My very own race quilt! Yes, I made this one for myself, just to see how quickly I could do it. (Of course I don’t remember, but it’s done so that’s a plus.)
I used a jelly roll that I’d had for a long time and backed this quilt with flannel.
I love it! It’s warm and toasty on these cold nights in Chicagoland!
But why Freaky Friday?
Oh friends. When I washed this quilt for the first time, without a dye catcher, it bled. All over itself. This photo is a memory to me now.
I tried everything to get the color leakage out. Everything that is probably really bad to put on a quilt, so I won’t go into detail. But nothing worked completely.
I folded the quilt and put it where I couldn’t see it for a LONG time.
Finally, I decided that it’s still a warm quilt. And it was getting cold out, so I rinsed out all the many smells of soap and the other junk I slopped all over it.
And I forgave myself for trying to ruin my own quilt. I use it now. I just don’t look at it much.
And since then, I’ve made a flannel backed race quilt for my husband and my daughter. She had the nerve to ask if I was going to wreck hers.
So we are all warm and toasty.
And I still love my flannel backed quilt.