Monday, January 6, 2014

Flimsy done....

I love the term 'flimsy' for a quilt top... it gives me the feeling that there is a finish... even if it is not a complete finish.... 

In this post HERE... I showed you the initial finished blocks....

I laid out the 'secondary' star and sashing blocks and checked through my handy door peeper so make sure they were okay.... luckily I did as the bottom ones were upside down!

I love the way it looks like there is a quilt at the end of the tunnel - means there is hope for finish that way!


... and so we go... one border...


two borders...


... three borders...


... and we have a flimsy!...
(finished size 51" x 63")


.. the colours and fabric show a bit clearer here...


... and I even got the binding made and ready....


This pattern is called Stars That Sparkle and I bought the full kit for a bargain quite a while ago ... I am guessing it was prepared for a shop workshop as the instructions are incomplete and the diagrams rough...  A photograph was provided but there is no designer name or shop name with it.

Making the initial 3 1/2" blocks took the longest... but I was able to chain sew them.... the little bits that get trimmed off were also chain sewed.....


they will be trimmed blocks of 1 1/4" ... I know... I know but how can I possibly throw fabric out?

Righto, Gotto Go - there are visions of pinwheels, HST's, flying geese . HAHA   HAHA 

(those are not laughter haha's... but more like "HAHA... I have an idea... HAHA" sounds)

Meanwhile in this heat I have been hand sewing in doors.... our quilt club has a banner challenge with owls and I thought I would start with one of Michelle's little stitcheries.....



I have changed my mind with what I am going to do overall...  but the stitchery is cute and I will find a use for it...

Our heatwave is not funny..... snow storms elsewhere and floods in other places

Keep cool, keep warm, keep dry and keep safe

50 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I love those colors! :0)

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  2. What a beautiful quilt top. The fabrics are just right for that design. I am entering my HST panes and I might have a go at that block just for fun. Can't commit to any quilts just yet. Love the owl. I have started Up the Garden Path.

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  3. I hate that word guesser. I meant HST phase.

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  4. Your new flimsy looks great!! Congratultions on getting it to a nearly finished stage!! Love the photo of it through the peeper. I've been saving some small hst lately too - not sure what I will do with mine but cant throw them out!

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  5. Another blog post, another funny from you, another big grin from me - thank you. Stunning quilt.

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  6. Chuckle chuckle - and add to the last bit - ...Keep sewing!!

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  7. wow i love this quilt fiona,you clever chicky,the colours are perfect,and how cute is that little owl,well done my friend,have a wonderful day.xx

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  8. Love your quilt top. What a great star design.

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  9. It is lovely!! So good to have the top done!! I really like that star pattern. It is even better if you bought it as a bargain!!
    I will have to wait to see what the HAHA idea is for the little bits!
    Glad you can still stitch regardless of the heat. I know it sounds crazy but I put the heater on for a short time this morning - it was 13C. Getting sunny now.


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  10. Beautiful! Love the colors you chose. Nola

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  11. Beautiful flimsy...love the colours, very inviting and cozy. I'm in the cold, so cozy is very inviting right about now lol.

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  12. Great post... full of fun things to drool over... :)

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  13. Love your quilt top, Fiona, and your little owl is sweet. Not too cold here today, in contrast to yesterday, but grey and windy and a bit wet - a good stitching day. Keep cool if you can.

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  14. Very pretty! I would make the little pinwheel blocks too. I have all kinds of them made and one day I will put them all together. On the news the other day they said Australia is having the hottest summer ever. Hubby and I are coming there at the end of February and I'm hoping it won't be too hot then. Hubby hates heat.

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  15. You're being very productive, even if it is hot outside. It looks great.

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  16. A beautiful flimsy! Love the fabrics.

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  17. Your quilt top is so pretty, well done.

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  18. Beautiful quilt. You did a fabulous job with limited instructions.

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  19. Your flimsy is beautiful, love the design and colours. Love your little owl stitchery too! I hope it cools down for you, hugs wendy

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  20. love your new finish!
    It's such a beautiful design and the colours are so pretty.
    very cute owl stitchery.

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  21. Considering the lack of instructions and diagrams, you have done a good job! How many trimmed blocks do you have?

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  22. Lovely quilt top, very pretty, sweet little owl too, hope you stay cool:-)

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  23. Your flimsy is just gorgeous! Well done.

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  24. Love that flimsy!!!! Also, love that cartoon!!! LOL! Still -20F here. I know.....you can always put more on but there's a limit to amount you can take off!!!!! Hugs........

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  25. Great top, interesting block I havent seen it before, lovely colours. Cute owl! Hope you get a cool change soon.

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  26. Sparkles is going to be another gorgeous quilt Fiona...clever girl! Love it. I know just how that cob of corn feels...cooler today..YAY!

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  27. Gorgeous flimsy. Interesting little pinwheels too - what will they become?

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  28. I've just been looking thru your 2014 page - how organised are you! some great projects in there . . .

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  29. Beautiful quilt Fiona. The fabric is gorgeous. Hugs.....

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  30. Gorgeous flimsy! Our heat wave is due to start next week with the tennis... not looking forward to it at all! xxx

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  31. That's gorgeous, Fiona! Hope the weather has cooled down a bit in your part of Qld.

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  32. Lovely fabrics in the top. Your finished quilt will be so beautiful.
    I have jars and baggies full of those trimmings and have long thought about a pinwheel quilt.
    ;-)

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  33. Ooh Pretty!
    Cute owl.
    Looking forward to your mini's flying around.

    Stay cool.

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  34. Gorgeous quilt Fiona , I have missed visiting you :-)If you want to cool off come visit , it is -25 today ;-)

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  35. Gorgeous quilt Fiona , I have missed visiting you :-)If you want to cool off come visit , it is -25 today ;-)

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  36. Gorgeous quilt Fiona , I have missed visiting you :-)If you want to cool off come visit , it is -25 today ;-)

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  37. It's such a beautiful top Fiona well done!
    So sorry about all the ghastly heat for you - but you are being sensible & that's the best you can do...
    I love the pic of your feet in the water...

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  38. I'm seeing the word flimsy around a lot these days Fiona after not quite sure what it was when I first saw it! Your flimsy looks great!

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  39. That quilt is utterly gorgeous!

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  40. Oh wow, that quilt is just fabulous...those colors are amazing!

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  42. Looks lovely. It's surprising how well it's framed when you use three borders

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  43. Love the 'flimsy', the stars certainly do sparkle...the owl is very cute...

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