Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lovely Doll Quilts: Antique and New

Charming small antique quilts made just for dolls are treasured collectibles in their own right. Old ones are quite pricey, but some lovely ones are made today. Here is a group of doll quilts from Three Texas Collections. Many were made by friend Martha. The large wax doll is quilting on a precious top from tiny old civil war age squares. At her feet are little rugs made by Martha.

To see more articles on making antique doll quilts, visit Maida .http://www.maidatoday.com/

A glorious link for more doll size quilts! These are true art. http://collectorwithaneedle.blogspot.com/


  1. Edythe, more adorable vintage doll quilts to drool over..my heart just did a skippety skip!! I especially love the image of the doll quilting her little quilt..so adorable!! thank you for sharing. Cheers, Marian

  2. Thank you so much for this inspiring post!

  3. Thrilled I found your blog. I'm a huge fan of your collections and work!

  4. Edythe, this is my first visit to your blog!! I love all your little doll quilts and your decorating!!! I too would pick up rug hooking, but have many other things on my plate. Just a note - we live at Brady, Texas, so we are almost neighbors!!! Maybe we'll meet up someday!!



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