Happy Easter! Hope you are enjoying this time of celebration with family and friends, and if your company happens to sleep in, maybe you'll get a chance to play in your sewing room, just saying...
We seem to be having a prolonged winter here in Cape Breton, so I decided to play with some flannel again while the air is still cool. Once more, I used some leftovers to create my new quilt. When I was making my Flower Patch Flannel quilt awhile back HERE, the stars were made with a flip and stitch method for the flying geese units resulting in left over triangles. Of course, I sewed these leftovers together to make some HSTs and put them away in my sewing closet for another day. Pat Sloan has a great tutorial on how to make them HERE. Anyway, long story short, I took out my HSTs, squared them to the size I wanted, and sewed them together into pinwheel units.
Them I sewed the units into 10 blocks!
I have to tell you right away that the colours in my pictures are very "off". Most of the fabrics are from Bonnie Sullivan's Woolie Flannels, so have a peek here at this video if you want to see the beauty of the "real" colours HERE.
Once the pinwheel blocks were made, I fussy cut the flowers and framed them with a variety of leftover fabrics.
Then I started to play around with the blocks to see what I could come up with.
I decided to make a variation of a row quilt, with the pinwheel rows on the top and bottom, and the scrappy framed flowers in between.
The last step was to sew the borders on and Ta Da!
The quilt finishes at 45"x 60". I have the backing to piece and then I'll machine quilt it and hang it on the line for a picture. Until then, it's a great day for quilting!