Thursday, February 14, 2013

Doll Quilt Swap 13 - Received!

I had a lovely mail day yesterday! I came home from a Bible Study I've started attending on Wed mornings to see the mail man walking up the street away from my house. I ran into the house, curious to see if it would be the day of the Doll Quilt. And it was! This is the lovely package I got from Emily (simple life, simple girl):

quilt, lovely scraps, a vintage button, a card and two rolls of washi tape
I had requested something colourful and whimsical and happy. And this quilt is all of those. It has my favorite combination of colours, it is beautifully pieced and quilted, and there are fun little details in the fabrics - mice and bees and flowers hiding among the dots.
Here it is all laid out - isn't it amazing? One thing I love about quilt swaps is that you often get something that you love, but could never make for yourself. This is a stunning little quilt, and I could never make it for myself, as I'm not super good at hand work.
I decided that it needed to hang in our hallway to ward off the winter blues. My quilt wall is being taken down so I can repaint (the lower half of the wall suffers from being behind the table on the side where the boys eat, and the wall next to it suffers from an over enthusiastic art experiment involving a brown ink pad).
I think it is the perfect size for this spot, don't you?