The holiday season in Southern California, particularly here along the coast, is mostly about sunshine and palm trees. Lately, we’ve been having lots of warm, sunny weather. Daytime temperatures in the 80’s are giving way, finally, to a slight chance of rain and much cooler temperatures for the coming week. It makes it easier to start certain projects. I’ve had some small cuts of Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner flannels in my stash for a while now. I built this little flannel stash from Quilt Home’s Surprise Endings and added a bit of yardage along the way. I’ve been wanting to make a scrappy flannel quilt for ages–one without batting, just a pieced flannel front and a flannel back. Cozy enough for a Southern California winter. Last weekend, I finally got them all out and laundered them. Then it was time to start cutting. I chose to go simple for this quilt. It’s based off my two most often used rotary rulers–a 6 1/2″ square and a 4″ x 14″ ruler. I cut the center squares at 6 1/2″ and then started building blocks with 4″ strips.I used 3/8″ seams since flannel is a bit bulky and I wanted to press the seams open. Once I added the sashing, I had a flannel flimsy measuring approximately 66″ square. Unless I cobble together a border. Then it might get up to 72″ or thereabouts.I like the hodge podge look of it. For some reason, it just makes it seem even cozier to me. I’m not sure why that it is, but I know I’ll be using this a lot once rainy season starts next month.
To all my US readers, have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. To all the rest, enjoy the week!