Cozy, wooly & perfect
December 9, 2014 § 18 Comments
Hazzah! My tied flannel quilt is done. I feel like I’ve gone backwards in my quilting journey. But I don’t care. I’ve never done a proper tied quilt before. One night I got a bee in my bonnet and started searching the internet for dark cozy flannels when I stumbled across this kit plus an extra yard of a darker print at Bella Rose Quilt Shop. I didn’t use the pattern but the layer cakes were a great way to get a nice variety of fabric.
It was going to be my Thanksgiving weekend quilt project. I started the weekend before Thanksgiving. But it took a lot longer to tie all the yarn knots than I thought it would. Although this was a super easy project, it still takes time! The quilt ended up measuring 90″ x 81″ without a scrap worth saving in the end.
I was inspired by this photo on Flickr. Though my version took a bit of a turn because of the layer cakes. I really wanted the ties to be wool yarn so they would felt up into fuzzy balls of yarn after washing.
This is what the yarn looked like before washing. I used a double strand of yarn to tie a square knot at every corner seam.
And I used up most of my leftover wool batting scraps. There were four large pieces that I stitched together using a multiple stitch zigzag on my sewing machine. It is SO warm & cozy. My hubby loves it! And so do I.