Monday, January 4, 2010

Dollies for Sarah Johnson!

Another well-worn and dearly loved quilt that I have shown a small pic of some time ago. My Angela and her family have slept under this for years - how I ever made it amazes me, though I know I did do it - it is soooo big!

The middle section is an interpretation of the Sarah Johnson Quilt, 1826 - I think she made this quilt when she was only 14-years old!

My quilt was started perhaps 11 years ago and repro fabrics were a bit limited in availability then - I was so fortunate to have what would have been a small collection and perhaps swapped fabrics with friends!

I think the inspiration for the dolly border came from a cushion published in an Australian patchwork magazine, so here is the finished quilt and I think it will itself become an antique one of these days! Would be nice!

Now to the present - I have quite a few finishes to do and I'm looking forward to that! Happy Day!

39 Lovely People said ...:

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness! I am speechless. This is the most beautiful quilt ever! I would be so proud.

luv2quilt2 said...

What an amazing quilt! You have super skills.

Margaret said...

OMG!!! You are absolutely amazing!!!!! Talk about an heirloom. Sigh.

Julia said...

I love it Lurline...
It's a beautiful quilt...an heirloom for sure!
Hugs Julia ♥

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lurline,

How wonderful. What a great quit to lie under every night.

Cheers,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

Lizzie said...

I love this quilt Lurline. Soft and snuggly and the fabrics are just deligtful.
Lizzie
XXX

Christine said...

Love this quilt. I remember seeing pictures of the origninal Sarah Johnson quilt in AP&Q magazine. Yours is lovely with the dollie border.

Nedra said...

I recognized the dolly border from your header, and I love it!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

absolutely adorable, thanks for sharing

Myra said...

Lots of loving work went in to that beauty! Its wonderful Lurline... 8-)

Vivian said...

There's a style and grace to this quilt that leaves me speechless -- absolutely beautiful!

I love the dolly border every time I see it, in your header, in a quilt that Julia made, and now and then in quilts in my limited AP&Q collection. I have to make one some time. It's such a sweet way to finish a quilt.

Bernadette said...

Just gorgeous Lurline, this quilt is one on my "to do" list, I have it in an APQ magazine.
You must have been very pleased with it. Happy New Year, hugs Bernadette

Janet said...

I love the Sarah Johnson quilt and the dollie border is so perfect for it. What a treaure, I think you should trot it out on it's anniversay every year.

Riet said...

What a beautiful quilt. I wish I could do that.

Christine said...

I so remember you making this quilt and it is still beautiful

hugs
Christine

Blogless me said...

Please, continue spoiling us - this is another adorable quilt! I love everything about it - the colours, the centre medalion, the borders, oh, the borders ...

Kathie said...

I have loved this quilt for so long!
one of these days I will make the sarah johnson quilt.
yours is beautiful
a family treasure I hope.
Kathie

PatchworkRose said...

Thankyou for showing us the wonderful detail Love this quilt and the older repros :-)
Definately a family treasure
Cheers
Lynne

Stephanie said...

Another beauty. The dollies are so pretty.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful Dollie quilt! Just love it!

Kaaren said...

Now that is a family heirloom to be sure. It's fantastic, Lurline!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

What a magnificent quilt!

Deb said...

Unbelievable treasure! I love it! Thank you for sharing your quilt with all of us.

Cardygirl said...

Beautiful Lurline...thanks for sharing it with us!

Teresa said...

I love, love, love this quilt! Thank you so much for posting it. I have been admiring the snippet of dollie border ever since discovering your blog. It is a stunning quilt!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Another stunner Lurline...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow - amazing Lurline!! Thank you for sharing - yes it is already a heirloom!

em's scrapbag said...

This is amazing. I really love the center. You did a beautiful job!

Mrs Quilty said...

That quilt is beyond beautiful and the border of the ladies is exquisite! Very unique!!! Amazing! The center is so beautiful too! What a beautiful job you did!

Brenda said...

A truly beautiful quilt.

Terry said...

Wow! What an amazing quilt!! :0)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Lurline this quilt is just stunning. I love the dolly border - so unusual! blessings, marlene

Karlene said...

Beautiful Quilt and I love the dolls around the border...Karlene

Micki said...

I love that quilt and the dolls as a border is just so pretty!
Thanks for sharing it!
Micki

Mary said...

Lurline, Just Beautiful!!! Love the dollie border! Hugs, and Happy New Year, Mary

toni said...

It's such a beautiful quilt Lurline, I love the dollie border too! toni xxx

Rose Marie said...

This quilt and your Dresdan Plate quilt are absolutely gorgeous .... love the soft colours that you used!

Northern Deb said...

Lurline, Your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!

Busy As Can Be said...

What a beautiful quilt! It is just amazing!