Friday, 1 February 2013

Finished by Friday and smile!

Fridays seem to come round just as quick as Wednesdays!!
Annie and I worked hard on our quilts and here is my first one finished.
(She is, of course, Wonderwoman and has probably finished her second one by now!)
I bought a metre of pink fabric to trim it up but the rest is all from our fabric stashes.

AND just to complet the project, I made a patchwork bag to hold the quilt.

Bright and cheery isn't it.
It will be going to Jo soon. She has set up the Lillybo Quilts project for poorly children.
So if you fancy having a go making one then just click on this link to Lillybo Quilts and find out all the details.

Now here is my Friday smile......

This adorable tiny bear came scrambling through my postbox last week.
Look at him sitting next to a thimble showing you all just how small he is.
His name is Tanner and he came all by himself by plane from Canada!
He was beautifully hand felted by a very talented lady - Veronica of The Bearister Bookcase
We swapped crafty items and Vee made him specially for me - I love him.
He has been helping me choose colours and patterns for my quilts - he soon realised how indecisive I was and stepped in to make a few BIG decisions - lol!
He certainly puts a smile on my face - I hope he does the same for you.
Join in with Annie's Friday smile - follow the link here.

Have a great week.
x Jo


JoZart said...

Oh YES YES YES!I am smiling twice over. Seeing your lovely quilts, so very pretty and beautifully made. Thanks for the shout out too for LillyBo Quilts!
That tiny teddy is superb.. .so much character and I'm sure it will make you smile every time you look at it!
Have a happy weekend,
Love Jo x

Annie said...

Quilt looks so pretty Jo and that little teddy is just adorable. Such a little cutey.
A x

Caro said...

Gorgeous quilt and bag and that bear is sooo adorable! thanks for the smile. Caro xx

BumbleVee said...

hahhaha.... next to a thimble... why didn't I think of that for perspective? ... sometimes I have used a bobbin of thread....but, this is great.

I'm so glad you love him Jo... I used him too for my smile day..... he is definitely a cutie... you will see my dilemma when he and I did our photo shoot before he left home....well, tried to do it ......

Angela Coles said...

what a lovely little thing to come through the postbox.

Beautiful quilting

Mrs A. said...

Your quilt is perfect and Tanner is just adorable. Hugs Mrs A.

Nan G said...

i lurves tanner! he is so adorable sitting in a saucer no less. :) your quilt and matching bag are beauties!

Gill Edwards said...

that quilt is gorgeous and its going to a great cause, love your choice of colours.
Am in love with Tanner, i could do with some of his decision making in my life.

Gill x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Jo he is sooooo gorgeous and wow he makes you smile so mcuh.. I love small things and he wins hands down! well almost your quilt comes pretty close too :D! Shaz in oz.x

Tracy said...

Aww, he is very cute. Definitely made me smile!

fairy thoughts said...

very pretty quilt, love the pinks Im sure it will make one little girl smile, careful her mum doesn't pinch the bag

MaggieC said...

Definitely a double smile there, both for the twin appearance of Tanner, before and after his great adventure, and for those lovely quilts. Thank you for your visit, and we certainly thought she looked beautiful. She arrived on a horse, sitting behind the Black Knight from Warwick Castle, led in by a troop of troubadours and a jester - a very colourful day. xx Maggie

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my Jo, love your quilt and patchwork bag, they are gorgeous but sorry, that wee bear stole the show and certainly made me smile!! That cute big head sitting there with its big feet... so adorable!! Annette

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous quilt Jo and well done Tanner for flying all the way to you like a big bear on his own!