Monday, October 24

Doll Swaps and Boomerangs

For a few months now I have been a frequent visitor to The Quilting Board site. I actually have become a huge fan!  There are so many quilters of all levels that post, ask questions, share tutorials, make comments and show off their lastest masterpieces.

There is a topic section for Exchanges and Round Robins, etc.  I decided I would try a doll swap in September and had a great time!  The theme was "black n white with a splash of color"
Here is my creation with an added 3D touch!  Don't look if you have a fobia of spiders.
I entered in our county fair and got third place in small quilts catagory.

Here is the doll quilt I received from my partner.
I had just bought the little green desk caddy earlier in the day right before I received my doll quilt in the mail.
How cool is that match!  I didn't even share any color requests with her.

After this I couldn't wait to do the October doll swap. I have had many other projects going on so I just finished this months and mailing off tomorrow to my partner who has also become a new good friend.
We have discovered we have many things in common and our personalities match !
Here is my creation for Nanci. I hope she likes it!

I tried my hand at some thread painting.
In some of our conversations, she mentioned she loves horses and has always wanted one...
Well now she will have a small one!

One other thing I have gotten into at The Quilting Board and that is a Boomerang 6 Swap.
I had no idea how much fun this would be when I signed up!

This is the sixth swap that they have done and this is my first.
Are are assigned to a group of quilters and then you send a Fat Eighth piece of your choice fabric
to each of the other members.  They in turn will create a block of their choice and mail it back to you.
So in the end you will end of with a variety of blocks with your fabric in each blocks along with
what ever fabrics they choose.
I am in a group of 16 including myself.  I choose a variety of western fabrics that I had purchased here and there.

Here are the blocks I have received back so far. I just love them and can't wait to see them all and make ME a new quilt!

Now here are the blocks I have made for others and mailed back!

Getting envelopes in the mail daily or almost daily is really quite fun!  We call them "Squishies"
I can't wait to get more blocks completed and mailed and received more finished ones for MY quilt!
And YES  this will be my new quilt for my bed.  It is about time I made me something!  lol

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