Sunday, May 31, 2015

Doll Swap

I was excited to find a package on the doorstep on Friday :0)  A doll quilt arrived from Katy!  
 It's a wonderful little quilt with so many great fabrics in it.  It's fun to study them - I don't have a single one of these repros in my stash. The machine quilting is quite wonderful as well.  It adds so much texture.  I love it - thanks Katy!
She tucked a few other goodies in with the quilt  :0)  On the back it has a fabulous label with an embroidered tree.  My very lame and plain label was attatched to the doll quilt I sent for the swap on May 29 (one day before the mailing deadline)  Once it has been received I can share some pictures of it.  Thanks Lori for organizing the swap!


 
I've been trying some handpiecing again.  I find it takes a long time to get the pieces prepped but I have been enjoying the sewing.  I'm hoping to make just one of these circles to make a sunflower wall hanging for my daughter.  
It's very 3 dimensional so far which I'm really not used to.  The block pattern is in the March/April Fons and Porter magazine.  I have to figure out how to speedup the cutting and preparing the pieces so I can start a bigger project from Jen Kingwell's book.

Happy Quilting!! 

12 comments:

cajunquilter said...

The prep for hand piecing does take awhile but it is relaxingfor me once I get to the sewing

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love those fabrics you're using - yum! I can't wait to see your block when you're finished. I enjoy handwork but haven't managed to tackle handpiecing yet. I think it's the prep work (and worrying about accuracy when marking my stitching lines ... I'm not very patient when it comes to prep work so I fear that I won't take the time to accurately trace my shapes) that keeps me from jumping in.

Barb said...

what a lovely quilt from Katy and wowser what a label she did!
I admire your hand piecing. I am no good at it unless it is EPP. I love sunflower patterns - can't wait to see yours

Dawn said...

A very sweet doll quilt. Enjoy your hand stitching!

Kyle said...

What a sweet quilt you received in the swap. And, yah, that label is awesome. Can't wait to see the one you sent as well. Have fun with the hand piecing. Tthe sunflower is looking terrific.

Lori said...

I love the quilt! And the backing and label are pretty terrific too!!
The handpieced block is going to be a beauty.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Love your little quilt. This has been so much fun! Your hand piecing block is quite a challenge. I love it.

Maureen said...

Lucky you! Katy's quilt is beautiful. Love your new project. A sunflower quilt is on my list to do. I'm catching up on my blog reading. Crowfoot is gorgeous!

Karen said...

The doll quilt is pretty and has so much quilting. Nicely done.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your hand pieced project is going to be yummy--love the fabrics you are using!

katyquilts said...

I am so glad you like the little quilt! Thanks for the shout out!

YankeeQuilter said...

I took a hand-piecing class where we used stamps to mark the back of the fabric - gave us a cutting and stitching line. Really easy! And the pattern we did was a sunflower!