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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Weekly update: a finish, flimsies, and flinging

I didn't want to start an entirely new quilt so I turned to the box o' flimsies and pulled out the rail fence that I made a couple of weeks ago.  I quilted meandering curlicues.

The back has an insert strip. I thought that if I tried to make a pieced insert I'd get stalled, and I was in the mood for a finish.

This will be donated to a charity event this fall.

"Purple Mountain Majesty," a split 9-patch, was the August Block Lotto block. Here are my entries (9 for the draw and one for the pot).

These were fun to make. I like the purple and gray color combination.

I made the twelve bubble (off-center log cabin) blocks for the 2015 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The border idea came in a flash.. I think I'll call it Chasing Rainbows.  I'm working on the backing now -- I have a great tropical floral print but there's not enough of it.

And the flinging?  I advertised seven flimsies on the Facebook groups Quilter's Virtual Yard Sale and Quilters Classifieds. Within a few hours all seven were sold!  I probably charge too little for them, but I look at it this way:  they could hang around for years before I quilt them.  I could quilt them myself (some more sucessfully than others) or I could pay $$ to have them professionally quilted and then I'd donate them to charity.  This way I'm recouping some of my costs and clearing the way for more flimsies and more quilts.

I'm linking up with
 Rainbow Scrap Challenge
 Oh, Scrap!
  Main Crush Monday
 Design Wall Monday


  1. Congrats on selling your flimsies! It has to feel good to find them good homes and have more room to make more of your own. Love Chasing Rainbows! The border is definitely inspired!

  2. Doesn't it feel good to move forward on UFO's. I find it hard to pull things out that I haven't worked on for awhile, but I always enjoy working on them once they're out. Your three quilts are lovely. I would like to try a split 9 patch.

  3. Those split nine patch blocks look great, I don't remember seeing a block like that before. And the border is perfect on Chasing Rainbows! Congrats on finding homes for your flimsies, that's fantastic!

  4. Congratulations on your sales - good thinking! I agree with Kathi - it feels good to move forward on UFO's!

  5. Such pretty quilting on your rail fence, I enlarged the picture and enjoyed seeing the beautiful texture it makes on that backing!

  6. I love your Bubble quilt, it is so pretty. I can see that as a child's quilt as well as a lap quilt for maybe me. I have decided you can never have too many quilts and I love to rotate them.

  7. Nann, your bubble quilt turned out very well, a real rainbow of colors, and the border fits it perfectly. You're doing well to get these projects finished. Congrats!

  8. Nann! Remember when I saw your bubble blocks and I blamed you for me starting a quilt of them myself?? Well hey, I won a second place ribbon at the Amador County Fair! Heres a link to my post about it…Thanks for inspiring me!

  9. I really like your chasing rainbows quilt. The purple and gray do go nicely together. And I really like how your string quilt looks. I really need to try one.


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