Friday, April 27, 2018

RSC18 week 17


This second group of doll quilts in my  collection may not be quite as old as the small quilts of last week, but certainly were made with just as much love.  Only one of them is filled with batting.  

These three all date from the 1930's to perhaps 1950. 

I like this delicate little coverlet made from rayons, including a solid pink backing.  The 2-1/2 - square pieces are all machine pieced.  The binding is wrapped around from the back and machine stitched.  There is no batting and no other stitching.  

This second is only a top, but the edges are turned under and hand stitched for a nice finish. It consists of alternating 4-patch and solid blue blocks.  The soft colors and cute prints are typical of the 1920's to 1930's.  The checkerboard layout gives nice diagonal movement. 

This last one  is machine pieced and quilted. The colorful connected stars in green and red check with the dark blue included are very bright and cheerful.  The added borders of pink in two widths and blue side strips were probably pieced from scraps.  I held it up to the light and noticed that the filling must be a piece of flannel, because it is more than a half-inch narrower on one of the long edges. Typical thrifty quilter using what's left over from another project. 

I'm really happy to have these charming quilts which tell stories of mother and daughters or sisters making them with love.  

If you've enjoyed them, please check out the many other quilts linked up with
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at
   soscrappy  and
Oh, Scrap! at 


  1. Those are sweet little bits of patchwork, Paula! I love the one with the gray background!

  2. That last one looks like it was some child's treasured doll quilt. I love seeing these bits of history - thanks so much for sharing them with us!

  3. These are all so sweet--made with care and pride, I'm sure--and they do seem to have been used, too, which makes them all the more precious.

  4. So lovely Paula, I can just imagine a mother teaching her daughter to quilt by making a dolls quilt, how times have changed, although I can remember my Mother teaching me to knit. I tried to teach my daughter to knot but she never could, she found it difficult being left handed, I did show her embroidery though. My daughter rarely sews at all now although she does lots of other crafts, shame.

  5. Thanks for sharing more of your collection of sweet little doll quilts, Paula!

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