Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Doll quilts

Exciting mail arrived with Christine's doll quilt she made just for me and I couldn't be more thrilled, I love it!
 The itty bitty half square triangles are squeal worthy and check out the gorgeous hand quilting. Thanks Christine.
 I love the wooden needle case and needles too that she included in the package.
 I can finally reveal the quilt I made for Christine.

The house blocks are foundation pieced and are 4" It was hard to find a pattern so I just reduced one down until it was the right size. From memory, the quilt measures close to 20" x 15"
I still haven't gotten back to much sewing, I've been sick again with a stomach bug. Hopefully I'm all better for the Sydney Quilt show this weekend. We're spoiling ourselves and staying in the city for two nights. There are plans for a blog meet up but I'm not sure how that's going, domestic flights have been cancelled this week due to volcanic ash cloud.

P.S. winning quilts from the show can be viewed here.

42 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That tiny house quilt is just so adorable! What a lucky recipient!

Taryn said...

I am coveting both of those quilts. Naturally, the little house one is calling my name and I love the very scrappy red and white fabrics you chose. Christine's choice of borders and setting fabrics give her bear's paw some real zip and that quilting!!! Your are both lucky swappers.

Wendy said...

Both quilts are adorable, what a nice swap.

Oops-Lah said...

Both quilts are equally beautiful. So much love an dedication went into both. Have fun at the quilt show. Looking forward to seeing your spoils.

Darlene said...

Oh my, Janet, both quilts are darling!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what cute doll quilts! And the hand quilting on the one you got is wonderful! I love that wooden needle case! Hope you get better for the Sydney show! Wish I were there again!

Nedra said...

I hope you are feeling well soon, and able to attend the Sydney show. Quilting is so therapudic.

Notjustnat said...

Lovely lovely doll quilts from both of you. I must have missed the occasion for the exchange! Lovely hand quilting - Hugs Nat

Christine said...

Hi Janet

Love the way you take pictures, I must take some lessons.
I hope you are feeling better for the show and have a great time, my flight has been cancelled and I can't go later in the week due to other stuff...

enjoy
Christine

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Beautiful doll quilts both sent and received!

Patchwork and Play said...

Both these quilts are fabulous! I love the traditional house block- I've always wanted to make one and the doll quilt size might just be what I'm looking for. And the Bear Paw turned on point is fabulous too!! Wonderful colours!

Shirley said...

They are both such lovely quilts. Hope you are feeling better, you need your strength for all that shopping.

Kathie said...

just beautiful, love both of these quilts, what a great swap.
have fun at the Sydney Quilt show and hope that you come home healthier and ready to sew again!
kathie

Carol said...

Janet both quilts are wonderful...love, love, love your tiny house!

Sujata said...

Beautiful quilts! I love your hand quilting. hope you feel better and enjoy the show and the stay in the city!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful little quilts. Love the hand quilting.

Stephanie said...

Great quilts sent and received. Definitely squeal worthy. Feel better soon.

Mary said...

Beautiful doll quilts! I have always loved the school house pattern! I do hope you are able to attend the Quilt show - sounds like a wonderful time :)

Crispy said...

What a wonderful exchange...you both were very blessed with what you received :0)

I hope you get to feeling better really soon!!

Crispy

Miriam said...

Two equally beautiful quilts!! Amazing work.
I hope you feel much better before the weekend! Enjoy the quilt show.
It looks like flights are back to normal now. I hope everyone can make it.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Janet -- they're both just beautiful. I love how the two of you have traditional styles -- it looks like it was a great match!

Angie said...

Those little quilts are just too cute! BOTH of you did an awesome job with those. :)

Katie said...

Lovely little quilts! :-)

Joan said...

Both quilts are lovely.

taylorsoutback said...

Both quilts are so precious and I love your phrase "Squeal worthy" - all quilters totally understand :o)

Take care.

Jan said...

Great scrappy red houses!

Janet said...

What gorgeous little quilts!! I love that the houses are scrappy - it adds so much. They are so cute and tiny :0) and your quilting is wonderful. The quilt from Christine is fabulous too - what a great swap!

Carrie P. said...

Both quilts are simply fabulous. You two are so talented.
Sorry you are sick too. I hate being sick. Feel better soon.
Where is the volcano? Haven't seen anything on world news about one lately.

QBG said...

You received as good and she received from you. Hope you get back to sewing soon.

Donna K. from N. TX aka quiltingbeargal

Chookyblue...... said...

What day at the quily show............i'm going thursday friday

Mimi said...

The more I see these little doll quilts, the more intrigued I am. They are both lovely.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm just catch-up on my blog reading and have just read your news. Just wanted to let you know that I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts at this difficult time. ((hugs))

Barb said...

what an adorable quilt from Christine!
I love your houses, I didn't realize how small they were - so cute.

Kristen said...

Beautiful pair of quilts!! Hope you feel better for the Quilt Show!

Terry said...

The quilt you received is just beautiful! And so is the one you sent. A house quilt is on my someday list! Hope you feel better soon! :0)

Ivory Spring said...

Awwww... the doll quilts are super sweet!

karen said...

Lovely little quilts. I absolutly love the red and white schoolhouse quilt. Your blending of so many different reds gave such wonderful depth. Christine is so lucky! So are you, to have that beautiful bears paw from christine. Her hand quilting is just perfection! thanks for sharing. karen.

*karendianne. said...

What inspirational doll quilts. When you need a project - a start and a finish - this is the way to go but it seems to me, having someone special in mind makes all the difference. Every stitch is made with fine effort and love.

Sarah said...

Hi Janet, Those doll quilts are both lovely! I can't imagine how you possibly got those houses into 4" blocks! Eek! I hope you and your family are ok.

Cardygirl said...

Love those doll quilts...shame not to see you at DH!

Chookyblue...... said...

your doll quilt is gorgeous.......missed you at the quilt show.........

Lisa said...

Both doll quilts are awesome Janet! You are both lucky girls! Sorry u haven't been feeling well. Just rest and take care.