Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sunny Saturday!

What a beautiful sunny Saturday in NW Indiana! Temperature is perfect, the sun is shining and there is a wonderful breeze! Fall is definately in the air today and the leaves in this area have started to get that golden, rusty red color. My favorite time of the year! I quilted today, canned 6 pints and 2 quarts of tomato juice, did the laundry and cleaned house. I am beat so I am going to have some fun the rest of the day. :D

The fun stuff---
The quilt below is the quilt my quilty friend pieced for me. She was in town this last week and we had dinner together on Thursday evening and she brought this beauty to me. It is a Carol Hopkins pattern, "Baskets for Betsy" and I love how it turned out! Below is the quilt I am quilting for her in exchange for her piecing my quilt. We have had this arrangement for quite a while now and it suits us both. We even have the same first name, how weird is that?? I am so glad we connected all those years ago and I look forward to many more to come in the future! Her quilt is made up of all different bears and they are all adorable. Her piecing is exquisite so it is a true joy to quilt them.

I had a wonderful surprise from the mailman at noon. One of my PIF gals sent me a darling table topper that matches my colors in my studio perfectly. Isn't it wonderful? Thank you so much again Angela, it was so sweet of you!

You couldn't have picked anything more perfect!

Have a wonderful quilty weekend!

10 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are one lucky lady. I love the basket quilt. And that table topper is nice too. What great gifts. You are having a wounderful weekend!

Julia said...

Gosh Carol, my quilting friend has that same basket quilt ,but made up in Browns etc..
I love it and am going to make it soon..What size are your blocks on that please..
Julia ♥

Lurline said...

It's funny seeing Julia's comment - I was about to email her about the basket quilt, so I'm pleased she has seen it - I love it, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Angela said...

I am so glad you like your tabletopper, Carol! It was just a little way to say thanks for the beautiful quilting you did on my PIF gift. It looks like it goes on that table perfectly! :o)
I like how you and your quilting friend trade piecing for quilting! What a great idea!

Quilt Hollow said...

I agree...find a piecing friend to exchange! It's a fantastic arrangement.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have some really good friends but piecing them a quilt top like that - I doubt it! What a fabulous arrangement for you both. blessings, marlene

Vivian said...

I'm totally in love with your "Baskets for Betsy" quilt. I'm noticing baskets so much lately -- on blogs, in magazines, in my books. This one is definitely a favorite.

Brenda said...

The basket quilt is beautiful.

Pam said...

The basket quilt is lovely. Your table topper was perfect for your table. You are a busy woman. I love to visit your blog.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I have a small baskets for Betsy sitting here waiting to be quilted. In fact it has been sitting here for about 8 years! I just can't figure out how to quilt it!