Thursday, October 16, 2014

DRINKING AND DESIGNING!

Someone has been nipping at the bottle...
or should I say lots of bottles of Crown Royal. 



I am making a kwilt for my son-in-law, a bar tender.
He asked me, 4 years ago,  if I could make the kwilt 
using the purple CR bags he had been saving!

Someone was drinking and I am designing!
Dang!  How'd that happen!

 I kept procrastinating cause I wasn't sure what to do.
And finally just said...gimme a sip... 
I'm off to the sewing room!

Sorry for the color variation in the pic....
 hard to find a good light for purple!

I found some flannel in my stash with some purple in it!   Unbelievable.  
Thought about the gray dot but decided against it.



I decided to cut the Crown Royal labels into squares
and also cut some rectangles from the bags.
Framed them out with the purple plaid flannel
made a lot of simple blocks.




Added dark blue and black flannel border 




And the masculine top is done.  
  Looks better in person, or perhaps after a drink! LOL



Definetly a "Holiday Spirits" kwilt.
Maybe that will be the name on the label!

When you use flannel for the top and backing...
do you add batting?  Kwilting it soon!



7 comments:

  1. looking good, have not use flannel so not sure about the batting

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  2. Wow! What a great idea! I usually use an 80/20 batting for my flannel quilts and it seems to work well! I have hand stitched in the past using utility stitches, but lately have sent flannel quilts to the LAQ and very happy with the results!

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  3. What a great idea, when I was bar tending I always wanted to keep those bags for something.

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  4. Clever idea.

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  5. Clever idea.

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  6. Net quilt that Crown royal combined with the flannel ought to keep you warm on a cold night. I think I would add light batting to make it more snuggly.

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  7. My neighbor makes men's bathrobes out of the Crown Royal bags. Put that fabric to good use!

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