Monday, July 23, 2007

My Doll Quilt Swap Arrived

I arrived home from work tonight after driving through the rain to find a package waiting for me at the top of my stairs. No, it wasn't Harry Potter - that was sent to my office for my son and he picked it up today. Instead it was my Doll Quilt Swap Quilt. Tami at Lemon Tree Tales sent me this stunning quilt appropriately called Purple Rain.

The quilt is jaw dropping gorgeous. I was speechless as I took time to admire the choice of fabrics, the quilting and even the embroidery she included on the front. How did she know I love to dream in the rain?

The back of the quilt is just as beautiful as the front. The color in the photo doesn't do the quilt justice. The batik is a deep purple highlighted with lavenders. The quilting is done with a variegated thread and adds a fantastic finishing touch to the quilt.

For now the quilt is on my design wall until I decide what to do with it. I don't have any dolls so the quilt will most likely stay on display somewhere in my studio.

Thanks for a gorgeous quilt Tami!

22 comments:

dot said...

What a lovely quilt and I love the name. I certainly would make a wonderful bed size quilt also. I wonder if the maker of this quilt is a Prince fan.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

WOW! What a great quilt. the fabric and colors work so well with each other. The "dream" on the bottom just make the quilt so much more special.

Bren said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love the dream... on the bottom too.

Tami said...

I'm so excited that you love the quilt Paula! I wasn't exactly sure what your favorite colors were. But when I saw that you were making the Wicked Girly quilt I figured that you'd be happy with purple. Hmm, am I a Prince fan? Not too much. It's just that that's a great name for anything purple. Or I guess that I could have called it Purple Haze but somehow the arrows seemed more like rain. :-)

I didn't sew on a sleeve because I wasn't sure what you'd do with it. But someone suggested sewing on little plastic eyelets to the top to use for hanging from little nails on the wall. I think that's what I'll do with mine when it arrives. :-)

Karen said...

Wow, that is simply beautiful.

Lisa D. said...

Lucky you! What a beautiful treasure!

Linda said...

What a stunner, love, love, love the colours she chose for it, and yes the embroidery just adds that finishing touch.

paula, the quilter said...

What a beautiful French Braid Quilt!

Libby said...

Just gorgeous - you lucky girl, you *s*

Gail said...

Ohhhhhh, how gorgeous is that!? love those fabrics and colors!

Meredith said...

Lovely quilt. The purple is fab. I hope you hang it up as you said in your studio and take the time to dream.

Rose said...

Beautiful quilt....love the embroidery on the bottom, such a sweet touch!!!

Elaine Adair said...

So pretty. And it does look like rain.

Natalie said...

Such a beautiful quilt. Well done Tami. You inspire me.

mereth said...

You certainly hit the jackpot with that little quilt, it's gorgeous. I think I would have had a hard time giving it away if I'd made it. Actually I probably would have made one for myself at the same time......

Solstitches said...

The little quilt is gorgeous.
I love the pattern and the colour combination - just beautiful!

Margaret

Kathy Wagner said...

What a beautiful quilt! Tami did a wonderful job in selecting colours and fabrics!

Carole said...

Oh that is lovely! Such a sweet looking quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Gosh, I had resisted joining the DQS but now I am sitting on the fence again....that is gorgeous! Lucky you!!

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

tami said...

Wow that is gorgeous. I think it almost rates getting a doll to display it with.:-D
I think the next time the doll quilt swap goes around I am certainly going to have to join. Seeing the quilts everyone has been making has been great fun.

MOLLY said...

Great quilt! Design along with quilting and wording--WOW!

Nan said...

That quilt is incredible! What a true work of "heart" and art.