The DHL man was knocking on my door the other day and to my surprise was this absolutely stunning Quilt from Lynne in Leicestershire England. When I signed on for this swap, never in my wildest dreams did I think someone would take the hours of painstaking precisions to complete this for little ole me. This incredible "Trip to Ireland" mini quilt is 19" square and comprised of all 1" squares. I decided to make an inchie quilt one time and it is still in a bag somewhere among my UFO's. Lynne wrote and told me she was very mathmetical minded and likes working out her own designs. I bow down to you Lynne. I wish I had that in me. I have to see something to make it happen, while I have done some playing, it is out of my comfort zone for sure.
If things could get any better, she also included these little treasures with my quilt. I have new fabric and trim to play with and a package of inspiration to help me along the way. LIFE IS GOOD! Thanks so much Lynne, I will treasure this for many years to come.
For any of you, who have considered swapping online, my advise is to go for it. I have made some wonderful new friends, and the inspiration you get from a new view on quilting can't be beat! Oh yeah, and for my quilt, it will be on it's way to my partner across the globe today. Hope she is half as happy with it as I am with mine!