When I got back into quiltmaking after a 20 year absence, I was amazed at how the quilting world had been transformed. I got back into it slowly, by making small things. Little did I know how important these small quilts would be to my development as a quilt artist. I joined the Doll Quilt Swap of Flickr, then one of the premier swap groups on the internet. Here are the quilts I made for the Doll Quilt Swap while I was a member.
Doll Quilt Swap 4
Doll Quilt Swap 5
Slashed Squares pattern I developed and made this small quilt. The DQS quilts were supposed to be no bigger than 24" square. I rarely met the limit, and often went over.
Doll Quilt Swap 6
Doll Quilt Swap 7
Doll Quilt Swap 8
free pieced houses several years later.
Doll Quilt Swap 9
No Rules For Julie at the same time, and one of the birds from the doll quilt had the audacity to fly into Julie's quilt and stay there. Each of these birds had a story. You can read about them starting with this blog post.
I decided to stop being a part of the Doll Swap after DQS9. There was a new "Head Mama" and she decided she didn't like the way quilts were becoming more "Art" quilts than doll quilts. She instituted new, more conservative rules, so I quit.