Quilting, Farming, Variety

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November ~~ Little Quilt


Here we are again; we have the beginning of a new month, and the eleventh little quilt of the year is ready.  Where has the time gone?  It's cool enough now to need quilts on the bed, especially if you're like Teddy,

 
who seems to have a sore throat and fever.  He drinks hot tea and then snuggles all the way up to his chin underneath the warm quilt.
 
 
I even made new flannel sheets and a pillowcase for his bed.  Doesn't he look comfortable?
 
 
I made the quilt from a pattern in the book Liberated String Quilts, by Gwen Marston.  I do my string piecing on a paper foundation, rather than cloth, since I hand quilt, and it means one less thickness of fabric to stitch through.  I like the Scottie dog print for the backing; the quilt could be reversed if Teddy thinks baskets are for girl bears.
 
Enjoy,
Charlotte
 
 


13 comments:

  1. Another great little string quilt...really like the Scottie dog print and the red binding. Lucky Teddy! Putting off the flannel sheets as long as possible; still have memories of last summer's heat!

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  2. Looks like a good quilt for hibernation!

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  3. You sure have Teddy all snuggled in his flannel sheets and pretty quilt!

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  4. Teddy sure is fixed up for the winter.. Another beautiful masterpiece.. Hope Teddy feels better soon..Susie

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  5. Ah Teddy has the most wonderful caretaker to make him so comfortable. Beautiful work you do, such creativity and talent,you truly are blessed.

    The plantain brew, I asked someone that makes it. She said to use dried plantain or it would most likely mold, otherwise if you use fresh herb make sure it is totally dried of any excess water and to heat on super low to remove any moisture.

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  6. Love the quilt! So sorry that Teddy is feeling under the weather though. He and Kelsey both had a bad week, eh? Maybe he'll feel better soon!

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  7. So cute, I love your hand quilting, bear looks so cozy.

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  8. So cute and that big bear makes it look comfy!!

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  9. Teddy is such a lucky little fella!

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  10. Aw....Teddy looks so cozy. Hope he feels better soon!

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  11. This quilt is so beautiful, Charlotte~ even the backing is so pretty too!
    I'm afraid I know how Teddy feels today~ I'm fighting a cold and drinking hot tea... maybe I need to snuggle back up in bed under a cozy quilt and rest... *sigh*

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