Friday, October 12, 2012

A Friday Flimsy Finish!

Day 12 of Blogtoberfest.

The rest did me good yesterday.  I read a bit, napped a bit and sewed a bit.  And...  Yippee!  I finished this strippy quilt top that I have been working on since, well, I really don't know when.  A long time, that's for sure.

It was the first strip quilt I ever started and I didn't know too much about sewing strips together and ending up with bias edges.  So I decided to sew them onto pieces of muslin.  It worked, but the quilt top alone, is very heavy.  I don't think I will have to put a batting in it.  Maybe a very thin, light batting.  But I could probably just add a backing and quilt it.  Now I sew the strips to paper and that seems to work better.

I also started something new.  I know, I know.  Shouldn't be starting new stuff when I am buried in UFOs, but I couldn't help myself.  I saw this quilt-along and tutorial posted by Jennifer on Ellison Lane Quilts.  I am already several days behind, but I can catch up.  Only have to make 4 a day for a few days.  Yeah, like that's going to happen.  I really like this quilt though and I will work away on it, using my scraps, which I have tons of, until it is done.   Here is my first purple block.



Terry said...

Your strip quilt is beautiful! Well done! :0)

wackywoman said...

Yippee! You finished an UFO. And, it is a wonderful one at that. I had better get crackin.

em's scrapbag said...

Oh you are so right! I love it!!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the strip top! And so pretty with the sun on it.
Great first log cabin block!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Love your strip quilt!!!

Monica said...

Congratulations on the finished flimsy! That's always a great feeling.

The improvised log cabin blocks look fun too!