Sunday, September 27, 2009

A First Time For Everything

I have always steered clear of using flannel in my quilting projects. Not sure why, just never chose flannel. I really wanted to make my husband and my son a quilt for Christmas and just could't settle on a fabric that I felt would be suitable.

While discussing this issue with Kellie; we made our way over to the flannel section of her cute little shop and I decided the colors were certainly manly, but, I was afraid that the flannel might be difficult to work with. Boy, was I wrong! I now love, love flannel, too!

The blocks I have completed went together like a dream. I can't wait to get all the blocks so I can decide if I am going to sash it or not.

The blocks are big! The center square is 11 1/2 inches, making the star block 23 inches. It should go together pretty quickly. I suspect quilting this may be (as one of the ladies on Homesteading Today says) like wrestling an anaconda!

Hope I can get it done quickly! After seeing Reenie's finger injury from her roatary cutter, I may be doing my cutting with scissors!

Keep stitching everyone and have a blessed week!

1 comment:

  1. Haha..use the rotary cutter, but be careful! I won a bunch of flannel scraps and can't wait to make something out of them. I have never worked with flannel, either. Glad to hear it works out so well! Can't wait to see the finished result!