Snippets from Mini Grey’s group…

March 20, 2009 at 2:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized, WIP | 15 Comments

Partridgepeartree has made these beautiful kaleidoscope blocks.

Shelley has bounced into her first Dolls Quilt Swap and finished already! Above is a sneek peak.

Donna has added some posies and is still deciding to add borders…

Marja has decided enough flying geese!

Fantastic work ladies!

Photos So Far

December 4, 2008 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap, Swaps | 6 Comments

Here are some photos from my group ~ These 15 have either been received or are on their way right now. There are 5 others also on their way, but I don’t have pics for them.

DQS5 quilts received and on their way. by you.

lucyellen06 ~ swapmama ~

A Progress Report!

November 11, 2008 at 1:29 am | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap | 1 Comment

With only a few weeks to go, thought I’d share some progress shots from my group!


Marilyn has a yummy selection of fabrics.


Amanda is doing some 9 patches.


This beauty from Alison is already on its way to it’s new home.



Megan is still thinking how to quilt this stunning design.


And Tamara is thinking about this cute skipping girl.

Early Results ~

October 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap, WIP | 2 Comments
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I can hardly believe some quilters are finished so soon with their dqs5 quilts !  Wow !  I’ve looked around at what my group has shown us and found these from diddledaddledesigns, Michelle Brown and TLHCrawford.

Doll Quilt Swap 5 by diddledaddledesigns    DQS5 by michbrown1973

DQS5 by tlhcrawford  These early birds are inspiration to me !  Now I need to get a plan in my head and start sewing too ……

Lucyellen / Swapmama

All partner info has been mailed.

October 14, 2008 at 6:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Everyone has been sent their partner’s information and I am flabbergasted (and maybe that word doesn’t even express just how incredibly amazed and shocked I am), but some of our swappers have already FINISHED their partner’s quilts!!!

Very impressive, people. 🙂

In case you’re interested in adding a button to your blog, showing that you are a part of this swap, I am uploading the image here. I have no clue how to get it to work on any blogs other than blogger, but I’m sure our other mamas will step in and help me out (yoohooo, oh Helen….).

Now, I need to get crackin’ on my design for my partner (who will go nameless – of course!).

Sunshine & Seahorses (yes, I spent the morning at the beach),

Tanaya (who has just realized that she uses parenthesis way too often)

DQS5 Button

DQS5 Button

Sign-ups are now closed.

October 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Swap partners will be announced by (or before) Monday.

Thanks for playing everybody!

Sign up for DQS5!!

October 5, 2008 at 6:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Sign ups still open!

You have until Tuesday, October 7th as 12:00pm PST to send your sign up information.  Don’t delay!!

Sign ups for Round Five!!!

September 30, 2008 at 10:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

As round four of the ever-popular doll quilt swap is ending, we are excited to announce sign-ups for Round Five!!! We have a wonderful team of swap mamas helping out and will take sign-ups until we reach 150 swappers. This is going to be our largest group yet, which is a worthwhile challenge. Please help us out by following our guidelines and meeting our deadlines.

Before signing up, please look over the following requirements. If you would like to join and can agree to the following, we would love to have you join us!

This is a secret swap.

Sign ups to begin on October 1st.

Quilts due on December 1st. (delivery confirmation preferred, international swappers please ship early)

Swappers must have a blog or flickr account

Please send something that is of a quality that you would like to receive.

SIZE: from 12×12 to 24×24…any size or shape in between.

MATERIALS: natural fibers/cotton, wool, linen, etc.

To sign up, please send an email to tanaya(at)gmail(dot)com. Include the following information:


Are you willing to send international?

Blog URL

Flickr URL

Email address

Mailing address


Anything else you’d like your partner to know.

If you would like to see examples of previous doll quilts that this group has swapped, please go to our flickr group.

Do I smell a fire?

August 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap, Swaps, WIP | 5 Comments

I must, because our swappers are smoking! Just take a look at some of these quilts:

While you are busy drooling over those beauties, I thought I’d also put in a special request. Please email your swap mama when you have sent your quilt off and please be sure to post at the group (you can email us too if you’d like) once you receive your quilt. It is challenging to keep up with where everyone is at in the process, so any help you can give will be most appreciated.

Progress report – 7/13

July 13, 2008 at 4:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hi, swappers and interested observers! It’s been 5 weeks since most of you found out who your partner is. How is your quilt progressing? There’s just under a month left for those of you mailing to international partners; please be sure put in the time you need to, so that we can have happy senders (i.e., not rushed or apologetic) and happy receivers ( not languishing at the mailbox). Those sending to local folks still have about 7 weeks left.

So, on to the updates! Many of the quilters in our group have made some great progress:

Rebecca finished (yes, you read that right – FINISHED) in record time, and her quilt has ALREADY made it to lucky Amy of the Calico Cat. It’s a fantastic appliquéd bird on the stripy-est tree you ever did see. Amy plans to install the quilt in the bedroom of the Calico Kitten, her baby-to-be!


Amy, for her part, has been a thimble-making machine! She’s made hundreds, and has used them in several quilts. Her partner’s sure to love those darling repro prints. Here’s a link to her photo.

Another super-speedy quilter is Patty, whose colorful apple and pear quilt has made Jody a happy swapper.

And what a cute label she printed and embroidered!

Quilt Label

Jody has been sewing away on her quilt, too. I love how the shadows really make those gorgeous fabrics pop!

Never fear, swappers: not everyone has completed her project yet. Many are still in the planning and sewing stages.

Donna has pulled a stack of inspiring prints from her stash. I wonder what they will become?

Elizabeth has appliquéd a fantastic squirrel. She really makes me want to work on a wool quilt! I wanted to add that her blog, A Quilting Life, is a new addition to the sidebar. Bad Swap Mama me missed her earlier on!

Leah has been auditioning different arrangements for her blocks on her design wall. How will she choose? They’re all stunning.

Sami’s Asian quilt is coming together nicely. I didn’t see the hexagons at first, but there they are! Marvelous prints, those.

DQS4 Progress

Tanner has posted not only progress photos of a pretty floral quilt, but a clever tip for keeping your quilts-in-progress organized. Thank you!

And I’m so excited to see that Trisha’s working on one of my favorite kinds of quilts. Do you know what it is? If you don’t, you’re in for a wonderful surprise when we see more progress photos. Her partner’s in for a treat.

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