Dean’s Cloth Book Doll Quilt — Giveaway

This morning I finished quilting my Dean’s Cloth Book doll quilt, and I think it turned out just fine.  It’s been many months since I have done any hand quilting, and I’m so excited that I was able to stitch without problems.  I am becoming accustomed to quilting with a wrist brace, and I think it’s helpful to wear it when I’m quilting, as well as sleeping.

So . . . to celebrate my return to quilting and a pain free quilting session, I am giving away this doll quilt.  Here’s how I described the top in an earlier post:

For this little top I used two vintage cloth books published in the UK by Dean’s Rag Book Co.  The company began in 1903 producing small books printed on muslin that they advertised as “safe and washable” for baby.  Later they expanded into stuffed bears and cloth dolls.  Dean’s Rag Books were still being made as late as the 1960s, and I think my two books are from the later period — probably the 1950s.  They were both illustrated by Josephine Wilkinson, as you can see on the front page of each book, and neither of them has a title.  After looking at lots of Dean’s books online, I think Josephine’s graphics are my favorites.

The six blocks on the left are from one book, and the six on the right are from the other.  The quilt blocks (or pages) are set with sashing and border in printed gingham; the backing is a vintage diagonal plaid; and the quilting pattern is hanging diamonds.

If you would like this little quilt, just let me know in a comment below.  A winner will be selected on Saturday using a random number generator.

Dan’s Cloth Book Doll Quilt
machine pieced, hand quilted
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2013
21″ x 22″


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