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Folksy Flannel Quilt

Deciding what to make for my little sister for Christmas was easy– she loves the Folksy Flannel prints, and I was in luck because I had just stocked up on them! I thought she could use another quilt (the first one I made her is lightweight, cotton quilt), and I wanted this one to be warmer, so I backed it in grey flannel.

Folksy Flannel quilt on the fence

I decided to do a new-to-me free motion quilting design on this one. I felt the overall design was simple, so a little more detail in the quilting dresses it up a bit. Because of the bright, bold prints on the front the quilting pattern mostly blends in. On the back, however, it shows up clearly.

quilting detail

Although I did not follow Anna Maria Horner’s pattern (I put the quilt top together before she released her log mansion pattern) if you’re looking to make a similar quilt, she has a free PDF available here. It was this photo that inspired my quilt:

hanging.mansion

I love this line so much– I had trouble not buying even more than I did, but one of my friends pointed out that a whole milk crate of this fabric is probably enough! I know this might be considered “fabric enabling,” but I should note– this line is now out of print, and is getting a little hard to find. However, my friend Brenda has the full fat quarter set in her shop! So, if you’re thinking of getting some before it’s gone, check it out.

Folksy Flannel Quilt 2

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Mixtape quilt closeup

I am so happy to say I finished my aqua + red mixtape quilt! I love the brightness of these colors together, and I am a big fan of Elizabeth’s mixtape pattern. I used a number of different fabrics from my favorite designers in this quilt– including (but not limited to: Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt, Love and Lotus by Amy Butler, Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner, Olive Rose by Valori Wells, and a few of my favorite vintage reproductions).

Mixtape quilt back-- folksy flannel

I had some of my red folksy flannel leftover from my last quilt, and I realized that if I had a few more yards I could put it all together for a quilt back, so I added the same print (all buttoned up) in the color “sea” (I ordered this one from the Fabric Farm’s etsy site). I know I’ve been a little obsessed with backing my quilts with flannel lately. But it’s been (literally) 0 degrees here!

Red and Aqua Mixtape Quilt on porch

Now with 3 quilts in my living room, I’m no longer feeling quilt deprived 🙂

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Another Rubik's Crush Quilt

Ok, this one may look familiar, because it’s nearly the exact same quilt I gifted to my sister for her 30th birthday early this year. I knew as soon as I saw Ashley’s Rubik’s Crush quilt design on her blog this past fall that I loveloveloved it and wanted one for my own. I also knew it would be perfect for my sister, and so while I would have loved to finish these at the same time, mine was only recently finished.

(**A note about the design– I contacted Ashley before making these quilts to see if it was ok to copy her design, and she graciously gave me her blessing, and I created this using my own approximation of her design (that is, without a specific pattern). Recently, Ashley posted that this pattern will be available in the magazine “101 Patchwork Projects,” due out this April. If anyone wants to make one but wants to wait for a pattern to follow, you’re in luck! Check out Ashley’s blog for more info, and look for the magazine this spring!).

Folksy Flannel Quilt Back

One reason I was so excited to finish this quilt was because I backed it in flannel (a Folksy Flannel print , also by Anna Maria Horner). It has been so cozy and warm, and I love having it around to add warmth to our living room– both in terms of the warm colors, and in terms of the literal warmth it provides! *sigh* I just love quilts 🙂

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