365 Days Handmade

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Day 334/365: The Shabby Chic Quilt, aka My Favorite Quilt


This morning, Facebook reminded me that I shared this photo on my timeline a year ago today.


This is the third quilt that I made after I took a beginner’s quilting class last year.  I’d pulled the pink striped fabric and the green gingham print from my fabric stash, but it took me a few weeks of searching various fabric shops until I came across that perfect accompanying print of flowers against a yellow background.

For the backing, I used a flannel print that I’d purchased around 2003-2004, when we’d just moved to Ventura.


I love the color combination of this quilt, and the flannel backing is so soft and comfy.  I use it all the time when I’m lounging on the couch.  The only problem is that it’s not very large, so my feet stick out from underneath if I pull it up to my chin.  I think about making another quilt with a flannel backing, but I’ve got so many other projects I’d like to complete.  So many projects, so little time!  I am glad to see among my fellow bloggers that this is a perfectly common feeling.


Author: FC5

I make things.

3 thoughts on “Day 334/365: The Shabby Chic Quilt, aka My Favorite Quilt

  1. Those fabrics work so well together. It is beautiful.

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  2. Love this quilt! I am working on my first quilt, but I haven’t started stitching the layers together and also do not have a walking foot on my sewing machine. Did you use one and is the finish hand-stitched? (If so, how is it holding up after washes?) I am already a lazy quilter before I even finish one..

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    • Thanks! And to answer your question: Yes, I used a walking foot to quilt the layers. Yes, I hand-stitched the binding. Everything came out of the washer and dryer intact. It will probably be a while until it gets washed again, though, because I am a lazy housekeeper…


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