Monday, March 12, 2012

Flannel Quilts

I went through a stage where I made a whole lot of flannel quilts.  At first I tied them, then I machine quilted them on my sewing machine, then I had them quilted and now I quilt them on Gladys. 

This was one of the first ones, I made it for the 21st birthday of my oldest daughter, Emily.  She will be 31 next month.  I am in shock as I write that!

I also made one for my father for his 80th birthday and he is 90 years old today.  90 years old!  Isn't that great?

I think he likes to use the quilts I make him so the back of the quilt shows.  Hmmm, well, I guess when you give a gift it is just that, a gift and the person can do what they want with it!

This is the first flannel quilt I made for my husband.  I bought the fabric when we were on our honeymoon in Colorado in 2000.

He loved that quilt.  To death!

I tied it rather than quilt it and it just couldn't live up to all the love.

I made him a replacement and this one was then an extra rather worn out quilt with no chair to call home.

So I put it in the trunk of my car just in case I ever needed a quilt and had access to my trunk.  I also had in there an afghan someone had made for me in 1975 which outlasted my first marriage for which it was a wedding present.

At some point, I thought they needed better new homes and I donated them to charity!

 Right after I made the above quilt for my husband, Shelby realized that everyone had a flannel quilt but her. 

So I made this one which I tied and you guessed it, it has not survived to the present day.  I made her a replacement for it which I quilted on my sewing machine and it has deteriorated rather badly.

But good news, the third flannel quilt has stood up well.  Why?  I think it's because it stayed here when she went off to college.  NO!  Wait, obviously it is because of superior skills and workmanship gained over the years!

As a result of all the untimely demise of flannel quilts, I am not that fond of the fabric.  Too bad because I have too many scraps.  I need to find a place to donate all that flannel.  Or, I could make another one?   Nah, let's give the fabric away and move on!

And happy 90th birthday, Dad!


  1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mathews! And I'm sure the flannel quilts just don't last because they are so comfy cozy and are loved to death. Mary V

  2. Thanks, Mary! I am going with your theory.

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    1. Thanks, they are a bit warm for me but I do like my Christmas flannel quilt.


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