Sunday, October 12, 2014

Plaid Flannel Quilt

While I was working on the Roman Road Quilt, I was also playing with some left over flannel plaids that wanted to be something.  So, on a whim, I cut out general blocks and just sewed them together.  It came out smaller than I wanted; and while at JoAnn Fabrics, I saw a piece of red flannel that would be perfect for the quilt.  And then I saw a piece of herringbone pattern green fabric that I thought would be perfect for the backing.  And I was able to get both pieces of fabric at 50% off for each piece... SWEET !!!

Another great sofa blanket for someone..

The more I looked at this, the more I realized that this was for a friend that lives in England.  So he received this for Xmas.  After I sent it off, I was telling a good friend that it cost as much to mail it as it did to get it quilted, but, was great to know it would have a good home.

So, here is the finished piece.  There was a learning curve for myself, which was good.  Flannel shrinks even more than I thought it would, so if I ever use flannel again, top grade flannel is required and at least a double wash and in a hot dryer are required before I cut anything.

Roman Road

A few years ago, I was given some xmas print flannel fat quarters.  At the time, I had an idea for a quilt, but never got around to making it.  About this time last year, another idea began to pop up in my mind.  So, I made this Roman Road..or Split Rail Fence .. depending on where you are from and the name you associate to it.

My nephew, Josh, requested a quilt from me 'someday', 'my choice'.  He likes to sleep, veg out on the sofa, thought that a sofa throw would be what I made for him.

Quilt Top .. Unfinished.  Blocks are laid out, but not sewn together yet.


I finally got the quilt top finished and sent off to Terri Clark (Salmon Creek Quilting) to have it long-armed.  I gave it to my nephew for Xmas.  He was thrilled when he saw it.  Hope it lasts him a long time.

Here is the finished piece: