Sunday, March 13, 2011

Golly! What a Dolly!

I participated in Christine's Doll Swap.  It was my first swap and what a doll quilt I received from Janet, of Quiltsalott.  


Here is the wonderful doll that she made for me -




Isn't it absolutely wonderful?  Janet said in her note that it was inspired by a quilt in the book "American Quilts in the Modern Age", which I don't seem to have (for now anyway).   It also commemorates the upcoming Red & White exhibit in NYC in a couple of weeks.



I am so touched that she hand quilted it.  I love the pumpkin seed design and it's perfect on this.   Aren't those sweet little handles too much?  I know I'm gushing, but it's gush worthy.


Here it is with her bonus gift; a sweet pin cushion.  Its on my antique doll bed with a little teady bear.  I'm going to make a special white pillowcase to match.



The pink gift wrap, ribbon and card are lovely too. 


Janet, I can not thank you enough for this beautiful doll quilt.  I will treasure it forever.

42 comments:

  1. IT Is AMAZING! just beautiful and look how nice it fits on your doll bed.
    Love that its red and white too and well baskets you can never go wrong.
    Kathie

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  2. Well, the little red baskets quilt is wonderful! I recognize the pattern, too and it was in other books on antique quilts, including, "Quilts: An American Heritage", by Terri Zegart. Vicki showed this book in her post from two weeks ago. Your version is every bit as splendid as the bed sized original!

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  3. love it! Great handquilting. I think Gwen Marston put that original quilt in one of her books too. What size it? either that's a big doll bed or a tiny quilt...

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  4. It's so cute. I adore the quilting. Red and white quilts are always so striking.

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  5. Lucky you!! That is such a sweet quilt. I think the hand quilting just makes it!! Kuddos to Janet.

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  6. It looks like she had the measurements of your doll bed when she made the quilt! What a perfect quilt to commemorate this year's exhibit...

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  7. Barb, You hit the partner jackpot! Janet really took your preferences to heart. This basket quilt is perfect for you and your little doll bed. How small are those basket blocks?

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  8. How wonderful to receive a quilt from Janet!! It's lovely - what beautiful handquilting!! Red and white - such a classic. It looks gorgeous on your doll bed!

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  9. Oh, what a sweet, sweet doll quilt you received in the swap. I think you got a very, very good deal in this one. Red & white and hand quilted too.

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  10. What a lovely little quilt--perfect for your doll bed. That's one lucky little bear who gets to sleep there!

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  11. Yowser!...is all I can say! What a sweet dolly quilt!!!

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  12. Wow! What a wonderful little quilt. I love the pattern..the colors, the hand quilting, and the size is just perfect. The pin cushion and wrapping paper are nice too.
    Janet did a fabulous job. I know you'll treasure this cutie! :)

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  13. You hit the mother lode of gift packages.
    What a lovely little quilt from Janet. How memorable it will be that it's received in the same month as the red/white quilt show in NY. Same question as above--how large are the basket blocks? They look itty bitty.

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  14. What a precious little red and white quilt from Janet. She is such a sweetheart! Love how it fits on the antique doll bed - sweet, sweet, sweet!

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  15. That is so stinkin' amazing! What a treasure it will be!! I'd really like to see it in person in a couple of weeks. Is that possible?
    I bet yours to Janet was terrific too. I cant wait to see it.

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  16. How appropriate RED & WHITE. Great little quilt.

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  17. It's such a pleasure to make and then to see it on your special doll bed is wonderful. It was my first doll swap too. I loved making this one and I'm so happy it's at your place.

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  18. You are right, that is awesome!!

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  19. You scored! I love it that Janet made a little red and white quilt -- the pattern and the quilting are so cute.

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  20. I am in love, it is so very beautiful, if you can would you send me a picture so I can add it to the slide show next week.

    cheers
    Christine

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  21. Love.. Love.. Love! Oh you lucky girl! How perfect it is for the doll bed? Treasure for sure!

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  22. Wow, you are very lucky and talented Janet did a wonderful work, as always. Very beautiful Doll quilt. XOXO

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  23. It's beautiful and the quilting is amazing.

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  24. Girl, did you strike gold! That quilt is stunning. Lucky you! It looks so at home on your doll bed.

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  25. WOW you certainly made out very nicely in this swap!! The quilt is WONDERFUL!!

    Crispy

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  26. Just absolutely gorgeous! And the doll quilt being red and white took it right through the roof!

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  27. W.O.W. What beautiful treasures!! :)

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  28. WOW! You lucky, lucky girl! Janet does exquisite work -- looks like you had a wonderful swap!

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  29. All I can say is lucky, lucky you. The little quilt is wonderful.

    Terry in So. Calif.

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  30. Wow! What a cute dolly, and hand quilted, too! Lucky you (and your dolls!).

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  31. THAT is one outsandingly gorgeous doll quilt~!!!!!!!!~ and the hand quilting ~!!!~ oh my~!!!!~

    i, too am curious about the size of the blocks . . .
    and like Tonya stated, i think i may have seen one similar in a Gwen Marston publication . . . hhhhhmmmmmmm . . .

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  32. How cute is the doll quilt. May
    I ask what you made or is it still
    a secret?
    Doesn't that packaging just add that little something?

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  33. Lucky you to have some of Janet's work...it's just darling...so perfect on your doll bed..

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  34. Oh. My. God.
    Your little quilt is adorable on the wee little bed with the tiny teddy. Lucky lucky you to receive such a treasure (and I must say your own little quilt for Janet is no slouch in the cute stakes either!)

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  35. Hi Barb.......loving the doll quilt swap......love the quilt Janet made for you.........also I saw on Janet's blog what you made and it is beautiful too.........

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  36. This quilt is so wonderful! I am very excited to see the red and white exhibit.

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  37. I can't get over how perfect her quilting stitches are. What a great gift!

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  38. Wonderful little quilt! It looks perfect on the doll bed. Love your pincushions, too.

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  39. WOW, WOW and WOW....just love it and Janet's work is amazing as ALWAYS! I love everytime I pop in on her blog as well...she is such an artist!

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  40. What a wonderful quilt, but then Janet's always are! How great to have it fit your bed perfectly.

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