Saturday, March 19, 2011

Doll Quilt Exchange

I received my doll quilt from Lisa of Stray Threads yesterday.
I simply adore it!
She even took the time to hand quilt it.
I don't have a doll bed, so the only doll I have from my childhood (she is a Hawaiian doll given to me by my grandmother--her grass skirt has disintegrated over the years) proudly took possession of the quilt.  Since she is lacking in apparel, the quilt will keep her warm and I will be shopping for a doll bed for the two of them while antique shopping this summer.
Thank you, thank you Lisa for this lovely doll quilt and thank you again to Christine for organizing the exchange.
This is a lopsided picture of the quilt I sent Lisa.
It was my attempt to reproduce a doll quilt in the Mary Ghormley collection from a picture I had seen.

Now back to the sewing machine.  It is National Quilters Day and I am 2 blocks behind in my Barbara Brackman Civil War BOTW.

19 comments:

Sue said...

Those are both lovely quilts. What a neat idea to have an exchange like that.

Merilyn said...

You both did each other proud with your beauitful doll quilts!!!

Betty Lou said...

Lucky you that you have a doll from your childhood. Both quilts are beautiful.

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Betty Lou said...

Lucky you that you have a doll from your childhood. Both quilts are beautiful.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Both doll quilts are wonderful! This was a fun exchange. Your grandmother would be thrilled that the little doll she gave you has a new quilt!

Carolyn :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed seeing both of them! I just love little quilts PERIOD!

Maureen said...

Lovely little quilts! Love the border fabric on both of them.
Your post yesterday got me going on a charity quilt last night. Always makes me feel good to work on those. Happy stitching!

Jeanne Lex said...

Lucky little dolly (and Cheryl) - that little quilt is a keeper.

Lori said...

Both quilts are adorable and lovely!

Cathy said...

Both doll quilts are beautiful. Now you have an excuse to buy a doll bed. Hugs

Nancy E said...

What great quilts! I always enjoy making small quilts.

Sue said...

Both of those little doll quilts are wonderful ! Hope you find the perfect doll bed this summer.

Stray Stitches said...

Both quilts are beautiful! Your little doll will now be kept nice and warm.

Elyte said...

You are both so lucky to receive such gorgeous little quilts.
Yours is lovely Cheryl, your colours are warm and welcoming and your borders are strong but not dominating.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a darling doll quilt!

Michele said...

Love the quilts! The doll looks like fun :-)

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Both of these quilts are just the sweetest. How lucky you both are to have received such little beauties.

Lisa said...

Cheryl, glad you liked the quilt. How wonderful to have a doll from childhood! I'm not sure mine lasted too long. Thank you so much for my quilt. It is right at home here!