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Friday, August 28, 2015

Doll Quilts


Hello everyone! In the previous post I shared the antique doll quilts, in this post are the remaining doll quits on Quilting stories.
  1. Nine Patch
  2. Rail Fence
  3. Eight Point Stars 
  4. Double Four Patch 
  5. Four Houses
  6. Amish Doll Quilt
  7. Scrappy Log Cabin


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Antique Doll Quilts


Hi Again! Further to the previous post, I have compiled a selection of 6 antique doll quilts this time.
You can find each of them through a Quilting Stories post:
  1. Brown and Pink
  2. Lone Star Antique Gold Rush Doll Quilt
  3. Antique Doll quilt  
  4. Nine Patch 2
  5. Four Patch

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vintage Toys on Antique Doll Quilt

Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys
Antique toys

Another passion of mine is for vintage toys, memories of my youth. My sister and me were very spoilt little girls with too many toys, but unfortunately our mother was "decluttering" obsessed and therefore was giving away all our stuff when not needed anymore. Not a single toy was saved!

Those boyish sweet toys belong to my friend Michele from our quilting group. I borrowed them to take pictures to share with you such little treasures... of course displayed on an antique doll quilt!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Vintage Aprons



Rose

My love for aprons must have its source in this first one I embroidered for my mother when I was six years old, on the opportunity of the Mothers' Day Celebration. Our school teacher brought the aprons in the class room and taught us the embroidery skill. I can still remember the incredible feeling of pleasure I had doing this embroidery, and the great satisfaction after realizing that I was able to do myself such a "chef d'oeuvre"... needless to say the extreme proudness I felt when offering it to my mother!! The funny thing is that she used it all her life, and I can still remember her in the kitchen wearing this apron. I think she never had another one!

The second apron was done and used by my mother-in-law. Kind of charming patchwork.

I had myself sewn many aprons of all sorts in the past. Here is My daughter's apron.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Hexagon Tutorial Paper Piecing

Hexagons

Cut Hexagon papers at the size of your choice.
You can find them easily downloadable on the net.
Or you can buy them ready in quilting shops.

Hexagons

Hexagons

Put one hexagon paper on a plastic or cardboard and cut it 1/2" larger.

Hexagons

If you use transparent plastic, you can center a subject on your fabric.

Hexagons

Put your plastic template on your fabric on any side, it does not matter.

Hexagons

Draw a thin line all around.

Hexagons

Cut on the line.

Hexagons

Take one of your paper templates and place it on the WRONG side of your fabric hexagon.

Hexagons

Fold one side and attach it with a paper clip.

Hexagons

Sew with big stitches all around.

Hexagon

Your hexagon is ready.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Three Amish Dolls

Amish doll
Two Amish dolls
Two Amish dolls
Lavender
Lavender

The doll on the first picture is not made by me, it is a present that my son brought me from Shipshewana.

On the other pictures, the two dolls are done by myself and already shown in previous posts, but I enjoyed taking pictures of the "mother and daughter" together in the garden with lavenders.