Saturday, 6 April 2013

Doll's Quilts

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have been making doll's quilts lately. Textiles and the history of domestic arts has been an interest of mine since I was a very small girl. One of my first experiences of sewing was making doll quilts with my Grandmother. Cutting out squares and arranging them on the shiny white linoleum floor of her sewing room. Then carefully pinning and stitching the seams in rows, the patchwork would come together all at once like magic.

I was told in a critique last Thursday that I should begin to think of my textiles work as "art", as well as my paintings. I think playing with scale will help me to arrive at a point where I can place importance my own stitching. To do this I will continue to make doll quilts over the next few weeks. I was thinking maybe of using some more intricate patterns and maybe even some tiny paper piecing. Maybe after all of that I will attempt a HUGE quilt!

I know it's not connected, but I had to include this photo of Casper drinking Milo and milk on our front step, he's so cute when he gets special treats like this. I just love the look on his face!

I am very excited to unveil tomorrow's portrait in the morning, it's a step wayyy out of my comfort zone.


  1. What a lovely little quilt! I have a few squares left over from a quilt I'm making Sunny so I'm piecing them together to make her a small dolls quilt too! Can't wait to see your portrait tomorrow...

    Sophie xo

  2. So lovely! And the dolls house is amazing! x

  3. That quilt is GORGEOUS! And I can't get over Casper's adorable face haha :) Too sweet xx

  4. I want that quilt in adult size! Caspers eyes get me every time, so full of life and energy.