I have, once again, joined the next round of the Flickr Doll Quilt Swap. I don't do very many swaps but the doll quilt swap is one that I really enjoy doing. This will be the 4th time I join this particular swap. I can only say good things about this very well organized swap full of very impressive quilters, lots of eye candy and a very active community. It is in such high demand that sign ups usually close within 2 days!
I know I already have a long list of projects to finish (see left side bar) but I actually added this swap to the top of list because I knew I would join it as soon as sign ups were open. The good thing is that I don't have to send out the quilt until September 1st. That's plenty of time to work on this little quilt. I think I will need all of that time to come up with a really good plan because I have received my partner and am now feeling "stage fright!"
So what is a swap? Basically someone organizes a swap, takes sign ups of people that want to join, then assigns partners. You basically make a quilt (in this case a doll quilt) for your partner, and your partner (usually a different person) makes a quilt for you. The DQS9 is a secret swap so you can't just go and ask your partner what they would like. Instead you fill out a questionnaire when you sign up and provide links to your blog and to your "likes" so that your partner can get a feel for what you like and "stalk" you in order to get an idea of what to make you.
Here are just a few of my recent favorites:
1. thrifty goodness, 2. Finished!, 3. Quilting NewBees June Blocks, 4. Modern Tradition Block for Norma, 5. Melons, 6. Still piecing ..., 7. Completed Pinwheel Quilt, 8. Starburst, 9. Baby Mezzanine Quilt, 10. Stained Glass Windows, 11. Traveling Threads Block for Sparrow, 12. all stitched!, 13. Will these work partner?, 14. hst quilt top, 15. verna dresden garden, 16. Pillow Talk Swap Pillow Done