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More snuggly flannel baby quiltness

After six years of quilting, I experienced a first this weekend: tying a quilt! And I LOVE the result.

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

A few months ago I finished up an almost identical quilt (same pattern, same fabric collection, different colorway) and learned a few things that helped me with this one:

I learned that flannel doesn’t like to be densely quilted (unless you want its “flowiness” stolen). I learned that it’s hard to straight-line quilt flannel without making it wonky, which in turn necessitates lots of trimming to square it up. And I learned that in order to counteract some of these issues without having to trim off half your quilt, you should quit your whining and block your quilt for a nice result (you can tell in the photos of my other quilt that the edges were unfortunately wavy–blocking would’ve eliminated that problem).

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

So this time around, I decided tying was the best route–and I was right! (As always…) It turned out SO soft and snuggly.

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

The Stats:

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

P.S. How great are those polka dots?? They make me happy. I’m gifting this snuggler to my best friend from high school, Jade, whose little man turns one just after Christmas. I hope they love it!

Forest friends flannel baby quilt pt. 2

P.P.S. If I don’t see ya before then, have a happy Christmas!

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  • Carla

    Ha ha. What’s it like to always be right? Love this quilt and yes i am sure it will be loved too

    December 13, 2015 at 9:24 pm Reply
    • Marta

      😉 I put that in there to give my guy a chuckle (it worked). And thanks, lady!

      December 16, 2015 at 10:58 am Reply
  • anna

    so pretty and soft looking! I really love the feel of tied quilts. 🙂

    December 14, 2015 at 8:35 am Reply
    • Marta

      Thanks, Anna! I love Cloud 9 flannel–so super cozy–and I’m so happy I tied it!

      December 16, 2015 at 10:59 am Reply
  • beckymossman

    Lovely! How on earth did you do the edges?! It looks so snuggly.

    December 16, 2015 at 9:58 am Reply
    • Marta

      Why thank you! I just sewed it like a blanket instead of a quilt! (Layered batting + backing face up + top face down, stitched around the edges leaving an opening, then turned it right side out, pinned, and top-stitched two rows around the edges like in my tutorial here.) 🙂

      December 16, 2015 at 11:01 am Reply
      • beckymossman

        Awesome! Thanks for the link, I’ve got a quilt in mind to try this on! So inspiring.

        January 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Looooove! Jade+babe are going to cherish forever. You are the best friend

    December 18, 2015 at 11:03 am Reply
    • Marta

      Thanks KK LOVE YOU

      December 21, 2015 at 10:58 am Reply

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