WIP: Flannel Baby Quilt

Sometimes, the best way to get back in the swing of things is to start up something new. Now I have more than enough projects going on but none of them are calling to me. I’m still working through Darth Vader and it’s going well but I was already feeling less interested in it and I knew, if I wanted I stay motivated, I would need something new to draw my attention in.

While out and about with the guys, we stopped in our local Joann’s and a pack of flannel charm squares caught my eye. I had a gift card and a coupon (YAY coupon!) so I picked up two packs and a new seam ripper.

I broke my old seam ripper when I used it to try and pick out a fluff ball inside my machine.

But I digress. 

I decided to string the blocks together in rows of three with the intention of making a version of a 9 patch quilt. The quilt will be for a friend’s baby boy who is about 6 months old.

Now this is my first time using flannel and it’s not so bad but I do love my cotton. It doesn’t shift and move on me as much. This flannel seems finicky too. Some of the squares are not perfectly cut and I had some trimming to do to make them work.

It came together rather quickly and it got me moving and stitching. My machine whirled and I worked through it until my bobbin ran out then I’d switch it up with Darth Vader and sew a few rows on him until that bobbin ran out. It’s a new concept for me, working through the bobbin then switching up projects until that bobbin runs out.

We’ll see how it goes…

From rows to blocks, I finished them all, played them out, then took them to the cutting board. Then came time slice and dice. I decided I wanted to play and to cut into the blocks to make up interesting patterns. Like cutting into a block to make a disappearing 9 patch.

Sadly, after the first cut, I didn’t like it…

It’s too busy…

Oh well, I’m powering through. I think, had I included one common solid in each block, it would have worked out better.  I just think that with all the busy little patterns, it’s a bit too much. But, who knows!? I might work out just fine!

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15 thoughts on “WIP: Flannel Baby Quilt

  1. I’m sorry you don’t like your blocks, I think they look wonderful. An adorable baby quilt for a boy. I’m not much into flannel either, lol.

    • Thanks Pam! I love the fabrics (although not so much the flannel) so even if it is a little busy, I’ll be ok with it. I’m just wondering if the blocks would look better with a solid in all of them.

  2. Babies like to look at patterns and movement. Your flannel quilt will be awesome to see and so soft to feel. Great job!

  3. Oh what a shame you don’t like it, I do know what you meant this disappearing bloke can look very busy sometimes but I do like yours, the colours all coordinate, and it’ll be lovely and snuggle 🙂

    • I’m hoping it grows on me! I was hoping to have an “OH MY!” moment when I cut into them but it was more “meh”. I’m sticking with it though! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love the fabrics you are using in your baby Wuilt! I understand what you were saying…. I usually make the middle black my constant… Then all the little cornerstones are the same…. But, I’ve sern sme great DNP’s without a constant,,, they ALL look great,,,, I think yiur quilt is going to be wonderful…

    Yes, flannel can be tricky,,, some people press flannel seams open,mot create less bulk…. Spray sing might help stabilize fabrics,,,m

    I once cut out a gazillions flannel triangles, only to have my baby quikt top go all wonky on me… I had to toss it…

      • The baby quilt eill be adorable… I just made one that was nothing more than charms…Bo Bo Baby…were seen together…no border, but the binding made a great frame… It looked so sweet… Wish I could post a picture.

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