I started this doll quilt back in May using pieces of some fabrics that a friend gave me when she moved. She also gave me the doll bed, so I thought it appropriate to use some of that fabric in the doll quilt. I finally finished it! I hand quilted it and that's what took me so long. Since the bed and quilt are for a special antique doll, I thought it needed hand quilting. (Note: I do not enjoy hand quilting very much, so this may be my last hand quilted quilt). I wish I did enjoy it, because hand quilted quilts are truly special.
|Sewing on the binding|
|Finished at last!|
I wrote a post about this doll here, but want to add some more information. In that post, I said it had been my mother's doll, which was true, but I'm pretty sure it actually was my mother's sister's doll first. My Mom was born in 1911 and this particular sister, Cora, was born in 1903. She died in 1912 from pneumonia, complications from scarlet fever. My Mom kept the doll in a safe place. I thought she deserved a special bed of her own and now she has one!
|Doll bed with the doll safely tucked in.|
Come back soon - I will have another finish!