Susie, It' no big deal, once you stitch them together once, there will only be 314, stitch those together and it's 157. Before you know it you're down to one piece and it's a beautiful quilt.
gini in north idaho
Thanks, Gini! That sure puts it in perspective :)
I've been told that I shouldn't use flannel in the quilt with other fabrics. For those veteran quilters, what's your opinion? I love the feel of a little bit of flannel in every quilt. I like the baby/kid flannels. They wash and wear well.
I don't usually use flannels but you can use them if you prewash your flannel. Flannel tends to shrink at a different rate than other fabrics.
Susie, I love mixing flannel, and regular cotton. I've also used minke with the two for baby quilts, it makes a wonderful mix of textures.
A word about quiltzillas and the quilting police. Please remember, this is YOUR quilt. Don' let anyone tell you what you can and can't do with your quilt. Try stuff, experiment, this should be fun and exciting and trying new things is how we keep the fun in it. When someone tells me I can't do something on a quilt, you can bet your booties, that's the next thing I'm going to try, just to prove them wrong.
And one more thing, susie, think about how quilts were made a hundred years ago, they used whatever they had available.
Mandy ,that is so exciting that you are doing this with us, It should be fun, I order alot of stuff form MSQC,since I only live about 45 miles form the shop , they are all so very nice there. Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
Annie ,I like them I think your colors will be awesome, very bright and summer like. Barbara
WTG Sherri , I know that is three of us , now .will be intresting to se how we do .. barbara
Susie,I agree totally with gini, this is your quilt and we have no quilt pollice here, Use anything you wnat. I to have used flannel and cotten and have had no problems with it. Good luck this will be so much fun. Barbara
I just got done cleaning my sewing room, and putting all my fabrics in their places. Half of the fabric I have is for dedicated projects. I see the fabric and want to be working on those projects. Some of the fabric and patterns I bought years ago. Then on the table is the preliminary drawings for the row quilts for the Pacific NW retreat. I really want to do a nice job on those. So, you know what is coming next. I will not be doing this MQ. But I will be checking in on everyone.
I'm ready as this will be my first MQ..... i can't wait ....and the Raspberry Jam topper is beautiful...
Hi chrissye, welcome to the group.
Same here...I pre wash the flannels and they play great with regular quilting cottons
gini:Annie, your fabrics are warm tones, you might try interviewing some backgrounds that are off white. Your background now is white with grey and that grey is a cool tone.
I agree with you about my choice of white & grey background. Here's another dilemma, the precuts are cheapie fabrics while the white & grey is of much better quality. I hate to mix them and would rather use the grey in another project. I would love to use it for the wildflowers background but again, I don't think the dots work well as background for flowers....
What do you think, Gini?
Annie, it really depends on the look you want for your quilt. I like using patterned fabric for the back, I've used a variety of plaids, dots, vineys, ton on tones. I rarely use plain fabric. Will you like a white background? The grey dots aren't so important, unless they are spaced so they look like measles. Cutout your appliqué pieces to scale and lay them on the background and see how you like it.