A couple of weeks ago I did a small favour for Fiona and was happy to do it. She in turn asked me if there were any fabrics she had that I would be interested in having a bit of. Well! I have this idea of doing a sort of eye spy quilt, only it is going to be a more Eye Spy Susan's Favourite Fabrics Quilt than something to entertain children. I have some scraps I adore and am too selfish to use up on other people. I am down to the last pieces and am hoarding them to use in something for me, me, me so that I will always remember certain fabrics that I have loved.
I told Fiona which fabrics she had that I would love a wee corner of and she came good. I do apologise for the photographs but by the time I saw these fabrics and went about photographing them any half decent light for the day had began to fade. Here is what she sent me.
|Dogs! Can't decide if I love the bulldog more, or the poodle with attitude!|
|Someone give that poor dog something to eat!|
I asked for a martian very pretty please because when I saw her martians I fell in love.
And she sent me one. This is such a cool scrap!
|I didn't even know about the cats, but Fiona sent me some cats.|
We've got Pascal and Tiger.
|But best of all we have Helen!|
You would think that was more than enough. It was more than I expected or hoped for. But also in the package was one of Fiona's most amazing embroideries. Fiona embroiders like a dream, and uses colour as well as she does in her quilts. I should be ashamed to be so pleased to have this, but I am not because it is wonderful to have something made so well by someone who's work you admire so much.
|An embroidered patchwork quilt. Perfect!|