Wednesday, April 13, 2011

a little doll quilt and a lot of thanks

I've recently learned of flickr, which is a website where you can share photos and the like. It seems that quilters/sewers and other crafty-types use it and create groups, where they have quilting bees and little swaps. I'm finishing up one quilting bee right now, and then another will begin in May. I will talk more about that in a separate post, because this one is about the doll quilt swap that I just finished.

I will post a photo later of the doll quilt that I made, but this is the quilt that I received in the swap-

This is the back of the quilt!

The fabulously adorable quilt was made by Chris, aka, frecklemama. Isn't it just so sweet? The fabric is from a new line called Sherbet Pips that just recently came out. People have been waiting for it for months, anxiously awaiting it. How could they not, when it is this cute?! The little girl is just so cute. She reminds me of Ramona Quimby, in a whimsical sort of way. I love the tree swing, and then the scooter and the puppies and scarves everyewhere! Maybe she reminds me a bit of me too...

Here you can see a few of the extra goodies that Chris sent. She sent a few scraps of the fabric she used, and some unicorns, which is from a line called Far, Far Away, by Heather Ross (I think!). She also sent some needles and some ribbon.

I am so lucky to have received this quilt! I saw it in the flickr pool, but never dreamed that it was for me! I plan to hang it on the wall of my sewing room. I have a few other things to hang, so it will go there. Chris, thank you again, I really adore it!

I've made a few other things recently, so I will post those photos too, if you are interested in seeing them! Any crafts for you lately?


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Wow!! What a great gift!

I have some Pips in my stash. A layer cake and a fat quarter bundle. I love them...Oh, and 3 yards of the girl on the swing is in the mail. I have no idea what to do with them yet, but I HAD to have them....

Looking foreword to seeing what you have been up to!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Wow, what a great quilt and goodies. I love swapping on Flickr too...too fun!

Shoshanah said...

I think it's such a cute quilt. Perfect for a little girl, and you're lucky to now have it.