Thursday, November 7, 2013

Flannel Quilt Top Twisted and Done

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...and this one is for my guy! His birthday is this month and in February we will be celebrating our first 25 years as Mr. and Mrs.  (Love it!!) So I'd say it's about time I made him his own quilt for the ol' "Man Cave"  don't ya think!? A big thank you Amy and Madame Samm for hanging a carrot in front of me!!

I started with a layer cake of soft, cozy flannels.

Sewed them together in rows of 6x7.

 Used my Twister template to make the easiest pinwheels ever and bordered it with a blue plaid flannel.(If ya like the look of the  pinwheels, the directions are included with the template and they are very, very easy to follow. There is even a Lil' twister you can use with charm packs!)



Ta! Da!

Here it is finished and waiting to be quilted.
The entire perimeter of the quilt is bordered with the blue plaid. (The top is draped over the fence.)
Luckily, I have a long weekend off  and ten more days until his birthday! I think I can easily have it done for his big "five-O" celebration! I hope. (I'm thinking of just quilting it with a fun pantograph??)  I have a  green flannel for the back and a dark blue flannel for the binding. I've never made a flannel quilt before but  one thing I can tell ya is, it is the coziest quilt I have ever made and it's not even finished yet!! I think I'll be making myself one very soon as it's that cozy!! I LOVE IT!

 I'll be sure to share when it's quilted and at home in the "man cave". Thanks for stopping by and for even more awesome inspiration, be sure to check out all the other participants of "For The Boys":
The Reluctant Quilter

With smiles,
Val:)

72 comments:

  1. Great job Val! It turned out beautifully and I think your blue binding will be perfect. I've made two flannel quilts for home. One in memory of my horses and one other just because. I am snuggling with them tonight. Nothing like flannel. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

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  2. How fun…love that you used the twister tool for this flannel quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Not being a quilter, I have no idea how you went from squares to pinwheels, but I love it!!!

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  4. I love the Wool and Needle flannels, it's an awesome quilt Valerie. Lucky guy...hubby will be happy. I'm going to have to try the twister. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  5. The flannel will make this such a warm quilt for the "man cave"!

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  6. Flannels are just great for a man's quilt - and yes, one for you, too. Love the idea of the twister.

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  7. Very nic, Val. And with all that flannel, it's sure to be warm and cozy.

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  8. Very nic, Val. And with all that flannel, it's sure to be warm and cozy.

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  9. Flannel is such a great fabric. Love your quilt..I'm sure it will be a big hit in the "man cave" ;)

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  10. Great twister quilt - thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a perfect quilt for cold winter nights and his birthday!! You know I always love quilts made with the Lil Twister!

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  12. to warmth all around….thanks for hopping with us

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  13. Great quilt!! If you are machine quilting it; you will enjoy that process. It quilts up so nicely!!

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  14. Wow that Twister is amazing! I love that finished top. And it sure does look comfy cozy! Congrats on celebrating your 25th and happy b-day to your other half, Val!

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  15. Those twisted pinwheels are great. It looks very cozy!

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  16. Beautiful, and very manly! Love the flannel.

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  17. I have GOT to make one of these twister quilts! Yours looks fabulous!

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  18. Great quilt. Thanks for sharing. I have made a few flannel quilts and everyone loves them.

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  19. So adorable...I love that pattern. I ordered the twisted ruler yesterday for myself. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. This is definitely one cozy looking quilt! :)

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  21. This looks soooo comfy! I'm sure he'll love it! I'm making a quilt for my husband too, but I missed his birthday in September, so I'm saying it's for Christmas instead, haha! :)

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  22. Whewie! That is cool. Or I guess I should say "warm"! LOL I love what you have done with the twister. What a great 5-0 present. And for the records, he is just a baby...
    :-)

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  23. Whewie! That is cool. Or I guess I should say "warm"! LOL I love what you have done with the twister. What a great 5-0 present. And for the records, he is just a baby...
    :-)

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  24. I just love the effect of the twister template, but I have never used mine--now I think I will have to give it a try. This is such a great quilt for your DH. I'm sure he is going to love cuddling up underneath it!

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  25. I haven't made a twister yet...yours makes me want to even more !! Great job !

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  26. Great Twister quilt Val. I have made a few twister quilts and I have squares of flannel leftover from various projects that I made. I was thinking of making a twister quilt in the scraps of flannel for my hubby. I started cutting the squares a year ago and that's all I have done on it. Maybe I'll sew them together this month. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Birthday to your hubby (my birthday is this month too).

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  27. Fabulous- love the falnnels with this pattern!

