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!)