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.
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.