Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Flimsies and Finishes

Happy Hump Day!

I’m excited to show you last weekend’s accomplishment…

Even though we had some nasty weather – I do not operate the sewing machine during lightning storms - Witch’s Night Out went from being a WIP to a Flimsy.  In last Friday’s post this was just a stack of blocks and the background fabric had not been cut yet…all gazillion pieces of it.

I’ve preordered the backing fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop and it is supposed to ship next month (fingers crossed). Fabric is All Hallow’s Eve by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.  Once it arrives then it will be ready for the longarm quilter.

Speaking of the longarm quilter, these are also waiting their turn…

Current Quilt Flimsies:

LQS Block-of-the-Month
         This is the project I was working on two posts ago, in January 2019.  You can read more about it here.  I’m not loving the backing fabric I selected for it so there will be a bit of shopping to do before it gets quilted.

 2018 Temperature Quilt
         I participated in Needled Mom’s temperature quilt sew-along in 2018.  It was a fun project, keeping track of the daily temps and paper piecing the blocks on my husband’s great grandmother’s Singer 99.  

But South Florida doesn’t lend itself to pretty colors in this sort of quilt.  

Still need to piece a backing that includes a legend for the temperatures and I’m at a loss on how to quilt it.

Star Island
         This pattern is by HollyAnne Knight of String and Story.  She hosted a QAL last year close to Christmas so I decided to use fabrics in the holiday’s traditional colors.  This also needs backing fabric.

Pat Sloan’s Let’s Go Camping
         I shared some of the progress on this quilt during the sew-along. 
Y’all…this is a tad embarrassing…all it needs is binding…and the strips are cut!

I had outdoorsy motifs quilted on it

Besides Lincoln’s baby quilt I shared about last Friday, I did have a few other finishes.

Quilt Finishes:

Lanterns of Hope
         Another HollyAnne Knight pattern made with fabrics from my stash. 

I had bubbles quilted on this one to soften the hard lines of the squares...hope it worked.

Harli’s Quilt
         Harli is my ‘grand’ dog.  My daughter lived in Denver from June 2018 until May 2019 and her dog needed her own quilt to stay warm.  I think this pattern was one of Bonnie Hunter’s freebies from a long time ago and the fabric was all from my stash.

(I didn't fib Julierose...I actually forgot about this pieced backing!)

Patriotic Table Topper and Pillow
         My husband found a small bench at a local antique store and thought it would fit nicely just inside our front doors.  I had made a log cabin table topper earlier and used one leftover block to make a pillow for the bench.

Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler Box Basket Quilt
This pattern was from SS boxes in 2017 – 2018 and the fabric is from my scrap bins.

Fruit motifs were used for the quilting on this one.

Sewing Room Wall Hanging
         My friend and I found this pattern at our local quilt show a few years ago.  It was wool applique’ but we used quilting cotton, a few pieces of felt…and made a few design changes as well.  I’m sure the original did not include a glass of wine 😊

Many thanks to Mr. Slammin' the Screen Door for standing in as a quilt holder...you are the best!

If you’ve read to the end…thank you.  In the next post I’ll share about my new(ish) hobby.

Until then, stay well!


Julierose said...

What a lot of gorgeous projects and finishes--I love that resting kitty on the Halloween flimsy--it's like she's looking around at all the other blocks--really cute...;)))
And, that wreath is amazing with the buttons--how did you make that?
Just beautiful works!
Stay safe now
~ ~ ~ waving in the sunshine Julierose;)))

Vicki in MN said...

You had a very busy week getting the pumpkin quilt together into a flimsy! Fun to see all your 'older' projects too.

Gene Black said...

It was a lot of fun to see all of these quilts and flimsies.
I am looking forward to reading about your "new-ish" hobby.

Kyle said...

Wow! You have been busy. Witches Night Out is adorable. Hopefully, you'll have it done for October.

Cheryll said...

OMG... you HaVe been busy & there is such a variety of beautiful projects in those pics.
Well done & fingers crossed your fabric arrives on time...xox

Fiona said...

Lots of wonderful projects... you have been busy

Angie said...

So much fun to see your mini quilt show - thanks for sharing!

moosecraft said...

Wow! That's a whole lotta quilting! The patriotic pieces as well as Witch's Night Out are really catching my eye! Stitch on! :-)

QuiltGranma said...

i dare not have wine with quilting, I have enough trouble sewing a straight line at 1/4"!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Lots of eye candy!! Thanks for sharing - I'm looking forward to hearing/seeing more on that "new(ish)" hobby - ;))

Sharon Kwilter said...

Wow, so many projects in one month. Amazing. I had no idea Florida weather was so hot.

Sam I Am...... said...

I am blown away by your productivity! The Superwoman of quilting! I love your Haloween quilt...a fav holiday at our house. I really like Harli's quilt and your backing on it. Your patriotic table topper and bench decorations are awesome! I am a big fan of FQS too! I can't wait to see what your 'new' hobby is! Stay well!

sewyouquilt2 said...

Making the Halloween quilt with a niece.hope mine comes out as pretty.your 99 is a beauty and the baskets and all the projects. Wow gorgeous