Just in case my DQS9 partner is stalking me (howdi pardner!), I created this lovely collection of quilties that I ♥ big time.
For those reading that have no idea why I'm writing in secret code, it's like this: I have once again signed up for one of the most amazing swaps running on Flickr. It's a blind swap (we don't know who is sewing for us, only who we have to sew for). To make things fun, or a wee bit stressful depending on your personality, participants are encouraged to make an inspiration mosaic to help their partner get to know their tastes, preferences and quirky obsessions. This is supposed to help my partner figure out what to make for me:
1. Full view of DQS7 quilt, 2. DQS7--Ready to GO!, 3. dollpumpkin 004, 4. Doll Quilt Swap 7, 5. dqs7 received from flossybossy, 6. DQS7-closeup, 7. DQS8 progress, 8. Mini Lone Star, 9. DQS 8, 10. DQS8 finished, 11. it's mine!, 12. Doll Quilt Swap 8, 13. DQS8, 14. Heart/h: fuller view, 15. Sherri's Block---February, 16. up close top 1/2, 17. Shoo Fly Quilt - DQS8, 18. Alphabet Quilt, finished, 19. Finished Doll Quilt, 20. dqs6 - finished!, 21. DQS7 Sneak Peek 2, 22. Doll Quilt Swap 7 SENT, 23. Abstract #5 Mini Embroidered Art Quilt, 24. Dresden progress, 25. dqs8
But here's the deal...for some people this can be extremely daunting. So, I'm here to say this to my partner: Don't panic. Enjoy yourself. I like A LOT of things when it comes to quilting (exceptions being cats, brown and Thimbleberries fabric). In fact, I am allergic to two of those things.
Making a mosaic of favourite quilts can be really revealing. For instance, it showed me that I am drawn to quilts that have a definite positive/negative thing going on with a clearly defined background (in most cases, white, grey or natural linen). I like graphic designs. Wonky piecing pleases me. Embroidery for embellishment or quilting also makes my heart flutter a little (I've had it checked out, nothing to worry about). Triangles, crosses and X's seem to show up a lot, don't they?
I think I'm pretty easy to please actually. One final note, I do appreciate a nicely finished binding.
So partner, snoop away, scroll through some of my blog posts, make yourself at home, get to know me a little if you don't already. I can't wait to see what you come up with!