July 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap, WIP | 3 Comments

Quite late, but an update nonetheless!

Lynne has been working on this beauty,

Alison Marie has an update on her blog

Here is a little peek at Cecys start on her blog

One of our fearless leaders, Tanaya started a crafts blog just because of little old doll quilts!! Go check it out and maybe she will post something for us. She even made the ultimate sacrifice and bought a new machine!

Anita has a lovely little peek over here at flickr.

Tina is being a really good girl and posting her progress on her blog, and again, on her blog.

Lucette is off and running!

Maria Rosa has been posting about her little quilt here and here. I may not speak Spanish but i know cute when i see it!!

Lurline has been busy. You need to check out newer posts for the gorgeous scarf that takes 3 weeks to make!

Check out the yummy fabrics Andrienne chose.

And my last update is for our rooster in the henhouse, John. He is using some of my favorite fabrics.

That’s about it for me. I hope you enjoyed our time together as much as I did. :0P

Susan, aka chickenfoot


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.

Progress report, 6/20 (Lisa’s group)

June 20, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap, Swaps, WIP | Leave a comment

“And they’re off!”

It’s been about a week and a half since most of us received our partner information. While many swappers are taking their time deciding what their quilts will look like, others hit the ground running.
Swap Mama Susan knew right away which design she’ll be tackling this round: layered, appliquéd circles in her partner’s favorite colors. Love the dots-within-dots, and even dotted fabric!
Susan's circles
Samantha searched her stash for the colors her partner prefers and came up with these vibrant fabrics:

DQS4 Fabrics

…which became these blocks:

First Two Blocks

Rebecca got right to work: sketching, planning, and sewing a bird-y quilt, but her son fell in love with it, so she’ll have to come up with Plan B!
I’m guessing Megan‘s having so much fun with her new-ly acquired free-motion quilting skills that she might just use them for the swap!
Lynne had made some charming wonky butterflies and flowers for another project. She liked them so much that they might appear in her DSQ4 quilt.

sorta wonky butterflies
(p.s. if you want to try the butterflies yourself, she’s generously provided a great tutorial for them.
I loved seeing Leah‘s sketch becoming quilt-y reality, in the form of scrappy LeMoyne stars.

on my desk
Laura Jay is busy turning this stack of fabric into an I-Spy crazy quilt. *I* spy a cutie quilt in the making ;o)
Great work, all! How are YOU doing on YOUR quilt? We’d love to hear your ideas and see your progress on the Doll Quilt Swap flickr group discussions or photo pool.
If I’m your Swap Mama, e-mail me (losabia at yahoo dot com) a link to what you’re doing, and I’ll be happy to include it in the next update!

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="http://dollquiltswap.wordpress.com/"><img src="http://dollquiltswap.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/dsq4_small.jpg" alt="Doll Quilt Swap 4 button"></a>

Button for Doll Quilt Swap 4

June 17, 2008 at 10:54 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap, Swaps | 1 Comment

Doll Quilt Swap 4 button

Hi, Swappers! If you’d like to place this button on your blog or sidebar, copy and paste the following lines where you’d like the button to appear:

<a href="http://dollquiltswap.wordpress.com/"><img src="http://dollquiltswap.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/dsq4.jpg" alt="Doll Quilt Swap 4 button"></a>

If you’d prefer a smaller button, get it here.

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

T minus 1 and counting

June 8, 2008 at 6:26 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap | 1 Comment

Hi, Doll Quilt Swappers!

Lisa K. here. The Swap Mamas are nearly done pairing you all up and will start sending your swap information tomorrow. So hold on  j u s t  a little longer, and soon you’ll have all the info you need to know about your partner.

To help make your wait more bearable, why don’t you take a look at the flickr pool (see the sidebar on the right) for ideas and inspiration from rounds 1-3? Our swappers have created quite an exciting and marvelous body of work so far, and will no doubt continue to do so!

