Burrrrrr...it is cold outside around here! Kids are home from school today due to the arctic conditions. Yes, it is getting to the point where I am so over winter. It is a good time to be inside quilting or snuggled under a nice warm quilt. I think I have the perfect quilt to show that fits the bill. Another quilt from the book Flannel Gatherings,Log Jam.
It is big and soft and just screams "comfort!" :-)
The quilting is a completely freehand mixture of designs with a gorgeous feather in the border. I truly believe not all quilts need to have heavy, fancy schmancy quilting. Yes, I said it! The quilting is random doodles, feathers, swirls, paisleys...feathered paisleys that fill the space. The batting is Dream Orient from Quilters Dream Batting. All threads are So Fine from Superior Threads.
As I was quilting out the design. Completely random. Just having fun filling the space. :-) Creating cool texture was my goal.
I love how the feather border turned out. I changed it up slightly and kind of "pooled" the feathers in the corners.
I used chalk to draw out the feather spine before I loaded the top.
A few of the back. I love it when all you see is the texture created from the quilting.
Again this quilt pattern is in the book Flannel Gatherings. The book and the quilt kit are available here.
And if you look in the book, you will see "you know who" and my tips on quilting with flannel and wool applique. :-)
Speaking of flannel quilts, if you are headed to the Road To California Quilt Show, you may see this...
Yes, that is Portland Rose with a 2nd Place ribbon on it!!! It is the first time I have ever submitted a quilt myself. When I received the email the other night, Lisa and I were thrilled...like we had won best of show! lol We didn't have any expectations going into it, so this was awesome! Trust me, when I was quilting PR, I just wanted to meet the book deadline and finish. I thought I would never get all the mirco quilting finished!!! I talked about quilting Portland Rose here. I wasn't even thinking about a quilt show, which makes this even sweeter.
I was fortunate to have Lisa and some Instagram friends send me photos. I got a kick out of the Homer, MI being on there!! I love my small town. :-)