Monday, March 21, 2011
Another Antique Doll Quilt
I am thrilled to say that I am now an official antique doll quilt collector since, as of a few days ago, I currently own a grand total of two! I purchased my latest treasure just last week from eBay and it arrived in the mail on Friday. This one is direct from an estate in Michigan and has been very well taken care of with no rips or tears anywhere. It looks to have been made by a child and, judging by the fabrics used, most likely dates from around 1900. It measures a small 14-1/2 inches by 12-1/2 inches and is entirely hand quilted with wonderful little childlike stitches.
It is backed with a lovely double pink fabric that was also used as a border for the front of the quilt. The binding is done in a solid red cotton and was attached with the sweetest of "learning" stitches. I really love the simplicity of these little treasures and can't wait to find more.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!