Remember these little black and white stars? They are tiny, finishing at 2.25 x 2.5″.
That’s what in this PIB – lots of the shapes to make more of the tiny stars. Every so often I make another one or two of the stars and add them to the stack of finished ones. This is a very long-term project.
The 4.5″ Winding Ways project using hand-dyed fabrics. Everything for this project is in this box, including the thread colours that work with the fabrics.
The Tiffany Lamp, Monet and an as-yet unnamed New York Beauty project – lots and lots of the shapes for them are in this box. There are more that have been printed but not yet cut out that will be added to the mix. Baxter was investigating the contents of this box.
The red and white Texas Star quilt. Everything needed for the quilt is in this box along with the matching thread. Another long-term project but I make a couple of stars every once in a while and add them to the stack. At this point, the quilt top is about one-third done. I’m joining the rows as I go, so once I finish the last star it will be finished completely very shortly thereafter.
The Harpsichord Quilt. Almost everything needed for this one is in the box, although I need to print a few more of the neutral octagons. The fabric for that is ready to print and those will be added to this box shortly.
There are three more to add to the group – the Summer Picnic Dish (Pickle Dish), the Stormy Seas and Pickled Ladies and those are the PIBs that are currently the ones in rotation along with the ones I showed yesterday. There are more PIBs, but they are not ones that have had much attention lately.
Now to the question. I bought some white flannel to use as a more permanent design wall. I was able to buy a 90″ wide flannel and it got me wondering whether one could use flannel in the place of batting in a quilt. Yes, I know it shrinks a lot but that can be dealt with by pre-washing it in hot water a couple of times.
My thinking was that flannel would make a warm quilt, but not too thick. It might not show the quilting as well and I have no idea how difficult flannel might be to needle if one were hand quilting. So have you ever used flannel in the place of a batting? If you have, did you hand quilt it? If you did, was it harder to quilt through?
Baxter was busy at the Fair again, this time taking lessons in animal husbandry with his pals looking on.
Yesterday we saw some tiny snowflakes. They melted on contact but are, to me, an unwelcome reminder that winter is coming. Baxter spent quite some time on the windowsill watching the fallen leaves or maybe the tiny snowflakes.