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!

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.

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 appliquĂ©d 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.

6/21 – Progress Report (Tanaya’s Group)

June 21, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I can’t lead you all to believe that Lisa’s group contains the only overachievers here, now can I?

There has been some experimentation, some sewing, and plenty of shopping going on in this group as well. Here are just a few images to whet your appetite!

If you are in this group and would like sneak peaks or anything posted at this blog, please email me at tanaya(at)gmail(dot)com.

Bitty button, by request

June 18, 2008 at 7:49 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Doll Quilt Swap 4 button

I’ve had a request for a smaller button. Ask, and ye shall receive!:

<a href=""><img src="" alt="Doll Quilt Swap 4 button"></a>

Looking for Andrienne

June 9, 2008 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Hi ya ladies!! everyone excited about receiving partners??? I know I am!  Just a quick note, we need to contact Andrienne and dont have a proper email addy, so if you are Andrienne please email or flickr mail me.

one of your swap mamas,

susan aka chickenfoot

…and we’re off…

April 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

DQ3 Swappers certainly don’t waste any time. (and this is a very, very good thing!).

CampFollowerBagLady is almost finished with hers and the soft floral prints that she chose are heavenly. She put this together after picking fabric and sketching out a design for a different quilt….but she chucked it all away, all because she knew her swapee will swoon when she see this one. Who wouldn’t?

Krom_Mama has posted a sneak-peak of her practice blocks. If this is practice, I can’t wait to see the real deal! I can’t believe how cute these little houses are.

So what are you working on? Is anyone (like me) struggling to make that first cut?

I’m going to Undercover Quilts by Pike Place Market tomorrow with a friend from out of town, I’m sure to find some inspiration there. In the meantime ladies, keep ’em comin’!

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