Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Star Struck flimsy

Star Struck - 72" x 88"
The border treatments for Star Struck were finished up this morning; simple, yet effective, I dare say.  Backings were the next "B" word to tackle -- always a struggle for me!!!  I like the simplicity of having a constant backing, however RARELY do I have enough of any one fabric to manage this.  My next stand-by backing is to cut apart left over yardage into 10.5" squares for piecing;  I was figuring that would be the backing of choice for this quilt.

However, I spied a bolt of blue/neutral flannel on my shelf.   In the end, there were around 5 yards on the bolt -- I truly never measured.  I simply unrolled it and placed it on top of the quilt top spread out on the floor.  I have only backed one other quilt in all my years with flannel, but I had just enough yardage to piece a length-wise backing.  It simply will have to work.
Therefore, the batting I prepared was NOT warm-n-natural.  Instead, I used up the last of my Thinsulate batting as well.  This quilt really is using up every last bit of a few different things :)

The backing is pieced and loaded on the frame.
The batting has been cut, pieced and on the frame as well.
That's as far as I will take things today.  The temps downstairs are quite chilly, and my hands/fingers have finally warmed back up from getting everything loaded on the frame.

We will finally be back to a normal schedule tomorrow at school.  And I can guarantee at LEAST a few students who will insist on complaining that we didn't get more days off of school;  there are always those few.

9 comments:

soscrappy said...

I LOVE flannel backed quilts! So soft and cuddly. Stars truck is looking good! Border is perfect. Sorry you have to teach tomorrow! Hopefully you are not too behind now for AP

Quilter Kathy said...

It's perfect... a great day's work done!

Alycia said...

Oh it turned out great! I love flannel quilts - just make sure to blow out the lint when quilting ;-)

Andee said...

Way to go, someone will really love this one!

Deb A said...

I backed my last two quilts with flannel and they quilted up great (even used warm and natural on one!). Very linty - so check that a bit to avoid thread breaks.
Your quilt top came out beautiful.

Amanda said...

The quilt has turned out really well. Is it square?

Carol Stearns said...

I love the way this quilt turned out! It will probably be one of your favorites!

Linda said...

Looks great, Amy. Good job using up what you have on hand. I love stars and this one is wonderful.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Absolutely scrumpdelicioso! I love how those 3 gold stars pop out! Great job Amy!