Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Good ol' Summertime swap gift.....

...has arrived at its new home in Spain. We had secret partners this time and I pulled Margaret's name. She pulled mine too by chance. I first had decided on strawberries as my theme which would have really been funny seeing what she made me was also with a strawberry theme. Then I was reading my emails and got a notice of some free patters on the Better Homes and Gardens site. I looked at some and just fell in love with this quilt right away. It had Margaret's name all over it as I immediately thought of her lovely balcony in sunny Spain. I could picture this tablerunner sitting on a table on her balcony.


Now I have to admit that I had tons of fun putting this quilt together for Margaret! I know she loves Thimbleberries so I just grabbed my red fabric stash and got started using the reds common to Thimbleberries (although they are not all from them). I had it done way ahead but left it sit on my own table to enjoy for a couple of weeks. If you would like to try this fun and easy quilt, the link for the pattern is here.


I wish everyone a Good ol' Summertime! I know my online group's is starting out right with this swap...

14 comments:

Nancy said...

I LOVE this! This looks like so much fun! I know Margaret must really be enjoying hers. Thanks for posting the link Heidi.

Joni said...

Ok, Heidi, you outdid yourself with this one! Red is MY favorite color and this is just too gorgeous for words. Good thing I wasn't your partner as I would've had to take a bite out of that as it looks so yummy! Now I know why you were wanting to keep it. LOL

Solstitches said...

Well, as the very proud owner of this little masterpiece I have to say it is absolutely gorgeous.
It almost looks good enough to eat don't you think?
Thanks again Heidi. You could not have given me anything I love more.
Hugs,
Margaret

Fran├žoise said...

very beautifull!!!
hugs
fran├žoise

hazel said...

The watermelon runner is gorgeous Heidi and I can well imagine Margaret being thrilled with it especially has she is also a quilter.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Hazel

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
This really is yummy and so appropriate for someone who lives 3/4 of the year in blissful sunshine. I know watermelon was a huge favourite when we were in Cyprus and this looks very like the real thing. I love the way the fabrics flow one into the other and the cream edging bound in green finishes the slice off to perfection. The little buttons are so cute :>)
What a great exchange!
Hugs, Angela

Annemarie said...

ooh, imagine that falling on your doorstep! It´s gorgeous, Heidi!

Nancy said...

No wonder you didn't want to give this up as soon as you made it. Wow, that is awesome. I bet Margaret is thrilled. I kind of love you a lot incase you didn't know.
Hugs and Kisses,
Mom
PS: Put those plaques back separate.

Espresso Girlie said...

Heidi, this is so wonderful and perfectly summery. Margaret is one very lucky lady!
Suzann

Barbara said...

This is such a cool quilt! Oh my gosh, I just love it!

Carolien said...

Last time we met you were putting the buttons on the quilt. It's such a 'summery' and lovely melon!!! Good to read that Margaret loves it as well ...

Hugs, Carolien

Tanya said...

What a fun piece - LOVE it! Makes me want a big ol' piece of watermelon right now. LOL

Tanya

Joanne said...

I love this, Heidi, and will go look at the pattern since you added the link :) I think about you often since it's summer time, knowing that autumn will be here in just a few months. I've missed reading your emails on the groups, but know you've been busy and not feeling well. Hugs, Joanne

yellowfarmhouse said...

Now that is a nice slice of summertime - it's a darling quilt and I bet she loved it :).

Hugs - Karen