Monday, June 25, 2018

A Flimsy Finish!

I spent nearly the whole weekend sewing.  Remember that box of scraps I got in the mail?  I raided it for strips to make more 9-patches for the centers of my Sister's Choice blocks.
3.5" 9-patches - I LOVE small piecing!
It turns out I got carried away and made one Sister's Choice block too many - oh well, it'll find a home in an orphan block quilt one day.  But all the others ended up here, in my completed Sister's Choice flimsy! 

5" blocks, so it measures 55.5" square
I used all but a few crumbs of the neutral I used in the alternate blocks and pieced border blocks.  I have about half a yard left of the navy.  At first I thought I'd use it for a border, but it would make such a skinny border that I decided against it.  Instead, I'll use it for binding.

I'm so tickled with the way this turned out - scrappy just makes me smile!

I'm also pleased with myself for sticking with this one project to its completion.  (Of course, I'm still making my daily blocks for my temperature quilt, but that's different.)  I now give myself permission to get back to my Flutterby quilt.  I may have to rethink that one and make it bigger than I first intended because I love it so much I think I want it on my bed!
6" blocks - I have a long way to go before this will cover my queen bed

These quilts would be quicker if the blocks were bigger, but I love the look of lots of little blocks.

And while I am tempted to fire up the machine and get sewing on those Flutterby blocks, I signed myself up for guitar lessons this summer, so I'm off for my first lesson.  Woo hoo!  I love summer as an educator!  I can't remember the last time I had so much time however I want to fill it!

I'm linking up with Oh, Scrap and Monday Making.

7 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your quilt top is a beauty! What a great pattern to use up smaller scraps. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Navy binding will be perfect. Nice scrappy quilts!

maggie fellow said...

I like small blocks and yours has great colors

Julie Fukuda said...

I love what you are doing with all those little scraps. Sure, the small blocks take longer but you can't beat the results you are getting.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Both quilts are turning out great.

Miaismine said...

Your quilts are so detailed and beautiful! I really liked both patterns and your color choices! No wonder quilting is becoming an integral part of your life - you are quite skilled! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Lori said...

both projects are great.