Monday, February 22, 2016

February is nearly gone, but there is something on the design wall!

I know February is nearly gone, but I think that is a good thing. Tonight is supposed to be a snow moon according to the Farmer's Almanac Calendar.  After I type this, I will have to go outside and have a look.  It got up to 50 degrees today, here in the Treasure Valley.  I have something to post, before February is gone.  I unpacked a couple boxes in my quilt room (in December), and decided I had best use up some of this flannel and make more room in my fabric cabinet.  I pulled all the blue and white flannel out, all but two of the fabrics are scraps left from previous quilts.  The stash flannel that has not been in previous quilts is the blue on blue leaf pattern flannel and the tiny symbols print (may be black on blue). The symbols print is small, so you cannot distinguish it in the photo.  I decided to just grow a quilt and use as much as possible of the airplane, automobile, and train fabrics.  Some of the Spidey scraps were already sewn to black flannel, so I added more black flannel, into the quilt, for contrast and balance. 
Growing a quilt is fun because you don't know how it will end up, but you can leave it on the design wall and just add to it when you can, or when you feel like and not have to remember what it was you were doing with it.  I think there are three seams to sew on this before it is all one piece. Also, I think I need to add another strip across the top to make it yet longer.  I last worked on it on Super Bowl Sunday. I will post a photo should I get it finished in the next couple months.  It is soo close to being a finished quilt top, but I have other priorities at the moment.