Monday, 21 November 2011

A Little Dumpling

I had a lovely surprise this week.  Charise sent me her bee block for my month in Patchwork 318 Bee which uses designs from Kumiko Fujita's wonderful OOP book.  My theme is Afternoon Tea, and my plan is a table runner for my kitchen.  Now her block was a beauty- witness below
Afternoon Tea for Kerry - Tea Caddy and Cup
I love the mix of vintage and new fabrics and the texty tea time words, and if this wasn't enough she popped this in too
I feel totally spoiled!  I had already admired the dumpling here, I didn't realise it was coming to me.  The shape is a free tutorial from Keykalou.  It is the perfect size for my thread snips, might even stop me losing them all the time.

The fabrics she included with it are special too-  a new Suzuko Koseki print (and my favourite of her new ones) and a sublime piece of vintage kitchen fabric- you will see more of it shortly as I am including it in some quilt blocks.

Hugs to Charise xxx A very generous and talented lady xxx
Want to see how good she is?  Click here and check out her incredible Swiss ski chalet.
See what I mean!
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14 comments:

  1. Oh my, that's a happy mail day for sure!! What a fantastic block and I know you'll put those sweet kitchen fabrics to good use, Kerry.

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  2. Fantastic mail! She is definitely very talented and I'm excited to have her in the cocorico bee with me!

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  3. Both you and Charise are so very creative! Love it whenever one of you has a new posting! Congrats on getting the dumpling and block-they are both darling!

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  4. What a fabulous block! The dumpling bag/pouch is also wonderful!

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  5. Thanks for sending me over to see that chalet - it's incredible! I love all the amazing piecing I get to see on your blog!!

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  6. Oooh lucky you!!! Charise sure does make amazing things!

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  7. what a super fun mail day for you!!!

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  8. You are too sweet. Loved making it for you!
    xx

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  9. This just made my afternoon. such a cute block and the little dumpling is adorable!

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  10. I love the cute block! Can you tell me the name of the book?

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  11. I agree, she is so talented and generous! I can't believe the chalet block she made for me. She has a gift, that's for sure.

    I love the theme you're going with! A table runner will be perfect for the blocks.

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  12. Oh my, I have serious pouch envy! (hmmm... that sounds a little dodgy!)

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