Saturday, March 6, 2010

Doll Quilt Swap 8 (sent)

Last week, I finished my little quilt for Doll Quilt Swap 8 and mailed it to my partner............

Jo, (sparkly green knickers) in Melbourne, Australia!

Jo emailed me yesterday to say she received it and she loves it. That is always so nice to hear!

**quilt front (21 x 21 inches)**

**close up of the embroidered tree**

**quilt back**

I usually try to make something for my partner that I think they will like. Jo said she likes nature, green and natural tones.....and I noticed in the inspiration mosaic, that she created for the swap, several quilts that included linen and/or trees. I like to use this information for a jumping off point and then work intuitively, creating as if I'm making it for myself. It's much more fun and I think my work turns out much better this way.

I had several fabric strips leftover when I finished the quilt so I used them to make a matching zip pouch (with this tutorial).

And, of course, I felt compelled to fill it with green goodies!

So, now I'm anxiously checking my mailbox everyday, hoping to see a DQS8 package for me in there ;)



Tina said...

Marilyn, love your DQS8 quilt and the little pouch. Jo was so lucky to get you as a partner!

Melinda Cornish said...

your doll quilts are just the best always go the extra mile and I love that...the little tree is just adorable...I bet she was thrilled to death!

Lynn said...

Love it! What great colors and fabrics. Curious to know how the linen is to work with?