Monday, January 6, 2014

MY FIRST FINISH FOR 2014!

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!

15 comments:

Michelle said...

What a wonderful thing to do for the doll. Love the colors in the doll quilt too.

Janet O. said...

Very sweet little quilt for that doll and bed. You did a lovely job! The quilt looks perfect. That is quite the history behind the doll.
I think the reason I don't hand quilt more is that I'm not patient enough.

Marsha said...

Ruth, that is a beautiful quilt and it is special for the doll. You did a great job, yes it does deserve hand quilting. I love that pattern and have it on my list of little quilts to do someday. I just have to finish projects I have already started.

---"Love" said...

Perfection, all the way! The quilt, the doll, and the bed are all beautiful, and the "sheet" is the perfect finishing touch! You have a special treasure there! ---"Love"

Elaine Adair said...

Such a pretty little quilt - hand quilted to boot!!

Lori said...

That is a great finish!! My hand quilting is not good, but I like doing it for small quilts like this.

Beth said...

What a special doll and she has a bed with a special quilt just for her. The quilt is beautiful.
Great finish already!!!!

Doniene said...

Hello sweet Ruth! I'm catching up reading your posts - and I loved every word!!! Your little doll quilt, doll bed and doll are just perfect!! What a wonderful finish!!!

Blessings for a wonderful new year!

Karen said...

How totally precious, the doll, the quilt, the story.

a good yarn said...

That is such a pretty quilt! Dolly will sleep and snug as bug in a rug.

lillianscupboard said...

The quilt, the bed and the doll are all treasures and go together perfectly.
Lillian

Barb said...

OOh! love your new dolly quilt and bed. How sweet!!

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

Beautiful doll and quilt!

canuckquilter said...

What a sweet little quilt. You're starting the new year off in style! I think I should step away from the blogs now and go get closer to a finish at my end :)

Katie said...

Just jumping in there with overachievement, eh? The quilt is sweet and the hand quilting is exactly what it needed. Wondering what you're up to now that you'll have a second finish so quickly...