Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Flannel quilt.......

I sewed the borders onto the flannel quilt and pieced the back and that is as far as I thought I was going to go on this flannel quilt yesterday.  Then I remembered the last piece on my old roll of batting was just the right size for this so I decided to load it on the longarm.
While I was looking at it I decided it was only going to be 5 passes over the quilt so why not go ahead and quilt it.
I had a long enough piece of the red print for the back but just a little short on the one I had used for side borders so I pieced on some of the other border fabric.
I did fairly large meandering so it quilted up fast.
On January 1st I took all of the triangles I cut over a month ago and designed this zigzag top.  The triangles are 6" finished so this will be about 60" x 72".  It is the project I'll work on between other things but I only have 2 weeks to get it sewn and off the wall before my friends will need the wall space.

13 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Your energy and accomplishments amaze me. I am ashamed of myself I didn't sew a stitch yesterday. The flannel quilt is cozy looking. Glad you got it done that far. Chris

Jackie said...

Love the flannel quilt! But, oh my, I am in love with the zig zag top!

HollyM said...

You are lucky to have the long arm to quilt yourself. I send mine out for quilting if they're too large to handle on my basic machine. You sure do work fast though!
I like the pink/green colors coming through in the zigzag quilt. I love that pattern, have used it a couple of times.

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful and I am sure it is going to be so cozy and warm.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Lucky you to have a long arm and the space for it.
Like the flannel and thrifty pieced sections in the border. The triangles are fantastic! I know you will get it done on time.

Taos Sunflower said...

Wanda: I am curious about long arm machines and know no one else to ask...does it take a long time to load a quilt/batting/back? And for example, how long did it take you to actually do the quilting on the flannel quilt? Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

LOVE just love your flannel quilt. Design and fabrics ~ are so 'north woodsy'. We all gravitate

Zig - Zag is full of energy... good one to begin the New Year with pizazz !

J~MT

Anonymous said...

p.s. I was distracted and did not get to finish "we all gravitate toward our environment."

Muddling Through said...

Yay for the finish! The flannel quilt looks made for snuggling and perfectly quilted. I tend to quilt too closely, and looser is definitely more snuggly. I REALLY like the zig zag, lots of gorgeous fabrics in a colorful design.

Mimi said...

You just keep cranking them out! I can only think your work space is kept "neat" so that you can move from step to step... great work.

Cathi said...

Wow -- you are off to a great start of the new year!! I love that flannel quilt -- it looks so cozy and warm. Can't wait to see the zig-zag quilt come together -- a lovely touch of colour during the grey days of winter!

hetty said...

Your flannel quilt looks great! I love what you did for the backing. Your zig zag quilt is going to look wonderful - so colourful in these long dark days of winter.

Leslie said...

What a pretty zig-zag quilt! I love the fabrics, as usual. :-)