Thursday, March 17, 2011

My first doll quilt swap

Christine has been hosting a doll quilt swap with two rounds. I jumped right in and thought about it later and boy oh boy, who knew that I'd like doing it so much. Now I get to show off what I got in the mail from my swap partner Barb.
The quilt was inside this project envelope, I thought that was cool, I love the retro cherry fabric and the ric rac.
Am I lucky or what!? I adore what she made especially for me. The applique is beautifully executed and so is the hand quilting. I love the fabrics and colours and this one is perfect to go with my few dolly quilts on the wall.
 Barb is an expert at doll quilts, she's made many of them and always puts a fun fabric on the back.
If you haven't seen what I sent in exchange on Barb's blog, here it is and you can see much better photos on her blog here. I really am quite envious of the antique doll bed she has. This basket quilt has two inch blocks in case you were wondering.
Here's a real doll in a bigger quilt. That's my nearly two year old step granddaughter Beth playing at my house. I can never catch her not pulling a funny face when I bring the camera out. She really is so sweet and a bit shy.

30 comments:

Jessica said...

The quilt you recieved is lovely! I love the baskets quilt you made for your partner!

Shirley said...

Lovely show and tell Janet and what a little cutie wrapped up in her quilt.

Kate said...

That's a very special little quilt. Barb has done a beautiful job (not surprising really). I popped over to Barb see yours and it too is stunning. Two peas in a pod really...

Chookyblue...... said...

wow both the quilts are gorgeous........can't believe how small your blocks are.........looking forward to seeing what the other girls did to........

Barb said...

I love your lifesized doll, adorable...those quilts are amazing...

Kaaren said...

I'm soooo envious. I L-O-V-E doll quilts and the one you made and also the one received are to die for!

I's love to join in the next one. What fun!

Janet said...

Beautiful doll quilt. You both did a great job.
Your Granddaughter is a cutie pie.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Both of the quilts are gorgeous. I really like your red and white and can't wait to see the quilts in NY. Your real life "doll" looks adorable wrapped in the quilt!

Stephanie said...

Sweet doll quilts given and received. Your basket quilt looks perfect on the little doll bed. However the cutest doll of all is the one in the last photo!

Oops-Lah said...

What a cute idea to give a quilt in its own little bag/envelope. What a dear little quilt and the quilt you made for Barb is just divine!

Christine said...

Janet both quilts are stunning and so is the little one

cheers
Christine

Cheryl said...

Lucky you! Beautiful doll quilt and even cuter doll in the quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- Barb's quilt is gorgeous too! It looks like you two were perfectly matched -- I love it when that happens!

Lori said...

That is so adorable Janet! It has been a fantastic swap!!
Beth is so cute playing in your quilts. I bet she loves going to g-mas.

imquilternity said...

Both of those quilts are truly lovely! And such work went into both. Hand quilting? Wow! Your little step granddaughter is really quite the cutie! I'll bet she's a lot of fun!!

rilojane said...

Where in the world is that playing card fabric from??? I love it! Thanks for the fun stuff to look at. Everything is beautifully done.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, the quilt you received is so pretty and so it the little bag. I love the one you sent out too. 2" wow!

Crispy said...

Oh what a beautiful doll quilt you received from Barb!! I've been dying to find out what she sent you after seeing your beautiful doll quilt on her blog. You two were perfectly matched on this exchange :0)

Crispy

be*mused jan said...

As I just commented on Barb's post, that's a dream team swap...the two of you! What a lucky pairing for you both. Wonderful quilts!

Janet said...

What a cutie wrapped up in the quilt :0)
You and Barb exchanged 2 marvelous doll quilts!

Ivory Spring said...

That doll quilt is absolutely adorable, Janet! You are amazing.

Barb said...

Your granddaughter is sooo sweet in that quilt!

I should mention that the fabrib "envelope" was given to me by my friend, Diane, of Persnickety. I received a book in it. It's been in my "pass along the fun" file for the right occasion and this swap was the perfect one.

It was wonderful to swap with you Janet!

Meredith said...

It is so nice the two of you were swap partners. I like the photo of your cutie.

Nedra said...

What a fun swap. I've always wanted to make a red and white quilt.

shez said...

What beautiful dolls quilts they are stunning,well done.

Maree: said...

I Love the way your little quilt arrived in it's own little envelope & a Pretty one at that...
Your quilt is Gorgeous with those little red baskets..
Both are a Beautiful Exchange...
looking forward to see what you make for next month....
cheers

libbyquilter said...

fabulous doll quilts~!!~
you two were a match made in heaven~lol~!

:-)
libbyQ

Ann Champion said...

You and Barb were a good pairing. You both made such wonderful quilts!
The project bag is cute too.

Beth is a cutie! :)

Dolores said...

And the doll quilt you received is hand quilted. Wonderful.

Lisa said...

Janet, what a wonderful quilt you gt! I just love it, and the one you gave her is equally as beautiful. I can't get over that backing fabric.