Saturday, December 17, 2011

Another project that will take me forever to finish

Wowzers that was a lot of comments!  I had a blast reading through your Christmas wish lists and adding some things to my own :)  Looks like a lot of you are hoping to find new cameras, notions, and sewing machines under your Christmas trees - and not to mention fabric!  Especially Lotta Jansdotter's new line, Echo.  I wouldn't mind finding some of that myself.

Well, Mr. choose lucky commenter #397 - Staci of The Confused Quilter, whose present came early this year when she and her husband treated themselves to a new TV and surround sound system.  Nice!  Congrats Staci - I can't wait to see what you create from these lovely fabrics.

Folksy flannels - entire collection!

So I know I had promised some sneak peeks of the new nursery, but by the time I finally got around to hanging some shelves today, all of the natural light was gone and pictures were a no-go.  So later this week - for reals.

Another project that I've just started involves my recently completed collection of Folksy Flannels.  Like most of my fabric addictions, I wasn't enamoured with these prints when they were first released, but after seeing them in person and browsing all of the lovely things made with them I decided that I had to have them all!  It's always fun to go on a hunt for an entire fabric line over a year after it's been released.  Especially when two of the prints have become discontinued.


Have you ever heard of a biscuit quilt?  Neither had I, until I saw one at a quilt shop a couple of years ago.  It's basically a quilt that is made out of individually sewn "biscuits" or "puffs" that are made out of two pieces of fabric, of which the larger top piece is pleated, sewn to the bottom piece, then stuffed to form these individual little puffs.   I picked up these handy little clips when they were on super clearance at Joanns, and they really get the job done and give me perfect little pleats on each side.


Since the top and bottom pieces are sewn right sides together, the bottom is completely finished as well.  So once you aquire a whole mess of them, you can just whipstitch them all together and you have this awesome, cushy, textured, and super warm little quilt.


As you can see, I've made a ton of progress on this quilt.  Four whole biscuits.  Each finished puff is 2" square, so I'll only need about a million more to get a nice sized little throw.  Add in the hand sewing and this should be done in no time!


  1. I've never seen or heard of anything like this before -- I can't wait to see it all come together!

  2. Little puffs! How comfy. Never seen them before and I'm thinking I'll need to see a finished project before I'm start my own.

  3. WOW, I've also never seen or heard of this before! Good luck! :-)

  4. I'm only relieved that people with your patience and talent exist for lazier people like me to be inspired by :) Happy December from Vancouver, Canada!

  5. Ooh, I love it! Those biscuits look good enough to eat :) That is going to be such a gorgeous quilt, you're never going to want to crawl out from under it when it's done!
    Hope you're having a good week!

  6. Oooooh, that looks like a fantastic way to use those softsoftsoft flannels! And your biscuits are super cute!