Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tonight I finished another flimsy.  Three finishes in one weekend is a record for me.

After finishing Popsicle Sticks on Friday night and Got Stripes? on Saturday night, I was ready for a reward project today.  It is nice to be able to decide on a project and make it entirely from your stash.

This top was made from a panel that I had in my stash for quite some time.  I used Kari Nichols' pattern Sidelights.  Because my panel was not the size that Kari had in her pattern, I had to make some adjustments to the pattern.  This panel was not perfectly square which added to the challenges of putting together this quilt top.

This quilt top finishes at 47" x 54".

Got Stripes? - Finished Flimsy

I finished "Got Stripes?" to the flimsy stage last night.  It took most of yesterday to get the two borders on.  It always amazes me how long it takes to measure, cut, and attach borders to the perimeter of a large quilt.  I usually underestimate the time I need for this task.

This one is technically queen size, but I think it would fit a king size bed too as I made the outer border wider than the pattern said. I took the border fabric I had on hand and figured out how many pieces I needed, did the math, and made the border the corresponding width. The only piece of fabric left was the piece that was trimmed off in the beginning when I was squaring up the fabric--every other last bit was used! I love no leftovers!  

Finished size:  100.5" x  117.5".

This is a Terry Atkinson design.  The pattern can be found in the book, "Time Out Quilts".

This one has been added to the growing, "to be quilted" pile.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Popsicle Sticks - Finished Flimsy

Popsicle Sticks is a finished flimsy as of last night.

This is a big quilt - King size - finishing at 112" x 112".  This quilt looks larger than it is when it is draped over my bed as my bed is only a Queen size.

The pattern is a Terry Atkinson Design.