Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Flannel Finish!

Last year, many members of the London Friendship Quilters' Guild signed up to make a mystery quilt designed by Glenda Spencer at Stone Cottage Quilts. We received a set of instructions each month for most of the guild year and I managed to keep up with each step. This past Thursday night, several quilters brought in their finished quilt tops and quilts for show and tell. It was fun to see how different they looked with each quilters' choice of colours and fabrics.

So, here is my quilt as it grew from the centre medallion to a finished quilt.

My fabric came from a fat quarter bundle I purchased while on a family vacation a few years ago. I had been waiting for just the perfect project to use this bundle.

There were a few steps in the centre block...

I only had one fat quarter that was purple and tried to use a little bit of it in each stage of this project.

My completed center block. I purchased several yards of the light coloured flannel to use as my background fabric.

The next border was friendship stars. I worked on these stars at an Elgin Piecemakers sewing day.

Friendship stars done.

Next up... a snowball border.

The next month, I made lots of these hour glass units.
They were used to make Ohio stars.

Some solid borders were sewn on next.

Then, I made some majestic mountain blocks for the next border...--sorry--I must have forgotten to take a picture of the quilt top with that border added. At this point, the mystery was complete. I put the quilt top on my queen sized bed and decided to add a flying geese border to all sides to make the quilt just a bit bigger. I like my quilts to hang down the sides of the bed quite a bit.

These sets of two were sewn into long chains of flying geese.

I was very happy to get the last borders onto this quilt. The flannel feels very cozy but it is heavy and it was hard to keep the quilt on the table while I sewed the borders on!

Here is the completed top on my guest room bed--it is a double bed.

You can see my majestic mountains border in this picture.

I used up all of my leftovers to piece the back.

The quilt has now been quilted and the binding and label are done.  I don't have anyone here today to hold it up so I can take a picture outside so you will have to wait for the finished quilt pictures. 

Today, I will be making PJ's and pillowcases for my nieces for their birthday next week. They are twins and will be 13 years old.

Time to sew!


  1. It sure was fun to see the progression of this quilt in your saved pictures, Gail. I like your fabric selection. You make me want to do a medallion quilt, between this one and the lovely sewing baskets. It seems that it would be a great project, moving from round to round and getting to do a different step each time. Good job!

  2. It is amazing! Such a beautiful scrap quilt and it will sure be cozy in the winter!