This is one of the pre-Christmas projects I was working on, but couldn't fully show.
A quilt for Mr. Riley.
The two panels are a vintage flannel with British Soldiers given to me my my step-mom. (See this Post
I didn't want to cut the fabric up too much, the more seams, the more you lose, so I went with the two panels.
I purchased the blue and red flannels for the borders.
I added flannel from my Stash to finish the back.
Mr. Riley complains that my quilts are 'nice, but not warm'. So. I bought 8oz polyester batting for this baby. I don't know what I was thinking! Flannel stretches, and 8oz is really
thick. Therefore, lines aren't particularly straight. The quilt probably isn't very square, either - I haven't checked.
But hey, it's warm, he likes it, and check out that loft!
The Details for those who care, and my future reference:
68" x 76"
Flannel front and back
Straight line quilted
8 oz poly batting
I bet its warm and wonderful to curl up under.
The red looks great with the sky blue!
I've used that heavier batting before and yep, it's like a big thick layer of snow that floats above you. But it is warm and cozy! Mine eventually softened up a bit after a few times through the wash. I like those vintage panels--clever way to use them. Well done, well done.
(Sometime it would be fun to see a close-up of your label.)
it looks great! i hope your husband enjoys his cozy new quilt!
thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!
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