If you don’t receive your partner information by Wednesday morning, we’ll have a discussion set up on the flickr group for you to let the Swap Mamas know and we’ll re-send it post haste! (Please make sure to check your spam or bulk mail folders before contacting us.)

SIGN UPS are officially CLOSED

June 5, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Doll Quilt Swap, Swaps | 2 Comments

Well Ii hope everyone that wanted in, got in. We are at 100 members and have officially closed off sign ups. Thanks to everyone for your interest. This is looking to be another great round. Give us a little time to match up all of you and then we can get started!!

We will be updating DQS3 soon too, and thanks to everyone that played in that round.

Doll quilt swap 4

May 31, 2008 at 6:58 pm | Posted in Swaps | 8 Comments

Let the sign ups begin! It really is true, sign ups for round 4 are starting June 1, 2008. We all had such a blast in round 3 and thank you so much to fabulous swap mama Tanaya(themad1)!!! She has handed off to me for round 4, but is still a swap mama, so dont worry. Now i know a few of you have noticed Lisa(losabia) over at the flickr group, and she has agreed to come back as a swap mama too! yey! Last but not least we have the lovely Sarah (Krom_mama), I’m sure you all know her lovely little houses.  We have decided to set the limit at 100 members, so jump in! Please be sure to go thru the details of the swap, even if you have participated before. We have a couple new guidelines. Thanks.


  • Size: from 12″ x 12″ up to 24″ x 24″ or any rectangle or other shape in between.
  • Construction: Pieced, appliqued, wholecloth, or yo-yos; quilted by hand or machine; and bound. Embellish at will. Embroidery? Rickrack? Buttons? None? You decide.
  • Fabrics: Let’s do natural fibers: cotton, linen, or wool again, please!
  • Labels: please include a label on the quilt. 


If you’d like to participate in the swap, please send an e-mail to the address at the top of the sidebar over there -> and include the following:

  • Full name (the last names won’t be shared)
  • E-mail address (will only be shared with your partner)
  • Full shipping address, including postal code and country (again, only your partner will receive this)
  • Blog address, if you have one (will be linked on the doll quilt swap site)
  • Flickr photostream, if you have one
  • You MUST have one or the other( Flickr acct or blog) 
  • Your preferences for your quilt to be received: things that you’d love to have or things that you would prefer NOT to receive. These can be general points such as colors (a particular color or combination – pastels, darks, brights, primary), themes (cats, repro, dots, primitive, plaids, NO CLOWNS [that’s mine!]), etc. If you really, really have no idea or love being surprised, please just write “Quilter’s Choice.” I definitely can’t promise that you’ll get an applique or hand-quilted quilt, even if you love them, but I’ll do my best to match y’all up with someone simpatico. If you just love to make (or try!) certain types of quilts (collage, applique, etc.) it would help with the matchups if you mentioned that, too.
  • Extra credit: Are you willing to send to internationally? or early? or even early to another country?


  • Signups will last from today, June 1st, until we reach 100 members.  Spread the word! Many of you missed the last round, and you can do others a favor by letting them know about the swap on your blog. You can write a quick post or include the following button code on a sidebar.
  • <a href=“https://dollquiltswap.wordpress.com”><img src=“http://losabia.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/dollquiltswapbutton.jpg” alt=“doll quilt swap button” /></a>
  • Partner information will be sent out within one week of sign ups closing. 
  • Quilts should be sent no later than Sept.1st.  August 11th, 2008 if sending out of country.  This gives everyone plenty of time to research, construct, and send their quilts. Of course you can send out your little packages in advance of that. Some of last round’s swappers had both sent and received before the sending deadline even rolled around.


This will remain a secret round robin swap. Your partner will not know your identity; you all seemed to like the cloak-and-dagger aspect of the swap last time! There’ll be a list of all the swappers in the sidebar if you want to keep track of everybody. I’m happy to relay super-secret messages between you and your partner if you need me to.


…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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