I stepped away from my cross stitch to make
a patchwork quilt.........
which only took a couple of days of my time.
The quilt is full size............if you are only 7" tall that is.
It has 100 little patchwork squares and it measures
7 1/2" X 71/2"
It does have batting in between and was hand stitched
and hand quilted........by me.
I chose this lovely floral print for the back
The reason for a quilt so small?? you might ask?
Because earlier, I made a very tiny bed,
a very tiny mattress,
a tiny fitted sheet,
along with a tiny flat top sheet.
And it all fits perfectly together!
Since the sheets were in yellow,
I chose the yellow prints for the quilt.
I also made a matching pillow.
Now ......a pretty bed with all of the pretty linens.
but............why such a tiny bed??
I wanted to start making doll boxes......just a bit
like the old antique doll boxes of long ago.
And I also wanted to find a unique way to sell
the vintage dolls I have in a trunk in my
I have accumulated a few of the pretty boxes from the
craft stores that have hinges and latches on them
Now I can put the doll in the box and fix the box
up with a bed, doll clothes and a few accessories.
I think this might entice someone to buy the dolls and
give them another life of play.
On this doll, I still need to make her a wardrobe and
put a few more details into her box.
I enjoy working with miniatures like this
I still have a doll house that needs my attention.
But........I am still working on my cross stitch
on separate days.
Tell me.........with cold winter moving in.....
what are you creating?
I would love to hear!