Friday, September 3, 2010

Parcel Day


Back in July I made a quilt for my swap partner in the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap, and today I received a doll quilt from my swap partner and I couldn't have been more thrilled.


Made by Kirsty from Kootoyoo who is multi-talented and hugely inspirational.  Kirsty has beautifully embroidered the center panel with an incredible number of stem and chain stitches as well as some French knots. 


Some of the embroidered leaves add a 3D effect as do the borders.


Truly, this is a piece of art.  Participating in swaps for me is for me all about the making and the joy I get out of sending the parcel off to my swap partner.  Receiving this awesome quilt is an unexpected extra.  Thank you, Kirsty!

You can check out:
Kirsty's blogging and creativity here.
The Down Under Doll Quilt Swap Flickr Group Group here.

24 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful! What a happy mail day for you! :)

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  2. What's fascinating to me is that you received something that is so differently made from the beautiful works that YOU do.

    What a way to share all ideas !

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  3. The stitching is just stunning and I love the borders too! Such a lovely mini quilt.

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  4. What a great gift to receive!!
    Stunning stitching and piecing!!
    Lucky girl.
    Andi x

    PS Who got your quilt?

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  5. Yum mee !~! A gorgeous quilt, the borders are fantastic, and the embroidery looks marvelous.

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  6. Fabulous work! What a lovely mail day!

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  7. Beautiful! Love that 3D border!!

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  8. I love this mini. The embroidery is stunning and so many, many hours went into it x

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  9. Isn't it just beautiful...and I agree, when I first saw it I thought it was a work of art more than anything else...

    xxt

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  10. That is very stunning work. I follow Kootoyoo blog too. She's is sooo talented!

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  11. Whauw!, what a great piece of quilt art! Have to see more of Kootoyoo!

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  12. You must be trilled to bits with such a nice
    little quilt

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  13. Wow Rita, what a beauty, that embroidery and 3d borders are incredible. I am doing a huge happy dance over here cause I received your quilt in the mail today, YAY! Thank you, thank you, thank you xo

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  14. What a treat! It is really beautiful! It does make for a happy swap when you love somethings you receive as what you sent!

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  15. wow! Rita, that's wonderful!

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  16. So thrilled that you like it Rit. xxx

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  17. it really is gorgeous ... Kirsty's work is wonderful (as is yours) and it's always a pleasure to see what she's been up to.

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  18. That is GOR...GEOUS!!!! That is just stunning!

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  19. I was wondering where you got your labels from? the ones that you put on your quilts. Thanks Rita!

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  20. never mind, I found it. thanks for all the inspiration!

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  21. What an a amazing amount of work went into that quilt.

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  22. Hi Rita,

    I was wondering... how do you get involved in a doll quilt swap? I would love to do something like that.

    Cheers
    Sarah

    kitbikquilts.blogspot.com
    steelblue74@hotmail.com

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  23. Wow!!! A work of art indeed. Such lovely elements joined to make such a wonderful little quilt!

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