Friday, March 3, 2017

Been Doin' A Little Quiltin'

Hello, Dear Ones. I found this post in waiting that I had forgotten about. Since I'm still a little under the weather I thought I would share it with you since I don't have anything else. This was before Tang moved into the dollhouse shelves with Lola. Just so you'll know!

Now don't let it ever be said that I'm a quilter. I am not! My little mother was and she really enjoyed it but it's just not what I liked doing. Well, my little homemade bed was kinda screaming out for a quilt. So since I'm loving making tiny little things I thought I'd try to make a quilt. If you're a true quilter, leave now or at least cover your most gorgeous eyes!
 One of my blog friends makes beautiful miniature bed linens and quilts. She has a tutorial for making them and I followed her tute. Pop on over to see what all she makes. Her name is Debbie and she blogs at Ribbonwood Cottage. HERE is her tute for the quilt. Debbie said don't worry if your squares don't match perfectly! Good! Because mine don't! :)
 The quilt is lined with the same fabric as the border. I also made a long pillow for the bed with this fabric. You know how we love pillows on our beds and mini beds are no different! :)
 I am learning if I measure my bed linens and then iron the drop down section at the sides, it will drape like it should. If I hadn't have ironed the sides down, the sides would just stick out. I didn't like that look so I ironed it down! See how talented I am? :) Then to make the corners of the quilt at the bottom sides of the bed lay right I folded it the way it should hang and used a little dot of hot glue so the corners would stay in place. Works for me!
Peeping down from above because I am a giant and I can do this! I see Tang loves the pillows! She is a photo hog or should I say a photo cat?

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Dreams

While riding on a train goin' west
I fell asleep for to take my rest
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concerning myself and the first few friends I had
With half-damp eyes I stared to the room
Where my friends and I spent many an afternoon
Where we together weathered many a storm
Laughin' and singin' till the early hours of the morn
By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung
Our words were told, our songs were sung
Where we longed for nothin' and were quite satisfied
Jokin' and talkin' about the world outside
With hungry hearts through the heat and cold
We never thought we could ever get old
We thought we could sit forever in fun
But our chances really was a million to one
As easy it was to tell black from white
It was all that easy to tell wrong from right
And our choices they was few so the thought never hit
That the one road we traveled would ever shatter and split
How many a year has passed and gone?
Many a gamble has been lost and won
And many a road taken by many a first friend
And each one I've never seen again
I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that
~ sung by Bob Dylan

18 comments:

  1. I love your little quilt. It's so pretty. You ARE so gifted!! Hope you're feeling better real soon. Hugs...

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  2. I love your mini quilt, Shelia! You are so talented! Thank you for the song; Dylan has such a way with words, and this one really got me.

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  3. Is there nothing you can't do Pickle ?? I just love all your tiny things you have been making..It's so hard to make tiny things also, all your fingers get in the way lol!! Love you my dear special friend..Hugs and love gloria

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  4. Oh my word, I wish I had a little girl then I would hire you to create a fabulous doll house for her. This is gorgeous.

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  5. Oh my gosh Shelia, that is just the cutest thing ever!

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  6. I am in love with your quilt and matching pillows. You are so talented!

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  7. Such a wee cozy quilt and Tang can cuddle on the pillows:).
    Kathleen in Az

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  8. Love love love it Shelia. As always I love your way with words.So sweet
    Xx jeanette

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  9. As always --- well done, Miss Sheila!!!

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  10. What a sweet quilt!! Nice job!! I love quilting and think I am getting ready for a new one.......its still in my head.....

    Only Dylan can write those lyrics........love it.....

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  11. I think the mini quilt is adorable. Love those pretty colors. Tang is a cutie sitting there!

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  12. I think you did a good job! It's hard to match up all those squares.

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  13. Now, where I live, you could enter this in the county fair and be sure to win the big blue ribbon! I hope a miniatures magazine or something of the sort recognizes your (miniature) genius! Hahaha! That was a joke, of course. Your genius is giant!

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  14. Hello there! Sorry you're under the weather. Me too. Taking my c's for this head cold and hoarse voice. You do such sweet miniatures. Awesome to see.
    Glad you shared,
    d

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  15. OMG, absolutely adorable!!!!! Feel better Sheila!

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  16. Hermosa cama Sheila y me gusta mucho la sábana y sus colores.

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  17. Love love love love this!! Your miniatures are so awesome.

    I soooooo need to make a twin bed miniature quilt for my dollhouse- but alas, I don't think I really can do it so I probably won't. LOL.

    Yours is amazing.

    Hugs!

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