Last Saturday, my daughter and I visited a favorite antique mall, Venice Pavilion Antique Mall in Ross, Ohio (near Cincinnati). I have been on the lookout for a small doll’s bed to display some mini quilts. I didn’t find a bed but I did find this really nice wide rocker for only $6.50. It measures 7-1/2 inches wide x 9 inches high
As soon as I got home, I made up a pillow with a Thanksgiving theme.
It was a cute pillow but I really wanted one that was wider. I found four 3-½ inch blocks that I had paper-pieced 6 or 7 years ago. With a few strips as borders, they turned out to be the exact size I needed. This is confirmation of my old argument that if you keep something long enough, some day you’ll find a use for it. All of the blocks were patterns from my Electric Quilt software (#5 at that time). This one is called Bird of Paradise.
This pattern is called Lucky Star…
I couldn’t find my file with the name for this block, but I like the blue fabrics.
This block is called Jack’s Delight and shows an advantage the rocker has over a bed – the space to display small items on the seat.
The best use may be as a comfortable resting place for my doll Emily who is wearing a doll dress made by my mother out of one of my dresses almost 80 years ago.