Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Flannel Essentials - Quilt

  Henry Glass Flannel Essentials 8
I just finished this flannel quilt top using Henry Glass Flannel  Essentials 8 that I got in a kit at Mountain Creek.  There were light and a dark version kits.  I went with the dark version because it reminds me of my grandmothers crazy quilt.   I believe they still have a few kits http://www.mountaincreekquilters.com/shop/Quilt-Kits/p/Flannel-Essentials--Male-Kit-x5346710.htm  available on their website.  The version I made is called the ‘male’ version because it is dark.

Mountain Creek Flannel
This was an extremely easy quilt to make. The hardest part was cutting the applique circle blocks evenly. There were 3 panels included in the kit, each had four blocks that looked like an applique circle and four matching strips.
Flannel Essentials 8 panel

I found it easiest to roughly cut out the applique blocks, then fold in half and measure from the center to edge.

Flannel Essentials 8

Flannel Essentials 8


The pattern included in the kit was by Villa Rosa Designs named Intrigue and makes a 56 x 72 size.  It  didn’t have a border so  I purchased extra fabric to add 2 small borders  and I used the strips leftover from the panel for a middle third border.  This made the quilt quite a bit larger at 80 x 96.  Even Geff’s long arms couldn’t hold this one all the way out.

It is very soft and warm.  I think I will like having a flannel quilt in the winter.  


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