Monday, December 3, 2012

You’ve Got Mail


A package arrived on my doorstep,


and even though I was expecting it and knew what it contained,


I wasn’t prepared for the color and texture that exploded from the box, as I opened a quilt from Wanda Hanson.

 

It’s a Streak of Lightning quilt, the latest of many Zig Zag quilts Wanda has made. I’m crazy about this pattern and watched with interest as the project progressed, finally asking if the quilt was spoken for. It was not, and Wanda graciously gifted it to me.


The hand dyed fabrics sparkle and glow like stained glass and I just can’t decide which combination of vibrant colors is my favorite.


It covers me perfectly from nose to toes and is just wide enough to keep me warm without entangling my arms in extra quilt.

Whether I’m snuggled under the quilt or admiring it from across the room, those colorful zig zags make me smile. Thank you, Wanda, for a gift that warms both my body and soul.

  Details and Links
~36” x 63”
~Zig Zag quilt tutorial by Sujata Shah, The Root Connection
~Hand dyed cotton fabrics by Vicki Welsh

17 comments:

  1. Its sparkling colors fit you well, Diane! What a lovely gift from Wanda. It should brighten those gray winter days, though I hear it was 70 today in Chicago?
    I, too, have been taken by Sujata's tutorial. It's on the list for 2013!

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  2. That is so wonderful!!! Or should I say, Wandaful:)..Seeing those bright colors and you smiling under them...Yes!!!

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  3. You certainly have been blessed -- what a wonderful gift!

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  4. I followed the quilts progress and also have it bookmarked. How lucky you are! It is beautiful!

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  5. I have one of Wanda's quilts too, and I love it dearly. What a happy quilt for a happy you!

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  6. Beautiful! Lucky, lucky you to have this bit of sunshine!

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  7. wonderful gift - you look lovely together.

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  8. How lovely of Wanda! It fits you perfectly
    xx

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  9. What a wonderful gesture of kindness to cheer and warm you!

    Judy

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  10. I've never seen my fabric in a happier place!

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  11. This quilt is beautiful! So vibrant and colorful. A truly Wandaful quilt :)

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  12. What a wonderful gift! It is so bright and cheerful!

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  13. What a cherished gift. You are loved. Her quilts just glow. What a gift she has! I have one of tops. It is hanging on my design wall now. I just stand and stare at the awe of it. I am scared as to how to go about quilting it? For now tho I am enjoying it hanging as a top.
    Take care,
    Rondi

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  14. I'm thrilled to know where this quilt is. I visited Wanda when it was on the design wall - and the colors ARE incredible, just as you describe. Wanda is an amazing lady!

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  15. What a wonderful gift from a wonderful woman! It is just gorgeous. I, too, watched Wanda's progress as she made this one. She totally amazes me. Every day! Glad you had the blessing of receiving this work of art from the one and only Wanda! You wear it well.

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  16. It is a stunner of a quilt and you are a lucky woman indeed! The colors are just so beautiful.

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