Thursday, October 10, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Road Home Snuggler

It's Thursday and that means another Tutorial Throwback feature.  And I have to say, this Thursday is cold!!!  Like we dropped a whole lot in the night, and woke up to temperatures in the Teens.  And so today I find myself cranking up the heat and snuggling up to get warm.  And all that snuggling up reminded me of my Road Home Snuggler quilt and I just figured it would be perfect for our throwback!!!

And yes, right off the bat, I made up the word Snuggler.  But doesn't it just sound like the perfect thing to wrap up in ;)     I made this quilt up for Happy Chemo, a wonderful organization that gives quilts to people who are struggling through the woes of chemotherapy.   I just love being able to make projects that bring comfort.  And I wanted it to be super snuggly so I used flannel!!!  

Did you know you can get Flannel in Layer Cakes!!! Like as in, already cut into 10" squares so you can make this quilt up in no time flat!!  And it is just like using regular fabric.  I didn't treat it any different than if I was stitching with cottons.   In fact, I made this second Road Home Snuggler when I happened to pick up another Wool and Needle Flannel Layer Cake because ya know, I liked the purple!!!   

On this second Road Home Snuggler quilt, I kept the quilting a little less dense.  I found that helped to keep it more soft and snuggly.   And I had fun trying a giant orange peel!!   I just used a regular cotton binding, and I found I liked it for tying everything up :)  

In the tutorial post, I shared the inspiration for the name and design of this "chemo quilt" and I wanted to post it here as well as it means a lot to me.

At the start of this quilt, I was staring at the flannel squares trying to decide how I wanted to turn it into a quilt.   I was pondering on Chemo, on family members I have seen go through it, and thinking about how many people struggle through it daily.  I kept coming back to the idea, that in the end, everyone wants to find a road home.  No path would lie straight ahead, it would likely require a lot of twisting and turning, maybe some backtracking here and there, but there would always be that journey to find the road home.  I love that each time I look at this quilt my eyes follow a different path.  They twist and turn, and sometimes backtrack, reminding me of those fighters journey.  I hope that whomever receives this quilt, can find peace and comfort as they struggle to move forward to find that Road Home.

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Road Home Snuggler quilt  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.   And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Road Home Snuggler quilts!!!

Oh, and on a side note, Thank you for all of the super nice comments on the Steps To Tranquility quilt I shared last week for our Tutorial Throwback.  I actually had several requests on wanting to make the quilt, but in more of a Picnic Size vs a King Size.  So I did a little quilt math, and have added the fabric requirements and cutting directions for an 84" x 84" Picnic size of Steps to Tranquility at the end of the tutorial.  Just letting you know in case you were thinking the same thing of wanting to make it but smaller ;)

Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. I'm so glad you are doing these throwback Thursdays. I remember most of the quilts but I'd forgotten the stories. You have made some great quilts and they deserve to be shown again.

  2. love the HST's made with the layer cake flannels! And your idea to quilt it a little less densely really is a good idea to keep it softer. I need to make this quilt as a "give away" quilt. :-) hugs, H

  3. Love your snuggler quilt! Looks so soft and comforting perfect for a chemo quilt or just want to snuggle on the couch quilt! Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and tutorials!

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