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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Little Quilts

Update......Still Waiting For Our Little Grandbaby to make his debut. He is one week overdue and we are praying for his arrival in the next few days. Thank you for your prayers!

Welcome To Little Quilts Around The House...
      My favorite quilt shop in the southeast is "Little Quilts" in Marietta, Georgia.
A favorite quilting book of mine is one of their delightful publications.

"By The Light Of The Silvery Moon"


 I made this little quilt for my Mom for Christmas a few years ago..
 Do you see the hand carved red cardinal perched in the antique bread making bowl?                                                    
 It was crafted by my husband's Grandmother, Annie Grant Keeling.

"Little House In The Big Woods"
For several years I taught classes at my local quilt shop.
This is the sample from the first miniature quilt class I taught.


"Aunt Jenny and Uncle Pink"
My sweet husband gave me this pair of hand carved, jointed wooden dolls.
They were made by Polly Page...a primitive artist from Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.
Polly was a school mate of my husband's grandmother, Annie Grant Keeling.
When they were little girls they were taught hand carving in their little country school in the early 1900s. Polly's dolls are sought after by collectors from around the world.
When my husband was a little boy he would sit and play in the woodshavings
while his Grandma and Polly spent hours together happily visiting and carving.


I love adding lame' to many of my miniatures. I think it adds a bit of warmth and interest.







"Christmas Kitties"
The whispy whiskers are stitched with DMC floss.

Sorry...I'm a little late at sharing a few of my Santa Quilts....

I had so much fun making this Santa Quilt. It is one of my favorite little quilts.
The authors of the book "Little Quilts All Through The House" are
Mary Ellen Von Holt, Alice Berg & Sylvia Johnson.



Thank you for stopping by and visiting my home.

I love to quilt and find sewing miniatures right up my alley.
They are inexpensive and easy to finish.
I love sharing sewing projects and hope they serve to inspire you to create.

  Blessings,
  Carolynn   xoxo

We're still waiting for our grandbaby boy to make his appearance...I will post when he arrives!

"Create in me a pure heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."
                       Psalm 51:10


I'm linking to my favorite blog parties and giveaways this coming week.
I invite you to visit my sidebar and link up with each one.
I know they would love having you as their guest.

50 comments:

Melanie said...

Enjoyed looking at your little quilts!! Hoping that the new grandbaby arrives soon!! Will be looking for your post!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

These little quilts are just darling! One of my resolutions is to get more quilting done this year. I love having some to give as gifts and some for me:>)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh I love all your sweet quilts so much, you are really gifted in making them......Love your carved dolls, so wonderful......as is the story about your Hubby playing in the shavings as Grandma and Polly carved, love that........Enjoy the day, Francine.

Mary Clark said...

Love your small quilts, my fave is Little House. Makes me want to pull out my stash and start sewing, perfect for a project you can complete rather quickly (as opposed to make a very large quilt). Thanks for sharing. Mary

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Carolynn, those mini quilts are amazing! Great job on all of them, and thank you so much for sharing the hand-carved treasures.

Hugs,
Meri

craftyles said...

Dear Carolynn, your quilts are so pretty and homey. The dolls and the story behind them is wonderful. What a treasure to have them. Still waiting on the Grand-can't wait to see pic's.

Stephanie said...

You do such a wonderful and beautiful job - thank you for sharing :)

And thank you for the sweet verse at the end. Enjoy your week, my friend!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Beautiful little quilts! I bet you're going to inspire a lot of would-be quilters who would feel overwhelmed at the thought of a full-size version. Great story about Polly Page, too!

vintage grey said...

Hi Sweet Carolynn,
Happy New Year! I love al your beautiful and adorable quilts!! Such talent yo have!! Love the Christmas Kitties!! Wishing you a lovely and creative week!! Blessings to you, Heather

The Farmers Daughter said...

