Thursday, August 11, 2011

Label Love

The doll quilt swap group always seems to have some really unique labels, and this round there is lots of fun labels!

Such sweet needlework done by Mollyjolly:
FlossieBlossoms made perfect use of a bitty block as her label:
Bouncypoodle's quilt back and label is almost as amazing as the front!
A very cute and colorful label made by DeeRooG:
A very suiting label from Lemon Tree Quilts:
A very cute butterfly label made by QuackQuack22:
For more inspiration of the lovely labels made during Doll Quilt Swap, you can check out this thread.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First To Finish!

Today marks the first day you are allowed to ship your doll quilts! Internationally, that is! International quilts can be mailed Aug. 9th and must be sent by Aug. 16th. Domestic quilts must be mailed by Aug 23rd.
There have been some amazing quilts getting finished up in the group.

Look at this amazing cathedral window doll quilt that Lemon Tree Quilts finished:
Quack Quack 22 has finished not 1, but 2 quilts for her partner to choose from:

A colorful square in square doll quilt has been made by Four Monkeys Quilt, I just love the cool colors and stripey binding!
Another colorful beauty is this doll quilt made by Marilynkb:
Bouncypoodle made a 'Crazy Tumbling Pinwheel' quilt, and I think anyone would be excited to receive this one! The fun scrappy binding is so perfect!
Mindboggld created a doll quilt with such tiny details! Those squares finish up at only 1/2"!
Stunning just about sums up this fabulous quilt that Mini_Milly04 made :

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rainbows of color!

Well I don't think the swap participants are afraid of color this round! Lots of bright, rainbow colored blocks have started to emerge in the group pool.
SpottedStoneStudio has been making progress on a scrappy rainbow flying geese quilt,
Living My Sweet Life was inspired by all of Mamacjt's colorful quilts and decided to make this wonky rainbow quilt,
MollyJolly has created a rainbow of churn dash blocks,
Fionapoppy has her quilt top finished up,
Marilynkb posted a sneak peek that resembles a rainbow quilt pie!
A Girl In Paradise has her quilt top finished up - and its fun and colorful!
~~alissa~~ has made several very colorful rainbow stars,
Patchwork Queen is working on a stunning combination of English paper peiced diamonds and solids,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Putting Pen to Paper

The participants in the swap are starting to get some ideas flowing now!

StitchDutchess has sketched out a DQS11 possibility, here take on Wonky stars and will be using either Kona Ash or White for the background,

Bouncypoodle has an idea bewing with little floating pinwheels,

FlossieBlossom, a swap mama, has possibility for DQS11 using a pattern she found is a 1933 issue of Minature Quilts called 'Wheel of Fortune'
Pinkbrain and Mr.Chicken has an asymetrical design with stars and squares planned out,

Fionapoppy's initial idea is air castle blocks is 9 different colors,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stacks of Fabrics

There has been lots of sketches of what people are going to make and a some stacks of fabrics to tempt us.
Kate@Swim,Bike Quilt has a very lovely color palette with some of Anna Mariah Honer's new LouLouthi:

Amy's Creative Side has a great selection of greens,

Patricabstudio has a lovely selection of red, pinks and pale yellows and greens waiting to be sewn up,

BetsyLynne50 has two fabric selections, Anthology's Sweet Tooth & Hope Valley combined with Kona Ash,
Peonybliss has a rich combination of red, purple and grey pulled together,

Locodowo has a selection of fabrics in grey, blue with a hint of pink,

LemonTreeTales has some pretty oranges and will be using either hot pink or turquoise as the accent color,

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's Mosaic Making Time!

Partner emails went out this weekend, so bebe's should know now if they made the lottery and got into the swap this round or not. A mosaic is a great way to inspire your partner with your quilting style, color themes you like and even bitty blocks that you love. Don't know how to make a mosaic? You can find out how in this thread in the Doll Quilt Swap 11 Mosaic Group.
I will start off with some of the most recently made mosaics:
Lots of color in BetsyLynn50's mosaic-

Lots of inspiration of quilts that can be made into bitty blocks in jmbmommy's mosaic -
Shecanquilt added lots of helpful tips about why she choose the quilts in her mosaic -
Suzettra made a mosaic full of lots of color, and nuetrals with pops of colors -
TagEButt has lots of traditional quilts in her mosaic -

{safieh} has a mosaic with lots of  'points', and traditional quilts made with modern fabrics-

Sewgirly! created a mosaic with beautiful quilt designs and color schemes-
Peonybliss did a wonderful job with adding notes to each of the quilts explaining what it is she loves, or why she choose to add them to them to her inspiration mosaic -

Monday, June 27, 2011

Swap Mama Introductions!

And were off! With just a few days since signs up have been posted, there is already a lot of buzz in the group! I would like to introduce the swap mama's this round:

Susan- chickenfoot has been around in Doll Quilt Swap all the way since the very first round, and a Mama since DQS2! Just look at this inspiring wall of doll quilts :
Kimmie- quiltinkimmie is a lively Mama in this group, enthusiastic and full of sarcasm! Kimmie has been participating in DQS since round 3 or 4, and has been a Mama for the last 5 rounds. Just look at this beauty she sent out last round for DQS10:

Sue - suejoy70, is one of our Mama's all the way from Australia. She has been quilting for 15 years, and joined DQS in round 7, and has been a Mama since DQS10. Last round she sent out a stunning paper pieced quilt, with lots of amazing movement from the quilting:

Susan - flossieblossoms just started quilting a few years ago, but has been sewing/crafting and doll making for ages. She has been with DQS since round 6, and a Mama for the last 4 rounds. Flossie sent out a bright Rainbow Village quilt for the last round:
 Kandra, mindboggld is a computer programmer and embraces her geeky side! She loves to embroider and quilt and has been participating in DQS since round 9, and joined as a Mama for the last round. For DQS10 she sent out a lovely quilt with wonky house, and cute hand quilted stars:

Helen, Mini_Milley04 is our second doll quilt swap Mama from Australia. She has been quilting for 8 years, and a DQS Mama all the way since round 3! Helen made a vibrant wonky stars mini for round 10:

Solidia, Modernsewl has been participating in Doll quilt swap from the very first round, and has been a Mama since round 8. She not only quilts/sews but also likes to scrapbook, crochet and garden. Here's a great collection of doll quilts she has made made for DQS and a few other swaps:
Carol, Mamacjt is our Angel Mama for the group. That means whenever someone gets a partner who flakes, or a quilt is lost in the mail, Carol makes and send them a quilt! Carol already has 3 (Yes, three!!) doll quilts made ready to be sent out as angel quilts for this round.
Partner emails go out around July 8th, so now is a great time to practice some mini quilt blocks, update your flickr stream with projects you have been working on, gathering up favorites to use in a mosaic if you are in this round, and most importantly- Stay Active & Participate in the Doll Quilt Swap Group!