Friday, February 7, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap

Finished up another terrific Flickr swap, the Doll Quilt Swap round #14.  The dresden is from a great free tutorial at Snips Snippets.  I recommend it!

I made a little house-shaped quilt inspired by this photo of the vaulted ceiling in my partners' awesome little sewing room.  She's Samantha, she's from British Columbia in Canada, and her blog is called Making Life Prettier.  The little cross-stitch on the label is on honor of the awesome quilt she made for the swap.

She's a pretty talented quilter; Fantastic Mr. Fox here stole a ton of hearts.  Boy was I surprised to find out those sneaky swap mama's of the DQS partnered us to each other.  This little fella (and some coveted extras: a zipper pouch and a fat quarter of Violet Craft) arrived in my mailbox last week.  It is my new, favorite-est thing.

It's totally the year of the fox at my house with this quilt, my Pillow Talk Swap pillow made by Kristine Holland, and the Monaluna Meadow fabric challenge for the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild.  (More about that in March when we do the BIG REVEAL!)

The only bad news is that I'm still waiting for the package I mailed out December 2nd to arrive at its destination in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  I know, I know...that's a long time!  I've never actually lost something forever in the post though so I hold out hope but that line is stretching thiiiiinnnnn. (Edited to add that it finally arrived in March!)

Whelp.  That's about it, folks.

Until next time.  Keep stitchin'!



  1. Your little house mini is so cute!! Love the blues on the low-vol background.
    And thank you so much for including a link back to my tutorial! I'm glad you liked it :)
    Love the fox mini you received as well, lucky gal!

    1. Thank you! I made a second Star Dresden from your tutorial for a guild swap and lots of members said they'd be looking you up as well. It's a terrific pattern and really generous of you to share.

  2. adorable! I love how yours turned out, and lucky you for Mr. Fox. I love your frog, I have one too! I use mine in my sewing nook to hold all my marking pencils and pens :)


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