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Dec 19, 2012

Holland Breeze Quilt Finish: FLANNEL backed quilt!

Dec 19, 2012
Pin It Ruby quilt close up
Here she is... this larger-than-I-expected beauty.  I'm not sure why I was surprised at her size though.  She's a brick house with 16" blocks.

Holland Breeze has blocks made for me by the {Sew} Beautiful Bee ladies in 2011.  This finish is looooong overdue.  For some reason, these blocks ended up on my UFO table, until a thought of warm cozy flannel crossed my mind.
Ruby quilt full shot
I first saw Ruby in FLANNEL at the Fabric Shack almost a year ago.  I guess it stuck with me because it was one of those moments where you sit up straight in bed in the middle of the night,  "FLANNEL!", that I decided to use it.

Aside.  This morning Mr. GXQ told me he had a full conversation with my sweater, hanging on a hook in our room, during the middle of the night.  When I wasn't responding, he realized I was nursing the baby and he was talking to a sweater.  LOL!
Ruby quilt flannel back
Above is a shot of the flannel goodness.  This was the first time I used quilt shop quality flannel.  Let me tell you - it's a lot heavier than flannel at Joann's.  This quilt is SO warm and solid.  :)  It's my new favorite of course.
Ruby quilt label
My budget didn't allow me to spend more $ on binding fabric, so I ended up using the extra cutoff after quilting.  I don't think I'd use flannel for binding again.  Because it is so thick, it was a little hard to work with since I still made double-fold binding.  (I remembered to put a tag label on this one.  I am the world's worst quilt labeler....)
Ruby quilt fence
The boys have been using it as a tent, and it's nice since the 3 of them and I can all fit underneath it.
Squeaking this finish in before the end of the year.  :)

Quilt Stats.
Name: Holland Breeze
Size: 66" x 89"
Design: Dutch Pinwheel - 16" finished block
Fabric:  Ruby and Bliss by Bonnie & Camille; Kona in Ice Frappe
Piecing: {Sew} Beautiful Bee 2011 and Me
Quilting: LAQ Beany of Quilty Pleasures
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  1. I am glad you finished this pretty Quilt... Enjoy!

  2. Pretty! Good tip about the high-end flannel... I'm sure it totally worth it! I'll have to try that soon! Congrats on the last finish of '12!

  3. So pretty! I love seeing these quilts completed!

  4. Beautiful, I love it! I desperately need to get going on my Sew Beautiful quilts!!

  5. This quilt is gorgeous! I love flannel backs... bindings not so much! Great finish, I am sure it will be well loved!

  6. Darling flannel! Did you use batting also, or just the flannel?

  7. That is a lovely finish, and I know how soft it must feel in Ruby flannel. Very nice.

  8. Big and beautiful. I can't remember if you pre-wash... I have been wanting to back a quilt in flannel for forever, but am afraid to do it because I don't pre-wash. Anyhow, just wondering if you pre-washed your fabrics?
    Thanks, Merry Christmas and congrats on getting one more finish in before 2013! I wish I could do the same, but my kaleidoscope just isn't close enough!

  9. i love love love this pattern can you please tell me where i can find it?


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