Another round of the popular Doll Quilt Swap has come to an end. Though I wasn't a "swap papa" this time around, I certainly didn't want to miss out on the fun.
Here's the mini quilt I received from fellow guy-quilter Ryan (of ImJustAGuyWhoQuilts fame). Ryan has become a good friend of mine in the blog & Flickr worlds, so it was so nice to receive something that he had made. He knows my tastes -- and especially my love for all things Joel Dewberry -- quite well. I absolutely love his mini take on the Denyse Schmidt Single Girl pattern -- single girl for the married guy, I guess? And it matches the swap pillow I received a few months back!
Ryan recently had some funky quilt labels made at Spoonflower -- pretty neat, eh? The label is shown here against the awesome County Fair backing.
Thanks so much, Ryan -- I hope you know how much I love this little quilt!
Our swap mama Kimmie apparently had some fun this round, because not only did she match Ryan to be my secret partner, but she paired me with the 3rd guy in the entire swap: Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios! (And, to complete the chain, she had Scott send to Ryan ... so the three of us had our own little manquilter swap of sorts.) Oh Kimmie, you're too funny!
Unfortunately, I broke one of the cardinal rules of blogging and didn't take a picture of the final quilt I made for Scott. I was a bit behind schedule, in a rush to get the quilt in the mail to Scott, and we had rainy weather in NC ... all combined to keep me from getting any good photos. Here are some "in process" pics that I had taken as a sneak peek ...
I combined linen with an eclectic mix of prints in blues & greens for Scott, trying to match the aesthetic he seems to like. Mine turned out a bit more minimal than Scott's work, but I hope he likes it. If you can envision it, I embroidered "blue nickel studios" on those three linen bars.