Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Doll quilt taster

This year I've been lucky enough to get involved with Doll Quilt Swap 8.
It's a project that I have watched from afar for the past few years and I have finally gathered the courage to join in.

You can read about past Doll Quilt swaps here and enjoy viewing the beautiful quilts that have been made in previous swaps here.
As hoped for I have an International swap partner and have been secretly checking out her likes and dislikes on her Blog and Flickr account. All in the hope that I will make a Doll Quilt that I hope she will love.
Well the postage date is nearly here.
I've doodled my design and collected my fabrics, cut and appliquéd, stitched and embroidered and created a quilt.

But I have a confession.
I am Terrified ! with a capital T.
What if the quilt doesn't get there on time ?
What if it is lost or damaged in the post ?
Worst of all what if my swap partner is disappointed with the quilt she receives?
I'm wondering if any of the other swapee's are this nervous ?

The flip side however is the excitement of receiving an original handmade doll quilt.

Just imagine a handmade quilt from one of the amazingly talented quilters involved. If you've followed the links to the Flickr group you'll understand just how wonderful these doll quilts are.
I have a little finishing up to do and my handmade quilt label to finish and then my quilt will be winging its way from Ireland to another continent.
I hope to post a pic of my finished quilt soon, but not before my partner has received it. I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise.


anamama said...

can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Ravenhill said...

Oh, this looks amazing... I too am dying to see it!!! Please show it soon! :)

Claire Louise Milne said...

I'm sure it will look amazing, I love the sneak peeks. I will have to come back to see the finished quilt!