Sunday 16 February 2014

DQS 14 ~ sent and received

It is no secret that I love to swap.  I've lost track of how many swaps I've been in but one of my favourites has been the Doll Quilt Swap.  Round 14 just finished and I am excited to finally show you what I sent and what I received.

My partner (Coser Tejer Crear) said she loved Heather Ross so I decided to make her a couple of Quiet Play houses with some Heather Ross fussy cuts in the windows!

Low volume and text fabrics with the fabric colours I love all made this mini one of my favourites to sew!

I added some hand stitching on the tree, the door and the door knob and some dense machine stitches for the sky.  I used several colours of thread just to add some extra interest.

I struggled to know what to sew for her because I couldn't find her inspiration mosaic but I think she liked it!  I'm sure the little girl, mouse and cat are happy to be at her home now!

And look what I received!  A gorgeous aqua Great Granny mini!  My partner was Coser Tejer Crear so we actually sewed for each other!   This was her first swap and she did an incredible job - this mini is perfection!   Her stitching is so precise.  Wonderful!

As you can see, I was also spoiled with candy and chocolate, lace and buttons.  Yum!  Thank you!

So - do you like to swap?

P.S.  Thank you to Funthreads for sending me a sheet of Squangles to try and to Rhonda for sending me this amazing parcel'o'goodness for my prize in the Q4 Finish A Long.

UPDATE:  linking to the 2014 Q1 Finish Along finishing party!

 Finish Along 2014


moira said...

what a great mini you made - it's darling! You know I love to swap but am on a swap fast this year ;)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

The mini you made is wonderful and the one you received is lovely too :)

Anonymous said...

love your mini, nothing nicer that lovely parcels arriving through the door - full of delicious fabrics!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I love a good swap!
You got some goodies there, and I love the mini you made xxx

DeborahGun said...

both gorgeous :-)

Charlotte said...

such cute little houses! Love it!

mumasu said...

This is a beautiful little quilt :)

Patti said...

Oh my gosh, such an awesome little quilt! And you received some awesome surprises too!

Indianna said...

Great swap all round. I love swaps, but I'm on a diet this your so that I supposedly can finish off some of my own stuff!

Colette said...

I LOVE this mini, it's so full of charm and gorgeousness, it's a wonder you could part with it.
Fair swap though, you got a stunner back too!

Deb @ PlainStitch said...

Oh i sooo love the mini houses! So kind to swap it!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Love your use of low volumes in the sky and the stitching looks like the wind is blowing.