Saturday, January 26, 2013

The First One


The first doll quilt I made wasn't a doll quilt.  It was a bear quilt.  My four little boys used it to wrap their stuffed animals, in particular this one, Honey Bear.  This quilt has to be well over 20 years old, probably older.

The pattern is from From the Prairie: A Child's Memories by Joan Vibert and Linda Brannock, published in 1984.  There were a series of these books based on the fictional world of a little girl named Sarah Jane who lived on the Kansas Prairie in the 1800s.  The introduction to this book starts

The year is 1883.  Eight year old Sarah Jane lives with Ma and Pa and baby Molly in a small cabin on the ever expanding Kansas prairie.  Their cabin is shared with an orange kitty named Muffie.  Sarah Jane's childhood is full of hard work but between the chores she has happy times that are filled with love and wonder. These are the times she writes about in her diary.

I made dolls, quilts, pincushions, and ornaments from these books and loved reading the diaries.  What fun memories!

2 Comments:

Blogger Angie said...

What a treasure---the quilt AND the books. :)

January 26, 2013 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger lil red hen said...

Interesting, and a very cute quilt!

January 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM  

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