Sunday, March 28, 2010

dqs8 received!!

dqs8 received!!
Originally uploaded by Kindred Crafters
I received my doll quilt swap a few weeks ago, too. Life has been ridiculous so just able to post about it now and share it with you all.

It comes from dave and susi and I just love it! Look at those neat points! Impressive, I tell you. AND it features several of my all-time favourite fabrics . . primrose tile and lotus dots . . yummy!

I will definitely sign up for another doll quilt swap. It was great to work on a small scale piece and so fun to see it arrive in its new home!

- Donna

Monday, March 22, 2010

DQS8 received

My mini quilt arrived in the mail today! Have a look:

Isn't it creative? Robin did such a great job with the applique, too! Thanks so much, Robin!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Liberty of London Crazy

I was down in DC this week for work, and made sure to hive off a bit of time to hit Target to scout out the new Liberty of London clothing line. I was sad that the women's dresses that I found weren't cotton, as I was hoping to grab one for cutting up purposes. I also couldn't find any clothes in my older daughter's size (5). But the toddler things, oh the toddler things. I walked away with these little gems. Little m has already modelled them all and cute doens't begin to describe these items on that girl. Come on summer so she can wear these things around town. Is it weird that I'm already mentally throwing them in the memory quilt box for m's memory quilt?

- Donna

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Years later than everyone else, I've signed up for a Twitter account. My friend is a big fan, and swears that the Twitter experience is only as good as the tweets of those you follow. . .

Are any of you on Twitter? What are your thoughts? Is Soci al Media overdone? I am on facebook, flickr, maintain a blog - will twitter improve my social networking or detract from it? Time will tell! I'd love to know what you think of it.
- Donna

Thursday, March 11, 2010

DQS8 - awaiting a confirmation from my partner!

My package went out the day before the deadline. It was getting mailed far far away so it will likely take a few weeks to arrive. I I bound it ina grey and black geometric print . . I think it kinda looks like a frame. I threw in a few swap extras . . .do any of you do that? I find the process of putting together a package for my partner in a swap a big part of the experience. I kept it light and compact this time since it was going so far. A bar of chocolate, a tin of tea from a Montreal tea company, and a wee bar of soap (fig ginger!). A nice card with a handful of coordinated charm squares of Hope Valley and off it went.

Are you taking part in any fun swaps right now?

- Donna

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Anna Erin Ashley Quilt

Fabric by one of my two very favorite designers, Anna Maria Horner, design inspired by one of my very favorite bloggers, Erin at House on Hill Road and back design inspired by my very favorite quilter, Ashley at Film in the Fridge where her quilt backs are as beautiful as the tops!
Granted I had the cutting done already, but I put this number together from one end to the other, yesterday. What a great day manouvering through the many stages of quilting with little to no interruption or set backs. Good thing because it is being gifted (*sob*) this evening. I work well under pressure it seems!
All washed and dried, it measures 66" x 56". The blocks were cut 12" x 12" for the front and 5" x 5" on the back. The fabric is range of Anna Maria Horner collections from Good Folks to Garden Party right back to Chocolate Lollipop. The solids on the back and binding are all Kona (coal, cerise, pond and lemon). I just quilted in the ditch between blocks and then added a line across and down the squares for a simple grid pattern. I figured there was already enough going on with this quilt that I didn't need to further complicate things with the quilting!
Truth be told, I am sad to see this one go, but I do know that it is going to a good home with an owner as spunky as the quilt!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Adios, Amiga! DQS8 is on it's way.

Measures roughly 20.5" x 20.5", made entirely with scraps, has me head over heels in love with these crazy little log cabins and is on it's way - wrong date and all. What is it going to take to make me realize it's now 2010? I'm "so 2000 and late"!

Fingers crossed she likes it!