Fiona (fionapoppy) in the Brit Quilt Swap!
As soon as I saw the initial ideas for this quilt I knew it was perfect for me. All the way through the swap, as it kept getting more and more beautiful, I kept hoping it was being made especially for me. But I have thought this before only to be disappointed, so I didn't dare take it for granted.
And if all that wasn't swoon-worthy enough, she also embroidered my logo again onto this sweet little hoop! This is going to take pride of place in my new studio. And there were Lindor chocolates (alas, all eaten before I could photograph them - snort snort!).
I can honestly say I was a bit teary after I opened up my package. I have heard other swappers say this before but never really understood the feeling until now. Every time I look at the quilt it just makes my heart skip a beat and fills me with joy. Thank you so much for making such a special, personal quilt for me Fiona.
Fiona has the most adorable blog called Poppy Makes - lots of gorgeous sewing plus three really cute kids!
This is my absolute favourite wool, it handles beautifully, is really soft but with a proper matt 'wool' finish, and comes in the most mouth-watering colours. I used Rooster wool exclusively for my Wool-eater Blanket and the Roses and Daises cushion, and always have a fair bit mixed in with my other multi-coloured projects.
Can you guess how much fun I had putting that display together?!