Time to get a new quilt started! Finally I have cut into the fabric for the first flannel quilt kit that I bought over a year ago from Craftsy! I am so pleased so far with the amount of fabric that was included – so far there seems to be triple the amount of fabric that I needed – wow! I have heard bad things now and then about kits and have never gotten one with the intention to make the quilt that the pattern is for – normally I bought because I liked the fabric and it was on a sale so good I bought it. This one I liked the pattern, the fabric and the price. I have never worked on a flannel quilt so this will be a new experience.
It is suggested to cut out all the pieces needed before you get started – I am cutting out all that I need for the stars and the yellow squares in the main body of the quilt and the chain of squares making up the colorful border, when I get that part done I will cut out the bigger pieces of the yellow – I just don’t have space to stack everything so that is why those pieces are waiting.
All of this is leftover from those colors!! included was 22 – 1/4 yard cuts I barely used even a third of those pieces-all of these stacked up is what is left over. I have 3 pieces of 1/8 yard cuts for the next pieces to get ready and 2 1/2 yards of another color for more of the yellow’s. The pattern looks like one shade of yellow but it is actually about 5 I think for my kit. My lighting in the dining room is not true daylight color making the fabric colors off – the above photo shows it better – the lighting in the dining room is more the “yellow” type of lighting not the daylight color of the sewing room . I will need to remember to shut the lights off when taking a photo and just use the flash instead when in the dining room. I will get started with the machine work soon and work off and on with the hexies and the hand quilting also. My other two projects are just going to wait a little while – they will be good for doing on the porch in the summer time – small applique blocks.
The first side of the Handful of Scraps is sewn in place – I don’t know if I will get the second side glue basted in place today – Mike is off pretty much most of the next two weeks – his contract job is kind of flexible for hours right now. He will be working off and on in the sewing room but we have outside stuff to do as well and he likes to go to the fitness center frequently too. We want to run to Sam’s today to pick up some things in bulk and that is a 45 minute drive from us so most of the afternoon well be taken up with that and probably wandering around Home Depot too as we do not have one here.
A close up – by appliqueing with matching thread even with a whip stitch your stitches barely show.
And I finished last night off by working on the Postage Stamp quilt while watching tv on our big new 55 inch tv – our old 10 year old tv bit the dust and we got a new one – the old one was about 35 or 38 inches I guess – something like that – this big one sure is different! Linking up to MCM#66 Cooking Up Quilts – Em’s Scrapbag – Love Laugh Quilt –