Earlier in the week we had a small burst of warmer weather which was perhaps why our plum tree burst into bud...
Looks like spring is almost here! Anyway, my scrappy 25 patch quilt top using Anna Maria Horner's gorgeous Folksy Flannels is done.
I had tried a few layouts on my design wall before I hit on the Scrappy 25 patch on point idea!! Firstly the usual two colours in each block 25 patch.
Some of the fabrics in this range were fairly plain, so I felt it needed a bit more of a scrappy look to it. Starting with a half 25 patch block then filling in the rest with diagonal lines of colour was a good idea, but I didn't like the end result.
Lastly I turned the blocks back on point and began again with half a 25 patch block in one colour...
Then added various colours to the block in perpendicular lines. Some of these lines cross over into the next block.
I'm pretty happy with the result and will definitely use this design again.
The jagged edges will all be cut off and straightened when I attach the binding.
I loved using these flannels, usually when cutting and sewing with flannel the whole house gets covered in dust bunnies. Not with this range...no dust bunnies anywhere, I was very surprised.
I am going to have to get moving on quilting this if I want to snuggle up to it while it is still cold, though I have a few other quilts to finish off first.