I told a friend at work that I decided to make a flannel snuggle quilt for me, she asked if it would be a University of Utah quilt since I made a BYU quilt for Alan. (I think it was sweet of Alan to fall in love with me even though I attended his biggest rival's school.) I laughed at the idea because I made Alan the BYU quilt because he loves BYU football. I'm not going to make a U of U quilt because I just don't care. I did have a great experience there, but I'm done. Well, as soon as my loan is paid off later this year, I'll be done for good. ( I just want to interject here how I think it is hilarious how the PAC 12 thought they could tell U of U fans that they are no longer rivals with BYU, but with a team in the same conference. As if a rivalry can be dictated. Rivalries are emotionally driven, it isn't a cold, calculated decision. Alan spends a lot of time on a BYU sports chat board and it gets trolled by U of U fans all the time so clearly the rivalry isn't over.) Anyway, I decided to make a quilt I would actually want.
I went to Jo Ann's on an extremely busy sale day (not on purpose) but I found a whole bolt of a cute brown paisley flannel for $20 so I stood in that really long line and bought it. I came up with the design a few weeks later and bought more flannel to flesh out the design.
I made sure to add lots of birds and hearts,
with doves for peace,
I added my favorite flowers:
magnolia for creativity,
iris for spirituality,
daisy for friendship,
and rose for love and family.
I added a floral wreath and a tree just because they make me happy.
The finished quilt is 60 x 67 inches
I chose the colors to be deliberately girly. I don't really have a favorite color anymore, but I have always liked pink and green together. The flannels I used are all good quality except for the white. The white appliques started fraying right away and I fear, will disintegrate after the first wash. I took lots of pictures, in case the quilt looks well loved a little too soon. I may take some steps to preserve it, but nothing too drastic since I make quilts to be used up and worn out. If I wear this one out, I'll have an excuse to make a new one.
Next time: Pumpkins, Crows, and an applique pattern ( I mean it this time).
That is beautiful, Emily! I like how it is so symbolic. And I love pink! :)ReplyDelete