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I’ve completed a second project from my list of 101.  I have only 99 more to go. 

Ugh.

I do love this quilt, though, and I really dug in to finish it as fast as I could.  It took me just under 4 weeks, which is super fast in mom-of-a-toddler-time.  It’s made with Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannel, and I feel like I could rub my face on this fabric all day long. Sooo soft and so warm. Perfect combination for a winter quilt.

Even though we’re heading into spring (50’s next week–yes!), I think the quilt will still prove useful this season. It’s only March, and in Wisconsin that means we could still see some snow over the next two months.

I have to admit that I almost love the back of the quilt as much as I love the front. It’s backed with Kona Cotton in Slate, with a pieced row in the middle. I love the contrast of the dark gray with the yellows, greens and blues of the fabrics on the back. There’s a lot of pink in the Folksy Flannels line, which is just fine by me, regardless of the fact that the quilt was made for a boy. Still, I thought the dark, cool colors on the back made it a bit more masculine, and the gray and light blue binding fabric tie in well with the front of the quilt.

Now if only I could get my son–the intended recipient of the quilt–to actually sleep under a quilt (or a blanket or sheet or anything), we’d be golden.  I’m sure as he gets older, he’ll enjoy the heavy warmth of his flannel quilt.  Until then, it may have to reside on Mama’s half of the bed.  Darn.

Though it seems a bit slow at times, list progress is being made!  For the next while I’m going to (try to) focus on crossing off some of my WIPs.  If you read the list, you may have noticed that a lot of those tasks started with the word finish.  Yes, about that.  I’m fabulous at starting projects–it’s such fun to start a new project!  Alas, I really don’t want a bunch of half-finished projects sitting around for years, so I’m going to buckle down and get ’em done. 

If I keep telling myself that, it might almost happen.

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