Judi's Doll Quilt Collection

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1. Doll Quilt - 1995   16 1/2" x 22 1/2" 

This doll quilt was made by Dorothy Barclay Zimmerman in Portland, OR.  Precise hand piecing and hand quilting in the diamonds and the Hour Glass quilt pattern.  Slight fading in some of the blue diamonds.   

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2. Scarecrow Doll Quilt - 7" x 9" - 1996

This is a mini sized doll quilt at 7”x 9 ½” and is exquisite in detail and condition. There are 6 blocks measuring 2” each with tiny scarecrows having perfection embroidered details which are birds, flowers, “straw” feet and hands, grasses, hat bands and 1 black cat.  Hover over the pic to enlarge the individual blocks. A half inch border in a flowery beige print and the 1 3/4”   brown with stars print border and binding surround the total. The back is plain muslin. Made and signed by maker, Jean Brown in Portland, OR in 1996.   

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3. Crazy Quilt Doll Quilt - 1900 - 11¾” x 12”

This exquisite doll quilt circa early 1900s is composed of silks, brocades and velvets. It is heavily embroidered with a variety of stitches around each piece and added details of feathered branches, lilies of the valley and a very central lovely puss. The 3 brocade owls are surrounded by black. The back is a heavy black velvet and the binding 11/4” black satin fabric. It is in excellent condition with no tears, stains, holes or odors.  

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8. Ararat Elephant Doll Quilt - 2012 - 18" x 25"

This is not an antique but is made from the pattern that was published in the Kansas City Star newspaper in 1932 for the Republican political campaign. It is the companion piece to number 1 Donkeys Crib Quilt. It was done in 2 inch squares with gray for the elephant, black for the eyes, outline of the ears and feet. A blanket is done in red and a blue fabric with sparkles. Sashing, borders and back are in a yellow print. Hand made and quilted.

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