Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Doll Quilt Swap ... recap and new round now open!

You may have heard the rumors, but yes ... I am here to tell you that they are all true: signups for Doll Quilt Swap 7 have opened up.

So much for my mini quilt swap hiatus.

Anyhoo, the first 200 people to sign up are guaranteed spots ... and they are filling up fast. So what are you waiting for? Go! Go!

But be sure to come back, because I thought this was a great time to post the recap of DQS6 that I've been meaning to get to for a few months now.

As you may remember, I was an admin (aka "swap papa") for the Doll Quilt Swap for the first time in round 6. And let me tell you, I think I was given the best bunch of quilters in the whole swap (well, except for Joy, who sent me the best dang quilt of the whole swap (IMHO)!!)

I wanted to honor their talent and hard work by posting this gallery of their quilts. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

We'll start with Bronwyn, who sent this fantastic quilt to fellow Aussie Helen:

Love that Tula Pink fabric!

Helen made one of her signature minis for lucky Kerri:

In turn, Kerri sent this little cutie (one of my faves!) to Erin in Utah:

And Erin made this for Tina ... although it looks like Tina's daughters have claimed ownership:

What a creative idea! Those little pennants are so original.

In turn, Tina made this sweet little quilt for Jennifer in Virginia ... or maybe for her daughter?:

I paired Jennifer up with Darci in California ... I had a feeling it would be a good match. Here's what Darci received:

Oh, hey Darci! Cute pic.

Darci, in turn, made this mini for Stefanie:

And Stef made this pretty quilt for Sarah:

Here's what Sarah sent to Indiana to live with Solidia:

And here's Californian Rhonda showing off her little beauty, handmade by Solidia:

I think Karen from Washington was (understandably!) very happy with what Rhonda made especially for her:

What better for a cat lover than this little quilt made by Karen for Molly in Oregon:

And this retro mini traveled from Molly's place in Oregon all the way to Virginia to live with Liz:

Here's what Liz sent to Anastasia:

Check out what Anastasia sent "down under" to Hayley in Australia:

And finally, another Aussie-to-Aussie package from Hayley to Bronwyn:

... which closes out my little circle.

Like what you see? Inspired by the great work of these fabulous quilters? Then head on over to Flickr and get involved. Rules and guidelines can be found in the group.

See you there!


  1. niiiice recap!!!
    of course i signed up again!!!

  2. Thank you for such a nice little quilt show! What a talented group of quilters!

  3. Wonderful! These are so inspirational.

  4. Those are such beautiful quilts. I am signing up and this will be my first swap. Thanks for inspiring me to give it a try!

  5. Wow! What else to say. They are all really beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

  6. how long did it last?.. a week... rachel sent me the info in an e-mail and twisted my arm into signing up!... a first doll swap for me!

  7. What a beautiful quilt gallery from some very talented quilters.

  8. I wasn't sure if I was going to do any more swapping this summer - but as soon as I got an email from Susan I was in! Such a fun group to swap with :)

    Love your recap!

  9. oh john that was so great!! it must have been a lot of work for that post!! your bebes quilts are all fab!! thanks for putting in the blurb about dqs7, we are getting bunches of your followers joining in!

  10. Hello Quilt Dad!

    I just love your blog! I only started sewing/quilting about a month ago. I blogged about my first project I guess I should blog about my next 2 projects too lol...

    I'd love to do a swap at some point but I'm unsure how to go about it. Any pointers for a newbie?


  11. Wow, so many nice quilts. Your post inspired me to sign up for DQS7. Thanks for sharing!
    Oh, and "hello". Waves.

  12. LOLOL laughing at how long your haitus lasted!! Too funny! :D
    Love your pinwheel quilt - those borders are PERFECT!! And can't wait to see your ORBCO quilt when you get it done! You must never sleep! LOL

  13. LOL That pic of me is terrible. You can really tell that I am preggers tired, beyond belief.

  14. I saw this 2 days ago and jumped immediately over to sign up! Then call my sister and tell her to sign up! You're one of quite a crew of quilters that we both love! And many of you seem to participate in this swap, so, we are excited just to jump in and play with everyone! Of course I didn't get back to see the quilt pictures till today, and of course they're beautiful! You did have quite a good group didn't you!

  15. Just found your blog - love it! Now if you could get my husband to give up WOW and take up quilting with me ;-) Right.
    Anyhow - great doll quilts... and I'm guilty of the opposite. I tend to only do larger quilts (30x30) or larger... I've never made a doll quilt, but I may have to start. If nothing else, just to practice different techniques that I NEVER do otherwise. I'll be checking back in regularly from now on! Cheers!

  16. Love your site...missed the Doll Swap sign up but will be "lurking" to be able to get in on the next one. I have a soft spot in my heart for NC, lived in Chapel Hill for Grad school..transplanted Razorback, now in LSU Country. Been quilting for years!! and love it. Keep up the great work!

  17. All lovely quilts! But I have say the mushroom one is my fave

  18. Wow, those quilts are spectacular!

    I love that you gave such a wonderful recap of the entire swap!

    I wanted to let you know that I finally posted a picture of the Lap Quilt Swap IV that hung at the sisters quilt show. It looks fabulous!


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