Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Miss Sudie has a new quilt!

As a child growing up I loved playing with dolls, paper dolls and my doll house--- ( made out of card board created by me) you can imagine what it looked like! We didn't have glue guns, Elmer's glue or scotch tape in those days. I probably used cement glue and worked for hours trying to hold it together! It certainly wasn't precise--- but the little dollies inside didn't mind at all!

I still have 2 of the celluloid dolls from the 50's. I would make little dresses for them, out of scraps of fabric and then store them in pretend dresser  which were my grandmother's small empty pill boxes!

Today--- I still play with the dolls in a more "grown-up" way by making primitive and prairie dolls, then arranging them on a doll quilt which I made  for their doll bed.  I love to create vignettes---- as if the dolls would be playing among themselves or having a tea party! I have them displayed inside a pie safe cabinet in my sewing room.

I finished the nine patch quilt yesterday! I used one of Jo Morton's patterns entitled  "Cynthia's Quilt"--- from Jo's 19th Century quilt series published in 1998. I'm pleased with the results and have it sandwiched for hand quiltiing. I think "Miss Sudie" will be pleased, don't you?

                                                                       Meet Miss "Sudie"
                                                          Miss Sudie's new quilt!

               Collection of celluloid dolls-- the two on the left side are one's from my childhood.


The doll's in the little red wagon  and the one outside the wagon are prairie dolls that I have made.  
Please click on all the pictures for a close up view.    

Hope you are having a great day. Hugs from the doll gang!
Carolyn

  

24 comments:

  1. Miss Sudie has to be one very happy little doll with such a sweet new quilt.

    Thanks for sharing your dolls. We're never too old to play, whether just admiring them or arranging them or using them as incentive to make more little quilts. Yes, we're never too old.

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  2. What a lovely collection of dolls - and how special to still have dolls from your childhood. Miss Sudie's new quilt is gorgeous - I'm sure she will be more than happy with it!! What sized squares did you use in teh 9-patch?

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  3. Miss Sudie is one lucky doll!!!
    The quilt is beautiful!!!
    I will be posting some of my cloth dolls I've made for you to see soon! You and I HAVE so much in common! I love cloth dolls and making their accessories~

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  4. Darling doll quilt! And your doll collection is wonderful too! I have been taking pictures of teddy bears at a picnic that I plan to make into a book for my grandchildren. Hope it turns out!

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  5. I love your dolls and the new quilt!
    Nice!
    Have a great day, too
    Groet, Hennie

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  6. What a lovely family of girls and boys you have! jennyx

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  7. I see some of the cheddar in there. Miss Sudie's new quilt is lovely with the deep red border! I know she will adore it.

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  8. I love the little nine patch, the colors are wonderful! I have always loved dolls, too. In high school I still had one little doll, about 4" tall that I made clothes for. I don't think we ever outgrow dolls. Yours are all great!

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  9. Oh how cute and cuddly they are--even the prairie dolls--so give each one a hug for me!!
    Hugs, Di

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  10. That new little nine patch is adorable! You'll have to look at my blog post today...great minds think alike.

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  11. Ohhh, Carolyn, so sweet, I like it very very much to see that that little girl (you) like it to make en play whit dolls......your little quilt is wonderfull, it gives me inspitation for a doll mother, I have the pattern, now find the time....

    warm greetings, Jenanet

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  12. Hello Carolyn, i like the verry nice dolls, and i like so mutch the new little quilt, great,
    with love Marika

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  13. Great collection of childhood memories. The quilt is so cute.
    www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

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  14. Miss Sudie is lovely and her new quilt is beautiful !!

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  15. Beautiful doll quilts...and a lovely bunch of dollies there! Lucky dolls that live at your home!

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  16. What a pretty vignette! You have reminded me of the flour and water paste I used to make, but I never pasted together cardboard pieces. I also made very simple dresses for dolls. I would fold a piece of fabric into a square, cut a corner for the neck opening and after placing it onto the doll, tie a string around the waist. So clever, yes? NOT! But it worked for me as I was totally sure that I was doing exactly the right thing.

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  17. Love your new doll quilt and just loved seeing your doll collections

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  18. What a fun bunch of darling dollies! And the quilt is so sweet. Your little dolls from your childhood remind me of the ones my daughter and her little buddy used to sew for. They got them at the dime store and could pop their heads on and off to put the clothes on. I, too, had cardboard box dollhouses - with pictures of windows from the catalog, etc. I sometimes think making do is what has made some of us creative. Lovely post, Carolyn! Carol

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  19. I love the darling Nine patch quilt you made for Sudie! All of your dolls are wonderful!
    It's so much fun to see them all together with your little quilts!

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  20. It is never going to happen, but I have wanted a doll collection for years. I have too many other things to spend money on dolls too. Miss Sudie is quite charming and she has a wonderful little quilt.

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  21. Wonderful doll collection and I love the nine patch!

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  22. I am sure Miss Sudie is pleased! I like the warm red colours of her new quilt. You have a beautiful collection and a lot of memories.

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  23. You did such a wonderful job on Miss Sudie's nine patch...I just know she loves it!!!

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  24. I have just found your wonderful blog! I am also a hand quilter of doll quilts and make cloth dolls now and then. I love to place them in vignettes also, with their beds, quilts, even a Christmas tree, and have written stories to go with them. I've read through your posts and look forward to reading and learning more.
    Charlotte

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