Monthly Archives: February 2013

UFO Sunday. 2/17/2013

It's Sunday again and time to show the progress I have made in Dan's Flannel Quilt. It has been pin basted and the quilting has begun!

I am using KISS (keep it simple silly) quilting. Straight quilting in both directions using a walking foot to feed front and back at the same time.


Flannel quilt fron

I folded it about in half so it is wider then it looks, about 76×80. Aurifil 50 weight cotton

thread on the front in a soft mossy green.


Back of quilt

This is the back of the quilt. I pieced a section with left over fabric. The back thread is Superior's Bottom Line, 60 weight in a light golden yellow.

The batting is Hobb's 80/20.

I am linking to Leah Day's UFO Sunday

Have a great week quilting.


FMQ Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

This week I decided I really need to sandwich and quilt a flannel quilt I started nearly 2 years ago for DS#2. It should have been a matter of sandwiching the thing but I decided it just wasn't big enough so I added 3 rows to the width. Of course that means I don't have enough backing fabric so I am working out a design for the back using left overs. From a glance it might look a little girly but his favorite color is purple, thus the lavender, but I think the golds, greens, plaids and stripes help make it more masculine.

Flannel quilt


We are having a 40th. Wedding anniversary party here on Saturday for friends so it doesn't look like I will get any quilting done then. My hopes are to finish the Flannel backing today. I might need to go to the LQS for more fabric. Maybe I will get some solid flannel and add stripes to the back, that way I could use what I already have but it would look more like it was planned instead of trying to cover up the fact I ran out of fabric. LOL

I am linking to Leah Day's FMQ Friday

Have a great quilting weekend.

FMQ Friday Feb. 1, 2013

It is Friday again and time to check in. I did finish the binding on my Double Wedding Ring and the quilt I currently have on my bed. I am trying to figure out how to add a gallery to my blog so I can show what I have done over the years.

I outlined my Express Your Love panel and started McTavishing the hair. My goal is for it to look like flowing hair so you can see I have drawn in some guide lines.

Express Your Love, McTavishing


I used Superior's Monpoly (invisible) thread to outline. I used Vanish Light for machine basting in hopes of keeping any tucks at bay.

I also discovered there is a Flicker group for (Leah's) Free Motion Quilting and and have posted my photos there. It is a great place for progress pictures without writing a blog.


I am linking up to Leah Day's FMQ Friday

Everyone have a great and productive quilting week.