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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun With Flannel

One of our favorite things to do during the summer is to take the top off our Jeep and tour the back roads through the state forest near our home. All too often it gets dark and turns chilly before we get home and I can't tell you how many times I have wished that I had a quilt along to wrap up in. Problem solved! I mentioned yesterday that I have been cleaning out the closet in my sewing room and I have been finding all kinds of treasures that I had forgotten about. One of those treasures was a stack of flannels that I won from Rene' Creates last December. I added a few flannels of my own to the mix, then used a quick disappearing nine-patch pattern, quilted it with a fast meander, added a scrappy binding and I now have a warm snugly Jeep quilt!

13 comments:

Julia said...

That will be a very comfy quilt to wrap up in!!!

Madalene said...

You're going to need your pick-up truck to bring all the quilts you have finished this month to the guild meeting! You've been enviably productive.

Terry said...

Nice quilt! It looks so cozy and warm! :0)

Needled Mom said...

Oh wow...that will be so perfect for the Jeep rides. It's beautiful too.

Rachel D. said...

Simply beautiful and absolutely country. I love it !

Mrs Quilty said...

I love the disappearing 9 patch look! You made that quilt so fast and you can just tell looking at it how comfy and warm it is! Great Job!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Great colors!

Lou and Kathy said...

Sounds like you are going to need a warm quilt for a few days. It also cooled down here today also. The flannel is really pretty and I bet it won't fade as quickly in the Jeep as a cotton one would. Enjoy

Janet said...

That does look cosy and so quick to make. I've never sewn with flannel, it would end up being another collection.

Lori said...

I love it!! It's not very often you see pink that is homespun looking and I like it a lot!!

Jackie said...

What a great idea! I need to put one in my car. Though I generally get chilly from the air conditioning!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I love it!

Rene' said...

Susan, this is a comfy looking quilt. Should come in handy on those topdown Jeep riding days. I am glad you mentioned they were from the flannels I sent. I would not have recognized them. I love the pinks you have in the quilt as well as the scrappy binding.

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