Saturday, November 07, 2009

DQS Opening Day and a Giveaway

Today was official opening day for the Dolls Quilt swap. This morning as soon as soon as Jazz and I were awake, I let her open it...We had to give some guidelines of likes/dislikes etc to help our swap partner with ideas - my only request was an actual dolls quilt (could be dolls quilt or wall hanging) which was predominantly pink and pretty.
Well I think Tania has nailed it. This is the first ever quilt she has made, and she did an awesome job. Thank you so much - Jazz and I think its just perfect.
I love the fabric selections, they are very prety, and the little matching pillow is so cute!

It got the seal of approval...the 'twins' got covered up and kissed goodnight straight away.


My swap partner was Esther (& Beth) After seeing her gorgeous quilts I was SO nervous about making a quilt for her, but I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. The piecing and quilting are a bit wonky in places, but I hope they dont mind too much! After all the sneek peeks Ive shared, here is the quilt I made....
front

back

I really enjoyed being part of this swap and hopefully will join in again next year! Now I have to put the thinking cap on and start making for a couple of Secret Santas Ive signed up for, and for my PIF. Thanks to the three ladies who have joined up for my PIF - please let me know your
postal details at some stage, so I can send a little crafty goodness your way sometime in the next year!

And to finish off Ive decided to have a little give away. The other day I made a little dress for Jacinta using this tutorial. Its made from a pretty sheet I picked up from the op shop and its beautifully soft and cool. Unfortunately she was asleep and I just guessed measurements and it turned out too big! I would say its about a size 2 - 3 dress (would probably fit up to a size 4 as a top)
Instead of trying to adjust this one, I made another one that fits her. So this one needs a new home. To enter into the givaway just leave a comment on this post. You can get an extra entry by blogging about and linkng this give away on your blog - just make sure you leave an extra comment letting me know! Will only post to Australian addresses. I will draw a winner on Monday 15th November (too much happening next weekend!)

7 comments:

Austy's Mum said...

Cute pics of the doll quilt in use! Totally LOVE the one you made!

Becky said...

How cute is the doll quilt in action shot. So pink and pretty with the lovely trim.

Love the one you sent to Esther too. Great colours and the back is almost as good as the front!

I have a little girl here who would fit your pillowcase dress too :)

Shan said...

your quilt is amazing!!!
i love the colours/ fabric selection.
well done :)

becanne said...

Tania did a great job - lovely to see it put to good use straight away!
I love the one you made - the owl on the back is such a special touch!

Tania said...

Nic, the quilt you made is amazing, the owl is just gorgeous and I love the pic of your little sweetheart kissing the dolls goodnight.....,

Natalie said...

Both the quilts are just gorgeous! I really love the one you made, the colors are lovely together and the back looks as nice as the front too!

The dress you made is adorable too, but sadly would be too big for my little miss as well.

angela said...

Oh lovely owl quilt. Is the very thing in scrapbooking papers this year. I just love the red.
The dress is so cute. You should sell them.

My little girl would look very cute in that dress too.