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Doll Quilt Swap

I’m behind in posting pictures of the cute little quilt I received in the Doll Quilt Swap 9 – for reasons that are beyond my comprehension my computer refused to upload them for a week.

doll quilt swap 9 - red whit and aqua mini patchwork quilt

Audrey got some of my favorite elements here – the fun red and aqua color combination, my favorite white sashings, a cute Alexander Henry backing fabric, and how did she know I have a blog post planned on my recent love of polka dots.

alexander henry fruit fabric mini quilt backing and polka dot binding

And, she sent this cute, coordinating pincushion. (She included some fabric too — but I whisked it off into an “I could start another new project pile” before the photo shoot. )

whirligig red and white modern patchwork pincushion

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Finally finished the last details of my doll quilt and associated goodies.

cathedral windows variation for doll quilt swap 9

This will be in the mail soon to my partner, in it’s matching envelope. My entry in matchiest doll quilt package contest. : )

package, quilt and goodies for doll quilt swap 9

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Lagniappe:  a little something special.

My new vocabulary from the DQS9 discussion board — I really like that there’s a word for this. And I really like the lagniappe I’m including with my quilt this time: note cards with fabric patchwork swatches.

blue/green/aqua fabric patchwork notecards

I’m unusually matchy with this project, so these are made from the same line of fabric as the quilt – and a coordinating fabric from the same designer. But these were fun, I think I’ll be making more with different combinations.

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A few more secret garden blocks to finish off my quilt for DQS9

Doll Quilt Swap - cathedral windows and secret garden variation with Dena Designs Monaco Fabric

And a tiny little one that doesn’t have a spot yet.

Tiny secret garden block - cathedral windows variation for DQS9

The little one is about an inch and a half across — adorable, but after doing it, I don’t recommend making them this small. So many layers of fabric in such a small space is just too much.

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