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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flannel it is

I chose to work with my stash and make the flannel comforter that I planned on making months ago. I didn't get all the fabrics in this shot. There are more than what you see here, including a blue camouflage, two dark pink prints, a pastel baby grid pattern, and a darling cow/farm print that was 75% off in the remnant rack at a chain store.

Cutting went pretty fast. I had more fabric than I thought I had. LOL I decided to cut 8" squares for two comforters/quilts. I will sew one and my youngest, "I" of GAIN, will sew the other. They will not be identical.

I thought I ought to start the flannel before the t-shirt quilt top because a baby gift should get priority over something that I want to make just for the heck of it. Also, I have all the supplies for flannel quilt top on hand. I need to constantly reduce my scrap pile. The pile is made of leftovers from things like pajama pants that "N" of GAIN smelted for Christmas 2009, other baby quilts, a Phrygian cap that I made for the fun of it, and jammy shorts from many years ago.

Why am I sewing? For baby gifts. To remain near my children instead of shopping at a store and overspending on an item that I'm not happy about. The act of creating a quilt defines my simple living today.

This post is part of the Simple Lives bloghop hosted in part by A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa.

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3 Comments:

Blogger ~Sara said...

I recognize that fabric! You are so talented.

July 21, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS said...

It is so wonderful to use what you have and create something beautiful, especially when you do it with someone you love. Thanks for participating in Simple Lives Thursday!

July 22, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Mr Monkey said...

Hi - I am new follower from the blog hop, hope to see become one of mine soon also.Thanks
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September 2, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

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