Beautiful miniatures! May be easy for you, but I made one--one--and that was enough! Tiny, tiny pieces. You've got the talent for it, Carolynn! Hope to see more. . .
Hugs,
Dru

Dorthe said...

Thankyou for showing your lovely and cosy mini quilts- I have that book too and many others from the time I did A little quilting myself! Many years ago,now...
The carved dolls are wonderful,and with that story even more special to you, I understand!
I do hope for you exited people,that the little new will soon be there, dear.
Hugs from Dorthe

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

You're SO talented! Just love all your quilts! What a blessing...a new grandbaby on the way! Can't wait to see the pics!

Blessings to you in 2013!

Hugs,
Tammy

Genie Robinson said...

Carollyn...I ADORE your blog and your little Santa quilt is precious. I taught quilting back in my 20's...am now 73. I always hand quilted. Then I went to needlepoint and knitting and gave up the quilting for years. When I came back to it, everything was being done on the sewing machine or long arms, and the fabrics were appearing from Moda precut. I was in a state of shock. I have made the transition and am happy. My other blog, buttonsforbaga, was where I posted all of my sewing and knitting, but I have not posted to it is ages because I started my photography one. I am so excited to have found you and your blog, and will add you to my favorite blog list. Then I am going to Amazon and buy the little book. PS...Since you mentioned your favorite quilt store was in Marietta I am wondering if you live there. In case you do, yy mother was born in Vinings...guess it is part of Marietta now...and I went to Emory. T'is a small world. genie

NanaDiana said...

I love your sweet little quilts. I have 2 or 3 that I made many years ago. They have always kind of fascinated me. Can't wait to hear the new baby boy has arrived. xo Diana

kitty said...

Carolyn, I loved seeing your special treasures! Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy New Year, Carolynn! Your mini quilts are simply adorable!
Hope your new grandbaby arrives soon. How exciting!
Feel free to post this on my HOME party tomorrow too.
Thanks for joining me for tea, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Anonymous said...

I so love your quilts, all the way down to the sweet coasters you have made me, wonderful gifts and longtime treasures, thank you....suek, blessings dear friend

chris mckinley said...

Love your quilts....what a lovely collection!

Chris

Marla and Steve said...

Lucky you to have the gift of being a quilter. They are all lovely.

Poppy said...

Hi Carolynn,

Beautiful works of art are your lovely quilts! Thanks for sharing those interesting stories, full of family history.

Poppy xo

Jann Olson said...

Oh my friend I don't know which I love most. Your little quilts or the hand carvings. Both are wonderful! I can imagine how fun it would be to smell those shavings fall to the ground as they carved. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup
hugs,
Jann
hope baby comes soon. No fun for mama!

20 North Ora said...

So many cute little quilts! You are really good!

Judy

Sherry said...

Very beautiful little quilts. Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

LV said...

Enjoyed visiting and seeing all your goodies. Anything that involves quilts catches my eye. Love them. Real treasures and keepers.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Grandmas carvings are so wonderful! It's that great that they learned that in school! Love your little quilts. We will anxiously await the arrival of that precious baby!!!!

Carol

Mary said...

awwww...each one so pretty and very special!! Loved them all.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Such a sweet post Carolynn!

Are you still in San Diego or have you gone home? Can't wait for your grandbaby news. AND you've reminded me that today is the due date for my cousins daughters first baby (also a boy) to arrive and I need to check in with them.

I love the story of your husbands grandmother and her friend, so very precious.

And look at those quilts! So very charming. How wonderful to be so talented and to have been a teacher too. It must have been such fun watching everyone's projects grow, along with their skill.

Happy Rednesday and Happy New Year!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carolyn,
Love your wonderfuol quilts. Really special and your carved dolls are precious. Love the colors and the way you display your treasures.
Can't wait to hear about the new grandchild.
Blessings always, Celestina Marie

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'll have to remember to check out that quilt shop next time I'm in Marietta! Love your little quilts!

