Nothing beats a three day weekend in my book. With the kids quiet (God bless books!) and Himself ensconced in his favorite chair in front of the computer, I’ve been free to do as I please. Shhhh, be very, very quiet. If they notice I’m occupado doing something I like, all heck will break loose because, you know, kids.
I finished up the Texas Tech (boo!) rag quilt I’d been working on by running it through the wash. I spent the next half hour cleaning all the threads from the inside of my washer and the dryer lint trap. I love the look of rag quilts but, boy, are they messy. I gave it a good shake (the quilt, not my fanny) out on the patio and out popped more threads. At least the birds will have nesting materials, right?
Assuming I’ve used batting, flannel for top and bottom makes for an exceptionally heavy quilt which I personally love; flannel for top and cotton for bottom with a flannel center is perfect for Texas winters. For summer, yes I use a quilt in the summer, you can get away with just the two layers.
Some folks will cut the middle layer to be slightly smaller. Me? I cut all three layers the same size so I can see the middle peeking out. It’s personal preference.
This quilt is pretty lightweight since I used a very thin flannel for the ‘batting’.