Thursday, November 10, 2011

Flannel Quilt

Not much new here in my little corner of the world....I sewed more 4-patches and cut more 2½ inch squares.  I have no idea what I am going to do with them, but that is the way a lot of my projects start out.  In fact, I tend to like those the best...that just develop as I go along...I think it might be a little bit of rebellion in me.  Just a little bit of freedom I enjoy.

The quilt above is nothing special...but it has been on our bed ever since I made it.  I went to Good Will and bought all the GOOD flannel shirts they got in...and usually got them for $2 or less.  I went when there was a sale, and I only bought Large and X-large...I love how snuggle it is.  And it is just so simple...

The quilt above I have shown before...but it started out with little 4-patches as I am doing now.  I was working at the time and thought I'd make the 4-patches because at least I would be sewing.  And I didn't have to think. Then I decided to make a 9-patch with a 4-patch as the corner pieces of the 9-patch.  That probably sounds like double talk to those that don't quilt...and maybe even to those that do....but that is how this developed.  I made all the 9-patches and decided to add more....but I won't go into details.  Just saying that sometimes flying by the seat of your pants works out good.

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Sarah said they had big old flakes of snow for a little while.  We had little snow balls...no joke....kind of like tiny hail only it was snow...from about B-B size to not quite pea sized...and though stuff started to get white, it only lasted a few seconds and melted just as quick.  I had the thought to grab my camera but it was gone before I could really act on it.

I would love to go down and sew a bit  more now, but think I will go read for a bit before heading to bed. 




12 comments:

Ellie said...

I really like both of your quilts they look so comfortable.
We were given a quilt as a wedding present by one of my husbands friends wife. I love it but now the material is tearing. I really want to make one myself.

MyNorth said...

Love your plaid quilt. It looks so cozy. And the 9/4 patch is just beautiful.
We had some BB sized hail pellets yesterday too and this morning woke up to a very, very, light dusting of snow. It'll melt by mid-morning and it's supposed to climb back up to 60 during the week. Strange weather! Meanwhile, your sewing has given me inspiration to get some stitching done too. Thanks!!

Judy said...

I absolutely love your 4 patch, I never thought of using flannel shirts. I just might try that idea.
Is your other quilt your profile pic? It's so pretty and that's the only way I know how to do things is..fly by the seat of my pants.

Montanagirl said...

The quilts are great, but I really like that first one you did with flannel. It's rather my style.

Sandra said...

your quilts are all beautiful, and i would never have thought of flannel shirts. great idea and so cozy for the cold weather. my grandmother made one for me to take to KY and it was so heavy, i could hardly turn over under it. she knew there was snow there. we had one pot belly stove to heat a 9 room old frame house. when i woke up in the attic bedroom with ice on the inside of the windows, that quilt was wonderful

EG Wow said...

I like the idea of you recycling the flannel shirts. It makes a cozy quilt.


I think it's great that you can use up such small pieces of fabric and end up with such a gorgeous nine-patch quilt.

George said...

Both of these quilts are really neat -- I like them. I don't like the idea of snow nearly as much as I like the quilts. You have my permission to keep the snow up there for several more weeks.

Ginny said...

Wow, pre-made snow balls!! The second quilt is my favorite, I see this kind all the time hanging in hospitals and doctors offices. Don't know why, does the pattern have something to do with health?

Caron said...

I love the flannel quilt so much. It makes me want a nap! We got snow earlier this week and then followed that up with warm temperatures. Oddly enough, there's still a little snow on the ground. And yes, that sounds like double talk! ;)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love both quilts... That top flannel one is awesome... I have a flannel quilt on my bed also. My friend, Cathy, made it for me several years ago...

But--I also love the other one.... You are just so talented.... I love seeing your quilts.. Thanks!!!!

Cold here ---25 this morning...
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

I like the really simple easy quilts. I look at some of the more complicated ones and don't even really like the patterns that much. You can do so much with 4-patch, 9-patch, and rail fence blocks and get lovely quilts. I've been cutting strips for a scrappy quilt...one of next year's projects :-) I like the flannel shirt idea! I have bought fancy dresses at the Goodwill to get velvet and soft fabrics for crazy quilts, but never thought about getting flannel there. Great idea! I buy men's shirts there to wear as jacket shirts, too.

Marie said...

Oooh, I bet that flannel squares quilt is the most comforting, snuggly thing in the world in the winter! And I just love the design of the 4-patch/9-patch. It turned out beautifully for something you were doing "by the seat of your pants!" Thank you so much for taking the time to go through my recent blog posts and get caught up with me! I loved all the wonderful comments you made!

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