Friday, March 11, 2011

Pink Flannel Quilt


I started this quilt on Christmas break.  It’s a controlled scrappy pattern I found in Quilt Magazine and the minute I saw it, I wanted to make it.  It’s not often that I see a flannel quilt in a magazine, either, but it completely goes along with my goal of working from my stash.  I have plans for at least 2 more of these in flannel, and I might be able to clear out a cupboard!

I’ve been working on customer quilts so I had put it aside, but I had a few minutes last night and finished adding the inner border.  I’m not sure why, but borders are not my favorite step!  I modified the pattern a bit to use a single piece of fabric, rather than piece the border, and I got the flannel at JoAnn Fabrics’ half off sale.

Now that I’m looking at it, though, I’m not sure this border is the right fabric for this quilt, and I’m not exactly sure why.  Maybe it’s not a dark enough pink?  Maybe it just needs a different pink?  Maybe it’s the plaid style design against the squares?  It’s not “bad”, it just doesn’t speak to me.

Of course, I feel compelled to use the fabric, not accumulate more, but I’ll probably have to visit the fabric store this weekend to see if I like anything else better.  Or, maybe I should just go back to the pattern and piece the border.  It’s not like I don’t have a bunch of squares already cut.  Hmm…..


Quilting_Chris said...

Lovely flannel quilt. I have several of those same fabrics. Can you tell me the dimensions of the blocks?

Connie (CJ) Griffin said...

Thanks, Chris!

There are 3 blocks to cut. The large block is an 8 1/2" square, there's a 4 1/2" square and an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle.

I can't find the magazine right now, but I'll post the information for the specific edition when I find it...hopefully tomorrow!

Connie (CJ) Griffin said...

I found my issue of the magazine! It's the December/January 2011 of Quilt magazine, and the name of the pattern is Cotton Candy, on page 38.

The designer of the pattern is Lyn Brown, and you can see her blog and post about creating the patte...rn here:

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