Now that the holiday festivities are over I’m trying to catch up on sewing projects that were started before the mad rush of Christmas quilts. My small quilting group meets next week and the quilt from LAST month isn’t finished. Fortunately when I abandoned it I marked and organized all the parts so when I picked it up yesterday it was easy to piece the top together.
This is the Seaglass pattern from Kim Brackett’s Scrap-Basket Beauties book. It’s kind of a unique pattern even though it’s just simple four patches. It has the illusion of alternating all dark and all light four patches but is actually pieced with traditional four patch blocks of two lights and two darks. The top is made from scrappy flannel strips. I scrounged around the sewing room and found the brushed plaid that will work pretty well for the border. Finding a flannel back may present a bigger challenge. I planned to use a navy solid from my stash but used it on the back of Jake’s quilt instead so I’m not sure what I still have for large hunks of flannel. Why oh why didn’t I buy bolts of flannel for my personal stash when I owned a quilt shop?? There’s just something about these 15 BELOW temperatures that makes me want to make flannel quilts. Haha!
Today’s goal will be getting the borders on and quilting it–I need a couple of bindings for hand sewing during the football games this weekend.