Dolls Quilt Swap

I have never done a swap before - and I have been quilting for 15 years!  So with extra time on my hands I signed up for a pin cushion swap....I have sent mine off, but still waiting on mine to arrive...but that's OK as we are not allowed to open them until the end of the month...and I am not good at not peeking!
Then Lori set up a Doll's Quilt Swap on her blog Humble Quilts.  I signed up and set to work.  Parts of the pattern's cutting instructions I used was incorrect :( but I got there after a bit of re cutting and unstitching.  I have posted my little quilt off to US, accompanied by some extra goodies.  I was going to do a sneak peek...but realised that even the picture of the back of the quilt gave the design away!
Then this lovely parcel arrived for me!  Because its my first swap I thought I had to wait to open it....til I realised that was just for the pin cushion swap, phew cos I am not a patient person!
 Charlotte (no blog) sent me a beautiful four patch quilt, in cheddar...I don't have a cheddar mini and I love four patches, so this was a big thrill....we didn't know our recipients, but she chose a design I love.  And her workmanship is exquisite, tiny pieces and beautifully quilted, I am a very happy girl!
And I got some beautiful bundle of 6" squares of shirting's, a quilting badge and a lovely little pattern. 
The pattern captured my attention immediately....I am busting to start making it, but trying to finish a charity quilt at present...then I will be making this mini quilt immediately!  Oh and I have my Dad hard at work out in the shed restoring a dressing table for me...so just ordered a new draw handle (one was missing) and found a shop that stocked the tiny screws needed to replace in the draw handles....and now off to order a new mirror....then I will get to my sewing on the charity quilt!
Happy quilting Sue.

11 comments:

  1. Wow...that's a beautiful little quilt! :0)

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  2. Seem to be seeing miniature quilts all over blogland lately, makes me want to do one.... one day!

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  3. Gorgeous little mini. I have seen a few quilts from that swap and they all look lovely. I hope your pincushion comes soon.......

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  4. What an exquisite little doll quilt. Charlotte did a beautiful job. The cheddar is a great background for those tiny four patches. And the hand quilting is lovely. I've never done a swap either, but maybe next time I will. Enjoy!

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  5. Beautiful quilt Sue, and lovely giftie items with it :-)

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  6. Fabulous swap parcel. Your mini is so pretty ( and the workmanship in it is just beautiful!)

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  7. How fabulous for your very first swap parcel.... its gorgeous
    Hugz

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  8. Nice color combo for the doll quilt and well made.

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  9. That quilt is so pretty! I love cheddar!

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  10. your quilt is lovely. Charlotte did a nice job.

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