Yesterday I decided to get this sweet little quilt quilted as it is a Christmas gift. I first showed this quilt here in September when I bought the flannel and talked about the fabrics I used.
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 did use flannel on the small Windham mini quilts and they were very easy to handle because of the size.
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.
I am linking up with SewCalGal’s A Handmade Christmas Challenge.