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Friday, January 26, 2018

Warm & Cozy



Some of you may remember the flannel quilt 
that I made for Steve at Christmas,
well it is so warm and cozy that I decided
I needed to make one for myself as well.


This is the one I made for him . . .


This shirt flannel is so warm.


So this is mine . . .
A bit more feminine, but still
very warm and cozy, and perfect
for winter weather.


The Front


 I used the quilt-as-you-go
method with 12 inch squares,
so it went together very 
fast and easy :)


 
The Back


My fingers have been flying this month.

I have two more quilts to show you.
One that I finished today . . .
and one that is over half way done:)

Thank you all for visiting my 
little blog and for being 
so sweet and encouraging with 
your comments.
I love and appreciate all of you. 

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

50 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing your quilting talent! You definitely need to do a tutorial on how you make a quilt. I like the idea that you recycle flannel shirts and would love to make one. thanks again for sharing:)

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    1. If you're looking for a warm winter quilt flannel can't be beat.
      Happy Quilting!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your photos, Connie. I love seeing your beautiful quilts. xx

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    1. Liz, it is always a pleasure having you stop by to visit. Thank you for being so sweet an encouraging.

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  3. I love flannel. I thought about just putting a boarder around a peice of flannel for a thin and light lap blanket. Your quilts are beautiful.
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for popping in to say hi . . . I used two layers of flannel and a thin batting in the center. This would probably too warm if you lived in a mild winter climate, but for here in the Northwest, it feel very nice on a cold winter day)

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  4. Hi Connie, Love your quilt. You come up with the most interesting designs! Some day I will have to figure out the quilt as you go method. My quilter friend is going to learn so I am hoping she will show me. Sometimes that is easier learning for me. Did you find all that flannel in the thrift store flannel shirts? Looking forward to your post with your other quilts too. Have a great week-end! Nancy

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    1. I have many bloggers that have got the idea that I recycle my flannel, if Steve wore flannel shirts in the winter I probably would, but instead I purchase my fabric either on line or in town at Joannes or WalMart. Always pre-wash, but then I pre-wash everything, even when I buy high quality fabrics. Well, not everything, not layer cakes and jellyrolls:)

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  5. Beautiful quilt. I tried to do the quilt as you go method once, but got confused and gave up. I finally donated all the squares to the Goodwill hoping they could find a good home! Blessings always, Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, there are many different methods of quilt as you go. I have found a very simple video on You Tube. I'm going to try and find it again to email to Nancy above, if I find it I will email you a link to it too. Thanks so very much for being such a sweet and devoted blogging sister. It's so nice to see familiar faces pop up in my comments . . . it's like old friends popping over for coffee:)

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  6. Oh your quilt is marvelous! Congratulations! That is such talent, I especially love the back of the quilt! :)

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    1. I ordered both of those floral fabrics on line thinking that they would go well together. Then I didn't like how they looked side by side and decided to use one on the front and one on the back, so they wouldn't compete with each other:) I wanted my quilt to be more girly than Steve's, LOL

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  7. Connie it would be wonderful if you were to show us how to do this method of quilting. Such a wonderful creation, love the fabric choices, so perfect for the time of year.

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    1. Hi Sweetie, I discovered this "Quilt As You Go" method on Your Tube. I'm going to try and find it again to email to Nancy and Betsy above, if I find it I will email you a link to it too. There are many different methods for this, but this one works very well and makes doing the whole quilt on the machine very easy and without a lot of bulk under your machine.

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  8. Love your new quilt. Of course you needed a warm and cozy one like your husbands.

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  9. Very pretty Connie and looks so warm and cozy. I love the back!

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    1. Thank you . . . it will always be a favorite for pulling out during our winter months :)

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  10. Honestly- You are a quilting machine!!! I cannot believe how quickly you get a quilt finished. I LOVE the quilt you made for yourself and especially the 'signature' piece on the back.
    Have a blessed weekend- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Sweetie, thank you:) You are such a lovely blogging sister, always filled with positivity, grace and charm. I always look forward to your visits and to visiting your lovely blog as well. Sisters building up Sisters . . . it a very good thing.

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  11. A flannel quilt sounds just perfect! I hope it will keep you warm and comfortable for many years to come.

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    1. I'm sure that they will last a long time . . . we only have about four months a year where this heavy of a quilt is needed, but they will certainly be great for those cold winter nights :)

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  12. Oh I would love a flannel quilt.

