Then....time to stitch it all together. Four layers of fleece and two layers of flannel wouldn't even go under the presser foot!! Sad lesson learned. Back to the Internet for more research. Back to the fabric store for more flannel. Finally rip out the quilting to get rid of the back layer of fleece. I trimmed around the quilted animals, leaving the back layer of fleece under them for a trapunto effect.
Pre-wash all flannel, which I had forgotten to do before. That would have been a disaster because flannel is a dependable shrinker.
Then...cut all the pieces out of both lengths of flannel. Now I had a sandwich of two layers of flannel and one layer of fleece. Quilt the pieces as needed. Success. It went together well and quickly. Even cutting the rag edges went quickly. After washing and throwing it in the dryer it looked so cute. I was happy.
Next time it will take me half the time to make the same pattern. It is soft, textured and colorful on the front (fleece), but soft and quiet on the back (flannel).
|Teddy Bear quilt, my grandson and his lovely wife.|
I wish you a Safe and Happy New Year. I'll chat with you in 2019!