Monday, April 29, 2019

April Mini

I'm hopping in today to post my April mini.

If you recall last month I tossed this doll bed but not before saving and washing the fabrics.

 I had just enough to make this little quilt. It's 13" x 16-3/4."

I decided to hand quilt it . . .

. . . and when it came time to do the outer borders I found these diamond Paper Pieces to be just the right size. 

A small piece of pink for the back. 

Lately I've been intrigued with Altered Shipping Tag art and decided to give it a try. Here's the story:

"My mother Etta Davis . . .

. . . made this Miles shoe-box doll bed for the Girl Scout Fair in 1954 . . .

. . . I had that bed for 65 years . . . 

 . . . in 2019 I took it apart & made a little quilt."

I named it 2nd Time Around: 1954 & 2019 :)

Be sure to check out Wendy's blog for links to more monthly minis.

It looks like I'll be back on Wednesday to link up with Lori's String SAL. See you then! 

Copyright 2019, Barbara Schaffer


  1. What a darling little quilt and perfect save!!
    Love the altered tags too.

  2. So sweet, and keeping the precious memories in a unique way.

  3. Oh, my. I love that you used that fabric for your mini quilt. It's extra sweet and so memorable. I haven't heard of the altered tags, but I think what you did is fabulous. Where did you find the GS clip art?

  4. What a sweet little quilt! Perfect repurposing of that fabric... from doll bed to doll quilt! Your story tags are just delightful. What a great idea!

  5. I love that you made a mini out of the fabric aaaannnddd that you made the tags to document it's story. How very special.

  6. Absolutely delightful. I love the quilt, and the story is simply wonderful. So happy that you were able to save part of something so special. I'm sure your mother would be so proud. Those "story tags" are such a great idea and beautifully done. Thanks for sharing! I am linking these today.

  7. I have never heard of altered shipping tag art. Interesting. I enjoyed your true story about the girl scout project, etc.

  8. A dear little quilt and the story to go with it makes it so meaningful. I have a friend who does a lot of the altered art and has given me a number of the shipping tags personalized. So creative. Clever idea to use those Paper Pieces diamonds as a quilting template...

  9. such a sweet story about your little bed. I love the tags. I remember when shipping tags were a thing in the 90s. Yours are wonderful and tell the story of your bed. So did it go to the thrift store?