Tsia loves hanging out at her grandparents' house. They have a loft in their bedroom where all the toys are kept, so it's a bit like climbing up into a treehouse when she and her cousins go up to play. I've been rediscovering some old toys and dolls while we've been playing with the "new" toys, and it's interesting to see them from an adult's perspective: I can find lots of design inspiration in them (and a little nostalgia, too).
For example, this doll quilt. No one seems to know where it came from. It's a bit on the large side: approximately 2 1/2 feet by 3 or 3 1/2 feet. And it's in terrific condition. I've always associated it with my Mom's doll, with which we never played because it was one of the only toys my Grandma kept for my Mom and was special as a result. I'll show you her doll clothes sometime soon.
Anyway, these are mostly feedsack fabrics, right? I love the colors and patterns. Some of them are so contemporary-seeming, and others have a retro feel. I wonder if one of my Mom's aunts made this for her? Grandma grew up on a farm, one of twelve children. They probably went through a lot of feedsacks, and I'm sure no scrap was wasted. A doll quilt might have been the perfect use for smaller pieces, but I'm speculating.