Saturday, January 15, 2011

Finally a new quilt on the blog - Sullivan's Steps!

Hi all! How's everyone doing? I'm getting back into the swing of school, am setting up my professional practicum (basically another part-time job), and just finished another huge quilt - which I'll be sharing with y'all in February. For now I wanted share with you another quilt that I finished up in October but which only got to it's recipient yesterday - yes, I hang my head in shame and what makes it even worse is that the recipient lives next door!

You'll remember that back a few months ago the lovely Val sent me some cuts of her entire line of Bliss flannels. I was super-excited to receive it and after pre-washing it (oh yes, flannel MUST be pre-washed - you can read some of my tips for sewing with flannel in this post) I jumped right in and began work on this quilt.


The idea for this quilt is pretty simple and am sure that there are similar patterns for using quilting cotton out there, but I wrote this pattern specifically for use with flannels (i.e. includes 1/2" seams, the blocks are a good size and shape so that they won't stretch too much, etc). This was made for the wonderful baby next door, Sullivan. Sullivan's mummy, Diane, and I are friends and she makes a great neighbour! Right after the flannels were pre-washed Diane and Sully were over here paying me a visit and Sully seemed to enjoy playing on the flannel so much that I knew he needed a quilt! I named the pattern Sullivan's Steps after him.


Here's a picture of the back of the quilt; I knew I needed to keep those lions intact so made use of them for the backing. This quilt finishes up at 41" square and everything (except for the batting and thread of course) is made using Val's flannel (even the binding)!

I was thinking about writing a tutorial for this pattern and posting it here on the blog as a free tutorial - what do you guys think? Let me know if that is something that you'd like and I'll get to work on it! I hope you all are having a lovely weekend - I'm off to work now!

11 comments:

  1. That's a super bright, cheery and cuddly quilt. Lucky Sullivan!

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  2. Adorable quilt. I would love a tutorial!

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  3. I love how you quilted it! Beautiful job!

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  4. Of course I'd love a tutorial! This is really cute. Did binding with flannel give you any trouble?

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  5. Great use of these prints, Kaye!

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  6. It's really cute, Kaye! I'd love to see a tutorial!!

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  7. Very pretty! A tutorial would be nice, thanks in advance!

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  8. yes please....I would love to see a tutorial on Sullivan's steps!! especially with using flannel..what a great idea!!

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  9. Kaye, I love it! Looks like it is super soft and snuggly!

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  10. Love the colors...great quilt Kaye!

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  11. So cute! A tutorial would be fabulous! And thank you for the tips on flannel...boy, do I have A LOT to learn about quilting and prewash/don't prewash! What about a rag quilt? Prewash regardless? And a serger is now moving to the top of my wishlist! :)

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