Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday

Welcome to another Vintage Thingy Thursday post. Please visit Colorado Lady and see who else has posted this week.
Today I have yet another sweet doll quilt, handsomely modeled by my son's favorite teddy bear, called Caramel (pronounced Carmel). This one was purchased from ebay some time ago. I have three now - I think this officially makes me a collector - right?
The fabric scraps are hand-sewn with an applique stitch onto a foundation fabric, which is also the back of the quilt. Then the raw edges of the back were folded to the front and sewn down. Below is my son's pose of Caramel and buddy with the back of the quilt.

One or two fabrics are from early in the twentieth century, most appear to be from the forties. Several appear to be more from the 1950's. The stitching is pretty good and actually the little quilt is in remarkable shape - no holes, undone stitches, stains, etc.
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16 comments:

Postcardy said...

I would love to have a small quilt like that. It is so interesting to see all the old fabrics.

DianeH said...

Lovely quilt. Always fun to look at each fabric in hopes of seeing one you know from the past. Thanks for sharing.

LV said...

What neat doll quilts. These are very vintage and ones you should keep even after no one plays with dolls or bears. I had a friend that made little quilts for children that were ill. Yours are very pretty.

Jingle said...

I love this little quilt! It looks so loved!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Such lovely little pieces of vintage on those quilts!Yep, you are a collector.

Susan said...

Such a lovely little quilt and displayed so nicely.

Keetha Broyles said...

Your son and his friends, Caramel and Buddy MADE the post!!! Tooo cute.

CC said...

Such a sweet little quilt and the little bear and friend are just as sweet. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Coloradolady said...

What a sweet quilt, and the fabrics..especially the back fabric is so pretty...yes, three makes you a collector...hahahahah, I seem to be a collector of collections!!!LOL

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Sandy said...

Caramel looks very cool with his quilt! I love how simple and sweet it is.......

Diann said...

Hi!

What a sweet little quilt! I love to look at all the different fabrics used.

Happy VTT!

Jane said...

That is an adorable doll quilt and the bears make great models! And yes, you officially have a collection now :-)
Jane

~~Carol~~ said...

That's a really sweet little quilt, and the fabrics are so great! I had to sit there for a minute and look at them all. I would love to have a yard of each one! They just don't make fabric as cute as this anymore!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Robin Ennis Willson said...

How cute is that! That's a keeper!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

GORGEOUS..i love doll quilts!!

mannequin said...

I never thought....doll quilts can be so pretty! They're just like miniature pieces of quilt art. I never thought about it...
Yours are so sweet and Caramel looks so comfy!

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