Friday, May 9, 2014

First Four Snowmen Blocks


I've had a fun day today, cutting the rest of my flannel strips and piecing the first four snowman blocks for my lap quilt, It's Warm Inside. Flannel is great to work with, I've found. All my fabric goes through both the washer and dryer, and the flannel is practically felt when it comes out. It doesn't fray, it doesn't stretch, the pieces stick together when you sew...easy!

I finished the first four blocks and while I was ironing the last seams open and congratulating myself on a job well done...


Whoops! LOL. Time to call it a day. But I did fix it first.

Last time I said I would give all the measurements, which I am now regretting because I don't know if anyone really needs measurements for a log cabin block. These ones will finish at 12" square. But I know estimating yardage can be tricky, so I think what I'll do is write the whole thing up in a proper pattern once the quilt is done.

So, here are the first four blocks finished, with the red and green block fixed up:


The flannels are all from Connecting Threads, by the way, from their Quilter's Candy Flannel Basics collection. And still available too!

10 comments:

  1. This will be such a nice lap quilt, being made out of flannel. I take it your backing will be flannel, too? I make mistakes like that all the time, but I don't usually see them until the blocks are sewn together.

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  2. I like the look of these blocks, especially the two with grey. They are really harmonious.
    I've been thinking, in the last couple of weeks, about how I make mistakes. Mostly (but not always) I think it is from lapsing into automatic pilot. At other times I make assumptions - a good way to operate in certain circumstances but risky. I've done quite a bit of unpicking recently!

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! Yes, autopilot is probably my biggest source of mistakes too. Or the beginning or end of the day -- skiers are most likely to be injured on the first or last run, and I know that's when my concentration tends to lapse as well.

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  3. I can see this turning into a lovely lap quilt!

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  4. What a fun quilt! Someone's going to be very lucky to get that quilt. I haven't sewn with flannel for a very long time and had no idea of the great colour choices available. Thanks for the link to the Connecting Threads website. (I've already added it to my favourites.)

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    1. Thank you! CT has a great deal on Canadian shipping, on top of the already low prices. I promote them so much, I'm starting to think I should ask for sponsorship!

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  5. I especially like the grey ones, can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! It won't be long, I'm on a roll!

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  6. Gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing them all together.

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