This past month Lori at Humble Quilts organized our third annual doll quilt swap. Every year more and more quilters join in, I think more than 80 this year. HERE
So fun and it is so generous of Lori to take the time to do this for all of us. [Thank you, Lori!]
I sent my little quilt off, fingers crossed, and eagerly awaited the arrival of my quilt.
My quilt was made by Val [Valerie Langue] and it comes from my home state and even my home neighborhood of northern Illinois. It seems Val is the proprietor of a lovely quilt shop! The Quilt Merchant How I wish I could visit such a great shop [no quilt shops here at the beach] and meet Val in person.
I LOVE my little quilt from Val.
Look at these fabrics.
I believe it is a charm quilt, having studied it carefully and finding no repeats, except the cornerstones.All those pinks!
Val also put in some special treasures--- very useful and pretty fabrics in reds and blacks, teeny tiny hexie papers [paper hexagons to form hand pieced hexagon quilts for non-quilter friends, link at end of this post].
And these dear little again teeny tiny Eiffel Tower scissors, perfect for my little beach bag sewing kit.
I'll treasure this quilt always--for its wonderful colors and fabrics, for the beauty of its construction, for Val's kindness in making it for me, and for its memories of a place I once called home and dearly loved.
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Here is my little quilt, the one I sent to Liz in Oregon.
I based it on a doll quilt from my collection of doll quilt pins on my Pinterest page. The center is a Country Roads block [Crossroads] from one of Lori's doll quiltalongs. I loved the little block so I used it here.
I often put an antique quilt block on the backs of my doll quilts, I think it adds to the charm and interest. And it's a way of preserving interesting orphan blocks.
Thanks again to Val, and to Lori, for a fun swap! Be sure to go to Lori's blog to see the link-up of everyone's little quilts, leave a comment if possible too. HERE
gone to the beach.......
English paper piecing with hexagons HERE