Thursday, January 24, 2013

Secret Angel -- Heather!

The guild had a secret angel swap for January's meeting. Back in November, each participant was assigned a recipient. Since I was so new to the guild, the chances were that I would have a recipient that I didn't know. I did. Heather wrote on her info sheet that she liked bright colors and would like a little quilt for the wall of her sewing room.

I made her this little Dresden Plate using Kaffe and Kaffe-ish fabrics, and the same background that I have been using for my own modern Dresden Plate project. This block is a few inches bigger than my plates are. I hand appliqued the plate, the center and the center-center and then hand quilted it in a thread that matches the lighter blue of the border. Heather was pleased! I also made her a little notebook cover and a pair of pot holders.

Stephanie had my name, and in my next post -- I hope -- I will show you the lovely gift that she made for me.




8 comments:

Suzan said...

Lovely!

Kathy said...

Love it! Heather is a lucky girl.

Janet O. said...

Oh, you did good, girl! So colorful and rich--and I absolutely love the little off-center center. That is how I feel a good share of the time! : )

Pat said...

There were a lot of very nice gifts exchanged at that meeting!

Barbara Anne said...

What a beautiful wall hanging with happy-happy colors and fabrics! Lucky Heather and well done, you!!! Can't wait to see the gift you received.

I enjoy the small wall hangings I have that are made of seasonal or holiday fabrics. It's fun to change them as the year rolls on.

Hugs!

anne bebbington said...

this is lovely Nancy - I could quite fancy doing a few Dresden plate blocks - you temptress you :)

Bobbi said...

Beautiful. Lucky Heather!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovely...I really like your effect of using a centre in a centre for the centre...lucky Heather indeedy...