Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Flying Geese and Receiving Blanket Quilt


I had fun making this small lap quilt from miscellaneous scraps.  It is one of the quilts I hope to give to the local women's shelter.

I hand tied it and wanted to keep it simple. 



My niece, Virginia, had a sack full of receiving blankets from her 3 girls and asked if I would like them.  At first I said no, then I got to thinking (sometimes that can be dangerous for me!).  Why not!  So this is what I was able to make.  A twin size soft flannel hand tied quilt.  When I was done with it, I gave it to my sister, Dawn, to be used at her house when the girls come to stay the night.  Now the girls can continue to use their blankets in a blanket.

Can you see the stain on the white block in the last row!  I left the receiving blankets just like they were, stains and all.  I bought a pink/brown polka dot flannel for the back.

And then.....from bits left over I was able to make this small lap quilt.  What fun and so soft.   I don't remember what this cross pattern is call but its cute.


The Duckling quilt is really coming along.  I have all the blocks done and have added the blue border and sash.  Now I have to find some fabric for the back.  Then on to the quilting frame!

Oh yes, I started another braided rug!  Fun, fun, fun.

Thanks for visiting,


  1. You have been busy Cinder. Kind of you to donate to the women's shelter, that will mean a lot to someone. A nice warm quilt is so comforting. I love the idea of making a quilt out of receiving blankets. That's definitely a quilt full of memories. The Duckling block is very pretty!

  2. Loved seeing your flying geese quilt because I'm also working on one; I'm at the stage of adding the strips between the geese, then it goes on the frames to be quilted. Look forward to seeing the rug too! I'd like to start a crocheted project.

  3. You are off to a great start the new year...inspiring to those of us who have hardly "hit a lick at a snake." I am sure the girls will enjoy the flannel blanket when they go visitin'. Who wouldn't these chilly evenings? Your work on Duckling quilt is picture perfect.

    1. I'm not as industrious as it looks like, although I do sew ALL the time on something! These quilts I made last year. They were so much fun I wanted to share them. I always have several projects going at one time.