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Something for Nothing

Look what my mailman delivered yesterday. I’m thrilled! I love this sweet little quilt made special for me by Cathy at Big Lake Quilter for Victoria‘s Something for Nothing Challenge. I love the sweet little house, the wonky tree and the sunshine. I love that she took time to hand quilt it for me. How cool is that?

Not only did she make me the cute quilt, I also got a new pincushion. (You can never have to many of those.) A fun mug rug, for me to set my cup of cocoa on. And a cute little card. Thank you Cathy for your generosity. Receiving this great little package was just the motivation I needed to finish finish my something for nothing quilt. I quilted waves in the ocean, sunbeams around the sun and clouds in the sky. Now it’s headed to it’s new home.

I hope it’s new owner will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.


  • Stray Stitches (Linda G) says:

    What a cute little quilt you received from Cathy! And such wonderful extra goodies too.
    The little quilt you made turned out beautifully!!

  • Nedra says:

    what lovely gifts!

  • Sarah Craig says:

    I absolutely love your little sunshine-y quilt!! So sweet!!! And you cleaned up with all that good loot!!! Whoop whoop!!!

  • Maree says:

    It has been such fun participating in this swap – a first for me. I love your sun and sea quilt. Mine has been dispatched but with minimal quilting on it – an area I have to work on yet. I think making more of these small quilts will allow me to practice this and become more confident. Also love the little mini quilt you received – cant wait to see what turns up in my mailbox eventually.

  • Miki Willa says:

    Lucky you! I have to hand stitch the binding on mine and add a label, then mine is ready to mail. I love the mini you are making for the exchange.

  • Allie says:

    LOVE it – how sweet is that! Cathy is such a dear. Love your ocean quilt too!

  • Greenmare says:

    oh how lovely! you can never have too much cheery sunshine on a quilt! and don't get me started on mug rugs or pincushions, you can never have too many of those either!!

  • Sue says:

    What beautiful gifts. Your ocean quilt is a stunner.

  • Deanna says:

    Fun! All you guys make me think that one of these days I will have to overcome fear and join a swap.

  • Cathy says:

    I am so glad to hear that the quilt arrived safely. And I am thrilled that you liked the quilt, mug rug and pincushion. I really enjoyed making them. Hugs.

  • Myra says:

    What a lovely gift of goodies you've received from Cathy there Em, and love your Sun and Sea project! 😎

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