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Monday, May 12, 2014

DWM: a flimsy and a half

The Block Swappers have a quarterly swap of 3.5" nine-patches.  When I sent a batch of 60 off for the May exchange I realized that I have a box full of these cute little blocks. I put some up on the design wall and here's a new flimsy! 

i made a similar quilt a couple of years ago (here) The new flimsy uses the same blue-gray checked fabric --in fact, I didn't have enough of it which is why the setting triangles are red. The border fabric has little red cherries.   [68 x 74]

Here is the half-a-flimsy.

I had a box of 1.5 x 7 batik strips left from the piano key border on Lulu's Baskets .  I sewed them into 6's and trimmed them to 6.5" blocks.  A photo in a quilt magazine gave me the idea for the sashing. I may add sashing/cornerstones around the perimeter, or I may just add a border. I like the low-contrast effect.

More fabric!  These are gifts from library staff and trustees (from the party Saturday).  4-1/2 yards.  I think I've replenished the purple stash.

We leave for Australia tomorrow! Even the plastic portfolio that I use to carry itinerary is green  [The hand-sewing hexies are in little AAUW tote.]

See what's other quiltmakers' design walls at  Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. Nice quilts emerge from the best "stuff.". Have a great time in Australia! I hope you'll be posting along the way.

  2. Safe travels and have a wonderful trip. Love your nine patch flimsy!

  3. Congrats on the 9- Patch Flimsy. I like the contrasting setting Triangles framing it! Looking great. The little pop of color in the cornerstones is FUN with the Rail Fence. Have a 'Good day Mate" in Aussie land!

  4. What a great trip -- vacation I assume! Enjoy yourself and safe travels. Great use of nine patches.

  5. Thank you for sharing all this with us. I'm trying to plan my own retirement schedule, and finding it quite difficult... so this is tremendously helpful. hmmm, fabric as a going away present - that part I really like!

  6. Enjoy your wonderful trip. Bring us all back something. :) Loving what's on your design wall. The 9 patch quilt is beautiful.

  7. Fabulous 9-patch - love it! Safe travels!

  8. Your 9 patch flimsy is wonderful. Have a safe and fun trip. Wish I were going with you.


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