Sunday, September 19, 2010

DQS9 - Look What I Got!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, DQS is one of my all-time favorite swaps. I lucked out AGAIN and got a wonderful partner this round (not that everyone who participates isn't TOTALLY AWESOME). Shout out to my DQS peeps! My partner really nailed it. She combined all of my current favorites into a gorgeous piece of quiltie art.

I'm going to do a little gushing here so watch out. Lots of pictures too!

I was paired up this round with Natalie who spoiled me with an aqua and tangerine hex quilt featuring a rad owl family set on a Monaluna Mingle background. Check it out!

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

Look at those cool "dandelion puffs."

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

Natalie said she was inspired to make this quilt after reading about my family. She even added a "daredevil" owl based on my son Brennan in this photo. You can tell which one he is. The only owl not sitting on the branch like the others. Love it!

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

Just look at all that hand applique and quilting. I find new things to admire about it every day. Our whole family's been enjoying it so much lately that I haven't been able to hang it in the studio yet.

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

The back of the quilt and sweet label she included are just as cute.

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

She even sent along some extras for me. Owl fabrics and a stitched saying. I think the saying is going to hang on the studio door.

DQS9 Quilt From Natalie

Thanks for being such a wonderful partner Natalie. I really appreciate the time and talent you put into my quilt.

My family and I will treasure your quilt forever.

Oh, and I have one question for the DQS mamas ... When is round 10 starting?!?!?

Thanks for putting together another great swap Susan, Lynne, Anita, Lucyellen, Solidia, Tacha, Kimmie, Laura, Susan (#2!), Tine, Helen, and Carol!

PS: If you love Monaluna fabric as much as I do, head on over to these sponsors and pick some up for your stash.

Fat Quarter Shop - Kimberly carries Monaluna prints from the organic Circa 50 line.

Hawthorne Threads - Charlie and Lindsay have some Mingle yardage and FQ bundles in stock.

Wondrous Wovens - Cathy also carries hip Circa 50 fabric in her shop!


7 comments:

  1. Wow Ryan, it's fantastic! Really quite the piece of art, love it.

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  2. What a fun piece and love the hexagons.
    It is always fun to receive gifts from fellow quilters.

    Debbie

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  3. Wow! Definitely a work of art from someone who "gets" you!

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  4. You DID totally luck out! Great DQ!

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  5. That is very cute! I want to learn hexagons next, they are so charming!

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