I Just Bought This Little Doll Quilt

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I just bought this wonderful little doll quilt. It measures 11 x 14 inches, seek and it is in perfect condition, find as you can see. What is so wonderful about this little quilt, are all the fabulous examples of early fabrics. There are quite a few browns too, and they are in perfect condition. Early brown fabric, for some reason, always seems to deteriorate faster than most colors. The back of the quilt is done in cream and brown fabric, also in perfect condition.

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Until fairly recently, it was typical for mothers to teach their daughters the skills to run a household and raise their children. In earlier times, mothers depended on her oldest daughter to help her around the house, and also taking care of the younger children.

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At age 4, sewing skills were taught. Many children began learning these skills by making things for their dolls, and little quilts were a wonderful way of learning and practicing her sewing skills. This little quilt is beautifully made, probably by a mother, but there are also some stitches that look as though they were done by a child, so I am not sure, except that it is a wonderful work of art.

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Many people today treat them as works of art, by hanging them on their walls. They look beautiful as a grouping. If you love quilts, and would like to read more about them, here is a link that I know you will enjoy.

HAPPY DAY!

7 Responses to “I Just Bought This Little Doll Quilt”

  1. Christine LeFever Says:

    That is truly a precious find, Carole! It is inspiring for me to learn that a child may begin stitching at age 4. I will keep that in mind when Grace and Lily reach that age. Perhaps even Gregory, our little man who will be three in May.

    Christine

  2. Lori Says:

    what a sweet little quilt…your store is just lovely, i adore the wonderful little make dos…and a note about the heart of ice and snow: found as is except for a little piece on the left that my son said ruined the heart shape, so he very carefully removed it…the sweet heart is still in my freezer and makes me smile when i see it…

  3. Carole Says:

    Hi Lori. I think that little ice heart is the sweetest thing. I think it was meant for you and how sweet that your son took that little piece of to make it look better. It’s a treasure. thanks for stopping by.
    Carole

  4. Carole Says:

    Christine, Yes, do teach them and hopefully they will enjoy sewing. When my granddaughter Emily was about that age, I wanted to peak her interest in making a little cross stitch picture, but she never finished it. i don’t think she enjoyed it that much, but thankfully, she does enjoy learning to cook and I tell her I want her to be a good one, so that when I come to her house, I can enjoy my food!
    Carole

  5. Nancy Says:

    Carole I love that quilt and especially the colors! I have a couple of doll quilts and have been meaning to frame them.
    There was a picture of this in your store , but it wouldn’t let me “click” on it to get a price. Is it for sale or did you decide to keep? Can’t blame if ya did!
    :-) Nan

  6. Carole Says:

    Hi Nan. I know, my husband put the picture there thinking I was going to sell it but I told him I was not ready yet. I love the colors too. I wrote about it on my blog yesterday. There are also more photos of it. It’s so wonderful and in such perfect condition, but I AM going to sell it and will be putting it in my store next week. I paid a lot for it and have had a hard time coming up with a price. I have had several customers contact me about it and I feel so guilty that no one could click on it.
    Carole

  7. Jeannene Says:

    Hi Sweet Carole,

    Love the quilt, one day I would like to make one. I know it is extremely hard to do. Have you ever made one?? I just love this one, lovely colors Carole.

    Hugs to you,
    XOXO
    Jeannene

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