Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday Quilt

This week I finished a quilt for my son's 23rd birthday.  (How did I get old enough to have a 23-year old kid?)  I thought he needed a warm, fuzzy quilt for a cold Wisconsin winter! 

The quilt is made from the Woolies line of flannel from Maywood Studios.  I love their flannel - it's so thick and fuzzy.  This line of fabric really looks like wool, and I thought it had a nice masculine look to it.  There is a wool batting, too, so it's really warm.  I could hardly keep the cat off it while I was making it.  I bought this kit because it required feather stitching between all the blocks, and I love to feather stitch! 

I don't need to do it again for awhile, though.  The cutting and sewing part of this quilt went really fast - just bricks!

My Woolies group got together last week and I put the finishing touches on this wool flower table mat.

This pattern was in the Summer Gatherings book by Primitive Gatherings, but there's also a similar smaller version in this month's American Patchwork and Quilting magazine that is really cute.

So I have two finishes to add to my OPAM list!  Too bad neither one is the UFO I'm supposed to be working on.

We've had below-zero temperaatures all week, but it made it up to 32 today - woo hoo!  It's supposed to be even warmer tomorrow.  I can't wait.   We've still got well over a foot of snow on the ground, and it's hard to see around all the snow piles when you're out driving.  The snow can all go away now.  I'm ready to start thinking about the real flower garden.


  1. Wow, you've been super productive. Love the mat. :-)

  2. Would love to know where you got the kit? What a great quilt for a guy! blessings, marlene