Friday, September 10, 2010


Just made this flannel quilt from some 3.5" blocks Sandy gave me. She was in the habit, at the time, of cutting all of her scraps into squares. But she doesn't care to work with flannel and was clearing some room in her stash. I rarely visit Sandy that she doesn't send me home laden with lots of really great loot. She is happy to have it out of the house so she doesn't feel guilty about it and I am happy to have her lovely cast offs! So it was my lucky day!

I whipped the blocks into 4-patches and that was as far as I had gotten. I have a box full of flannels from Kathy and when I uncovered the red flannel for the backing of the couch pillows, I came across this luscious burgundy wine... See, I was trying to pick a new project and pulling out boxes of UFO's ( Unfinished Projects) and I thought, why not? From the burgundy flannel I cut some big blocks(12.25"- yes, technically it should have been 12.5" but somehow I lost that quarter inch. Maybe it is from the flannel being so thick. It really is excellent quality.) Put the two together and now I have a warm looking and feeling quilt to cuddle under when the snow flies. How easy was that? A very fast project. I think Kathy gave me enough flannel to make a backing, even. So the whole quilt cost me zip- except for the spool of thread I used up.

This is the third UFO I have "finished" this week. I say, "finished" because they still need to be quilted and bound. sigh. Such is quilting.


Isobel said...

Well, aren't you just the busy little beaver. Love the quilt.

Peni said...

Flannel and burgundy, too! What's not to like about that. Simple, but very, very pretty.

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Sarah N. said...

Very cute! It does look very cuddly!

Wish you were here to eat some yummy gulf shrimp with me. Stacy had a race in Gulf Shores today. Not my idea of fun at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning - but he enjoys it!

Love you and miss you!

julieQ said...

Oh, how pretty! Sounds like both of you ended up happy with that stash reduction!!