Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jewel of the Sea

Recently, I wrote a post about the quilt I sent out for the Doll Quilt Swap 6. Shortly thereafter, I received my quilt from the swap ... AND I COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE EXCITED!!

DQS6 Received!

Those of you who participate in these swaps know the deal: you watch the photo pool and all of the pictures that people are posting of their works-in-progress, thinking "oh, I can see how that one might be being made with me in mind" or "wow, I really hope that one is coming to me".

As soon as I saw the first sneak peek of this quilt, I thought both of those things. First, anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a huge fan of Tula Pink's fabric lines. And second, the colors and pattern just struck me in such a way that I really, really wished that it was for me.

DQS6 Received!

And it was!

The quilt was made by Joy from Australia, who blogs at Stitchin' Skilly. Joy's been great and really took notice of my preferences and style when planning this quilt. It turns out I had made a comment in a discussion thread a few months back about really liking the charcoal & lime green color scheme, which planted the seed of inspiration.

It also seems like this quilt had quite the time making its way to North Carolina. After leaving Australia with Joy as she traveled to the states, this quilt has been to LA, MI, NY, and LA again before being sent to NC. Wow, even I have never been to LA! I really appreciate all of the time and effort that Joy put in to making sure I got the perfect little quilt for me.

DQS6 Received!

As part of the Doll Quilt Swap, we all agreed to take pictures of ourselves holding the quilts we received as part of the swap. It's been great to be able to put all of the names with a face! Here's the picture I took, along with "daughter no-nap". (I usually end up taking all of the pictures for my blog and Flickr during my kids' nap time on the weekends. Little Ms. B stopped taking naps months and months ago, so she is usually my helper on these photo shoots while her brother and sister are sleeping!)

DQS6 Received!

DQS6 Received!

And on a separate note, Mrs. Quilt Dad and I were married in Chapel Hill, NC, eight years ago today. Happy anniversary to us! We'll be celebrating with a dinner out tonight ... possibly followed by a movie, if we're not too sleepy! : )

28 comments:

  1. That quilt is great! Lucky you. Is that mermaid playing "pearl" ball?

    Happy Aniversary! Have a great date night.

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  2. Soooo pretty...the quilt and your little girl :0) !

    Happy anniversary!

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  3. I agree! Love the quilt and the pretty little girl! We are almost neighbors. Well,a couple of hours apart,LOL! I live in Raeford.

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  4. Well Happy Anniversary!!

    I was excited for you when I saw this was yours - she pegged you good :) I love it too - where do you keep all your mini's??

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  5. Happy Aniversary! My husband and I will be married 5 years May 29th.
    Very very pretty quilt... I need to join a quilt swap but not sure how or where to begin... keep blogging you are a GREAT inspiration!!! Erin

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  6. happy anniversary yall.

    like i said before, this mini is SO you.

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  7. Happy "A" you two!!

    Lovely swap you got there.. great workmanship!

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  8. Stunning is the word I would use to describe your doll quilt! Lucky you!
    Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Oh, how precious!!! Daughter and quilt! I love reading your blog and seeing what you're doing. You ROCK!

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  10. happy anniversary!
    love the quilt! the colors are just stunning!

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  11. Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a lovely time out with the Mrs. The quilt is awesome and I am a little jealous. You deserve it though.

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  12. happy anniversary!!! i love your little mermaid quilt...very cool! have a great night tonight :)

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  13. congrats! 8 years! and how cute is that little quilt! how lucky you are! love it!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! That quilt must have been touring on it's way to you! It is a beauty!

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  15. Not to mention there is a sexy mermaid on that quilt....*L*

    I was JUST thinking of you today, as I passed the DQ you sent me, and wondered what you were up to.

    Happy Anniversary! and many, many, many more.....

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  16. the doll quilt is so adorable!!! and happy anniversary! Hope you had a wonderful evening!

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  17. THAT IS GORGEOUS!!! I just spent the entire evening working with some of the same fabrics while making a bag. Check it out on my site www.frecklemama.com. I fell in love with them and may have to use my scraps to do something like your doll quilt. It is so fabulous! And what a treat for it to have come so far to join you. BTW, happy anniversary you two.

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  18. what a beautiful quilt John, and quite a wee cutie holding it too - miss no nap that is!
    Happy Anniversary - have a great time!

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  19. Wow - you are the luckiest swapper ever! That is absolutely stunning. Happy Anniversary to you and Quilt Mom!

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  20. I couldn't think of a more deserving recipient for such a gorgeous quilt! Happy Anniversary :D

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  21. what a beautiful little quilt!

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  22. Wow that is beautiful, I'm so jealous :) stopping in from the SMS Giveaway!

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  23. this is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the fabrics! What a great gift to receive

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  24. This is one gorgeous quilt. You are so lucky!

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  25. What a special gift this is, you must feel very happy about receiving it.

    cheers
    Christine

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  26. You received a very clever and nicely made doll quilt. Little daughter no nap looks like a quilter in the making. She a cutie.

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  27. OMG I have seen that quilt on flikr somewhere and I totally love it. I can't believe you got it. Congrats.

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