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......
I just LOVE everything about it. The size, shape, colours and wonderful simplicity. Aren't the birds just gorgeous!
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!
So, lucky me, I'm getting quite a collection of little works of art!
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!