Monday, February 2, 2009

Who Is She

she's a quilt of course. but Eileen called her a bed doll. i suppose she is that too. thank you also to Shari, Des, Gari, Connie, & Sandy for stopping by to guess.my Dad was stationed at Lackland and we were living in San Antonio when he was sent to Vietnam. so we finished our school year and Mom drove back to Connecticut waiting for him to return. well in Connecticut we lived on a street in Portland for others like us. but spent alot of time with relatives in Hartford. this was important as by this time we were always living far away. 3 years in Germany. 2 years in Virginia. 4 years in England. 2 years in San Antonio. i used to spend alot of time upstairs flipping through magazines. my Sister used to spend alot of time downstairs drinking coffee or tea with Grandma and Aunts talking and talking about who knows what. my Mom's baby sister was 5 years younger than me. while my Mom was in Germany giving birth to my brother. my Grandma was here in Hartford giving birth to my Mom's baby sister. she enjoyed very much introducing both me and my Sister as her nieces. back to the story. i vaguely remember why i did this. but i saw a picture in one of those magazines and decided to copy it and make my youngest Aunt a present for her BD. the timing was such that i would be finishing it just days before we were off to England for another 3 years. & by the time we got back she was all grown up and the quilt had been safely packed in the attic. & when she moved to Florida it moved there too.i even did a pattern on the back.a few of these fabrics were cut from clothing i had made. don't they just scream sleeveless tunic with zip in back. and scooter-skirts. please enjoy the ones on the front:and the ones on the back:this one (luv it!) definitely screams found at Grandma's house.i can explain about why the head is flat. but i'll save that for another day. i didn't iron anything. as i plan to pick her apart. wash the fabrics. and make a few small projects as a memento. any ideas on what i should do.

7 comments:

Eileen said...

eeeee! I would have never guessed her to look like this! So I was kinda right in saying "make your bed every day".. huh?
Love how you showed us each of the fabrics close-up. That is my favorite part. :-D

Melanie said...

What a lovely thing to make! I've an aunt too who is closer to my age than my Mum's.
Ooo those fabrics take me back to the era of angel wing tops with belted backs. :-)

What about 2 of what you make so your aunt can have one as well as you?

Des said...

I KNOW. You stuff your PJ's in her head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so stinkin' close. and let me tell you THAT, doll bed quilt, is a killer cute idea and it's so darling. I think you should write up a new pattern. I've never seen anything like this.

I love that your mother was having your brother while your grandma was having your aunt. priceless. :)

Blakely said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like this before.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amazing fabric! Love them.

Shari said...

I reckon I was pretty close! What an interesting thing to do and what a treasure of memories in those fabrics. No ideas right now as to how to work with them... good luck with that!

Corrie said...

That is cool! Adorable.