Wednesday, November 16, 2005

My quilts?

Bonnie, you want to see MY quilts? I'm afraid I don't keep too many, but I'll see what I can find laying around. This one is a flannel bear's paw quilt which I made for my husband for our 10th anniversary. It has become "the quilt" in our house. It's always out and almost always in use. It has gotten so soft in the last 10 years and it's very warm.

Back 10 years ago, we were living on Long Island in NY. We had an Irish Setter and I used to board dogs. One friend had an Irish Setter that I boarded...they also had a cabin in Vermont. We borrowed the cabin several times for vacation and on our trips there we would stop in a little quilt store. That's where my husband picked out most of these flannels. Others were obtained in internet swaps. He was so proud of himself for choosing the flannels and going into quilt stores that I knew I had to use them for a quilt for him. Of course, he is the one person who never uses the quilt...when he wants it, one of the kids has usually claimed it! In this picture, Sam sat down on it the second I laid it out...smart dog! He's been shaved since the last time I posted a picture of him...he looks like a different dog.

So, there's one of my quilts...the next one I post will probably be the one you can see peeking out on the arm of the loveseat!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

OOOHHHH! I love the greens. I bet it is so cuddlely! Is that a word?

Sarah

Lucy said...

We have a cocker spaniel too... a black and white. His hair need to be done. But when He is looking very handsome I will take a picture of him :c)

Finn said...

Love the quilt, Carolyn...I think hubby did a good job on picking fabrics..looks VERY comfotable..*S*

Darcie said...

Your Hubby did a great job, indeed Carolyn! I love the little pop of red to complement the green!

Can't wait to see your next quilt!

"Good boy, Sam." ;-)

Darcie

Joanne said...

I love your bears paws. Great quilt. I made a flannel one for my DH too -- and it does get softer with each washing!

I also like to see your stitching on your quilts -- and even on the quilts you do for others.

Bonnie said...

I haven't made very many flannel quilts..I'd need a whole new stash! So when I whittle down the other stash, perhaps I'll branch out into flannel more.

I love the bear paws! It does look cozy and warm and this is the season to be snuggling under it!

Bonnie

Sharon said...

Love the bear paws in flannel. Seems you might need to make another one just for hubby, eh? Maybe call it Paws OFF? LOL!

JudyL said...

That quilt looks sounds very snuggly. It's a cold night here and I wish I had a flannel quilt!

Judy L.

Carolyn said...

Paws off...what a great idea! Thanks to everyone for sharing your comments with me...I love you guys!

Dawn said...

Oh what a fun wonderful quilt! But I think what makes the picture is the cute dog in it! Very fun!

Tonya R said...

Warm and cuddly and soft: perfect quilt. I'm really impressed with your husband being willing to go into a shop and pick out fabric, let alone doing such a good job of it.