Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Do You Flannel?

I love to flannel!! Flannel quilts are the best for snuggling up in front of the telly on a cold winters night. Now I realise that a lot of the world are heading towards summer, but we in the Southern Hemisphere are fast heading towards a cold, dark winter! We even had snow here this morning...



Ok, so it's not snow, only hail, but it looks like snow (we don't actually get snow here we have to head to the mountains for that!!).

Over past years I have made a few flannel quilts, this was my first...


I put the leftovers into the back...


My second, I wish I could remember the pattern I used for this, so pretty...


My third was a rag quilt.


This was fun to make, but wow, cutting into all those raggy edges sure made my hands hurt!!


This winter I want to make one for my bed, a queen size flannel using the gorgeous Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannels. Yet to decide what pattern I will use, something simple though I think.


I'm off to light the fire, it has only warmed up to 7 degrees so far and I'm freezing!!

Oh, by the way, I apologise if you have emailed me this past week and haven't heard back, we have had some troubles, fingers crossed it is all fixed now, you should hear from me soon!!

Have a gorgeous day. xo

31 comments:

PatchworkRose said...

I used to make a flannel quilt a year but have not for a few years. I know there are at least 6. The boys (big boys now)love cuddling on the lounge with a flannel quilt. I seem to remember I have a flannel UFO. Time to drag it out and finish it I think :-)They get so soft over time.
Love your flannels they look so soft and cuddly too.
Enjoy your Day
Cheers
Lynne

MB in MI said...

LOVE your flannel quilts! wishing you a warm and cozy season. :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It just finished hailing here. Love the flannels - it will be a great new quilt.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I haven't used flannel in a quilt yet. I had wondered about using flannel as a backing but wasn't sure if it would wear as well as regular cotton. I guess you really have to buy quality quilting flannel to last the distance??

Looking forward to seeing what you make with your AMH flannels.

Dan R said...

Beautiful little banksia! And Iove the rag quilt too. I used flannel sashing and backing on one quilt (queen sized, on my bed) and I love it.

Donna~~ said...

I've never made a flannel quilt, but yours look so warm and snuggly that I may need to give it a try this next fall. Your Folksy Flannels look fun--I'll be following along!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I hope all is well! I haven't done much with flannel. I love that fabric, can't wait to see what you do! I like that latice-y pattern too.

Taryn said...

I made one flannel quilt and we all fight over it when the weather is cold. It is so soft and snuggly. Your new flannel fabrics are some of the prettiest I've seen. I'd like to make another one but am not yet ready to tackle the lint again. I need to get my machine professionally cleaned because I think the fuzz might just kill it.

imquilternity said...

I just slept under my flannel rag quilt the other night and was thinking that I want to make a new one in different colors to use in my family room! They are warm and wonderfully soft. I love ALL of your flannel quilts, but vote for another rag quilt! :) Have fun!

Miriam said...

I haven't made a flannel quilt yet, but it certainly is cold enough for one here today! I love the colours in your first quilt.
Have fun with those delicious new fabrics!

quiltmom said...

Cathy,
You are funny- you may want to check out some of my earlier posts with snow..LOL This morning it was around plus 7 C but it warmed up to 20 degrees C this afternoon(around 70F)
As for Flannel- I have used it for baby quilts but not for a large quilt- I have used fleece or minkee for larger quilts and they are nice for winter quilts.
Like all your quilts, your new quilts are beautiful.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Lorraine said...

I have been thinking of using my Folksy Flannels to make a quilt for my 2 children (adults really ) who have just moved into a flat together.
I recently used some to make some baby booties ...so soft & cosy .
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33914057@N04/5645451032/
I'll be hanging out to see what you do with it .

Annie said...

Oh yes, I'm a flannel girl - my favourite types of quilts. I actually made one with those flannels last year - a simple pattern and backed with flannel, so it's a beauty.

Quilts on Bastings said...

I do love cosy flannel quilts to snuggle up under - yours are wonderful! I love the range of flannels for your next quilt.

Andi said...

I don't usually 'flannel' ... but after today's weather, I'm considering having my body completely plastered with flannel. And if I do, it will certainly be with that stack of heaven you are currently contemplating. ;)

Stephanie said...

LOVE flannel! I have complete front and back flannel quilts and most of my quilts have flannel backs. I especially love it for baby quilts. I hate to admit it but I have 4 bins filled with flannel. Oh and flannel pillowcases are awesome. Your quilts are cozy and warm.

Cardygirl said...

Cute quilts...I made a flannel double wedding ring once...how daft was I? Nice & snuggly though. Silly me took a minute with the snow story...obviously need to head to bed! Hey fairy girl...I had some magic delivered today...those gorgeous fabrics...did yours come or are they hiding under your mushroom?

Anna said...

we are all about the flannel here in Central Oregon...might be that there is still over 500 inches of snow on our mountain.

How about a flannel Single Girl!!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love flannel quilts, though I don't make a lot of them. They are put away now, but will come out next season as you are so right, they are nice for snuggling in front of the TV during the winter.

Crispy said...

Your flannel quilts are lovely. I made a rag quilt (one of the 3 machine pieced quilts I've ever made) and never knew how warm they were until my current visit to Seattle. Usually the kids have the quilt on their bed but it's now in the living room and I've been snuggling under it on all these cool drippy days....bliss!!

Crispy

ranette said...

Oh I've made many flannel quilts over the years and every time I finish one I say "never again"....not because it's not easy to work with, not because they aren't warm and cuddly, but because of the dust flannel creates in the sewing room...lol I always change my mind though and your lovely new flannel is very tempting. Simple is better I think. Oh and enjoy that cold weather...we have been in the 90's F and it's HOT!

Nedra said...

Look at those beautiful Anna Marie flannels. I didn't know she had flannels in her line.
We are heading into 100+ degrees for the next few months, so just the opposite of your temps.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

There is something so homey and comfy about flannel. I love it. The quilt on my bed at this moment is flannel. I told my husband it is going to be in the 80s by Sunday so lets change the quilt. It is still there. He loves the flannel.

Vivian said...

Love, love, love flannel (I've done three)!! I've always said that if a hand made quilt is a hug, then a flannel one is a double hug!

I didn't know AMH had flannels and I don't usually use the mod fabrics so I'll be really interested in seeing what pattern you pick for them and how it all turns out. Looks like it will be a fun and snuggly venture!

LynCC said...

I do LOVE flannel quilts, and if I didn't live in sweltering Florida, I'd make a lot more of them. The colors in your #2 above really call out to me. :D

Terri said...

I do love your quilts! But I am completely intrigued by the plant in the first picture. What is it? Are those the blossoms, or are they seed pods. You have such a carcophony of unusual plants there in Australia. I'm sure they are quite ordindinary to you, but they are very interesting to us... well, me anyway.

Janet said...

I've never made a flannel quilt, that would have been a whole new collection of fabric but I can see that they'd be cosy in this cold weather. Yours all look great.

Barb said...

I LOVE YOUR QULTS....

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Love working with flannel, too, except for the dust that's created. I generally make two or three then clean the studio and not touch flannel again for a while. Those are beautiful fabrics. I still haven't tackled a rag quilt....that cutting looks rough. I can't imagine that it's likely to happen with my carpel tunnel issues.

Mystica said...

I have never worked with flannel before. As I hand quilt, is it difficult working with flannel?

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Hello Cathy! Is this a banks tree in the first picture? My father is a woodturner and he uses banks cones to turn a lot of different items like balls, vases, bowls etc.
But we are far away from you in germany and never saw a real banks tree in nature. So all images and descriptions of these fascinating trees are very interesting for us! How cool that you have one in your garden!