So here we have the Flannel Square in a Square quilt with Flying Geese borders which was stitched on to Foundation-by-the-Yard.
All from stash, using up some flannels which must be at least 10 years old, ditto the foundation. Started here, so quite a quick turnaround for me. It ended up being a fairly easy little project and I didn't agonise too much over which fabric went where - more a case of how big the pieces were and would I have enough...
Anyway I did have enough, and I even had a piece large enough for the backing (with a strip of green pieced in), and I also found I had enough large patches in a pink/tan/navy palette to make another small quilt top (41" x 52") in half-square triangles (5 1/2" block).
This one isn't finished as I don't have a backing, so it will have to wait a while longer.
The completed Square in Square quilt was small enough (33" x 41") for me to quilt in the ditch around the shapes, as it did involve a fair amount of turning. However there's not much point doing fancy quilting on flannel as the thread sinks without trace, and a grid of any kind I thought would be a bit heavy.
The ditch stitching looks quite nice on the back as it echoes the geometry of the front. Lovely sludgy greeny gold Aurifil thread matched the backing perfectly, and I used a green Mettler thread I had in my box for the front.
Even the wadding was from scrap - so a totally stash project: hurray!
Second finish is the Remembrance quilt I last blogged about here. Yes, I know that is quite a while ago.
I messed up the quilting and it puckered horribly - I was trying for too close a grid and I think the 80:20 wadding was just too lofty to lie flat and submit. It has taken me till now to unpick it all, as I had done rather too much before getting the message to start again. Also the thread colour was such a great match that I could only unpick in good daylight, which has been in short supply this winter.
Once the old stitching was out I found that I actually did not have to re-layer, a slightly surprising but happy discovery. Less dense quilting was the answer: I ditch-quilted the verticals between the nine-patches and then went across the diagonals of the hourglass blocks and nine-patches. It's enough, I think.
(In the photo above you can still see the Hera marked crease lines of the original grid - time to put the quilt in the washing machine...).
So, after all the delay and despondency I am happy with the finish.
The quilt measures 48" x 59", a good lap size, and it was made with the leftover fabric from the Album quilt I showed you here. Backing stripe from stash with a bit of green textured solid pieced in. Another scrap/stash project done: double hurray!
I hope you are able to press on with your projects this weekend, and maybe even enjoy a finish or two?
Linking today to Crazy Mom Quilts: Finish it up Friday - it's lovely to have Amanda Jean back blogging again. Have a look at her gorgeous Birch Trees quilt.