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!

Comments

    • says

      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.) :)

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