Special people

Sometimes the sheer wonderfulness of other people leaves me speechless.

You’re all familiar by now with Worldwide Friends, my collaborative hexie quilt, drawing in suggestions, poetry and fabric contributions from around the world. It’s going well, and the steady trickle of squishy fabric-filled envelopes over the last couple of months has made it more fun to work on than your average hand pieced 1″ hexie quilt.

Everyone who has sent a contribution has written a little note or sent a card and generally expressed enjoyment at taking part. It’s been lovely to be the ‘moderator’ of all this international friendship, and to provide a focus for all that generosity, and I’ve been delighted with the creativity of some of the contributions – you’re all stars!

But yesterday, I received something really special. It was so beautifully put together, so carefully hand crafted and conceived that I feel it deserves a post all to itself.

The person responsible for all this loveliness is Annett, from Knettycraft. Just see what she’s put together – it just kept on getting better and better! The card is hand made – look at the clever little hexies all the way through the written message, and the fabrics are just wonderful, especially the whole fat quarter of indigo scallop print.  That gorgeous cat panel is definitely going to feature somewhere on this quilt, too.

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Such a pretty parcel!

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And a lovely handmade, stitched card… That little triangular folded paper thing in the bottom right corner is an origami book mark.

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Just look at the tiny hexies in the writing, instead of O’s. And the card was full of ‘hexie confetti’.

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Beautiful indigos, a perfect Japanese print and a lovely warm red. That super cat print will get its own special panel on the back.

Thank you so much, Annett, it’s beautiful, kind, clever and creative. I’m so very happy you decided to join the Worldwide Friends


20 thoughts on “Special people

  1. Kim says:

    What a wonderful package that you received. That cat panel looks like Laurel Burch fabric and if it is….I have many of its cousins. 🙂 Have fun hexing.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s great, isn’t it? It’s a completely different style from the rest of the quilt, but is such fun that it’s going to make a guest appearance on the reverse, which is going to be as nice as the front, I suspect! Another day of stitching long seams, and then I can get back to making more hexie flowers.

  2. ordinarygood says:

    Glorious! Such global connection and care is a wonderful antidote to events in France. I am a cat lover so that panel is terrific! You must be in design heaven.

  3. What a wonderful adventure this quilt is turning into.

  4. Tracey R says:

    You are one lucky lady. What fabulous contributions you have had for this quilt. There are some amazing and generous people out in your big wide world!!!!!

  5. How wonderful – people are so very kind (and creative)!

  6. knettycraft says:

    Hello Kate… sitting here with blushed cheeks and totally overwhelmed by your very kind words.
    I’m glad becoming a part of your wonderful quilt. I don’t know if the little Laurel Burch panel is useable for the quilt…. but it was so beautiful blue.
    Thank you for inspiration, Annett

    • katechiconi says:

      Everything I said is just the honest truth! The Laurel Burch panel will go on, it’s not quite in style, but I don’t care, I love it anyway, so it will find a home somewhere on the quilt. And make sure you tell me if you ever need a particular kind of fabric scrap, so I can check and see if I have anything you can use. The international patchwork barter system works both ways! I got a lot done today, look out for another post tomorrow.

  7. Three very loud cheers for Annett!

  8. well I think all these people think you deserve it !

  9. claire93 says:

    bet you had fun opening all of that ^^
    like Christmas all over again lol

  10. Kirsten says:

    So creative and imaginative! It must take patience to remember to turn every o into a hexie.

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