I thought I knew what I was getting, but quilts can be deceptive to photograph, and there were wonderful surprises in store. It's hard to capture sparkle, and the background fabric is gorgeously shimmery.
Plus some of the trees are beaded, and there are seed beads scattered in the background.
And of course there's Kate's creative quilting, I love the swirls and am going to have to practise some myself. If you look closely at the photo below, you can seee some of the tiny beads.
Kate also included some matching blue beads, embellishments and fabrics which I love. She mentioned that the quilt is not very Australian, and I agree, but it's what I wanted. I see Australia every day, and snow not as often as I'd like. Now I can imagine myself picking a nice line through the trees on my skis (which, being Rossignol Sapphires, would match the quilt perfectly!)
Thank you, Kate! This is my third big international swap, and my third fantastic quilt!
Now I'd better get on and finish mine, which has been sitting half-quilted for about a month!