Announcing the Quilt Swap with the longest title in the world

I was going to wait til next week to do this, but strike when the iron is hot as they say…..

Announcing the:

Anyone Can Join, All Skills-Level Welcomed, Might Be Used By An Actual Child, Doll Quilt Swap.

The rules are very simple:

  • Be nice!
  • Anyone can join (yes, even you-know-who!)
  • Quilts can be any size
  • You should really try something new (a new technique, a new color palette, a new type of fabric, actually finishing a quilt, whatever!)
  • Be nice!
  • Promise to receive the quilt in the spirit with which it is intended and to be thankful for the finished product, whatever it may be
  • Be prepared to watch your quilt be used by an actualy child/doll. Or not. Because if you don’t have a child or doll, you CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!
  • Try your best and DO NOT STRESS OUT if it’s not perfect.
  • Be nice!

to join, email me at mmsquiltswap@gmail.com. Send me your name, address and the name you want to use during the swap (only your swapee needs your personal details) along with a blog or flickr pool. (or not! even if you don’t have one, YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!)

I will leave sign-ups open for a full week, until end of day next Monday, April 7th. I will take everyone. If we get 5 people, great! If we get 50, I’ll draft some of my unwilling buds and split it into smaller, more manageable groups. You will receive your swapee assignment no later than Tuesday night. And because I hope to get a bunch of beginners and procrastinators, I will give you until May 31st to finish your quilt.

So you have no excuse! Join!

EDITED TO ADD: As of the first night, we are already 9! Yeah! It’s the little swap that could!

Doll Quilt Swap: Free Swim

Free Swim. That’s what I decided to call my first doll quilt, which will be mailed tomorrow to my Img_5022swap partner. Those fishies have been locked up for so long, they needed to go for a swim. I went crazy for this project last  month right after the assignment of partners. And then, I froze. I was totally intimidated.

By what others where putting together, by my swap partner’s proficiency as a quilter, Img_5024but my lack of creativity. I was just frozen, and the top stayed on a shlef for 3 weeks. Then, the friendly reminder that the deadline was tomorrow came this weekend, and I just went for it. I let go of my fears and just finished it. I’m not a great free-hand machine quilter, so the bubbles around the fish ended up looking more like crazy line, but I still got the fluidity and motion I was after. 

I hope my swap recipient is happy would it and her kiddos enjoy playing with it. Img_5026 It’s no master piece, but I had a good time working on it.

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at some point during the craziness that befell our house, I had the idea of finding my sanity through a craft project. So I decided to join the doll quilt swap because I thought it would allow me to work on something small, do-able, and use up fabric that I already have.
Here is a sneak peek at what I am working on:
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Doll Quilt Swap