Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WIP: Cutting & a few Test Blocks


Tomorrow night the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild is getting together for a sewing night, so today I did the prep for the project I am taking along.  I am working on a flannel quilt from my Fast & Furious UFO to-do list.  What makes this quilt a high priority is the space that all this flannel takes up. (nearly half a 12x12x18 bin)  This quilt began with a 5 yard piece of cream marbled flannel that was to become a flat & fitted crib sheet, but you may recall that it went up in flames. (literally)  The other flannel I already had was several pieces of brown & tans purchased on sale when my LQS decided to no longer carry flannel.  So to these pieces I have added several blue Maywood Woolies flannels. 

Since the fabric is rather busy with many lines I chose a very simple pattern from this book, Happy Hour by Atkinson Designs.


I am making the Between Friends quilt, which is large blocks made from strip sets with a center contrast strip.


The original pattern uses fat quarters, but I have modified the block size to get as many blocks as possible from my WOF strips.


And here is a close up of one of the completed blocks so you can see the fabrics better.  While this certainly is not a glamorous quilt I have a feeling it'll be one of the most used in our basement in the wintertime.  (Which sadly, is not over yet!)


9 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Blues and browns are great together, especially in flannel Karen! Yes, it will be well used, I'm sure.

free indeed said...





Oh that IS going to be lovely! Such beautiful colors together. Great job! Love the feel of flannel ;)

Lisa said...





I LOVE your colors, blue and brown always look so great. The pattern is wonderful too. Have fun at your sew in! Sounds like tons of fun.

Chris H said...





I have to say what everyone else did... love the colour combinations you are using! It's going to be an adorable quilt.

Poppyprint said...





Have fun at your sewing night! Looks like you're very well prepared!

gale said...





that's going to be a gorgeous quilt. I have that book and have not made anything yet but have a few plans to.

Needled Mom said...





I LOVE the fabrics!!! That will look awesome when finished.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...





Just popping in to say hi--I worked at TR National Park and fell in love love love with ND. Some day I'll post a pic of my Badlands Quilt. The top is done, needs quilting. Nice to virtually meet you!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...





Just popping in to say hi--I worked at TR National Park and fell in love love love with ND. Some day I'll post a pic of my Badlands Quilt. The top is done, needs quilting. Nice to virtually meet you!