Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Final deadline for DQS7

Tomorrow marks one week after the deadline to send within country. Hopefully most of us have mailed out our quilts!! For those that havent we have set a FINAL deadline of September 30th. If we havent heard from you by this day, you partner will go on a list. October 1st angel quilts will be sent out. We are hoping to wrap this round up reasonably quickly and not have it drag on for a couple months. If you dont send out by the final deadline, please still send your original quilt out when it is finished. The angel quilts are meant as an "im sorry you had to wait so long" but you are still going to get it!! there are a few instances where quilts never go out, and we understand that, in those cases the angel quilt is THE quilt.
Keep an eye out here for some posts from the swap parents with the quilts of all their bebes
and a little bit about their experience as a dqs parent

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

They've started arriving!

That's right ... quilts are beginning to find their way to their new homes! I recently got word that the first quilt in my group has been successfully received, and it's a beauty:

This one was made by Amanda (amandahall25) and sent to Valerie (KnittingInPink).

I thought this would be a good time to catch up on some of the other completed quilts that have popped up in the Flickr pool recently. (Note: these may or may not be from my group ... I'm not sayin'!)

littlethingsforu just posted this little quilt, all finished and ready to go:

Hey Diddle Diddle Woolies recently finished up this quilt for her partner:

Here's a finished top (stunning!) by fellow swap parent mini_milly04:

Gorgeous colors by fissiett:

Cute mythical creatures by Arnden's Space (love those unicorns!):

A gorgeous start by country hill:

Some pretty tulips by parkcitygirl:

Whatisneversaid's cool design (which is now on my to-do list!):

Some BIP's (birds in progress!) from jenamoured:

And there are tons more in the Flickr pool that I couldn't even get to ... so go check 'em out!

And finally, I'm happy to report that I've finally started working on my quilt to send to my secret partner. I was inspired by some pillows that I recently saw at the store Anthropologie:

Here is my interpretation ... very much in progress!

How about you? Have you received your quilt yet??

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Lame title I know..haha

I thought it would be fun to show some progress photos that highlight how many different ways you can use the same quilting design idea. This hit me when browsing through the DQS Flickr Group Photos. I am making a Dresden Plate/Wheely type quilt and so are a lot of others. Looks like we are all on the same wavelength. Check out the variety.

My in progress shot (I've actually got the top done, just didn't take a photo yet)
Doll Quilting #5

sleighd's multicoloured version!
Much better dqs 7

Vivie95's beautiful pastely brights!

sparklygreenknickers' wonderful rainbow!
Doll Quilt Swap 7

alison wonderlandQ's delicious pink rings! (love pink!)dqs7

Can wait to see your finished quilts ladies!

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Finished Quilts!

With September creeping up on us, it is great to see another batch of quilts finished. This swap produces such amazing talent.

The Banyard tree by mamamary2.

TagEButt has designed a quilt that can be hung either way!

A Peek At Donns's World reveals this quilt! All quilted, binding on, just need to wash/crinkle it and add the label. My daughter thinks I want to keep it for myself... my daughter may be right!!

By Laplandyellow.

This cutie is by AsiyahK. She explains, The raw-edge appliqued doll quilt features two panels. The bottom panel has a house with a cute little pup sitting on a quilt. The top panel has two doggies: one underneath the orange tree, the other chasing two birds.

This one is by Fun and Comfort Quilts. I'm calling it "Obaasan's Fans" (that's japanese for grandmother). The back is the blue fabric in the fans and binding. I'm not showing it because the label is back there and may give too much away...

Monday, August 3, 2009

First Finished Quilts!

Flossyblossy stippled this lovely quilt. She said "Finished and is ready to go in the post. I know it's quick but I've been unwell all week so have had plenty of time parked on the sofa, stitching.I forgot to measure it accurately after it was finished but think it's about 18" x 20".

One of our swap mama's is leading the way with her quilt all finished! Millie Quilts is holding up this stunner!

Mamacjt has made two quilts in one! She says, "Finally I made a quilt that I think my swap partner might like. (A little sophisticated, a little funky and done with the colors she requested.) If she doesn't like this side though, she can turn it over because I made it reversible just for her!!"

Look at this beauty! Simply This and That has finished her quilt and titled it Summer Cherries. She says "There's a little bit of everything in this quilt. I love cherries, I love wonky log cabins and wonky stripes. I also love polka dot. I put some of my favorite kinds of fabric in it, a vintage piece which I love, and some batiks for my partner". More details and stunning photos over at her blog here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Doll Quilt Swap 7, welcome everyone!

Wow! its hard to believe that we are starting round 7 of the doll quilt swap! if i am not mistaken, i think the first round was in april of 2007, started by our lovely losabia(who i might add just had the most adorable baby girl). Sign ups started on tues nite, and we are filling up fast. i imagine we will reach enough players by friday nite. we are hoping to be able to have partners out on tues. we will keep you informed as to the time.

i just wanted to give you a little info as to who the mamas and the papa are this round. be kind to them, they do a lot of work!!!

john, quiltdad, is our first manquilter (i love that name) in the group. since john joined (when was it john??) we have had a number of other manquilters join our ranks, including scott over at bluenickelstudios. john has such fabulous taste in fabric, and quite the following on his blog.

helen, patchy work of mini grey, is just one of the sweetest people you would ever want to "meet" she too has been around dqs for ages, and this is her second round being a swap mama. she makes some awesome quilts

Laurajay, my new blog journey, is another talented and oh so sweet one of our swap mamas. she is a first time mama, so be kind to her! altho she has done a number of dqs's as a member, lauraj has a fun sense of humor, so if she is your mama expect a good time.

sarah, by needle and thread, has done some stunning quilts for dqs! she is a great swap mama, and a great inspiration. pop on over to her blog, she just hit her 50th post!

tracy, scrap happy quilts, is one of our swap mamas (and members) that loves civil war prints and retro 30's prints and likes to make 'em scrappy! she holds the honor of being the only member with her dad (tlewishindes) as a member too.

lisa, of Upstate Lisa, is a new swap mama who makes terrific quilts. Lisa lives in upstate New York, near the Adirondack Mountains. She's wife to Mr U, has three busy children and enjoys quilting, sewing, crafting, working out at the gym.

lynne, of the Patchery Menagerie is another new swap mama. Lynne is an artist who usually makes 0ne-of-a-kind quilts. She has a grown son and now lives with her cat, Millie.

and then of course there is little ole me, susan aka chickenfoot. i have done every dqs as a player, and have been a swap mama in every one except the first. can you believe lisa did all this on her own??? ack! i think this is my third time being big swap mama (think like big kahuna, haha). tanaya, themad1s was also a big swap mama for a couple rounds, i dont know why i cant think who the other person was. or maybe tanaya did it three times??

we are going to attempt to blog here each week, at least one of us i hope!!
we will be working our collective bums off this weekend to get you all matched up, so be patient, the fun will be starting soon!! promise!

your faithful swap mama
susan (chickenfoot)