Peggy's Quilt #22 - Scandinavian Tomte Quilt
I decided to get an early start on the grandson's Christmas quilt, so I started this project in February 2018 and finished it on May 2. The Scandinavian Tomte pattern is by Sherri Noel for RebeccaMaeDesigns.com. The pattern size was 54x62", but I added a piano key border and a white outside border to make it 64x72". The pattern also called for quilting cotton, but I used flannel for the front, back AND batting. It's really cozy and flexible but a bit heavy. Next time I'll use a lightweight cotton batting with a flannel front and back. The trees were supposed to be a solid red, but I strip-pieced several red flannels to make them a bit more interesting. I bought a white king-size flannel sheet set on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond for about $30.00, and it was more than enough for all of the background, backside and batting, plus a pillowcase. The free-motion long-arm quilting pattern is called Pearls & Curls, and is edge to edge. The long-arm quilter also wrote in my grandson's name and the year, so he'll never forget his Nana gave it to him when he was 9 years old. This was a really fun pattern - using flannel was a learning process, but I like learning something new with each project. Posted by Peggy at Bothtwins on July 10, 2018.