Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Patchwork


I have my scrap blue and yellow and green D9P together and am deciding how to finish it. I have a lot of nice thick, warm quilts. What I need is a thin "warm weather" quilt or two. It has been triple digits here off and on for the last few days. Much too hot for handling heavy batting and lots of quilting.

So I have decided to just use a thin piece of white flannel for the "filling" and I found a sunny yellow fabric in my stash for the backing. This will not be a true quilt as there will be no actual quilting. Even tying is not necessary with the flanneI for batting as it will not shift or bunch when washed since it is cloth. I will sew the binding on as usual and that will be the only place the three layers are stitched together. I have done this once before for a tablecloth and it resulted in a nice drape.  Since the tablecloth is now several years old, I know this one will wash and wear well, too.

The important thing to remember when doing this is make sure that all the layers are very flat.  I press each separately and then, after it is sandwiched, I press both sides completely before I sew on the binding strip.  The finished project will be a patchwork throw for my new bed quilt.

The kitties will like it and it will protect my favorite spring mystery quilt. When it is too hot for that quilt, I can fold it down to the foot of the bed and just snuggle under my new patchwork blankie for a summer night.

As you can see ... Mina approves of my choices ... now if only I can get her to go nap somewhere else so I can press and sew ... ;)


Have a happy, quilty day ... :-) Pat

5 comments:

  1. Yay for magic wands! I really have no idea why this way works and the other doesn't. I had to change it to the pop-up window just to be able to comment on my own blog. Ridiculous. Anyway, what I tried to say earlier was, that is a beautiful coverlet. Lucky kitty. :)

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  2. Hi, Delia ... nice to have you visiting and commenting, my friend ... :) Pat

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  3. So you're having that super hot weather there too? It's so hot here that I'm spending all my spare time in the basement (good thing that's where my sewing room is). Lisa was here visiting last week and wants to put a flannel batt in one of her quilts. She doesn't want it to be too heavy since she made one of those scrappy strip quilts we were making on BC. I'll tell her you don't even have to quilt it...she LOVE that idea :) She's done a few tie quilts and this will probably be another.
    Have fun with your summer project!

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  4. I really like your yellow and blue D9P. I think it would make a wonderful summer quilt. Your kitty looks so comfy. They love fabric as much as we do.

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  5. Thanks for the kind commenst, my friends. :)

    Deb ... I thought about tying this one, but decided it was an unnecessary step. A flannel batting for that muslim foundation scrappy string quilt should be just right for your daughter's quilt. I am yet to sew my scrappy string blocks together ... one more project on the list ... ;)

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