Patti said...

San Diego is my home, too In fact - my entire family live in North San Diego County! Your quilts are amazing. Quilting is a dream for me. I keep collecting fat quarters, but I don't dare cut them up! LoL! Is the grandbaby here yet? Carolyn, thank you sooooo much for the very kind and thoughtful comments you have left on my blog. I really appreciate your sweetness coming my way.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

My sister is a wonderful quilter and I admire the work you all do. It's so beautiful. Has the baby arrived? We were waiting for one last week too. He's here! :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

There is nothing that warms up a home like a quilt. Love the quilted accessories you make. The little cardinal is so cute.

chateau chic said...

Your quilts are all so pretty. My grandmother was quite a quilter so I can appreciate all the work that goes into creating them.
Mary Alice

Carol said...

Hi, Carolyn!
I'm so happy you stopped by my blog & left a comment! I see you are a talented quilter! I loved seeing all your beautiful Christmas quilts.
I'm following you now, hope you'll follow me, too. : )

Smiles,
Carol

ImSoVintage said...

Those hand carved dolls are amazing and I love all of your little quilts. Learning to quilt is on my wish list. Maybe I could start with some small quilts. Thanks so much for following me this morning. I am your newest follower, too and am so happy to meet you.
Hugs,
Laura

Shelia said...

Your little quilts are darling! My mother and grandmother were big quilters but I've always lost my patience trying to make a quilt so these may work for me!
Oh, I'm wishing the best for the arrival of your new little grand child.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Leisa said...

Such beautiful little quilts! I love the Kitty one and the Santas with trees... just lovely! Thank you for sharing :-)

Mom E. said...

Amazing beautiful miniature quilts....I have to finish a few BIG ones before I can start any minis...oh....wait....changed my mind! LOL a Dolly bed quilt IS in order!
You do Gorgeous work, Carolynn!
Hearts,
Betsy

Doni said...

Congratulations on your (almost arrived) new grandbaby!! I pray all goes well with both baby and mother.
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the history of your carved pieces!! What a neat artform to have to pass down! I wish I could remember more about my grandparents and their work, but they were so much older than some that they were already retired and a bit elderly when I was growing up. The cardinal is so sweet, and the quilts are amazing. You do lovely work!
Thank you so much joining me for my party! So good to have you!
Blessings,
Doni

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Love the little quilts, Carolyn. Always wanted a quilt but have never purchased one.
Do come and grab me if I miss the news when the stork arrives. :)
Blessings to all. Praying for mom and baby to have a smooth birthday.
XOXO's,
Marcia

Dawn said...

Darling little quilts, I sure enjoyed seeing them. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

debra @ homespun said...

oh your sewing posts ARE very inspiring believe me!!!

I cannot WAIT for that grandbaby!! :) I am so exited for you !!

Marti Cooper said...

Those are adorable, I would love to have any one of them!!

Thank you for sharing them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

Happy New Year,
Marti
http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

Claudia said...

They are lovely. I'm familiar with that book and I think I own a copy! I made their version of the American Flag for my husband one year. We met on the Fourth of July.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Joyce said...

These quilts are such a treat to see. I grew up with a Mother who loved to quilt. Quilting is truly a beautiful art!

Jody and Stan said...

Your quilts are amazing and I loved reading the stories about them too! Thank you for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful week!

Jody

Elena said...

Oh my goodness I love your little quilts. My dad was raised Amish and my grandma and Aunt made quilts. So as you can tell I love quilts :) I hope your little guy is here or will be coming soon. God bless you and your family! Elena

Maria Elena said...

I just love, love, your beautiful little quilts. I really enjoyed reading this post. Have a great week!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your little quilts are very sweet. As are your carved pieces. Memories make them so precious.

Jann Olson said...

Hey sweetie, I bet you are holding a little precious bundle in your arms. Can't wait to see and hear!
Hugs,
Jann