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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Displaying tiny treasured quilts


I LOVE to create small & miniature quilts.
The quilt shown above measures 7" square.
I chose 1820's reproduction Madder red & black print fabrics and an early 1800's shirting for the background.



Because it was a special gift for Nell, I hand quilted it and decided to set it into an 8" frame.

Here is another little gift I created. This time for my blogging friend Carolyn.

The little quilt block that I framed measures approx. 2.5" x 3"
I embellished the framing mat with a teeny 1" colonial acorn doll that I made from wool felt, a wooden bead and an acorn cap.

I sent this off to her along with a doll exchange quilt a few months ago.

I would love to see how other quilters are displaying and/or gifting their tiny quilted treasures! I am always looking for new ideas!

every quilt tells a story....

15 comments:

  1. So cute and incredible how tiny they are! Lovely!

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  2. Lovely miniature quilt!! And your gift is also looking nice and fun with a little doll. Very inspiring...

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  3. These are lovely, I would never have thought of doing this with quilt blocks. Did you hand piece or machine piece them? It would also be a great way to use up all those tiny pieces or perhaps make a feature of a tiny piece of really lovely fabric that would perhaps get lost in a large quilt.

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  4. You miniature framed quilts are so beautiful!!! I love the little dolls too, gorgeous!!!

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  5. I use my smallest quilts under candles, pictures, etc around the house, and hang the rest on the walls as decor. Someone mentioned using magnets and decorating the fridge! That was a new one to me. I like the idea of displaying them folded in pretty baskets as well.

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  6. I love those miniature quilts. Just beautiful!

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  7. I'm with you. Show off your little quilts any way you can. They are so precious and worthy of attention.

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  8. Oh Doreen...these are just gorgeous! I share your love of all things little...
    Such lovely gifts.
    I love your Jane squares...the quilt is really looking lovely. I am going to start mine in June. I will be caught up by then..and I'm hoping to be able to hand sew outside while it is nice.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Nancy

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  9. Oh how I love your Miniature quilts ! I just love your idea framing them. They are truly pieces of art !

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  10. oh how I love miniature quilts but I just find it so hard to work that little
    I am in awe of your little quilt as I love stars!
    Kathie

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  11. I have not made many miniature quilts but do find them to be special pieces. Your star piece caught my eye immediately. A wonderful little piece.

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  12. Doreen your miniature quilt is so beautiful, and all your DJ blocks are very pretty, and you are fast, over one hundred already. Well done.

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  13. Hello Doreen, you know how much I adore the little acorn doll that you gave me along with the darling quilt you made!!!!! I have the quilt on top of an old trunk and the framed acorn doll is on a shelf in my sewing room for me to view everyday! And when friend come to stitch with me I show her off!

    The framed stars are lovely too--- so, is the darling little doll beside it.

    Hope you are having a delightful weekend with your family.

    Hugs, Carolyn :)

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  14. I love these little quilts. Who would have thought to frame them? They are just perfect and the little doll is precious. You are so clever.

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  15. Oh, those are wonderful and the doll just really is so sweet next to the block.

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