Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Miss I's first Quilt

This is the first quilt of my niece, Miss I.  She is actually my oldest niece and started her quilt with Grandma when she was in her twenties.  She got the blocks pieced, but then life got busy and crazy.  She wasn't able to finish it before moving, so my mom asked me to finish it for her. 

I laid out all the blocks on my design wall, pieced them together, and then quilted it on the Bernina Q24.  The fabrics in the quilt top are all flannels. 

I quilted it with a light tan thread in a medium stipple. 

The binding is a pretty red flannel cut three inches wide. 

The backing is an extra wide Benartex print my mother has had for years. 

If you look closely, you can see the birds. 

I love the fabric and have used it on the back of other quilts.  (My mom bought a whole bolt.)

I tried to take some pictures outside...

But it was too windy. 

So I took it inside for a couple more pictures. 

It is a full size quilt and finishes about 81 by 96 inches.  I had to finish it and take pictures quickly so that it could be delivered personally by a family member.  :)  I will miss having my niece so close, but wish her the best in her new area. 



  1. That is lovely! I have yet to make a quilt from flannel besides a rag quilt. Does it quilt up just like a cotton quilt?

  2. It looks so warm and cozy. So I guess you are pretty happy that your mom wanted the Bernina to live at your house then;)

  3. It looks great, and will be a lovely memory for your niece of her time near you. :)

  4. Wonderful snuggly looking quilt! Hope all goes well with her move. :-)

  5. What a cozy quilt (you and) Miss I created!!


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