Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quilt from Mereth

After seeing Mereth's post today, I realized that I totally forgot to post about the gorgeous quilt that I bought from her.  It literally arrived within an hour of me hearing of my uncle's death so I quickly took a picture for a blog post and then put it away for safe keeping, and then promptly forgot about the blog post. 

The second I first saw the quilt on her blog, I fell in love with it and it is even more gorgeous in person.  The workmanship is perfect, of course, and the colors are so me.  The borders are really me...purple with dots, and the back is the same fabric as the inner border, so more purple with dots.  Does it get any better than that?  LOL  I recognized some of the fabrics as those in my own stash, so even more confirmation that this should be my quilt.  Mereth commented that I received the quilt within a week, all the way from Australia to the U.S., but actually I received it in 5 days, including Sunday.  I've had a Priority mail package take two business days to get across town here in Phoenix, and a check take 9 days, yet a package can make it all the way from Australia to the U.S. in 4 business days.  Go figure.  But enough about my sometime dissatisfaction with our postal system.  Mereth has a wonderful picture of the whole quilt on her blog post that I linked to above (scroll to the end of the post), and here's a close-up that I took.

And here's the cover of this awesome Australian calendar she sent along with the quilt.  I just love some of the native animal species of Australia, which Mereth didn't even know, so the calendar was a real treat.

Thank you Mereth for the gorgeous quilt!  I just love it!


Regina said...

It's just beautiful - I have done that pattern but in darker colors- I love how the purple makes it sparkle!

Sue SA said...

I love the quilt to, so glad it found a happy home, as I often wonder what Mereth does with all the quilts she makes. Having said that your list of quilts to bind, quilt, finish is LONG... so figure you must make heaps of quilts as well! LOL! Seeing other quilters UFO finishes makes me so happy, because that means there is hope for me and mine! Happy quilting, Sue SA.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a lovely quilt - enjoy!!!