I was so excited Monday to receive the most beautiful doll quilt from my swap partner, Tina (Needles 'n' Notions) for Doll Quilt Swap 4. Before yesterday, I didn't know that Tina was my partner and it just added to the excitement. The mail carrier brought the package to my door and I tried to remember if I was expecting a package. I didn't recognize the return address and Tina was very clever to simply write 'DQS4-Tina' as the sender's name:) How fun! It wasn't long, though, before I knew what was going to be in that box and you probably know what it's like when you're trying to open a box quickly and it just isn't happening fast enough! But so worth it--take a look at this lovely beach quilt...
Beaches are my very favorite vacations spots and this little gem reflects so much of why I adore them. I am very impressed that Tina used a matching fabric to bind the sand section and a different binding to match the water--she's good!
I think the triangles and the ribbon at the shoreline give the water fabulous movement.
Tina also used metallic thread to quilt the water that gives it some great sparkle.
The sand is so nicely done and aren't the umbrellas adorable?! (I am such a land-locked goof...I first called them beach balls when they are so obviously umbrellas, lol!)
The backing fabric looks like water too, so pretty.
Tina even pieced a teeny little quilt block for the label on the back! Amazing!
In addition to all of the goodness in the doll quilt, I also received a nice stack of handmade cards and the sweetest bird ornament. Bloggers are the most generous people, aren't they? Thank you very much, Tina, for your generosity! I love everything!
If you'd like to see more doll quilts, you can go here. Enjoy:)