Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Doll Quilt Swap

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:)


10 comments: said...

What a BEAUTIFUL quilt. Wow. Very artistic. Sweet little birdie too.

Shonna said...

Very cute! I love the bird! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Yes this summer has gone by fast, fine with me; I can't wait for fall (my fave time of year).

Bronwyn said...

Wow! You are so lucky! I love it - this part of the swap is so exciting! said...

My mother was a quilter, and I am just so sad that I didn't inherit her skills.

That little beach is just like a painting with cloth, so pretty!

Beth Leintz said...

Wow- what a wonderful little quilt-it really tells a story- (I thought the umbrellas were beach balls, too). Makes me want to try a (little) quilt again

John said...

Oh, so you received this one! I was just admiring it on Flickr! Lucky!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

O Lord I do wish I could quilt....even basic sewing skills would be something for me to bragg about. The beach quilt is fantstic!!! How creative and whimsical. What a great piece.

amandajean said...

this is a GREAT quilt! I love the binding detail, too. amazing quilt.

the one you sent to John is pretty amazing as well! you did a nice job on it.

Cookie said...

how wonderful!!!

gorgeous work and made from the heart for a special friend, I l♥ve it !

Farhat Ayers said...

Is there a pattern for this quilt? I would love to make it for a friend who loves water but has stage 4 cancer. I am hoping it will cheer her up.