Do you have a bucket list quilt? You know, that quilt pattern you’ve always wanted to make but just haven’t gotten around to it? Well, last year while Sara and I were recording one of the episodes of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting show on PBS, I asked Sara what her bucket list quilt would be. She said New York Beauty.
I love that pattern too, but my bucket list quilt is a log cabin. I’m not sure how I’ve gone this long without making one but I just haven’t. So, I told her mine was a log cabin and that we should each make our bucket list quilt for the next season. Sara laughed and said I’d really set her up for that one! 🙂 A New York Beauty quilt is MUCH harder than the log cabin. I had to laugh!
So, I decided to find a way to incorporate the log cabin block in a design. My chance came with the Cozy Moments quilt but, of course, I couldn’t just do a regular log cabin, right? Instead, I made the blocks into elongated rectangles which pulled the log cabins into diamond shapes.
Each of the blocks in the Cozy Moments Quilt is 8″ x 16″ so they are very big. The blocks are all paper pieced and the fabric is warm, cozy flannel! I love all the plaids, stripes and checks!
Have you pieced with flannel before? There is a wide range of flannel out there. Some are high quality, quilt shop type flannels and some have a more open weave. I was so impressed with the Riley Blake Wooley Flannel line I used for the Cozy Moments quilt. It is luscious, thick and worked really well for this quilt. I designed this quilt and my friend Melanie Peterson pieced it. I used an all over, edge to edge design to quilt it up and love how snuggly it is!
This quilt reminds me of all of my dad’s cozy flannel shirts as I sat next to him on the couch watching M*A*S*H over and over. It was his favorite show and I’m pretty sure I could recite every episode by memory! He LOVED it! I miss my dad but this quilt reminds me of those cozy moments.
This quilt was featured in the 3900 series of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting show on PBS. You can learn more about the quilt, notes from the show, and specialty tools used in the episode here. You can also purchase a digital PDF pattern for Cozy Moments here. Have you made the Cozy Moments quilt? I’d love to see it! Be sure to post pictures on social media with #quiltedjoy so I can find your quilts!