Sunday, October 01, 2006

A year in the making

[edit: I posted the wrong photo earlier. This is the finished product. Available at etsy]

This idea has been in my head for a year. I had seen quilts with objects attached, and I wanted to attach a tiny doll. But where to find the doll? I searched every so often, found ones that were too big or didn't appeal to me, but I didn't obsess about it. Then one day, there was a quartet of tiny antique dollies on auction that I could afford. So I bid, all the while prepared to lose to a high bidder. I set a price limit, and left it alone. I won the dolls, then started to design the quilt.That took a while too, going back and forth, trying this and that.

12 comments:

  1. Oh Colette, this is just beautiful. Your creativity is God given...and what a gift He has bestowed on you. Lauren and I were admiring your art yesterday on the net and what I have purchased and she said how peaceful and good it makes her feel...You have another fan! xxxooo

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  2. ps I think it is so special you and my precious eldest daughter share the same birthday...love, J.

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  3. This was worth a year of planning! Wonderful. I have been admiring your auction pieces and get an email now every time you update. :)

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  4. its lovely-are you going to sell it or keep it?

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  5. Thanks, Barbe, It's on etsy. xoxo

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  6. this is so nice.. just to give the addiction of crafting or collecting handcrafted things for a litle girl..
    enjoy your week

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  7. ooh you used the teeny bit of braid that I sent you ! this is delightful, Colette, it touches my soul xoxo

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  8. Colette - this piece is stunning!! Am so pleased you won your auction so your idea could come to life.
    I love everything about it.
    You are so talented!

    Dotee xoxo

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  9. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Oh, this is gorgeous. I love the colors you use and really love all your collage pieces. So glad you finally found the tiny baby to bring your idea to life! Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork!

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  10. This is incredible!!! Truly!! It reminds me of the famous windows of ABC Carpet and Home in NYC...years ago!!...very gypsy,magpie, grandmother's attic!! LOVE IT!!! Imagine a quilt by Colette large enough for a bed!!!!!!!!OH MY!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    xoxo Jenny
    ps..I love the little doll..she makes it!!

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  11. Oh what a nice story, the quilt and yours. It's fit to frame. Very nice.

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  12. Droooooling over this adorable piece. Just my style and so sweet and lovely. Perfect dollie too - you're right, they can be hard to find. You found 4 of them? How wonderful!!!

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