Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Checkin' it twice

The last of the projects from last week's crazy, insane craft-a-thon is this flannel lap quilt. Dave picked up the patterned flannels last year at Hancocks, and in the spirit of using what I have, I decided to make them into a quilt for my mom.

I didn't put any batting in between the two layers since I used flannel for the back also, and it was plenty heavy and warm that way.
I also got brave and put the binding on with the sewing machine. It looks wonky but for some reason there is no piping foot with the Huskystar, so I had to use the zipper foot. I didn't think my fingers could take hand sewing the binding through flannel.

There was a small disaster with the layout since Jack came home from the train show and was very upset to see that I had the strips laying on his car rug. So what's a boy to do but pick up all the pieces and throw them elsewhere on the floor? Oy. Oh well, rows 2 and 3 have purple on top of purple now. Life goes on. :-)

I secretly wish I were keeping it. I love the soft pastel wintery prints.

24 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love flannel blankets! They're so cozy. I found a couple of vintage ones at garage sales within the past year or so.

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  2. This is beautiful. I'd have a hard time giving it away, too. Those soft colors are so cozy!

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  3. I might be totally off base here, but when I saw this I thought of you!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Square-Cotton-Christmas-Tablecloth-Awesome_W0QQitemZ260186059367QQihZ016QQcategoryZ3639QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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  4. Beautiful! I'd be tempted to keep it too!

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  5. I can only imagine how warm that must be! And soft!

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  6. Heavy blankets on a cold night are one of my greatest pleasures. Rare indeed since moving to SoCal. Your mom is going to love this!

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  7. Jennifer7:58 PM

    You've given me an idea for a blog post of my own...

    I bind almost all my quilts with my machine. I actually make the back of the quilt big enough to roll around to the front to make the binding. I read about it in a book. I use my walking presser foot for this, but you could use a plain foot if you don't have a walking one for your machine.

    When I have time I'll try to post a tutorial with photos for you.

    About the walking foot: If you're going to do a lot of sewing through many layers, like quilting, a walking foot is really worth the investment. It really helps out with preventing puckers and shifting. I don't know if they make one for the Husky; I have a Bernina.

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  8. I love flannel. The fabrics are wonderful in this!

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  9. Typepad didn't email me the comment you wrote on my blog for some reason, so I hope you don't mind if I reply to it here. Thank you very much for commiserating with me and not calling me out for whining. (Which I totally was. Pouty lip and everything.) It's good to know that I'm not alone and that I have such supportive blog friends!

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  10. Very nice job and I know your Mom is going to love it. I love using what I have and it makes for some VERY creative crafts.
    :) Bren

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  11. Looks very cozy. Aren't you worried about your Mom seeing it though? I haven't posted any of my holiday crafty gifts because of my peeking family.

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  12. Cute! Love the purple snowflake fabric. :)

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  13. Oooh, yummy! Flannel blankets are my favorite -- fun to make and so cozy! Love the pics of Jack in your previous post too -- what a cutie!

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  14. I love your photos and your talent. I wish I got that sewing gene from my Mom~ Jack is so cute!
    Bristol

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  15. oh my gosh, he just threw the pieces off? :D Silly boy!

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  16. That's so beautiful! I'd be wanting to keep it, too.

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  17. i adore the soft colors as well. sorry i have been such a poor commenter as of late!

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  18. It's beautiful, Sarah. So cozy and warm looking!

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  19. I also love the pastel wintery colors and prints on that fabric. What a wonderful lap quilt. I don't know how you get so much done with a toddler running around!!

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  20. Sarah,
    I featured you on my blog today because of your super creative idea in bleaching and dying bottlebrush trees. Thanks so much for the idea and it worked beautifully. :) Bren

    Ps. also tablecloth friday is today I forgot yesterday.

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  21. Such a pretty and cozy quilt. Your Mom will be so happy. Love reading about silly Jack. Still cute!!!

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  22. Someday when Jack is twenty your Mom can show him the quilt and say " Now this is from when you were having a little fit..." or maybe you will show Jack's children and they will love the idea of their father having a tantrum. It's even nicer (if that's possible) because it has a story.

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  23. lol on Jack throwing all your carefully planned placement of colors...at least you're not me b/c I messed up my carefully planned placement of colors all by myself! lol. either way, it looks beautiful - great job!

    btw, I'm having a giveaway on my The Chic Life blog...stop by and enter if you have a moment. :)

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  24. It looks so lovely! I love how you used flannel for the top & bottom of it!

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