Utility Quilt Experimentation

I’ve been thinking about utility quilts lately. You know, the kind made to be finished as quickly and efficiently as possible. I think a lot of Gee’s Bend quilts were made as utility quilts. Anyway, I found these woven flannel scraps and stitched them together.

Some leftover woven plaid seemed a good border choice.

Yep, that’s working for me. Slapdash, so I can get to the quilting.

I loaded it up for basting. Those little patches?

They are covering little spots in the flannel where new threads were tied in during manufacturing. Like this:

Yes, they wouldn’t show if I had the back side of the fabric down, but I like mixing both sides in this piece. The patches add to the feel.

Hang with me. Hand quilting is next.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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2 Responses to Utility Quilt Experimentation

  1. I was surprised to see how big the quilt is once you showed it on the frame. Interesting!

  2. Diana Lueckert says:

    This is my passion utility quilts especially for the homeless.

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