Thursday, August 14, 2008

Awww. . .

Thanks, Suzanne, for this darling card! I adore the Koalas and the Platypuses, and look at that beautiful tan and brown ribbon accent. I love the Kangaroo stamp, too. It's such a great Australian gift from my wonderful Australian friend.
The photo came out a bit crooked, but you can see the batik Ohio Star on a black background. This was a request from someone I don't know for someone else I don't know. She asked quite a few of us to make a batik star on a background, in a 9 1/2" square. Well. . . you guessed it. Mine came out 9 1/4" so I am going to try again. Right after I cut out the pieces for the second one I had a "Duh!" moment. I could just make an 8" square and add a 1 1/2" border. That way it would be easy to accommodate a 1/4" difference should the need arise.
It is kind of a get well/hang in there gift for a gal who has been having some medical difficulties.
The stars are symbolic of her shining star qualities, and if you look closely you can see that the black background has silver stars on it! We were free to select any black background, and any batik for the star.


Suzanne said...

You have made me a little shy when I see it on your blog. I am so glad that you liked it. Your quilt has bought so much joy to our home and to friends I showed. Shakiras school teacher even bookmarked my blog when I told her about the quilt so she could go back to look at it when she had more time. (not a load of 5 and 6 year olds talking in her ear).

Tine said...

What a lovely card! I love those little koalas :-)
Your star is really pretty too. It's a great idea to make batik-stars on a black background! Your star looks like it's actually shining! Beautiful :-)
I'm sure the poor friend of your friend will be really happy. I hope she gets better soon!

Daisy said...

A lovely star, Diana. Very thoughtful of you to make it.

The koala card is very cute! They definitely says Australia to me. :)