Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Look what I Got in the Mail . . .

a darling frindship quilt from Sharon over at Vrooman's Quilts.  I have "known" Sharon for almost the entire time I have been blogging.  I started my blog in February, 2010 and Sharon started in October, 2010.  Sharon is such a dear, giving friend and I have enjoyed following her escapades through the years.

Well, Sharon and I both belonged to the Doll Quilt Swap - Sharon still does belong.  I dropped out in the spring because I had over committed myself - anyone else out there do stuff like that??  A couple of months ago I was leaving a comment on one of the darling quilts she had made for that month's Doll Quilt Swap and said I was sorry we had never had the opportunity to swap.  She emailed me back and said lets do it anyway!!


So we did and here is the darling quilt she sent to me along with her signature dolly that matches the fabrics in the quilt!!  Our "theme" was the state we live in.  As you can see, Sharon lives in New York and here is what she said about what the different blocks represent:

"Mine is a NY Beauty block and the printed stamp is something I bought at a quilt show vendor maybe 3 yrs. ago(?).   Dutchman's Puzzle is my heritage as well as where I live was settled by the Dutch.  The Hole in the Barn Door with the cabin is  certainly representative of Vroomans Quilts.  And all those apples - guess because I have been doing up so many apples, but we had a huge orchard once - even had a roadside stand where we sold produce from the farm."

So, now I have something to always remind me of my sweet friend, Sharon.  Thank you, Sharon, I love both the quilt and the little dolly!!

Here I am showing off Sharon's quilt at our first Quilt Guild meeting of the year ~




7 comments:

Julianne said...

How fun! I was Sharons doll quilt swap partner this month and I love the scrappy tumbler quilt she made for me with a dolly...so nice!

Janet O. said...

What a great swap quilt, Kris. Have we seen what you sent her? (hint, hint) : )

Vickie said...

Sharon really captured her state in the doll quilt. She is so talented. You're a lucky girl!

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful gifts and a fun quilt.
I like the theme idea and was just thinking about something like that for a group I am in.

Debbie

elliek said...

Lucky you. Love both the quilt and the doll. Some very talented people out there.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow what a gorgeous quilt to receive and the doll is just too precious.

Luba Hoffman said...

This is so beautiful. Is there a standard size for the doll quilts?