As he has spilled chocolate ice cream on it, coffee, and anything else in his hands.. it has had quite a few washings. And what does flannel do when it is washed?...it shrinks... So now he has a hard time keeping his feet covered.
He has complained a few times that I needed to make his piggie quilt longer but as hard as I have tried, I could not find any more of that fabric. So I decided to make him a new quilt!
Now he is as happy as a little pig in the mud! You can see how much longer this new quilt is and it is wider too. And this quilt is perfect for a middle aged man... Warm colors, brushed cotton, boxy pattern design, nothing fussy... and critters in the quilting design.
I made the new quilt with brushed cotton fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop which feel and look like flannel....they also quilted up like flannel. One thing for sure, it is going to be a very warm and cozy quilt for hubby this winter!
My quilting design is frogs and lizards with stippling in between. I used a pantograph which had the frogs and lizards and other bugs and armadillos on it as well but it would have been ultra dense and most likely would have come out stiff as a board. So I chose to skip those elements and only quilt the frogs and lizards. Perfect for this man of mine! He loves bugs of all kinds!
I have put a white square around some of the frogs and lizards. Can you see them?
I asked him what he wanted to do with the flannel quilt now that he has a new quilt and he promptly said, "I want to put it in the cedar chest and keep it" ha! I figured he would say give it to someone but he wants to save it for Miss Allie one day. Isn't that sweet!!
We did threaten in one of our conversations way back to send the pig quilt to my brother if I ever made him a new quilt. The amount of ribbing that my brother gave him over having a pink piggie quilt would serve him right to open a package from us with the quilt in it. I know my brother... He would shake his head and say "good grief". lol
Now I am working on a smaller version for Miss Allie for when she comes to visit next summer. Summer??? and quilts??? YEP! We use quilts 365 days a year in this house! When we sit down in the evenings to enjoy some television, we always wrap up in our quilts. Allie is no different. Up until now, she has made Butch share his cover with her. Can you imagine 2 trying to cover up with the pig quilt. lol
Most times Butch went wanting... So now he and Allie both will have their own quilt... well, once I finish hers. :)