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  13. Another nice quilt. I was wondering if you put batting in between the layers and I see you answered that question in your reply to Lisa. Thanks for sharing ( and I'm sure inspiring those who know how to quilt.)

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    1. I have only been quilting for 4 or 5 years and I was surprised at how quickly I fell in love with making them. Our daughter and granddaughters all live far away and we only see them about twice a year, so making them quilts is a nice way for me to wrap my arms around them with a warm hug . . . even when we are miles apart :)

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  14. I love both quilts Connie! They definitely look very warm and cozy which I'm sure is quite handy up in your neck of the woods this time of year. We've actually been much colder here in North Texas than usual and I have loved it!

    I need to learn how to do quilt as you go. I saw it a long time ago but I have forgotten. I'll have to look it up.

    Take care,
    D~~~~

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    1. Hi Donna, check the comment that I left on your blog . . . there is a link to a Quilt As You Go video . . . it's the one I watched to learn this method.

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    2. Thank you Connie and for the pillow idea as well! I have used transfer paper but it's been many, many years ago.

      Also, thank you for the Quilt As You Go link! I will check it out. My first quilt was a lap-size, rail fence quilt, and I've never really had a desire to make another one that size because I don't enjoy quilting big stuff. That said, with the Quilt As You Go method, I won't mind a bit. My grandson graduates in May and I want to make him a denim throw.

      Thanks again and take care!
      D~~~~

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  15. I have never thought of using flannel, but think it looks and sounds fantastic. I'm going to check and see if you've posted instructions on how to do a quilt as you go. Anything easy when it comes to quilting! I hope you will think about putting your full name on the tag with the date. I have two family quilts and sure love knowing which relatives made them. Sometimes it seems after 3 or 4 generations, who made the quilt gets a little fuzzy when there's several "Mothers" and "Ruths" in the family, but it's wonderful to have the connection.

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    1. If my quilts last long enough to become family treasures I guess that would be a good idea. I'm always thinking that they will get lots of use and end up raggy from lots of love :)

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  16. Warm and cozy!!! Snuggle time!

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    1. These should keep us warm through March . . . until Spring weather. Then I can pack them away for next winter :)

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  17. Very nice flannel quilts and I believe they will keep you warm. I almost see an Amish look to both the quilts. Love the colors.

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    1. The colors especially in Steve's do look very Amish . . . I never thought of it until you said so :)

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  18. Great idea for a quick quilt, I have never tried the quilt as you go method. I have used Denim on a quilt too, it can be as warm as the flannel, I think because it is so heavy :) Just in case you have a lot of leftover denim :)

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    1. Denim is on my list of quilts to try . . . I have so many dancing through my head . . . I may not live long enough to make them all, LOL. I received this very sweet package in my mailbox, I was so surprised. You're such a sweetheart. I will put everything to good use, thank you. I also appreciate the handmade card . . . I will display it in my Art Barn and think of you whenever I see it. Blogging sisters and the best :)

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    2. So glad to hear you received the package and glad you feel you can use the goodies

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  19. Both quilts are simply beautiful Conne and I really can imagine how cozy and warm they are! Thank you for your nice words on my blog and for introducing Lynn's blog!
    Blessings
    Susi

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    1. Good Morning Susi, it is always a pleasure when you stop by to visit. Thank you for the sweet words about my latest quilts . . . they are very warm and nice to cuddle up in watching TV:)

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  20. Such lovely quilts, Connie! Good work! I can imagine how warm they are. Have a great week!

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  21. I"m so late in responding to this post! Sorry! Time is getting away from me and I can't keep up! Love your flannel quilt, just for you! How does the quilt as you go technique work on flannel? Seems like it might be a little thick to work with? That may be the ONLY way I'll ever get a quilt done again! Your fingers are making me very jealous! hee hee...... The mom of my neighbor gave me a ton of her fabrics.. she's 84 and is quitting quilting because of her hands, but then...... she does it all by hand! No machine involved! Wow I said. She gave me alot of nice pastel flannels which would make a perfect cozy snuggler just for me! But when, she says will she actually make it? geesh........ love seeing all of your projects.. you're such an inspiration and I wish we could have a quilt day together once a week! Hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. I would love that, wish you lived closer:) The flannel works very well with quilt as you go and these are so soft and warm :) NOW! Get busy and make one, I want to see it posted on your blog. This is the perfect time of the year to quilt . . . no yard work :)

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  22. Wow! love all the quilts that you put your heart and soul into.....I especially love the flannel one beautiful!

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    1. Thank you . . . flannel is so warm. I don't know why I hadn't tried making one years ago :)

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