Quilting is like breathing…I get cranky when I can't do it!!

Pink Flannel Quilt

DSCF3063I started this quilt on Christmas break.  It’s a controlled scrappy pattern I found in Quilt Magazine and the minute I saw it, I wanted to make it.  It’s not often that I see a flannel quilt in a magazine, either, but it completely goes along with my goal of working from my stash.  I have plans for at least 2 more of these in flannel, and I might be able to clear out a cupboard!

I’ve been working on customer quilts so I had put it aside, but I had a few minutes last night and finished adding the inner border.  I’m not sure why, but borders are not my favorite step!  I modified the pattern a bit to use a single piece of fabric, rather than piece the border, and I got the flannel at JoAnn Fabrics’ half off sale.

Now that I’m looking at it, though, I’m not sure this border is the right fabric for this quilt, and I’m not exactly sure why.  Maybe it’s not a dark enough pink?  Maybe it just needs a different pink?  Maybe it’s the plaid style design against the squares?  It’s not “bad”, it just doesn’t speak to me.

Of course, I feel compelled to use the fabric, not accumulate more, but I’ll probably have to visit the fabric store this weekend to see if I like anything else better.  Or, maybe I should just go back to the pattern and piece the border.  It’s not like I don’t have a bunch of squares already cut.  Hmm…..

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