Monday, May 11, 2009

Perfect Parcels!

I don't often give a lot of thought to the quilt I am to receive in the doll quilt swaps until they turn up in my letterbox. I find the most fun is in creating something that will be right for my partner and challenging my design and construction skills.

I do occasionally think about it as I check out all the lovely pictures of the quilts as they pop up in Flickr and wonder if it's 'the one'. And of course I have my favourites.

It's always a lovely, big surprise when it arrives and I get to open up the package and reveal the cleverness within.

Today's package confused me for a moment as it was mailed locally. But then I saw the name on the back and tore it open while standing at the letterbox because I knew what was inside......

Doll Quilt 6 Received!

I just LOVE everything about it. The size, shape, colours and wonderful simplicity. Aren't the birds just gorgeous!

Doll Quilt 6 Received!

It was designed and beautifully made by the fabulous Tamara who lives down the road from me (kind of).

Thanks again Tamara it will be hung somewhere special because we all love it so much. And hopefully we'll get to meet soon!

Doll Quilt 6 Received!

So, lucky me, I'm getting quite a collection of little works of art!

Doll Quilt 6 Received!

Go here and check out all the fabulousness from this swap round.

And just quickly, here's a sneak peek of my latest offering which is finally 'winging' its way to its new home! My wrist is back to normal and now that I have finished the quilt I can try and get back to some more crochet!

Doll Quilt 6 Sent to ??

44 comments:

nannergirl said...

Oh I love both quilts! Great little plane :)

1/4 of an inch said...

I am so glad you like it, I actually got quite excited when you commented on Flickr in the early days of making this for you...

I just love your plane...I have a 6 year old obsessed by planes he would love this...you might have inspired yet another idea for me....

Take Care
Tam xo

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Louise! Both of those quilts are just adorable. I love the bright colors and simplicity of them both!

Valerie said...

I'm sorry to inform you of this, Louise, but that just might be too much cuteness for one post! ;) I love the bird on a wire quilt -- what a fun treat to receive in the mail. And your quilt with the airplane and the patchwork landscape? Oh my heavens -- adorable! (As always. I never fail to be inspired after reading your blog posts...)

Kristin said...

EEE! The quilts are GORGEOUS. Such perfect inspiration as well. I just finished redoing a baby bed for my youngest to use for her dolls (Photos on the blog!) and need to make up a quilt or 5 for her to use for her dollies. :)

Hugs
Kristin
http://reclaimingthehome.typepad.com

Katy said...

both of those quilts are awesome. I love Tam's birds, I loved them from the start when i first saw them, and that plane really should be mine...but it's not :(
I would say I hope the new owner loves it as much as I would, but that goes without saying, doesn't it? It's fab.

Andi said...

Love 'em!!!!
Nuff said.
Andi :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilts sent and received.......

Ali said...

I am in love with the 'bird on a wire' label and your green hills. Quilty magic.

Glad the wrist is feeling better.

Casey said...

wow! I love the plane!

Beth said...

OH MY! I may have to try my hand at an airplane quilt as hubby is a pilot -- but no way will it be this cute!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

They are both works of art! Lucky you, lucky swap recipient, lucky world for having such gorgeous things in it!

Lisa said...

Beauitful work, both are lovely.

Cass said...

Wow that looks fantastic

Cascade Lily said...

Oh I love the quilt Tamara made for you! And your plane is very cute. Lovely all round.

Melody said...

I wish I was so talented to make gorgeous quilts like those. I love the one you are making and I love the one that arrived in the post. Simply stunning!

Kellie said...

Hit the jackpot this time my friend!!!! And your plane is too cute! Happy birthday for yesterday for your middle sized big girl! :)

Pamela said...

That was just a beautiful gift you got in the mail. What a wonderful surprise....love the one you are making as well.

comfortstitching said...

Ah you get what you give! All the doll quilts you've made are GORGEous how do you do it!!!
I love your plane and all the little handstitches and details. Just soooo dreamy.......

Maree said...

love anything with Birds on it and this is NO Exception...how cute is this...Love the different shape...
cheers

peppermintpatcher said...

Both quilts are just gorgeous. Congratulations to recipients and makers!!

Philigry said...

i need yo get in on some of these swaps! these are both beautiful!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh, how adorable! I would have been thrilled to have received that adorable work of art too!

Blessings,
Spencer

Simone de Klerk said...

Those birds are so pretty! And I love the quilting of it.

Rachelle said...

How tweet! What a great idea to have a quilt swap!
I just reviewed the most awesome crafter’s cabinet from The Original Scrapboxand I wanted to tell you about it! Stop by
my blog
to join in the fun!

Missfil said...

Hello Louise !
You maybe remember your exchange with my mother ? .... You send her a so cute fabric !
I made a bag with it (tha I love) ! You can see it on my blog !
Have a nice day !
Corinne

Bronwyn said...

Thanks Louise for the heads up on my link for The Bushfires Quilt Hanging! I really appreciate it when other bloggers help me out with this kind of stuff! I am sorry you won't be able to come cos of work - can I please ask if we can place a flyer in your shop so lots of quilty people might see it and come?

randi---i have to say said...

Such cuteness! Both quilts are perfect!

Rachel said...

Those little quilts are so adorable. I am guessing one of the rules of the swap is to have wings on it somewhere! So cute.

Camera Girl said...

Adorable x

Tania said...

W.O.W. It's GORGEOUS! Sorry, can't say anymore, too busy trying to stop drooling...

little luxury said...

Soo cute...and good luck with your wrist

craftygirlwithruffle said...

Too cute! Lovely to see you last week.

taylorgroneck said...

these are so very lovely!

Kristen said...

that is SO cute!!

Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza said...

This is so wonderfull!:) Great blog! :)))

Chookyblue...... said...

just found my last comment here.......
......post post here again........lol.......

Kellie said...

you've had a face lift! ;) I like it!

Beth said...

Just missing you, thought I would stop by and say "hi!"

Annie said...

LOVE the bird on a wire. Send me your email as I have a photo for you.

DIY said...

I just linked you from my craft blog. Love all the applique ideas.

Kellie said...

I miss you :(

Progress Lighting said...

I agree so cute!

Jodie said...

Louise, drop me an email - I can't figure out how to email you !!!