Thursday, 19 May 2016

A lighthouse and a thank you

I finished a lighthouse.  I like it.  So far, so good.  


I'm still not sure where next with this: I don't know if it would be better on its own or if I could put several together in a quilt.  I've decided to make a second one and then see what I think.  There are some ideas ambling around my head, but I'm going to hold fire until number 2 is done - they don't take too long.

Changing the subject, let's pause for a moment and give thanks for the friendships we build over the internet.  More specifically I am giving thanks for Cathy, who won a gift certificate for Simply Solids in the UK and who very generously offered it to me.  I haven't been buying much fabric recently, so I was like a kid in a candy shop - and it really cheered up my week.  Thank you Cathy - here's what I bought.


Today, for a change, I am linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My QuIlt Infatuation.  

15 comments:

Cut&Alter said...

This lighthouse is wonderful - it's calling me to the sea! And I second the thanks to internet friendships .... tomorrow at Quilts UK in Malvern I am hoping to meet no less than 4 people who have become friends through technology - wonderful!

Julierose said...

Lovely lighthouse! Perfect fabric choices for skies and waters...really nice hugs, Julierose

Lara B. said...

Your first lighthouse is so wonderful Kaja! I can practically hear the ocean waves crashing and the seagulls calling - it takes me right there. Can't wait to see your second one!
That is so nice of Cathy! Blogging buddies rock!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I think the lighthouse is lovely, and what a gracious and kind gift. Quilting friends are the best. :)

JanineMarie said...

I love the fabric choices you made for the sky and the sea! Abstract but just the right amount of birds. This makes me want to get to the water right now. And what a sweet gift from Cathy!

Libby in TN said...

Glad to see it all come together because I just didn't "get it" before. You are so creative!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I love your lighthouse and you have some clever fabric choices. The best part of blogging is making friends.

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

I love your lighthouse! And isn't the internet a brilliant source of wonderful friends?!

Mystic Quilter said...

Perfect Lighthouse Kaja - bring on the next one!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

That so sweet of Cathy! You got some lovely fabrics. Your lighthouse looks amazing! I can't wait to see your second one.

-Soma

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wonderful lighthouse!! Lovely new fabrics courtesy of Cathy's kindness.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Hey! Gorgeous lighthouse! Love those little seagulls flying around near the top. Wouldn't it be fun to climb to the top and look out (from the safe area inside the glass--I'm terrified of open heights). Those toy terns are too perfect! Cathy, thanks for being so sweet to our friend! Kaja, you do know how to choose fabrics...these will work beautifully with your lighthouse project.

Ann said...

Yes. As everyone else already wrote, this looks great. I love the details you translated into fabric. How kind of Cathy to pass her certificate on to you. Enjoy!

Cathy said...

Oh, yes! I think you should definitely make another one...and another one...and a quilt of them. That background is as fun as the lighthouse. You are definitely a natural at free-piecing.

Looks like the kid in the candy shop picked out a lot of sweets!

Stephie said...

I totally agree - we should give thanks for such wonderful online friendships. Great choice of fabrics :) I love the way the lighthouse turned out and I think it's a good idea to make another one and see where it leads you (um, that was an unintended pun, but I like it!).