More than anything, I love snuggling under flannel quilts. Flannel just adds so much extra warm and cozy. This flannel quilt in particular has been well used this fall and winter. Yup, well-used despite the 80-degree temperatures this February day.
It’s so tiny! Well, not really, but on this big red barn it sure looks tiny! The quilt measures 48″ x 60″.
Some of you may remember this quilt, and especially remember helping me choose the layout for the blocks! I made this quilt top, yikes!, 2 years ago this week! You can find all my previous posts while making the top here, here, here and here.
I made it as part of a sewing challenge to make a project during the span of the Winter Olympics. I in particular wanted to make my first string quilt with scraps as practice for making a string quilt with my fave Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The method really is simple and I am unfortunately still just planning on making the one with my beloved Fassett fabrics. Methinks I need to make a list! Or just look at the twenty lists that I already have around here…
The top was finished during the challenge in 2010, but the quilt wasn’t bound and finished until 2011, and now I’m finally blogging it in 2012! My mom did the fabulous quilting in a timely manner and returned the quilt to me promptly, as always.
Fabulous quilting, as promised!
However, I decided it needed a flannel binding to complement its flannel front and back. And of course I took my sweet time getting to the store to buy up some red flannel to make the binding! And so this quilt sat and waited for my attention, as all my quilts seem to do.
I am definitely very happy to be snuggling under this quilt.
And I’m also definitely happy to see this bright green lush grass above! I feared we’d never see green again around here after last summer’s drought! Of course, let’s not talk about how most of the green we see is all weeds now since most grass died out everywhere, and that we’re really still in a drought despite the rains we’ve luckily received of late….