Saturday, July 5, 2014

Doll Quilts

If you remember my find in Iowa a few months ago, it finally has fulfilled it's purpose.
The inside of the box was quite rough.  Varnishing still left it that way, even after three coats, so I decided to line the box.  While looking for the right fabric, I came across some scraps of low- loft poly batting.  I have no recollection of why it was there, but there was just enough to do the job.

Looks more like a dolly coffin, doesn't it?  The batting stuck to the rough wood, so I didn't bother with another liner.  Easy, peasy!

18 comments:

Jayne Honnold said...

Looks fantastic! It makes a lovely display.

Janet said...

What a lovely way to display your doll quilts!! Your box looks great!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Great idea! Your doll quilts look yummy in the box.

antique quilter said...

what a find! its perfect a little quilt resting place :)
they look great. I have to admit I love old boxes like this never thought of using it like this. Perfect
Kathie

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Terrific display - I love that primitive look. You catch a nice glimpse of each quilt.

Mimi said...

Perfect showcase for your doll quilts!

Christine Feldstein said...

What a great find and a beautiful way to display your doll quilts! I have mine in a basket! I am your new follower. Greetings from Athens-Greece

Janet O. said...

I love vintage wood anything! What a great display case. : )

Karen said...

What a good use for the wood crate. I have a different style of wood crate with some quilts in it but not on end like yours. I think I will look for another crate to use similar to what you have done.

Kyle said...

Your box is the perfect solution for all your mini quilts. They look great in there!

O'Quilts said...

I am so relieved that it is not a dolly coffin..I love it just the way it is:)

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love your box and it's lining. About 35 years ago, I was the recipient of some boxes that had been in our family for over 60 years ago. I made linings from sheets that matched my decor and used some kind of glue to hold them in place at the rim.
I just love highly functional items like these boxes that have been around for over 100 years. I'm glad you rescued yours.

Gayle said...

Hmm.... I think I might have a box I could use like this - thanks for sharing your very creative display idea! Love it.

Barb said...

great fix for such a nice display piece!

Jamie said...

Loved seeing the quilts from our trip on your blog.....can you believe we actually saw those lovely beauties! I hope other quilters travel to DC and visit the Smithsonian Quilt Collection....ladies, it was better than the darkest, best chocolate in the world!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

What a great find! Perfect to show off your precious doll quilts! Love primitive boxes, too!

Carolyn

Taryn said...

I am catching up on blog reading and am just seeing this. I love your box of little quilts. Very colorful! You will have to show us the quilts sometime. It was good to see you in Wisconsin (and DC). I hope we can connect at some more quilt events.

Lizzie said...

I made one of these for my grand daughter. From the family farm prune picking box. I put wheels onthe bottom. not sure that was such a good idea. the kids like to run with it.