Thursday, 2 April 2009

Look! Oh do look ..........

..... what fell into my lap the other day! A friend and her grand-daughter from the States are staying and she bought it for me as a thank you for having us present. Whoopie! Now I'm a grown up quilter! And to prove that I'm a grown up quilter: I may make a bigger house for the centre. I'm also going to put in a few spikey stars and the odd wonky block or two, or three, or four, or 250! Thanks for all the input on Liquorice Lane. Someone suggested squiggly liquorice lines crossing over one another. I like that!

12 comments:

Banaghaisge said...

OOOH, what a lovely present! And is that material to make a quilt with it as well?
And yes, there does need to be a bigger house in the middle. Wonky stars sound ace, and the squiggly crossed over lines would be a good thing.
Have a look at what you can get here:
http://www.lizardofoz.com.au/
Hugs,
Jas

Joyce said...

Somebody knew the perfect gift! Stars and a bigger house would add to the quilt. I love the colors you've used.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

woohoo! love the colors your using in your family quilt.

Amanda said...

I haven't yet felt brave enough to make a quilt entirely out of solids, so look forward to seeing your efforts - grown up or otherwise!

True Blue Nana said...

What a wonderful gift. I never get tired of looking at Gwen's quilts. She is always inspiring.

The Devil Dog said...

Ohhhhhhh, I like it! I do! And the book is great, too!

I am going to have my sister fix my "problem" tonight!

:)
Marie

YankeeQuilter said...

How fun is that...the book and the quilt! I vote for lots and lots of wonky blocks....

belinda said...

Great book you lucky gal you!! Yes, I vote for 'spikey' stars too!

Priscilla said...

What a great present!

andsewitis Holly said...

The giver knew the perfect gift to give! I'm loving your family quilt as well as Licorice Lane. You've been busy.

ROZ said...

Yes indeed, it's coming along very well.

nicolette said...

Love to see so much white in your family quilt! The colours pop out!!

Some Perigordian hills and some barns maybe?