Over the past few months, I have been using some of my many bright flannel scraps to make a flannel vortex baby quilt. This is my third vortex quilt...I did my first one as part of a quilt-along with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. The second one was made with my darker flannel scraps and was given to a friend who was going through cancer treatments. A friend's daughter is having a baby soon so this quilt will be a gift for the new baby.
I used my walking foot and my favourite serpentine stitch to quilt this one. I wanted to make sure that there was quilting through every piece of fabric for stability when it is washed. I make my baby quilts to be used and washed over and over again!
Some of these scraps have been hanging out in my sewing room for a long time. Most are leftovers from PJ's I have made for my daughter and my twin nieces. Does a scrap of flannel from 23 years ago count as vintage???
The quilt was just a bit too wide to use one width of fabric piece for the back so I pieced a strip of little birds into the middle of the dotty fabric to make the backing wide enough. The binding used up almost all of the dotty fabric --there may be a few scraps of dotty fabric to add to my next flannel vortex quilt.