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!
Look at those cool "dandelion puffs."
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!
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.
The back of the quilt and sweet label she included are just as cute.
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.
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!