Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Weekend

I've been putting together this simple flannel quilt this week. I haven't worked with flannels in ages, had forgotten how soft and snuggly they are. This was from a kit I purchased from a patchwork friend. I just need to find some backing fabric now. Anyone know where I can get some nice flannel fabric for the backing?



I started basting and quilting my lap quilt from last week, yesterday. I ended up just putting a border on two sides. I don't know why. I think I am just sick of making square quilts! I am just doing a very large meander for the quilting. I'll try to finish it today.




Another thing I need to do is work out what to do with this fabric below. My patchwork group has issued a challenge to make a cot quilt using this fabric, the quilts will then be judged by another quilting group. I wasn't going to take part because I really don't like the fabric (although I am surprised to see it isn't as ugly in the photo as in reality) but then I realised, that is probably the point of a challenge. ie. it wouldn't be a challenge if you were handed some pretty fabric and told to make a pretty quilt! But it will be a challenge working with fabrics which just aren't my style! Two of the group have already finished theirs, and they came up with some really lovely ideas. One of them fussy cut the pink gingham squares and just used that, which was a clever way of dealing with the issue.

3 comments:

Stina said...

Lovely work...
Here in Sweden we never make square quilts...so this one is more like ours...;D Can´t figure out why they must be square?
BTW... I can not answer your mail to me...cause you are on no reply-comment... sorry...

cazinau said...

Vanessa, your flannel quilt is gorgeous ! Makes you wanna snuggle right under it - you are so right about the challenge fabric being surprisingly pretty ! have found a few ideas for mine....

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Vanessa,

The flannel quilt looks comfy! As for the challenge quilt, did you consider cutting out the animals and central motif and use that as applique pieces on a quilt top made with the other parts of the fabric? Just a thought... :)

Good luck on the challenge - please show us what you eventually do with the fabric!