Friday, November 11, 2011

National Corduroy Day!


As it is National Corduroy Day, many quilters are sharing their quilts made with corduroy. You can see some here. I didn't get in on this show, as I only found out about it this morning, but thought I would share pix of my corduroy quilt too.
 I made this several years ago. I loved the texture of the corduroys, there are so many pretty prints as well as different wales. I only used solid corduroy in this one.
 I made scrappy 9 patches to go in between, thinking that it would help with bulkiness in the corners as well as look really nice and homey.
 I tied it and put old buttons on the corduroy squares.
I used a soft flannel for the back and a scrappy binding to finish it. This is still one of my favorite quilts. I take it to my beginning quilting classes sometimes to show them a simple but beautiful way to quilt! 

14 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Hi Jean, I LOVE your quilt--those homey colors, the mix of prints and solids, the buttons and ties. Best of all, you've loved it and it's held up well. I'm glad you found the show. I'll put your blog on the list right now.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful, warm, cosy looking quilt. The buttons are wonderful!!

Miki Willa said...

This is a quilt I would love to have on cold winter evening. Quite beautiful.

Sujata said...

Jean,
Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the nine patches combined with solid corduroy.
Looks so cozy and comfy!

Magpie Sue said...

I like the combination of corduroy and "calico" 9 patches. I bet that is one of the most homey, cozy quilts around. Filing the idea away for future use... ;- )

Helen said...

This is a perfect quilt to show beginners. So simple, yet so user-friendly. Love those buttons, too.

Elaine M said...

Great idea with the buttons. Cozy, love the plaids with the corduroy.

beth said...

What a great quilt Jean! The buttons add a really nice touch! Did you use batting? I think I'm going to "BAtting-less" with mine. ;)

Heather said...

So cool! I have lots of corduroy that my mom has given me. Hadn't even thought of using it in a quilt! Thanks for sharing this, Jean. :o)

Sharon said...

Oh, I love this one! It does look so soft and cozy and cuddly! What a great idea to mix in the calico 9-patches. I'm with Sue - filing this idea for a future quilt!

Glad you joined the show!

MulticoloredPieces said...

What a lovely, snuggly quilt. I really liked the buttons on it too. Also liked your puzzle quilt.
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Julianne said...

I love it...feels like home. I have that same backing flannel on some of my quilts. LOL It is nice and warm.

Susanne (flicKwerk) said...

What a lovely quilt! Looks cosy.

Deb said...

What a cozy quilt!! I'm glad you shared it!