I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Thursday, May 4, 2017

Doll Quilt Swap ~ Denise to Lizzy



Hi again! Continuing our fun show and tell week, here I am showing off the little quilts from Lori's 4th annual doll quilt exchange. I've participated every year and have four glorious little quits to show for it.


This is the quilt I received this year. From Denise Davis to me. Isn't it stunning! I love it.








Denise must have a fabulous fabric stash, notice her selection of fabrics here. Not one, not two ,but three or more yellows, many greens and so on. I also like that she juxtaposed the almost confetti-like colored prints with a single softly textured cream print. The quilt sparkles, it glows.




The meandering quilting is a great idea for a Log Cabin quilt, I've never seen that before.
Beautiful backing, handmade label, perfect binding. Thank you Denise, I'll cherish this beauty.

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Here is the quilt I made for my partner, Kevin H.


He took super nice photos so I ''borrowed'' his pix, hope it's okay.





Last fall I made two [3?] quilts as possibles for this exchange but when swap time came I wanted to design a special quilt for Kevin.  I chose my 12 most favorite repro prints, looking for saturated colors and used some hoarded deep turquoise repro fabrics as the sashiug and borders.


I used an antique linen homespun for the backing. Corner label, not sure I love this method. It had chickens on the label because Kevin is raising his own chickens!





The Flying Geese fast-sew method makes four similar or identical geese at a time, so, to be sure Keven's Geese had enough variety, I made a bunch of extras.


This left me with a stack of unused Geese, so I sewed them up into two more even tinier quilts.




This littlest one was a gift for Lori for doing the swap. No, she doesn't ask for gifts or anything else, but I wanted her to have a token of appreciation, so I chose this one for her.


The backing is an antique orphan block, Pink Bow Ties. I knew she'd love that. [I often use solo antique blocks for doll quilt backs, a way to enjoy them and preserve them. ]

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This is the third little quilt: so here's my idea for something fun! I will share it some lucky person in a giveaway.

pls disregard the blue batik behind the little quilt
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment here or on my FB page; if you're not into blogs/ FB, you can email me privately and I'll add your name to the list. Be sure wherever you leave your message that you put an email for  me to reach you, if you are a no-reply blogger.
 Got that?
 I hope someone wants to try!? For my non-quilter friends, feel free to enter too---you might have a child or friend with a doll who'd love a quilt; tiny quilts make cute table toppers and candle mats.


You may note the slightly crumpled appearance of the last two quilts. I always wash my quilts for that rumpled vintage look unless I know, like with Kevin's Geese, it will need a more pristine appearance to be pleasing.


Anyway, be sure to add your name to the giveaway. The drawing for the prize will be June 1 when the linky party on Lori's blog closes.


Lori's blog Humble Quilts Be sure to visit and see all the many adorable little quilts. So much talent !

Kevin's blog: Kevin the Quilter

love

lizzy

gone to the beach....



















14 comments:

  1. LOL, like the little 'mountain' on the beach!

    Love seeing the little quilts, and yours looks so perfect against Kevin's red barn!

    I wouldn't mind having a little quilt! I'd have to hang it, though - if I laid it somewhere the cats would think it was theirs!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love all of your little quilts. I also love the beach. Thanks for posting photos of the beach as well. Thanks also for a chance to win your lovely little giveaway quilt.

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  3. Great quilts. I love the Flying Geese and the little ,little quilts are gorgeous. Each year, I love what I receive in the Swap.

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  4. I've seen so many gorgeous swap quilts this year, I do need to be thinking about making one and joining in next year. I love flying geese blocks and your three little quilts are all adorable. Thanks for offering one up to your blogging g friends.

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  5. Love your little flying geese quilts! So many nice quilts in the swap. Thanks.

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  6. I love seeing all of those and am so fortunate to enjoy that little quilt! Thank you again!

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  7. Enjoyed seeing your little quilt show,very colorful, missed seeing Mo, glade you put him in at the end of your post! Beach weather coming sooooon!!!

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  8. I was part of Lori's doll quilt swap too - what an enjoyable experience. thanks for including pics of the beach!

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  9. What a fun filled post! So cute and colorful they are. The one you were given is so original. I hope yours was a small bright spot in Kevin's day. Took a look at all of the others as well. Impossible to pick a favorite!

    Kel

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  10. I got a doll quilt from Denise last year and this year I got her! The year before, I got a quilt from Kevin! This doll quilt swap is so much fun!

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  11. I enjoyed Lori's little quilt swap, and from her blog I found you. I read always your post, and love the pics of the beach! Greetings from Sicily.

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  12. I haven't participated in the little quilt swap, but love seeing all the quilts of those who did! Your tiny flying geese are wonderful. So sorry to read about Kevin's dog.Hope the car ride memories last a lifetime.

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  13. So many sweet minis. I keep thinking someday I'm gonna do wall of them but I there are so many other good things to quilt too!

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