People keep asking to see photos of the quilt I’ve been working on. Now that it’s finished. I wanted this quilt to have a really old feel, which it ended up having because the fabric was all old. I cut each piece out by hand with scissors, no rotary cutter involved. Precision was not in the game plan for this quilt, I wanted it to be imperfect.
This quilt was made out of old pjs. Some of them are very old, old enough that I wore them in college 18 years ago. Some of them are mine, some belonged to Mr Chiots. In fact he still has a pair of flannel pants that is a different color but the same pattern as one of the fabrics used in the quilt. I kept threatening to steal his pants to incorporate the fabric in the quilt. In end, I let him keep his comfy pants, they will make it into another quilt in the future. The fabric is a mix of cotton flannel and regular cotton which gives it a great textural quality.
I used an old flannel sheet as the batting and an old duvet cover for the back. The only thing I had to purchase for the quilt was thread and a half yard of blue fabric for the binding. Now that’s what I call a deal!
I purchased a lovely variegated thread to use for the quilting, I love how the colors show through on the red background.
All-in-all I’m very happy with this quilt. It’s exactly what I was hoping it would be. After being washed it will grace one of the twin beds in our guest bedroom. Which Dexter found right away. We don’t let the cats in that room, I’m not quite sure how he managed to get in there!
Now on to the next quilt for the other bed!
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