My Big Sky Lodge Collection

8 comments » catalog, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal

When it came time to design Big Sky Lodge, I knew immediately I wanted to design a flannel group that was more masculine in nature, yet still gender neutral.  We get lots of comments and requests and believe me, we do hear you and we do listen.  In my time here, the few flannel groups we’ve had have been feminine and or baby themed, so it was definitely time for a more masculine group. 

I’m quite lucky to be living in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by all this natural beauty, which is also a great source of inspiration.  From the wildlife to outdoor elements, to having Pendleton right in our neck of the woods.  I’m a huge fan of Pendleton and was inspired by their aesthetic.  I really wanted to incorporate some plaids and woven textures like herringbone and houndstooth.  I just love Woolen Plaid, Trapper’s Houndstooth and Rugged Herringbone.

I also really love the Wood Plank and Tree Rings, I think they provide great movement and texture.

My other favorite thing about this group is definitely the color palette.  I think it’s warm and cozy, traditional and modern all at the same time. 

When it came time to photograph this collection, I again was very lucky to be here in the Northwest.  I went to a lodge that just fit the theme perfectly!  This was a really fun group to photograph and certainly got me in the mood for the cold weather, and being able to get cozy by the fire and snuggle with my Pasquale (my French bulldog).

As for the kits in this group, well… they’re all great!

I think Marked Territory is my favorite, it’s stunning!  I love the blocks and the flow of color.

I hope you all enjoy this collection. Whether you’re making a gift for yourself or a loved one in your life, I’m sure you won’t be sorry once you’re all done and you can cozy up in this buttery flannel goodness.

8 responses to “My Big Sky Lodge Collection”

  1. Linda Robertson Says:
    10/30/2012 7:34 pm

    This is my favorite collection ever in flannel that CT’s has come out with. I have already ordered two kits. I wish I could order more. Thank you CT for this collection and thinking of the men in our lives.

  2. Jenni Says:
    10/31/2012 7:31 am

    Linda, I’m so glad to hear that! Enjoy!!

  3. Brenda Postemski Says:
    10/31/2012 3:06 pm


  4. Jenni Calo Says:
    11/01/2012 9:23 am

    Thank you Brenda!

  5. Mary Rimmington Says:
    11/01/2012 1:43 pm

    Do you recommend preshrinking the flannel and cotton batting?

  6. Jenni Says:
    11/01/2012 3:22 pm

    Hi Mary,
    I’ve asked all the quilter’s and they say that usually prewashing fabric is a personal choice, however most people who use Flannel do tend to do so, since there will be some shrinking. As for the batting, they suggest checking the instructions of the batting, but that it seems to be most common that there is very little shrinkage with batting, and that most people tend not to prewash this. Hope that helps:)

  7. Darlene Renner Says:
    11/03/2012 7:02 am

    I love the collection and wanted to order the blue woolen plaid flannel for the backing of the quilt, however, it is not one of the choices from Connecting Threads. Is this something they will have in the future or is there some other location to get this material. Thank you.

  8. Jenni Says:
    11/05/2012 8:24 am

    Hi Darlene,
    I’m so glad you love the collection! Unfortunately it looks like we’re already out of all our open stock of that colorway. It’s amazing how quickly this collection is going. Due to the popularity of this group, I’m sure we’ll bring it back in the future, but unfortunately it won’t be anytime soon. I’m sorry about that.


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