Last year my friend Gillian was kind enough to donate a huge bag of beautiful new flannel fabrics for our quilts for the KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre. They’re soft and comforting for the children, but Di B and I thought it best to wait until our quilters had a little more experience in handling conventional cotton quilting fabrics before introducing flannel.
After finding a superbly simple pattern for a raggy quilt-as-you-go quilt, we decided these fabrics would be perfect, and this month’s St Mark’s Quilters workshop saw us cutting up 6 1/2 inch squares and helping our keen quilters to quilt the individual blocks and then piece them together leaving raggy edges to be snipped.
Michaela, always happy to try something new, quilted lots of blocks on her machine, ready to join them up at home.
Di B did some nifty fussy cutting resulting in these cute squares. Just look at the result – a quilt to be well and truly snuggled into! After snipping the seams she popped the quilt in a bag, tied it up and washed it in the machine. Then she tumble dried it, still in the bag.She advises that the bag is absolutely necessary if one is to avoid clogging up the works, or being asphyxiated from all the fluff that’s released in the process!