This is one of the quilts from my book. It's called Snapshots, and it's one of the simpler quilts in the book -- great for a beginner.
ETA: Thank you all for your kind words about the book! I am also eagerly anticipating its arrival. From what I understand, places like quilt shops will get the books first, and that should happen in mid October (the exact date will depend upon when the books are shipped by the printer which is, unfortunately, not a fixed date). Amazon should receive them near the beginning of November. I will keep you posted as I learn more and, of course, when I receive my box of books, I'll have a little giveaway on the blog.
The front of the quilt is all squares and the back has two stacks of rectangles (or coins, if you prefer). It's all strip-pieced to make things more efficient. That solid on the back is Kona Thistle.
Look, there it is in the book!
I'm showing you pictures of the Snapshots quilt from the book, because I just started making another one. This time, using Forest Friends organic flannel, which Michelle very generously sent me.
I can't tell you how much I love those owls! Michelle has compiled some great information about using flannel here. Having used flannel in quilts before, I couldn't agree with her more about using simple piecing, which is why I thought the Snapshots pattern would be a good fit. I'm going to stick with 1/4 inch seam allowances though (her post recommends 1/2 inch). Because I plan to quilt in a tight, allover pattern, I think this is less risky than it otherwise might be.
Here are my strips, all ready to go! In addition to the Forest Friends, I added a mocha and a butter yellow flannel, as well as some olive and some chocolate corduroy. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!