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  28. The twister pattern looks to be a lot of fun. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Looks very warm and manly, and a fun one to quilt:-)

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  30. Great job!
    Your husband is one lucky guy!
    :-)
    Esther

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  31. I love it! I really want to try one of my own some day.

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  32. Great twister with flannel. Who would have thought! Looks warm and cozy.

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  33. The flannel quilts are nice and cozy. Yours is great. I love those twister quilts.

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  34. Great quilt for the man cave! Very thoughtful!

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  35. Very pretty! I really like the fabrics that you used. I am sure your hubby will love it. And I want to wish you both a very Happy Anniversary. I hope you have many, many more to come.

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  36. Very nice man quilt - I know my husband would really love a flannel quilt.

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  37. That looks really neat! And you make it look so easy :p !

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  38. Love the colors together. Beautiful and perfect for a boy :)

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  39. It will be nice and warm, I love flannel thanks for sharing

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  40. Should be warm, I love flannel Thanks for sharing

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  41. What a great guys quilt all that flannel turned into. Wonderful job, he'll just love it.

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  42. Yummy, love those colors. What a great birthday gift for a boy! You didn't mention if you were using a batting or not. I've not used flannel but know it's heavy by itself. What have you decided...batting or not and if yes, what kind. Thanks.

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  43. Flannel and quilting has got to be the most cozy and comfortable ever. This is fabulous "For the Boys". Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  44. I have seen this twister tool, but have never used one. This looks like something I need to try. Thanks for showing your skills and creativity. It will be a nice, cozy quilt.

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  45. I love the twister quilt. Ihave the ruler and have had so much with it.
    Love the choice of fabric .
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  46. Val. Beautiful flannel fabrics and your quilt is going to be so snuggly. Sure to please any man, especially one you've been married to for 25 years. Congratulations!

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  47. I am kinda shivery in my office right now and that quilt looks so cozy! I need one in here today :) Great Job and Congrats on that FIRST 25 years!

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  48. Amazing. I have made flannel quilts, and also done a twister,, but the two of them together-awesome!

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  49. Super quilt! I love this! I need to make my man one. He might actually use it. LOL This one looks really comfy.

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  50. What a fun quilt. I love the twister pattern and flannel so it is a great combination. I have made lots of twister quilts but none with flannel. I never gave it a thought to use flannel but now I think I have to do it and have it done for a Christmas gift. Thanks for the inspiration, although I think I may NEVER catch up on my sleep. :-)

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  51. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary all in one giftie! Twister looks good in those flannels, I must say.

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  52. Great job! That is a wonderful and colorful quilt!

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  53. The quilt looks great. It combines two of my favorite things, the twister template and flannel. Congratulations on your anniversary. I think you created the perfect present for your husband.

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  54. Oh my! This is just awesome,bet your guy loves it :)

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  55. I love your quilt and the use of the twister template and it looks wonderful. The first quilt I ever made back in 95 was for my son and it was plaid flannels and he still loves it but I can't fix it anymore so I am making him a new one . Thanks for sharing

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  56. what a perfectly manly quilt! Congrats to you and your Mr. on 25 years!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  57. I'm sure your husband will love his big 5-0 present. Congrats to 25 years! Glad you hopped with us!!

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  58. Love the quilt! nice and cozy!

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  59. Wow! I have to get a Twister. How easy it looks.

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  60. I have never made a flannel quilt but one day I will try. Do you still use batting? Loved seeing your gingham dog and other recent projects too.

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  61. What a nice quilt! I have one totally in flannel and it's the snuggliest one ever! Very heavy though so I think I'd use a very thin batting next time. Lesson learned! Thanks for sharing (and Happy Birthday to the Hubs)!

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  62. Wow ladies, thanks for all the B-Day wishes and yes, I am a lucky guy. Seems like just 25 short years ago I was half the age I am now LOL. And being the history buff I am a little bit of useless information....I was born 4 days before JFK was assassinated. Now that y'all know that you will sleep just a little better tonight..Thanks again
    Vals Lucky Hubby.....:)

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  63. That is a great quilt!!! I love it :-)

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  64. Oh my goodness, that is going to be one snuggly quilt! I am so jealous of your husband!!!

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  65. That quilt looks very warm and snuggly - I have never used flannels before - maybe I should have a go with them. Karen

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  66. Such a beautiful twister quilt and so cozy looking, too! Your husband is getting a wonderful birthday gift!

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  67. I will have to check out that twister thing...the blocks looked so nice before twisting them. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  68. Beautiful twister quilt, can't wait to see how you will quilt it.
    Cosy colors, thanks for sharing!

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  69. That is beautiful! Anyone would love cuddling under that!

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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