Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Birthday

Like anybody, I love getting presents, and I love opening them. This sparkly package was at the top of the box Julie sent me to return my Flight of Fancy and Life is Tweet quilts to me after she'd borrowed them to teach a Liberated Birds class.  She had told me to expect a present, but I certainly didn't expect THIS!

 It's a quilt Julie made in 2016 but quilted earlier this year, Stacked Squares. I was so surprised. I love it. (We all know how much I love black-and-white.)

I thought it was particularly appropriate to show Julie what I was wearing the day I opened the box (yes, black and white stacked squares.)

Not surprisingly, it looks right at home on my charcoal gray couch.

THANK YOU JULIE!






14 comments:

Marty Stanchi said...

Happy Birthday! Wonderful quilt! You both do exceptional work.

QuiltSwissy said...

Julie is amazing! Isn't she? She has come to my rescue several times.

HPPY bIRTHDAY.
Hmm......however that came out, the thoughts are the same! LOL

glen

Mari said...

Happy birthday! What a great present! It looks great on your sofa but I'll bet it looks even better on your lap this winter.

Frog Quilter said...

HB enjoy your new quilt!

Nancy J said...

Birthday Greetings. The colours with the black and white are so lovely, and on your couch, perfect setting to show it off .What a great gift.

Allison said...

It's so lovely,you two are good to each other.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love that you love the quilt and I'm elated with how grand it looks on your couch. Has Millie given it her QA assessment yet?

Poppy Q said...

the quilt looks great and what a perfect place for it on the couch.

Melanie said...

I love the pattern for that quilt. I did some googling but the name seems to appear differently different places and there aren’t any links to buy the pattern. Would Julie be willing to share where we can find the pattern? She did a wonderful job and it does look nice on your gray sofa. I have a gray sofa too and I think I could make one that would look nice on my sofa! :)

Ann said...

Happy birthday. What a wonderful present from Julie.

Christina Davies said...

What a wonderful present! I saw this on her blog a while back and admired it from afar... and it looks great on your couch, too. Millie will undoubtedly think it complements her perfectly (which it does).

Quiltdivajulie said...

For those who have asked about the pattern -- I found it in a friend's 2015 magazine. It is now available for $4.99 as a PDF download ( from The Quilting Company (see link below). Designer is Brenda Ratliff - Pattern name is Bento Box. NOTE: I did not follow the directions explicitly -- I made scrappy fabric and used it for the centers where the designer used Teal. To each maker their own choices!! https://www.quiltingcompany.com/store/bento-box-quilt-pattern

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for the link to the quilt pattern. Both versions are beautiful. I see so many possibilities for this pattern. Thank you for the inspiration and the follow up to connect us with the pattern!

Mary Ellen said...

We so enjoyed seeing your quilts in St. Louis. Thanks for lending them to Julie! Happy belated birthday!