9-Patch Doll Quilt — Tulsa, OK

My sisters and I had a wonderful time visiting our family in Oklahoma.  It was so fun to see Jean Ann and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild.  I can hardly believe my oldest sister is a great-grandmother.

This is a doll quilt that I made for Jean Ann in 2002, when I first began using vintage fabric in my quilts. Most of the 9-patches are made with old fabric, but the brown alternate squares, some of the 9-patch pieces, and the binding are reproductions.

9-Patch Doll Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2002
hand pieced, hand quilted
18″ x 21″

We visited our childhood home in Bartlesville, which was pretty depressing since the entire downtown and the older homes surrounding it have deteriorated to an alarming degree.  It was hard to find a block that didn’t have several homes with old junk and furniture in the front yard, and our home was one of the worst.

On the bright side, we also spent an entire day at Woolaroc, a wonderful ranch, museum and lodge built by Frank Phillips that we often visited as children. It was gratifying to discover that it looked exactly the same.  Mary and I were especially pleased to see that our favorite display of Indian dancers in a big glass case were still there — and the mechanism worked perfectly when you pressed the button.

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