Yesterday I decided to get this sweet little quilt quilted as it is a Christmas gift. I first showed this quilt in September when I bought the flannel and talked about the fabrics I used.
Some of the fabrics were from a bundle called Shelby Pretty Little Things for Free Spirit Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop and a couple pieces that were Westminster Fibers.
I used my AccuQuilt 6 ½ inch triangle die and then added strips around the block. I was going to just make a baby quilt but I really, really love the way this is turning out and had enough fabric for enough blocks for a lap quilt. I also picked up some flannel to put on the back……I can’t remember the last time I used flannel for backing and I’m sure I have never free motion quilted on it.
I can’t wait to get this all pieced!
This was the first time that I used flannel on the back of a quilt and free-motion quilted it. The only difference I noticed was that the quilt didn’t slide as easily while I was quilting.
I really had fun taking pictures down by the river and the colors in the quilt really sparkle!
Here you can see the flannel backing and my binding is added by machine……no hand stitching for me.
The quilt size is 48 x 56, I also used Bottom Line thread in a beautiful color – #637.
After I took all my photos along the river I brought the quilt in and washed it. I was anxious to see how soft it got with the flannel backing……it feels wonderful. I also remembered to add a Color Catcher to the wash, can you see how much color it grabbed!
We got a little snow last night….not much but…..enough for me. Anyway, I couldn’t resist grabbing the quilt and taking a picture. It really wasn’t the best time to take a picture but you get the idea, hard to believe I took all the other photos yesterday afternoon! I had to throw the quilt in the dryer to melt the snow that got on it.