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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Goldilocks Doll Quilt


Given to me years ago, as an embroidered "flimsy" by my friend Dee, I recently finished this doll quilt.  I added the small squares final border, and backed it with thin cotton batting and a blue and yellow plaid backing.  I brought the plaid to the front and rolled it over to bind the quilt.  There are no hanging triangles on the back.


I think she looks like Goldilocks, so I took a picture of my oldest doll sitting on the quilt.  My doll was given to me about 60 years ago, and I was cautioned by my mother to never cut her hair.   But I did cut her hair, and I have since replaced it with a new wig.  She was originally a blond, and wore a headband.  The wig was the closest I could find to her original hair.  I think she looks like the embroidered doll in the quilt.  She is wearing her original dress and pinafore.






The little yo-yos were made by me, and are the tiniest I have ever made.  The quilt measures 13.5 in. by 16 in.  Yo-yos are 1/2 inch in diameter.  Here's a close-up of the little yo-yos:






The reason I took a picture of the doll with the quilt is that I often used to play "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" with this doll when I was young.  She was terrific in the role:




I hope you enjoy today's small doll quilt.  I enjoyed finishing it.  Thanks Dee for the beginnings.  Your embroidery is beautiful.

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