Friday, June 11, 2010

doll quilt swap 9

I am excited to be participating in the 9th round of Doll Quilt Swap on flickr! If you don't already know about it, it is a huge swap that is a ton of fun. It's a secret swap in that nobody knows who is making the quilt for them. People post in-process and finished pictures of their quilts but don't reveal who the recipient will be. This swap has a couple hundred participants and there are several "swap parents" that each take care of a group of swappers to make sure things go smoothly.

Anyway, in the discussions on flickr, they have asked for people to update their profiles with some information about what they are interested in. This will help my swap mama pair me up with someone great! I decided it would be a good blog entry, too:

things I love in quilts--
*includes fabrics from more than one "line" (I will make the rare exception especially if it's basic grey but I think you generally get more depth and scrappy happiness if you use fabric from more than one designer)
*clear, bright, happy colors
*a little bit of crookedness here and there, sometimes
*white can help those clear colors stand out really well!
*the wonky shoo-fly block is sooo adorable
*little (or big) square in square blocks (really? I know you are shocked)

some quilt patterns I would love to make:
finished hexagons (I have some started)
another churn dash (I made one and gave it away and didn't even properly blog about it.)

Dear Jane (hahahaha... someday.)

I also made a photo mosaic of some of my favorite quilts on flickr. Some of these are not mini-quilts but they are gorgeous and inspire me so I had to include them.
1. Doll Quilt Swap I:  for lej619, 2. Doll Quilt Swap I: received, 3. Square Quilt, 4. DQS7 my sent quilt..., 5. placemat received, 6. My lovely Kaffe Fassett quilt top, 7. scrap 9 patch, 8. Shoo Fly Quilt - DQS8, 9. hex front mini quilt dqs8, 10. dqs7, 11. DQS8 quilt received, 12. Doll Quilt Swap 8

I'm excited to be in this round of the swap, and can't wait to find out who my partner is so I can think up something really fun to create! I have loved making a few swap mini quilts over the last year and a half or so but miss them, too. So this time, I'm pretty sure I will be making a twin for my swap quilt that I will keep.


Anonymous said...

Ooh, these look so yummy!

Kelli said...

I decided to sit this round out, but I'll be watching the progress! I love your mosaic of favorites. Many of them are mine, too!

Diane said...

Lovely inspirations!

Craft-aholic said...

I have participated in this swap before and it was so fun! Enjoy it. I bet your suggestions will give your swap partner lots of ideas to draw from.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Love your inspirations :)

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Thanks for sharing this post! It not only lets folks know what you like specifically, it also has helped me to see what swap admins are asking with the field "things you like". I have been following your blog thru my yahoo page for a little while and have enjoyed it a bunch. If you haven't guessed I'm fairly new to bloggs & quilting but wanted to let you know that its appreciated:0) yay! you! Thanks again, Sarah