Friday, 3 April 2015

Wool + Needle III Flannel

I was given a fat eighth pack of Wool + Needle III flannel and challenged to come up with a quilt.  I remembered seeing a pattern in Doug Leko's book "Grand Portage."  I knew it would be perfect, but unfortunately didn't have the book with me at retreat.  I forged ahead, thinking I knew what I was doing.

I was happy with the results, but when I got home and read the book, mine is just a little different.  The pattern is "Main Avenue."  It called for 2 1/2" connectors, and I used 3".  Oh well, just one of lives little twists!

I decided the quilting could be straight lines, echoing the design.  Out came my chalk-o-liner to draw the lines and the quilting was done in record time.

Thanks to Doug for the inspiration!

I haven't finished a lot of my own quilts lately, however, I did get to quilt the one below for Bev.

It's great fun when my friends tell me to quilt what I want.  Thanks Bev.

Now that spring has arrived, I've been out for a few walks with my Postie friends.  This picture was taken walking south of Kamloops in the Pineview area, looking south.  I love getting out and exploring nature.  Unfortunately the ticks are out in full force and I had three hitchhiking on me.  Tick spray is a necessity from here on out.

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous Easter Weekend!

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Linda you always amaze me with your quilting... What class did you take? I need to take it a few times, we'll see if that helps.

  2. Hubby sprays his clothes with Permathrin to kill the bugs. You can wash the cloths quite a few times before it needs to be resprayed. He hikes and camps a lot.

  3. I like the way the connector corners overlap. It turned out lovely. Betty, you're a riot!
    I saw Bev's quilt. A-ma-ZING

  4. Great quilts, as always. Ticks are one thing I don't miss about living there!

  5. Great work with both quilts. All finishes are good!