As you can see, the fabrics are in a range of pastel blues, greens, and creams. The sun washed out the quilt a little, but this picture is actually very close to showing the gentle colours that are in the quilt.
The fabrics are a variety of tone on tones, striped, checks, and even some textured fabrics.
As you can see, the quilting was done in an edge to edge daisy pattern.
Why am I showing you my old quilt? Because I have been collecting some lovely warm wool flannels for the last couple of years, waiting for a pattern to grab me, and now I see that the pattern was right in front of my eyes in this quilt!
My plan was to make a quick and easy lap quilt out of flannels for the upcoming chilly weather, so I started my hunt for the pattern. Yes, I found it, but it took a lot of looking in my cupboards. I had been collecting FQs, charm packs, and even some yardage from the original Wool Needle Flannels by Moda so I knew I had enough.
The cotton flannels give the illusion of wool, but they are so soft and cosy...
I put together my stacks of blocks...
and then laid them out on a bed. Just the effect I was looking for...an old-fashioned flannel quilt!
I sewed the blocks together and have actually sent it away to the LAQ but forgot to take a picture of the finished flimsy. I'll show a picture of the quilt to you when it comes back.
Unfortunately, the LQS shop, Harbour Quilt Company, closed its doors a few years ago and I miss it terribly. The owner supplied us with the most marvelous fabrics, kits and designs over the years. When the shop was closing, Kim offered many of her kits for sale. I have several still unopened in my sewing corner, but last week, I opened this one...
Kim always carried a lot of Kansas Troubles fabrics so you may recognise some of these. I pinned all the rows together to make things easier when I sewed at the shop and then pressed the centre when I got home.
I added the wide border and have all the applique shapes and vines ready. I decided to work on one corner at a time. Sorry for the poor pictures...it is a very nasty day out there today and my kitchen is a pretty dark place to take pictures.
Busy times in my sewing corner but loving it all! It's a great day for quilting!