The Bonnie Lass pattern grabbed my attention because it is scrappy and scraps are taking over my house. This is a great scrap buster since it uses small pieces and uses fabrics with light and dark values, so it gobbles up a good variety of fabrics. Of course my scrap bins are still overflowing, but it is amazing what you can make with little leftover pieces.
There are a few places where my darker value fabrics probably could have been a little darker, but my main objective was using up my scraps so I didn't stress about it. This pattern was a lot of fun (though not exactly quick) to put together and I think it would be fun to remake in different color scheme (maybe black and white?).
The backing is a really lovely Cloud9 flannel that I have had in my stash for a while. It is different from other flannels that I have used and is less fluffy and sturdier feeling, but still soft. I quilted it with a grid crosshatch (my favorite), but instead of marking lines on the quilt I just eye balled it. There are some wibbles and wobbles, but that is acceptable for a scrap quilt, right?
I did try something a little different with the batting this time around. Most of the time I use Quilter's Dream Select Loft batting. It is wonderful and cotton and low loft, but not their lowest loft (more info here). One step up in thickness gets you to the Deluxe Loft batting which I used here.
I love Quilter's Dream batting (it's all I use these days) and the Deluxe Loft did not disappoint. The batting is substantial feeling without being fluffy, it is still soft and drapey, but it has a heft that you don't get with a thinner batting. The quilting stands out nicely. In combination with the flannel backing it has a wonderful weight that is very nice for snuggling under. Two thumbs up from me. They have an even denser batting option called Supreme Loft that I am hoping to try soon.
I think we are going to hang onto this quilt for use at my house since scrappy quilts hold up nicely to use by sticky, messy little kids.
Finished size: 59" x 67"
Backing fabric: Forest Friends flannel from Cloud9
Binding fabric: Leah Duncan Tule (similar print here)
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Deluxe Loft
*The batting for this quilt was provided at my request by Quilter's Dream. I try to be as honest and unbiased as possible and if you have used Quilter's Dream, you know they are the best!