Sunday, 18 September 2016

A Quilt in a day using a flannel jelly roll and some scraps

I have been crocheting most baby presents last few years but due to time constraints and the fact boys seem to be very popular I was low on blues so I decided to quilt. I had a lovely jelly roll I purchased in Joann fabrics many years ago and thought it would be ideal. 
I had some plain flannel that would compliment it. I attached all the jelly roll strips end to end then cut them into the width I wanted the quilt. I knew I hadn't enough to make it as big as I wanted and I didn't want the blue and white flannel in strips as felt it would be too boring so I cut rectangles to place randomly in the quilt.
I made up my mind as I went along. I also thought that for all the rectangles to be plain may also look boring so after mentioning it to the coffee and craft ladies I decided to personalise it.
I thought the initial of the surname would be better so it would suit any other Hamiltons that may come along.
I appliqu├ęs the letter and felt it did cheer it up a lot.
I edged the quilt with scraps of flannel and quilted it using a stitch in the ditch method. Batting was used between layers so it should look more quilt even after the first wash.

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