Flannel Quilt As You Go Blocks

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Flannel Quilt As You Go Blocks

Have you ever made a QAYG quilt? I’ll be working on one in the coming months as I make flannel Quilt As You Go blocks. Do you remember the flannel scraps that I cut into 2 different size blocks a couple months ago? I have been piecing them together and made a small quilt with blue flannel sashes that would be perfect for a lap quilt or crib quilt. I haven’t quilted it yet but when it was on the floor little Tasha was happy to sit on it and get her picture taken. This is the last week that she will be here with me.Flannel scrap blocks for a quilt as you go quiltHere is a better photo of what the quilt will look like.
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I also ordered one more set of the Ikea basket shelves with 4 baskets. With the addition of the wheels they are a nice height for a ironing surface. I’m going to have to get Builder Bob to cut me a longer board that is a little bit wider. It wasn’t long ago that I showed this setup in my quilt studio before the addition of another set of shelves.

Ikea shelves in my quilt studioI have tons and tons of the flannel scrap blocks so I thought I would make a flannel quilt just for us. Our bed is a king size and wouldn’t a flannel quilt be wonderful in the winter? That should give me plenty of time to get it finished.

I decided to do a Quilt As You Go design since it will be king size and a lot of weight and bulk on my domestic sewing machine. I don’t want a ton of blocks to piece together after quilting so the sections are about 27″ in square.

I cut my small blocks 2 .75″ and the large blocks 5″. I sewed 4 small blocks together and then added a large block to one side. The rows are made of 3 large and 3 small blocks. I am going to use Hobbs 80/20 batting and flannel on the back. I want this to be puffy so I’ll do a large stipple quilting on the blocks.
Flannel scrap blocks for a quilt as you go quiltI have 4 of the 27 inch blocks ready to quilt, this will be a perfect project to work on in between other quilts.

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  1. Great idea! I just picked up some great flannel! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love the feel of flannel and a quilt for your Winter bed sounds cozy. Tasha looks very happy. I cannot believe the weeks have gone so quickly. Happy Cozy Sewing…<3

  3. Really cute quilt. I’ve never tried a QAYG but have a couple of friends who do that often. I’ve always been concerned about the seam on the back. But I may have to challenge myself to try it. Love the looks of those IKEA basket units. They look so much sturdier than the plastic ones I have in my sewing room now.

    1. Thanks Sara, the baskets seem very sturdy, I don’t think I would load them full of heavy books but they are perfect for fabric. I have made a couplde QAYG quilts and the seams on the back look great.

  4. Billie Shannon says:

    I love your baskets and the amount of space you have. Makes me a little green.

  5. A flannel quilt on your bed would be fabulous in the winter months. I like the idea of a QAYG to reduce the bulk and weight in the machine. The 27″ is very doable.

    1. Thanks Mary, I am figuring I’ll only need 4 or 5 blocks at the most in my quilt for the width and this size is perfect to quilt easily.

  6. Joyce Carter says:

    Love the quilt Connie. I just pulled some flannels out to make a baby quilt. . And I am so excited because it is for a baby girl. After having 4 grandsons and one great grandson, it is so nice to sew something girly. I like the pattern that you used.

    1. Congrats Joyce on the coming little granddaughter, you’ll be sewing all kinds of beautiful things for her!