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