Saturday, 14 March 2009

Doll quilt swap peek.



Tweet Tweet! Hi there. Here is another peek at a quilt I'm making for a swap. It's for the Doll Quilt Swap 6 swap.
I've been doing some lurking on my partner's blog and fickr photos for clues to what she likes and this is part of the design I've come up with. I hope she will like it.
Now, I hope you realise that these are supposed to be bird houses/boxes. After spending hours making them I asked my 7 year old what he thought they were. The conversation went a bit like this:
Me: "What do you think these are?"
Him: "Um, Houses?"
Me: "Yes, but what type of houses?"
Him: "Flats?" (apartments)
Me: "What with doors like that? They're bird boxes"
Him: "Oh, right"
I had a similar conversation with my husband who thought the stands were paths leading to the front door!
I then decided to add the birds, which I hope clarify what it's supposed to be.
I think I should have made the houses longer and thinner. But never mind I rather like them myself.
It's a work in progress at the moment, you may be able to see that the blanket stitching around some of the birds isn't finished yet. I 'm making some flying geese blocks now to add to it.
I've been without a computer for the last week and have really missed reading blogs and following what others have been upto on the doll quilt flickr. I'm sure I wouldn't have got as far with my swap items if the computer had been up and running so maybe it hasn't been a bad thing. I'm sure a lot of other people spend too much time blogging too!
Bye for now, Maria

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Darling...I've seen some great quilts come from the doll swaps. It's one perhaps I'd like to join...maybe next time.

Helen said...

This is so lovely! Wish it was arriving in my mail box. :)

wonderwoman said...

that is just lovely and i'm sure whoever is your swap partner will be thrilled.#x

Sherri said...

I love your doll quilt...it's like everything you make...bright and happy! I'm with Stephanie...I think I'd like to do a doll quilt swap sometime!

Sarah said...

Oh Maria - they look like bird houses to me with the birds there. I think you have done a great job and your partner should be very happy.

lou said...

Children can be so funny! :0)
They look like bird houses too me, it is so beautiful!
Love Lou xxx

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your talk with your husband about the houses and paths. The houses look very good to me and the colors and so nice.
It must be fun to work on this!

Things Hand Made said...

I think its a wonderful quilt I love the bird houses.

FruteJuce said...

Cute little birds. I like their little houses in the background. Very bright and cheery.