Wednesday, 3 September 2014

My Miniature Quilt Shop in Homespun Magazine

I received an email from Emma at Homespun magazine earlier this year asking if a pic of my dollhouse quilts, could be shown in an upcoming edition of Homespun magazine article on miniatures. I said yes please, & mentioned I also had a miniature quilt shop. Emma was interested in seeing pics of it so I sent a few through & Emma asked if they could be used too. I took this opportunity to add some more things to the shop before taking more pics for the article. Here it is in the September 2014 issue. I thought it would be a good time to blog my little shop for my regulars to see, & if anyone has come via Homespun, Hi & Welcome.

I built this mini quilt shop many years ago. It was a kit that I bought at an annual miniature & dollhouse show in Sydney. I built the little classroom to match, & added the side door to join the rooms. The shop is 1/12th scale, meaning 1 " = 12" which is a standard measure for most miniatures.
The quilt shop.
 I made the two quilts, the one behind the counter is hand pieced & hand quilted. The blocks are 1/2" square. The house quilt is made of pre-printed house fabric. I bought the beautiful braid rug, it is hand made.

The bolts of fabric are just fabric wrapped & glued around a piece of cardboard
The knitting corner.
Quilt shop from above.
The classroom.
I filled the stand with lots of mini magazines & mini fat 1/16ths.
I made the noticeboard & painted the scene on the stand.
The table in the corner holds a teapot & teaset,
because a classroom without a cuppa is no fun!
   The design board is a piece of felt glued to cardboard.
The class room from above.


Chookyblue...... said...

oh it is amazing.........well done.....not interested in doing them too fiddly but I love looking at them...........

Joy V said...

Jan, that is amazing. What a lot of work you put into it. Will look for QC in the shops.

Anonymous said...

My Dear!
God bless you for this post!
Thank's for sharing.
Eva from Austria

Anonymous said...

My Dear!
God bless you for this post!
Thank's for sharing.
Eva from Austria

Sweet Pea said...

Such detail! Congratulations on the feature in Homespun. xXx

Gina E. said...

I've just discovered your blog in a roundabout way (blog surfing!) and had to leave a comment for you :-)
I adore your Little Quilt Shop - I always used to think I'd love a dolls house, but this would be much better! It is a perfect feature for Homespun.

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Helen said...

Hi Jan. I just had to pop in say how much I love your quilt shop. The detail is amazing. Thank you for sharing it!