December 03, 2014

Feeling Dapper

DRUMROLL .......
The winner of the Looking Glass giveaway goes to,

Hiya!!! I'm following along on the hop, and just love this quilt. I follow you by email and enjoy all the posts. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
Pam I just sent an email with the PDF attached!  Thanks for being a loyal follower :)

Now for the meat and potatoes, anyone feeling dapper today?

dapper |ˈdapər|adjective(typically of a man) neat and trim in dress, appearance, or bearing.

This little quilt is feeling very dapper ...

I used the quilt pattern from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley. After looking through my quilt stack, I realized there was a lack of baby boy quilts in the pile. Ok, there was none. That needed a remedy and quick.

Solution, I pulled a stack boy colors, and got to work.

This quilt was a quick finish, the top took an afternoon. The quilting is a basic stipple and the back is flannel. This is my first time using flannel to back a quilt. There was no difference in quilting, which I was surprised to find out. I expected the worst and a huge headache. The whole thing went together without a problem. It has won me over! Plus, the additional snuggle factor is a bonus.

Quilt Stats: 

  • Finished Size: 42 inches x 47 inches 
  • Pattern: Dapper
  • Fabric: Assorted fat quarters from my stash, Kona white background
  • Batting: Warm & Natural - white
  • Thread: Connecting Threads - Parchment

-Patch & Chels


  1. I love your colour choices for this one :-)

  2. Hiya Patch and Chels!!! I was sooooooo excited when I opened my email and saw that I had won!!! I've already printed out the pattern and been thinking about what I wanna make first. I'm thinking quilts for my daughters---they'll each have to have one. Thanks soooooooo much for the giveaway. You really made my day. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

  3. You seriously have the best fabric. Ever.

  4. What a sweet quilt! I have never tried a flannel backing either but I could be tempted after reading your comments :)

  5. Such a sweet quilt. I love that pop of orange! I haven't tried flannel yet because, like you, I thought it might be a headache to quilt. I'm glad to hear you didn't have any problems!

  6. Love your fabric pick for this one - that binding is really nice!

  7. Great finish! I love the color pallet you picked out. I love flannel for quilt backings, it makes them extra cuddly.

  8. I love working on baby quilts because they come together so quickly! What a lovely finish for some lucky little boy. :)

  9. Love the colours and the variation on the pinwheel block. Great work!

  10. Very cute baby quilt!
    Hmmm. Maybe I should try to find some flannel for my recently finished top. I haven't tried using it either.

  11. I like the Dapper quilt, and I've made one myself this past summer. Yours looks great! I back quilts with flannel and really like it for something extra snuggly.

  12. A lovely finish! I too have just used flannel for the first time on a baby quilt, and am certainly sold on the cuddly soft result! Linda

  13. Great color choices. Man, I wish I would get better at that! Very cute finish. With the flannel backing - did you wash that fabric first? I've never tried using flannel before but think it's a great option for a baby quilt.

  14. This quilt is very dapper, and I'm sure Camille would be happy with your version of it :)

  15. I love your Dapper quilt! I'm in the process of making one myself ~ with a few changes. The flannel is a great idea ~ if I hadn't already bought backing fabric, I'd love to try that. Maybe next time!