Hello, it’s me! No, not Adele, silly. It’s David aka @crimsontavid here to share my most recent quilt finish!
You may or may not have already seen oodles of photos of our drool-worthy Mammoth Flannel bundles. We love this stuff. Looooooove it. Truly. It’s not your typical flannel. It’s woven (not screen printed) which means it can be hard to keep track of right and wrong sides of the fabric. So choose your favorite side!
I decided the day after Thanksgiving that I wanted to WIN Christmas this year by gifting a quilt that was yet to be made. One month to finish a quilt? That’s totally doable!
FAST FORWARD through Small Business Saturday, secret sewing for Heather’s new fabric line, the Yelp Indy Totally Bazaar, a whirlwind Birthday weekend in NYC, and the Indy Men’s Chorus holiday shows (thanks to the many of you who attended and gave hugs after!!) and all of the sudden it is December 18th! Oh me oh my! My one month to start and finish a quilt turned into ONE WEEK!
But hey! Deadlines can be good! Deadlines can be GREAT! Initially, I envisioned turning these flannel fat quarters into four patches. But with the big day fast approaching, I eliminated a step from the process and proceeded with bricks instead of four patches!
Let’s call it a 3-Step Quilt! I started cutting into this project at 9:00 a.m. and was finished with the quilt top shortly after noon. I didn’t quilt it that same day (I mean I still had 5 days to finish, what’s the rush?) but if necessary, we’re betting you can grab a protein bar and make this quilt start-to-finish in under 12 hours.
@crimsontavid’s 3-Step Quilt
Wahoooo! Here’s a fast fun flannel fat quarter quilt. Say that five times fast! I made this version a lap size. If you want to make your quilt larger or smaller, you can calculate 3 blocks per fat quarter.
For a quilt finishing 63” x 72”, you’ll need:
- 19 fat quarters of Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel for the top
- 4-1/4 yards of Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel for the back (this gives you enough to match your plaid!)
- 5/8 yard of Robert Kaufman Essex Linen for the binding
- Coordinating 50wt Aurifil thread for piecing and quilting (I used the color Steampunk because my back fabric was gray and brown)
From each fat quarter, cut (3) 5” x WOF strips
Pair each strip with a different fabric and stitch each pair RST (that’s right sides together.) You’ll have one strip leftover! Try to get lots of variety in your combinations instead of always pairing the same two fabrics.
After pressing seams, cut each strip set into (2) 9.5” squares.
And VOILA! Blocks are done! Happy dance!
Lay them out into 8 rows of 7 squares. Sew blocks into rows, then sew rows together. You’ll want to quilt it using your most preferred and enjoyable method! I quilted a 1/4” to the left and right of every seam, making a super simple grid – in my opinion it lets the flannel be the rockstar! Pro Tip: put that walking foot on and increase your stitch length to 3.5 or 4 when quilting these thick layers. Your stitches will be b-e-a-utiful!
Now bind this baby and get it on your bed for ultimate snuggling possibilities!