Epiphany FP

DSC_0802On Epiphany, the 6th of January, Ukrainian Christmas Eve, I completed my husband’s Christmas gift.  In an unabashed, self-serving attempt at being clever, I have decided to tag all Finished Projects – FP.

This was such a fun project.  Self quilting for the most part, the technique is to begin with a dark flannel triangle placed on a 13 1/2″ square piece of muslin and then sew strips of flannel around it until the square is filled.  Every other block/square has a border in the same colour as the starting triangle.  This method does result in very bulky seams.  I put a flannel back on it, blue and gold for my husband’s favourite CFL team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  I used regular quilting cotton for the binding.  Flannel stretches so easily, using it as a binding would have been a nightmare.  I am so pleased at how it turned out that I am planning more for some of my male relatives, and maybe one for myself if I can find enough flannel in purples … of course.

My husband loves it.  So much so, that he took it with him to Tumbler Ridge this week, sent there by his company to work for five days.  Good thing, he has a cold and hopefully it will keep him warm in his hotel room at night.  DSC_0796


Almost There

DSC_0792 DSC_0794 DSC_0796 DSC_0797My darling is thrilled by his Christmas gift.  Unfortunately, it not quite completed.  I managed to complete the top, but it still needs a flannel back.  Now that I don’t have to hide it away every time he returns from work.  It is the perfect size.

The best part of this technique is it is already quilted.  Almost done!