Monday, June 11, 2012

I took Advantage

It's been HOT here, but yesterday we were in the 60's and 70's so I took full advantage of the day to make a flannel quilt.

You see my Fon's and Porter, Love of Quilting magazine arrived the other day.

As I am flipping thru it, I spied this delightful quilt!



I've always been enchanted with Apple Core quilts, but have never took the plunge. Since these cores are a big 12 1/2" long, I decided to give it a try. Heck at best it has to be fast, right? It was!  Only 36 pieces that stitched up in a few hours.

I have some flannels that have been around for years now, so out they came. I busted thru stash, oh happy dance, happy dance!  The top, backing, binding and batting are all layers of flannel. It is a perfect weight for this quiltie!

I have a few more flannel pieces that would make great baby quilts. I am thinking about using 16 cores for them.

But that's for another day! This one is getting put away too.
It's supposed to get back into the 90's today, and I sure do not want to think about flannel! 
:-)



6 comments:

  1. I love your apple core quilt, never thought of not trimming off the edges, looks great!

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  2. Your apple core quilt is so pretty...love your flannels!

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  3. That is one terrific looking quilt. It sounds wonderfully snuggly. I've never done an apple core. How were the curves?

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  4. There are definitely times when big is better. I like the idea of the size of the pieces and the number needed for a quilt. I like the way yours has turned out. Smart using a cooler day for this quilt.

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  5. Looks wonderful and cozy. Another idea to try - oh my...

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