Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My DQS quilt received

I received the most wonderful little quilt from Cindy in the Doll Quilt Swap 11 round. It is just perfect from the deep red and bright yellow print color to the interesting combination of quilt blocks and finishing up with red quilting that sets it off so well. Love the entire thing.

You can see more about how it was made on Cindy's blog at

Also, click on the DQS button to the right and check out all the wonderful little quilts in this round. Quilts could not be over 18"x18". Once you start looking at them you will see how teeny tiny some of the pieces are in the blocks. It's really mind boggling.

I really almost cried when I opened my package. (Fought it back so dh would not think I'd lost my mind for sure). I have never had a quilt made just for me. I've made them for others and made them for myself but never one made just for me. I love handmade items. They are just so extra special.

So, Cindy, thank you, thank you, thank you. It has a good loving home. And thank you for the card with all the interesting tidbits about it. And for the extra goodies too.

Isn't it so wonderful? The photo does not do it justice. I'm ready to play in DQS 12.

Monday, August 22, 2011

DQS 11

It's been finished for a few days.
It's been hanging in my sewing room.
I'm still making changes to it (mentally).
It HAS to be out the door tomorrow.

Not a very good pic. This is with my cell phone. Could not find my camera until after it was wrapped and packaged. Also, the white portion is not part of the doll quilt. Quilt is 15.25"x15.25" done in batiks.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Decisions or indecisive...whatever

Huh? Yes. No. Maybe. My quilt brain is out of control! I am on my third or fourth quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap. I posted on the group that I had made a decision and was sticking to it (yeah, right) and that was a couple quilts ago. It is harder than I thought to make a little quilt for someone you don't know. Also, I'm not really a "blue" person but my partner is. Not only am I on my 3rd or 4th quilt, although I've not completed a single one but have good starts on all, but I also made little samples in colors I like.

BUT! Yes!! This is it!!! My final decision. This is the center and I will have blocks around the outside. The quilt will push the limit on size and maybe squeak over a 1/4" or so. Depends on how flush I get my binding. :) Hope my partner likes the color combination and batiks.

Now I'd better get my butt off the computer and back to the sewing room. I have one week left to finish up. Eeeek!

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