Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pay It Forward Love and Sew Bee Blissful: Block 2

Do you guys know Jennifer from Knotted Thread?  Jennifer is a relatively new blogger.  She makes absolutely beautiful stuff, so do jump over and see what she's up to this week.  She totally took me by surprise and sent this absolute beauty as my PIF hand made gift.  It is the most fantstic mini quilt wallhanging I have ever seen.  Isn't it great!?!?  I am falling over myself in excitement! 


I have been dying to post about this for several days, but the weather has been horrid so I can't get out and get a good photo.  This photo doesn't do justice to the greens.  Jennifer's photos are better on her blog, so you can really see its beauty here

Anyway, I happen to be lucky enough to sign up for her PIF a few weeks ago.  She knows I absolutely love the Swoon blocks she has been making...so she gave me one of my own!  Even better, though - it has a little sheep buddy :)  I love it.  It does totally remind me of happy fields just outside of Galway where the happy sheep live.  Its even hand quilted.  Can you see that?  Incredible.  What could be more perfect?  Thank you, Jennifer!




In other news, the fabric to make my second Sew Be Blissful block has arrived!  I have been looking forward to giving this a try!  This month our Mama is Celynn of the Sunflower Patch.  She is looking for a little owl using this tutorial.  I will try my best!

Photo from Buzzing and Bumbling tutorial. See the link above.
Celynn sent several beautiful fabrics to work with, so I am excited to get started.  I need to really spend some time looking at the tutorial and sorting through the fabrics to be sure I create contrast, thereby letting the little owl shine through. 


Fingers crossed I create something she likes!

18 comments:

susan said...

Love that swoon block Jennifer made!

Flying Blind... said...

How some people let that Denyse Schmidt out of their sight to let others play with it, I will never understand!!

I am so precious!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Those owls are fab, It's the eyes that make them, so get those right and I think you'll be sorted! Love the mini quilt too, that's a gorgeous block.

Lynne said...

What a lovely surprise. And the sheep is an awesome bonus!

Sheila said...

Lovely mini quilt with a personal touch.

Manda said...

Fantastic PIF gift!

Indianna said...

Love the block. 20 000 page views in 7 months - fantastic. I just followed the name game to your first post, as I'm still trying to get my blog going......

pippablue said...

That little sheep is too cute! Some people are so thoughtfull!! THe owl blocks will look great with those fabrics :)

Sarah said...

I cant believe I'm saying this, but I really want to try that swoon block... triangle phobia or not! And those owls are so cute!

LynCC said...

Oh my gosh! I love the little sheep :)

Judith, Belfast said...

That wee sheep is so cute in there! Have fun with those yummy fabrics. Jxo

Irene said...

Oh my!! What a lovely gift, lucky you. I love the little sheep and the owls are cute.

Z Any Mouse said...

What a cute block, especially with the fluffy sheep! I'm going to have to break down and get the Swoon pattern. Every time I see one of those blocks, I love it even more.

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you like it! :) Those owls are absolutely adorable!

Catherine said...

thats a gorgeous little wall hanging

Katy Cameron said...

I loved that block with the wee sheep when Jennifer showed it, lucky you!

Good luck with the owls, I'm currently procrastinating on some paper piecing. Maybe tomorrow when the weather's meant to be crap!

Live a Colorful Life said...

that swoon block is amazing, especially with the fluffy sheep!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the swoon block - another one that's on my list to try!! Good luck with the owls!

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