Monday, February 29, 2016

Refinish a Flimsie and Ready for Halloween!

 I am so so so happy that I took off the original border and changed it to
2 solid borders on my Grandson's Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt.
What a difference a border can make!
 This is just a glimpse of the back.  I am trying to use up more of the
bricks I cut out a few months ago. 
Now, what to do with all the other ones I have cut from different fabrics?
I think I have made 3 or 4 of the Bricks and Stepping Stones so I may just trim the
remaining colors down and make a Scrappy Chevron.

 This Halloween Shoo Fly was made from leftover Halloween fabrics.  I fell in love with the
purple bubble fabric so had to buy it to use as the back.
The quilting was done by Kerry at Utah Valley Quilting in Springville.
I let her pick the thread color and I am so happy with
her choice of a variegated purple/orange/green.
I just love the spider webs.

A little plug for Kerry.  
She is great.  She meets at a quilt shop close by every Saturday.
Picks up your quilt AND
returns it the following Saturday!
How great is that?

Back to my sewing room to keep clearing out the UFO's from forever ago.

Happy Quilting!                Lynda 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A couple small finishes.......and an UNfinish!

 In my clean out I found a couple Scrappy Baby Quilts I made several years ago.
They both use the same fabrics.
This one is very busy Log Cabinish.
I decided to just tie them and have ready for a new baby (no announcement).
 Here is a close up.  I used various widths of fabric and cut at angles on some sides.
I like it o.k., but it is way busy!
 This is the 2nd one.  Just a Square in a Square.  I like it much better.

 They both have the same plaid back.  
At least they are finally on the finished side of my stack.
This one.....however.....I haven't liked since I put the border on it.
I love the border fabric but it just doesn't look right to me.
Yesterday our Wednesday Bee met and Suzanne showed her Bricks and Stepping Stones
Quilt.  It had a small orange border than a larger black border.
So today I will be unpicking 4 long sides of this flimsie and
looking for a blue border and a black border to add.
I'm sure I'll be much happier.

Happy Quilting!                     Lynda

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Finishes

I'm thinking a Flimsie is a finish, right?

Most of these just needed a few more blocks or borders added to
get them ready for the quilter.

 I purchased a charm pack several months ago hoping to make a small Twister
for a baby quilt.  Of course, I didn't have quite enough charms so had to
add a few fabrics from my stash.  
This one will go to the quilter on Saturday.
 I started this Halloween quilt several months ago from left over Halloween fabrics.
It just needed a couple of borders.  My Bee went on a Shop Hop
last week and I found these great lime green and purple fabrics 
that were perfect for another finished flimsie.  
This one is going to the quilter on Saturday too.
 This quilt looks very faded out.  It was started 24 years ago!
Finally got the borders on and a back made.
Off to the quilter on Saturday!!
 My friend, Janine, and I decided to get together once a month to sew.
This was our first project.  We spent a couple hours cutting out the blocks
for both of us.  After she finished with the fabrics, I got the leftovers for my borders.
(Seemed only fair that I took the leftovers since she had purchased all the fabrics.)
The green borders are 2 different fabrics but look great together.
 This is a quilt for a grandson who is graduating this year.  I added the border this past week.
Now I just need to find a backing and it will be off to the quilter too.

This is a small portion of a quilt for a neighbor boy who will be graduating this year.
I used scraps and made a zillion HST's.  Got to find a backing fabric and it's ready too.

Cleaning out my sewing room has really helped me to prioritize just what needs to be done to finish another quilt.  I should be able to keep the quilter busy for a few days this month!

Happy Quilting!                   Lynda