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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Using a New Quilt

Yesterday morning the temperature was 15* ~ brr-rr!  Time to put the best flannel sheets on the bed for sure.  I'd been putting a throw and an afghan over my light weight quilt at night and then each morning they had to be folded and put away.  I needed another quilt.  My new quilts had just been in the cupboard for years; why not use one of them?  After all, shouldn't I enjoy the work of my hands instead of keeping them for someone else?  But there's this old saying, when you sleep under a new quilt, what you dream will come true.  Oh boy!  I've been having some disturbing dreams, not dreams that frighten me, just ones that leave a feeling of uncertainty or dread.  A lot of them include my late mother and daddy; usually I'm visiting them in a health center or something where I have to go through all these crowded, dirty little rooms before I find them.  I hate that!  But I decided to take a chance, and this is the quilt I put on my bed:

It is actually made of two different blocks: some kind of star block, and the court house steps block, and quilted in a clam shell design.  Most of the fabrics are homespun plaids.  I've always pictured this quilt in a log cabin.

Well, today I'm happy to say, I slept warm and cozy and had nary a bad dream!  So I guess I'm in the clear!

Charlotte

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt. I agree, I don't like bad dreams. They put me in such an odd and unsettled mood. I hope your new quilt chases your bad dreams all away and you have wonderful dreams.
    I'd not heard that saying before about a new quilt, I wish I had a new quilt made to try it out.
    Take care and have a happy Thanksgiving season. :)

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  2. A very lovely quilt Charlotte! I glad you are using it. I love plaid quilts! (Also glad you had no bad dreams)

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  3. that is a beautiful quilt - yes use your quilts - why keep saving them!

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  4. Love your quilt, Charlotte! You do amazing work, my friend. Enjoy and stay warm with good dreams. xoxo

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  5. that is a beautiful quilt! I've never heard the dreams coming true under a new quilt, that is a fun one. I do say that when you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.
    With it being so cold so early, we may be using lots and lots quilts all winter

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  6. Sweet dreams have to happen when you're sleeping under that pretty quilt. Your header picture is awesome! Stay warm, we're cold down here but not that cold!

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  7. I don't see how one could possibly have a bad dream sleeping under this quilt! It is one of my favorites from among your many, many beautiful quilts.

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  8. I'm glad you had good dreams. The quilt is just beautiful & it's good to see you are using it. It's just perfect on the old iron bed.

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  9. That quilt is beautiful, Charlotte! It seems like you could only have good dreams while sleeping under that. :-)

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  10. Wow what a beautiful quilt. It looks so beautiful on your bed. Glad you're having good dreams my dear friend. Hugs, xo

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  11. Beautiful quilt! Definitely not to be kept sitting on the cupboard. Love how the lighter blocks pop.

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  12. Charlotte, I like that quilt!

    I have been having troubling dreams like that, too, lately, and my quilt on the bed is not even new. I had not heard that about dreams coming true. Yipe.

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  13. I love going thru my stash of quilts and choosing one to use. It's like visiting an old friend! Enjoy

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  14. Charlotte, this is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen.
    On dreams
    I have a lot lately, going back years ago
    A long up and down life I have had
    Much happiness
    but a lot of sadness.
    Take care
    special friend...

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  15. Love your quilt. Perfect for this time of year. It will keep you warm, and is so nice to look at. Love all the colors. Makes me think of Christmas!

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  16. Such a beautiful quilt! I hope you have the most wonderful dreams underneath it! To answer your question about the embroidery for flesh tones......a salmon or a darker peach would be pretty and still look babyish. I hope this helps. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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