Just this week I decided to dismantle a fragile cutter quilt.
It was torn in several places, and coming apart,
so I thought maybe I could make something with
the good pieces.
I realized the first layer was just
a cover-up for another vintage quilt.
Tobey couldn't resist hanging out with me,
and getting into anything I left within his reach.
He finally gave up, and left me to sewing,
and snuggled on the freshly washed uncut quilt,
to take a little nap.
Since the fabric was so delicate,
I decided to quilt it to a layer of muslin.
It helped to stabilize it somewhat, but
that meant cutting each pattern piece twice.
I chose the blue blocks, and pulled out
a medium bear pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm.
I took my time, and it required a lot of
hand stitching. I strengthened some places
with addditional patches.
He is stuffed with a generous amount of
lavender buds, and I used blue glass eyes.
Using one of the contrast color blocks,
the hat helped break up the color scheme.
Muslin that had been previously distressed,
made a nice soft ruffle around neck and hatbrim.
Rusty bells and rusty tinsel were my final
Hmmm, I wonder what a red one would look like?