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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Random Quilts

Hi everyone! This is a warm and cozy flannel quilt for a blustery winter night!
I used easy and random Log Cabin blocks, quite large.


I made it a few years ago for my son....


I saved all the bits of flannels from his pj's and boxers and shirts for years, since he was tiny.

I chose a Log Cabin block...

Fussy cut the red Snowmen for the centers....


The Log Cabin layout is a big star...and the stars in the border are his date of birth. Rnadomly tucked in too are labels from fav clothes and embroidered uniform names, saved and imtegrated into the strips.


His name is pieced on the bottom (but he asked me not to show that....lol!)...


It is machine quilteded with a meandering star pattern and has a flannel batik backing; my only regret is that I had the quilter machine sew on the red binding...and she curved the corners! Ick. I am going to fix that someday! The yellow stars are machine appliqued too---I wanted it to be very utilitarian, no: Oh be careful! I handsewed that! etc.


He doesn't use it much, it's not his "style"---just for friends when he has guests sleeping over...but every time he goes skiing he brings a patch for me to sew on the back! So it has become a memory quilt, of sorts, beyond the fond mom memories of tiny Christmas flannel pyjamas and itty bitty flannel shirts!


That may mean he likes it? I made something similar for my daughter---hers is a heart...but it is temporarily among the missing, so no pix right now.

Have a cozy weekend!

love

        lizzy



gone to the beach....

4 comments:

  1. Oh I love this quilt...it just has to be so warm and cozy and have lots of meaning to it!!

    Blessings...
    xoxo Gert

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  2. I love your quilt because it embodies your son's life and even though he may not show how much it means to him, I guarantee it is very special as he keeps giving you more material to use in it. And, as he gets older he will appreciate it even more.

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  3. What a wonderful quilt! Nothing beats a flannel quilt, and it's so fun that this one is made from scraps of clothing he wore.
    I think he likes it as a memory quilt, or he wouldn't be adding to it? ;)

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  4. Gorgeous - gives all a warm and fuzzy!!!!

    I've not heard of a flannel quilt, but it makes perfect sense!

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