand at some for free, you can send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (remember those?) to this address and you'll get some generous sample sheets of tiny, adorable blocks.  There.  That's my tip for the day.  Who doesn't love free stuff?

After I sent the little airplane over the ocean to England I received a shipping tube from Texas from Mona, Quilting Cyclist.  I think  a shipping tube is even more exciting than a rectangular box...don't you?

But even better was what I found inside:


Back and label

Isn't it spectacular!  I just love it.

The embroidered quote and dresden were inspired by this free pattern post by Amy at  Nancompany.  The quilting pattern - which is really showcased on linen - was inspired by Lolablueocean's work on Flickr.

The quote is from Mother Teresa and goes, "We cannot do great things, but we can do small things with great love."  Perfect for a mini quilt and for daily inspiration!

Bonus! Fat quarter
Sew on!

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