MCM #75 – An Unexpected Day

When I wrote my first blog post several years ago, I never expected blogging would have such an impact on my life. This platform has opened doors for me, has allowed me to learn and grow as a quilter, and given me friendships with people that I never would have met in my ‘real’ life. I am so grateful.

Last week I received a package in the mail. It was squishy and my first thought was that fabric I ordered had arrived. Only I wasn’t expecting any fabric. The label was hand written, but I didn’t recognize the return address. I put the package on the kitchen counter with the other mail and continued to put away groceries and such, all the while wondering what was in the envelope. After I finished my chores, made a phone call and changed clothes I finally took the time to open the mail.

When I opened the envelope and saw what was inside, I immediately had tears fill my eyes even though I was smiling the biggest smile!

Flower Mini QuiltInside was this mini quilt, which I immediately recognized as similar to one made by Vicki of Vicki’s Crafts & Quilting earlier this year. I fell in love with Vicki’s original mini and commented to her that she could ship it off to West Virginia if she was looking for something to do with it.

So imagine my surprise when she made a second quilt and sent it to me without saying a word to me about it!

Mini Flower Applique QuiltI absolutely adore this quilt! I love the style, the colors, the quilting, and the beautiful applique stitches. Vicki is sooooo talented, and it shows in all of the details of this quilt.

I mean, just look at this quilting! It’s an easy grid, but so effective and I can’t wait to copy this on one of my own projects. 🙂 And her applique stitches are just perfect, both front and back.

Grid quilting

The backing fabric is as fun as the front, with the print echoing the petal shapes on the front.

Fun backing fabric

Words can’t explain how I felt when I saw what Vicki had done. I am overwhelmed at her generosity and hope to meet her in person one day. Then I can give her the hug she deserves in person!

If you aren’t familiar with Vicki’s blog, run on over and check it out. She is super talented and creative, and her quilting is always inspiring to me. Vicki (and this super cute mini quilt) are my crushes for this week’s Main Crush Monday.

Now it’s time to share yours! You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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28 Responses to MCM #75 – An Unexpected Day

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  2. A beautiful mini! What a fun surprise.

  3. Debbie says:

    What a wonderful surprise! I am so glad to be back on your blog!

  4. Took me awhile to work my way over here, but tee tee I knew you were getting something from her, just didn’t know what, because I gave her your address! I LOVE LOVE this! Aren’t you lucky? She is a darling isn’t she? She made me a beautiful bracelet (ya she makes jewellery too and crochets) a little over a year ago which I love to wear and wear fairly often. Now I’m going to check out your version of Tish’s pattern!

  5. Tracy says:

    I love it!! the story, the mini, the friendship – all of it! 🙂

  6. That is so nice of her to surprise you that way. Enjoy 🙂


  7. Isn’t the quilting community amazing! This is such a wonderful surprise, I can imagine it left you smiling all day long!

  8. Patricia says:

    Oh Beth! I read Vicky’s post and then yours! How lovely! You know, I also appreciate the warm and loving quilters I have met! Life is so good! Hugs to you!

  9. What a wonderful, generous gift. Thank you for sharing the story and the pictures of a very special quilt.

  10. Andrea H says:

    Beth, What a delight that must have been when you opened that up. I am still fairly new to blogging, but have really also enjoyed the quick friendships I have been making so quickly. Thanks for sharing your picture of this lovely quilt. –Andrea

  11. That is a gorgeous surprise to get in the mail. I sure enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for hosting the linky party. It’s always fun to see what others are up to and find some new blogs to follow. Karen

  12. Susan says:

    Lucky you! Such a wonderful surprise!

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  14. Tish says:

    That was extremely sweet of her!!! It is a beautiful mini for a beautiful person <3

  15. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Beth what a lovely surprise package. I love the grid quilting. Heading over to check out Vicki’s blog now. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Yay for quilty friends! They are the best 🙂 And Vicki is one of the best of the best, isn’t she? You deserve this beautiful surprise gift, Beth!

    • Ha! I got an error when I posted my first comment, so I tried again. Now there are twice as many kudos for both of you, and I’m totally OK with that 🙂

  17. Yay for quilty friends, online and in the flesh! Vicki is a super kind person, so I’m not surprised that she sent you this beautiful gift. And you deserve it, Beth 🙂

  18. Jayne says:

    It is so much fun to surprise others!! Vicki is so sneaky…and I love this design of hers! Congrats and I know you will proudly display it!

  19. Liz W. says:

    Wow, what a nice surprise in the mail!

  20. Becky T says:

    You waited how long before you opened it up? I would have had it open as it came in the door!…lol

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  22. Vicki in MN says:

    Ok I really need a blushing bright red face emoji right now! Just kidding-it means a lot to me that you were so happy to receive it:) I had your address when you sent me the patriotic kit last year and do you think I could find it-of course not. So, I had to ask a buddy of ours that lives up north;) So fun to surprise someone!!! Now I better get a post written to link up:0

  23. rl2b2017 says:

    Good Morning Beth! What a nice gesture and a fabulous surprise. It is a beautiful mini quilt and I hope you have found a place to hang it where you can admire your friend’s work. ~smile~

  24. So cute! And you’re right, Vicki is a sweetie and a super talented lady! Enjoy!

  25. katyquilts says:

    Such a beautiful quilt! Quilters really are the best!

  26. kaholly says:

    Well, aren’t you the lucky one! It’s simply delightful! I wouldn’t have been able to wait and would have quickly put the refrigerated items away, then stopped to open it.

  27. What a sweet and wonderful surprise! 🙂

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