Friday, November 17, 2006

Doll Trunks and Quilts



When I got back into quilting in the late 90s--after being away from it for about 25 years--I felt so rusty. Plus quilting techniques had changed so-o-o much in those years--for the better! So I decided to start out with smallish items. Since I love antique doll trunks, I made a few doll quilts to go with them! Today I noticed that I had not refolded them in a long time. There are several others scattered around the house, but I took these out to start with. I will vacuum them (with my Dust Buster), lightly press them and then refold them to change the creases around. While they are definitely NOT anything special or heirloom, I hate when quilts get those permanent creases in them! Yesterday was my mini-group and we always have a great time together. The Opportunity Quilt (mentioned in earlier posts) is still with the machine quilter. We are starting to get a bit nervous as it will still need to be bound and labeled and photographed before the December guild meeting. Fingers are crossed that it will soon be back to us! In our mini-group we always bring our own lunch and the hostess provides dessert and beverages. Works out well for us. Yesterday the hostess served a most delicious Pumpkin Caramel Pound Cake. You can get the recipe at crisco.com. It was yummy, yummy, yummy. And why wouldn't it be??? It contained Smucker's Hot Caramel Ice Cream Topping---both in the cake and the glaze!!! Suspend all knowledge of calories on this one!

16 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Love the trunks and the mini-quilts.

running to crisco.com....

Screen Door said...

Great collections. Progress is a good thing sometimes.

Lisa D. said...

What a fun collection of little quilts - I love them!

Carolyn said...

Well, I think they're something special! I just love the little quilts!

Fiona said...

Oh those doll trunks are divine - I've never seen anything like that before. The little quilts go with them so well.

Bonnie said...

Your little quilts are so adorable. And your collection of doll trunks is great - what a nice thing to collect.

Tazzie said...

Your tiny quilts are just gorgeous! And we all know how much I love tiny quilts!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

I love your mini-quilts. I've made one mini quilt and am thinking about making some more of them. The pumpkin cakes sounds truly decadent. Yummy!

joyce said...

Love the little quilts. Did you paper piece them?

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE those mini doll quilts! Something lately is really drawing me to doll quilts! They are wonderful!

Hanne said...

Thanks for sharing the doll quilts and the doll trunks :-)

pamina (laurence) said...

Me too, I love your doll quilts !

Patti said...

Vera, did you see the article about quilt folding in the most recent Quilters Newsletter? Very interesting - it's about folding your quilts on the bias, which will never leave permanent creases. I'm sold - I plan to refold all my quilts this way from now on. Try to borrow a copy of look at it on a magazine stand so you can see the article.

Love the mini quilts, and your collection of trunks is fabulous!

Nancy said...

Don't know which I love most, the trunks or the quilts, Nancy in MT

Linda_J said...

Look at those lovely trunks and quilts! How sweet they look!

Just the recipe name sounds like a good one for this time of year. I bet everyone was asking for the recipe and the maker could just say crisco.com

Hedgehog said...

What a nice variety of doll quilts!