Sunday, April 22, 2012

DWM: two finishes and a flimsy (again!)

 My Design Wall Monday posts are usually composed just before bedtime on Sunday evening when I've come upstairs after watching Mad Men (or, earlier in the year, Downton Abbey).  Today I'm writing Sunday morning before church because the rest of my day will be taken up with 'homework.'
I pieced A Little Bit Liberated in 2010. I quilted it on Thursday evening and Friday.  I stitched straight lines and a random 'bubbles.'

The back used up an apple print with a selvedge date of 1998.

Vic christened this for me: Lavender's Blue
  This is the final 48-block Heartstrings quilt made from the 366 blocks that I made in 2008.  It took just 2-1/2 hours to quilt with a medium-sized

I've quilted 23 flimsies (see the "Flimsy Completion" page) since December.  I can tell that my free motion quilting is more confident and a lot faster as a result of all this practice.

Here's what became of the triangles left over from Rachel's Kaleidoscope .  I decided to make a Friendship Star variation.  I ought to have pulled the sashing and border fabrics at the same time, but I didn't.  The pink-with-purple flower sashing, (which I bought years ago when Hobby Lobby had bins of clearance fabric) practically leapt from the shelf to the cutting table. I cut the sashes and sewed them on. Then I looked for border fabric.   Nothing seemed right.  It was late and I was tired, so I came upstairs and slept on it. This  morning the turquoise-purple (looks like homespun but it's a print) and the grape-violet came to the top of the stack and were perfect.  This flimsy is 52 x 62 and used 3-1/4 yards.

See what other quiltmakers have been working on at Judy's Patchwork Times .


Mary said...

Congrats on all the completions. So nice to see someone getting their quilts DONE! Mine are mostly just to the Flimsy so far this year. Gotta get moving on the 'quilting' part. Your quilting looks great.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Awesome! You are really picking up tempo and these are really cute, too! I can't believe that many flimsies quilted in this amount of time. Really wonderful!

Vic in NH said...

What gratifying progress to have quilts completed and to gain skill-level growth, too! That's doubly cheering.
And as for the sweet flimsey, isn't it best to "sleep on it" when we feel unsure. This one has me singing, "Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly! Lavender's green. When I am king dilly dilly, You shall be queen"

Rhonda said...

All your projects look great. My favorite is the last one. I love seeing what everyone does with HSTs. The stars design is a perfect what to use them. Wonderful job!!!

Sue Daurio said...

wow, 23 quilts quilted since Dec, you are one amazing quilting machine! Love what you did with the bonus triangles. So pretty.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on getting so much done! Love the string blocks. It must feel great to be so productive.

Wonky Girl said...

Wow, you are a prolific quilter. Lovely quilts on all the blog posts I looked at.
(I linked over from HS yahoo group).

Vicki H. said...

Very nice quilts and I love the bubbles quilted in your close up.

Mother of four said...

Brilliant quilts Nann, I wish I had your tenacity when it comes to completion... I have a tendancy to get side tracked with other 'important' things... :-(