It's my colourful quilting buddy Di B's birthday today, so this post is all about her.
She's far too modest about her amazing quilt making talent, and doesn't have a blog of her own, so by way of a birthday surprise I'd like to share her latest, and greatest, quilt finish.
For her version of Julie Herman's Jaybird Quilts pattern, Arcade Game, Di carefully chose fabrics from Karen Lewis' Blueberry Park range in shades that would combine to accentuate the 3 dimensional effect of the baby blocks.
The day of our photo shoot couldn't have been more perfect, with plenty of sunshine to light up those colours and reveal the fabulous custom quilting by Linda Billett of Artisan Quilting.
With Sydney Harbour's deep blue water glinting below a perfectly cloudless sky it was this photographer's dream setting.
In an effort to be a little "arty farty" we draped the quilt over a garden bench.
We tossed it nonchalantly over the rails of the jetty.
We spread it over a table.
And I imagined it as an inviting tablecloth with a party of friends gathered around for brunch in the sun.
This quilt, however, was destined for something much more special. Di made it with great love for her grand-niece, Annemieke, who lives in Holland.
Faced with many colours, and wondering which one to pick for the binding, Di chose this fun stripe and used them all!
All that Aussie sunshine has now been wrapped up in this beautiful quilt, and it's settled into its new home, on a little girl's bed on the other side of the world.
Did Annemieke like her new quilt?
No ....... she LOVED it!
Take a bow, Di B, you deserve it.