I gave this sneak peek on the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap group site. Our July theme was 'Patriotic'. I was certainly in the mood while making blocks for the R/W/B Blog Hop.
This was the quilt and dolly I sent to my swap mate Kim. 1.5" squares for the red/white/lites tile center - simple cross hatch quilting. And a blue/white 'bars' border with corner 9-patches stitched in the ditch.
Here they are residing at Kim's home - love that white wicker and bead board setting for them.
And I used this cute 'gardian angels' fabric for the back. Every little girl and her dolly needs an Angel to watch over them.
The Monthly Doll Quilt Swap group is open to new members and you can feel free to 'sit-out' if a month is too busy. I have so enjoyed this group and all the lovely quilts I have received.
**linking up to Sarah's WHOOP WHOOP **
And this lovely package arrived the other day. My Santa Sack from my swap mate Debbie. Just the most gorgeous bag and amazed at the tied bow - I can't tie a bow. One of the gifts was to be opened 'now' - which held a replaceable tie of the most wonderful patriotic fabric and the left over fabric. A little snowman bag of mints and my two gifties - that have been shook. I can see this lovely bag used a lot and love the idea that the tie can be changed for the season. BUT for now , it will hang waiting for each month's packages to arrive - and having everyone green with envy.
See that cute Reindeer Button on the side bar? Well, with all the Christmas in July events (also inspiration on those other buttons) and a peek at a doll quilt - consider Debbie's Mrs. Claus doll quilt charity. I know I have it marked on my calendar for a side project TO-DO when the next Christmas Quilt Along (July 14th) comes up.
Temecula Quilt Company is starting a new Summer Star sew along - new button added. Little star blocks with a new 'center' each Friday - July-August.
Crafter's Campfire is fast approaching. Saturday, July 21st - a day of sharing your camp craft, recipes, games and fun. There will be a linky party - remember, those that link up that day are entered for the Bearenstain Bears layer cake give away. I will be posting, but also blog hopping, too.
If you aren't sure what this is - check out my last year's Crafter's Campfire post HERE.
ALSO - if you haven't heard of the MalWare Monday shutdown threat see HERE - just a local blip, but I am sure you can find more information on-line. If you haven't updated your security or run your virus program - do it now.
"An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh."
- Will Rogers
I don't know - kid's spitting watermelon seeds fills the yard with giggles, watching the neighbor try to load his 400+ pound pumkin in the back of the pickup to enter the largest pumkin contest made us laugh, and watching the reaction and faces of a baby eating his(her) first tomato can really give you a hoot!