Mindless Flannels

A little while ago Katy from Monkey Do posted a picture on Instagram of a flannel quilt she had “mindlessly” sewn in one morning. I commented on it and said that I had some flannel I had bought in Denmark lying around that I wanted to turn into a quilt and that maybe I should just sew it together “mindlessly” too. Katy encouraged me to do it, so I did. The flannel is by Leslie Grainger for Robert Kaufman and is called Pretty Paisley.

Mindless Flannel Quilt


Sorry about the Instagram picture. I’ll get some better ones once Little Miss Bossy-Boots has opened her present and I’ve actually washed the quilt.

Oh my, I had so much fun chopping up fabric without a plan. I had to get the seam ripper out a couple of times but am so happy with the result. The finished quilt finishes at 39″ square, the perfect size for a small girl who likes to snuggle on the sofa with a good film.

The backing is a lovely Cloud 9 print from the My Happy Garden collection which I bought together with the flannels, although it didn’t occur to me at the time that they match beautifully. As I didn’t have a big enough piece of fabric in a colour that matched the flannels I decided to go with a scrappy binding rather than wait as this quilt is a Christmas gift for Little Miss Bossy-Boots.

The quilting was a quick affair, mostly because I had to get it finished before I picked up Little Miss Bossy-Boots from school on Friday. I basically quilted a circle and a square in each panel. At first I had thought of doing an all over design but decided against it as I wanted the quilt to be soft and snuggly.

Fabrics for the next quilt are already on the chopping block. The plan is to make a patchwork quilt in green and yellow with a little sprinkling of blue.