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:

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

oooh, lovely :)

Terry said...

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

Val Spiers said...

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.

Val Spiers said...

I hate that word guesser. I meant HST phase.

Raewyn said...

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!

Melody said...

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

Susan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks wonderful!

Linda said...

Love your quilt top. What a great star design.

Karen said...

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.


Just Ramblin' said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you chose. Nola

Shari said...

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

jfoster8 said...

Love your flimsy.....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous...

Cheryll said...

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

Jan said...

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.

Janet said...

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.

Sue B said...

Nice finish

Susan said...

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

katherine said...

A beautiful flimsy! Love the fabrics.

Leanne said...

Your quilt top is so pretty, well done.

KERYN B said...

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

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

marina said...

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

Jennifer said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

KaHolly said...

Your flimsy is just gorgeous! Well done.

Anonymous said...

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........

Sue SA said...

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

Michelle Ridgway said...

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!

Marilyn said...

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

Susan said...

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

Noela said...

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

Joy McD said...

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

Maria said...

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

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Stars that Sparkle is magnificent.

Wonky Girl said...

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.
;-)

Mistea said...

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

Stay cool.

Sheila said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Anthea said...

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...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

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!

Chris H said...

That quilt is utterly gorgeous!

Barb said...

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

DAWNIE said...

Wow factor, looks great.

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Jane Galley said...

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

Jindi's Cottage said...

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

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