Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bruce's New Quilt - Finished!

Finally! Quilt related pictures and a blog update. As you can see, I've been busy getting this quilt finished. It was easy in some respects (Log Cabin pattern), but sewing with flannels is an interesting challenge. Flannels aren't the flimsy cheap stuff they used to be. The new Bali flannels are thick and gorgeous, with minimal shrinkage (the ones I used are from Sew Batik and Equilter. They are difficult to cut, however, almost like cutting through Polar Fleece! On the advice of my friend, Shel, I used my walking foot for piecing which helped keep things smooth.


Sue said...

Wow, that's really pretty! I've been dying to make a quilt with the batik flannels, but am trying not to buy any new fabric until I use up more of what I already have. I'm curious about if you used batting at all and what you did for the backing.

Anonymous said...

What luscious rippling colours! (and such a pretty cat!)

Hedgehog said...

I've never even seen a batik flannel! It's beautiful. Log cabins are my favorite. Cute cat, too!