Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Doll Swap Reveal

Once again, I've been overwhelmed with the amazing piece  I have received in Humble Quilts Doll Swap.  This year my piece came from Wendy over at The Constant Quilter
 

There are 131 different prints in this piece which is 12" x 12". Each little square finishes at 1" and the center medallion is 4" x 4". Wendy hand quilted the center piece and then machine pieced diagonal lines going into a V on all four sides.


The backing fabric is super cute, it looks to be inspired from a vintage crazy quilt. 


The piece fits exactly onto a little stand I have on my antique sideboard.  It's the perfect place to display this.  The center medallion has been hand quilted and its the perfect center motif.  I don't have an eagle on any quilts that I own.  Now I do!


With a big fresh pink peony beside it, the pinks just pop. 


Whoever thinks civil war prints are dull and drab just haven't seen what can be done with them.  The bright chrome yellows, the double pinks, the purples and greens all play so nicely with each other and really shine. 

And to top it all off, Wendy enclosed a goodie package, I know these will come in handy when making more 4 patches for a future project.


Lucky me, that I get to enjoy this piece for years to come.  Thank you Wendy!

If you haven't participated in a swap, I would encourage you to give it a try.  There are many going on all the time, just find one that suits your preferences and give it your best, you just might get something back that will thrill you!

Thanks for stopping by,
Sharon







15 comments:

paulette said...

WOW!! This quilt is gorgeous...a definite work of Art!! Lucky YOU...yes, Wendy is VERY generous and sew darn thoughtful!
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Barb said...

what a lovely doll quilt you received!
I wish I could smell your peony

Louise said...

WOW! Perfect center motif. Wendy has certainly raised the bar for me..this is my first swap but so glad I jumped on board.
Thanks for sharing, Sharon

Sharon said...

Wendy has made a beautiful little quilt! And hand-quilting too. Lucky you! And your peony is gorgeous too.

Mimi said...

What an adorable little quilt.

Kyle said...

What an incredible quilt. What a collection of fabrics.

Karen said...

I either have a piece or have had a piece like the center medallion in this doll quilt. Good use for it.

taylorsoutback said...

What a super sweet doll quilt! Using that wonderful print for the center is perfect.

Diane said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Your peony really does make the pinks pop. I was stunned and thrilled by the one I received as well. Lori did a great job taking care of the details!

Nifty Quilts said...

Lucky you! Beautiful little quilt and you have just the hanger for it.

Lori said...

Love that quilt! Especially that eagle in the center!

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Nana said...

What a lovely surprise and I like how well you described the quilt. Aren't we all so lucky to participate in the exchange?

Frances said...

Wendy sure mixed in a great variety from her repro stash - what a treat to have!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Glad you like it. It was a lot of fun to make!