A few years ago I fell in love with this flannel chicken fabric and bought 3 yards…. Ok, maybe I bought a little bit more than three yards, but who’s measuring?? It was the perfect back for a red, black and grey wool quilt. Making red, black and grey wool quilts is my quilter’s version of comfort food – when the weather turns cold and I get the urge to make wool quilts, it usually includes at least one variation of a red, black and grey quilt every year. Last year’s quilt was a Liberated Log Cabin quilt I made for my husband out of the scraps leftover from my friend Lynne’s red, grey and black quilt.
Over the years I’ve made at least 6 red, black and grey wool quilts: one block quilts, a 9-patch quilt, a brick pattern and 2 Liberated Log Cabins. I’ve never made one one specifically for me.
So for most of New Year’s Eve I cut out wool for a quilt of my own. Rather than use squares or rectangles, I decided to enlarge and elongate my tumbler block. I stretched the pattern to 9 inches long, 5 inches at the top and 8 inches at the bottom.
Ever since I found this nubby grey wool at the White Elephant Sale a few years ago I’ve included it in all my red, black and grey quilts. I like to fussy cut at least a few blocks so that the writing on the selvage is still visible.
Unfortunately, a few days of the flu and a week of jury duty slowed my progress but last night I finished my quilt top, pulled out my chickens and auditioned two other flannel pieces to go with them. Finally a red, black and grey wool quilt of my own for my flock of chickens.