Checkered Past – Finished Flimsy

Let me just say, you guys are the best! Thanks so much for all your kind emails and comments on my “Confession” post this past Wednesday. I love that quilters have such a supportive spirit and never hesitate to lift others up. I truly appreciate all of you!

Last week I showed you the checker and shoo-fly blocks I was working on and told you I didn’t have enough fabric to make more blocks to make the quilt top bigger. Saying that really bugged me because I was sure I had some jelly roll strips left but absolutely could not find them. After searching everywhere, I gave up and thought that it must have just been wishful thinking.

But guess what? Apparently I didn’t look everywhere, because when I looked again I found them! Not only were there jelly roll strips, there were also several charm squares leftover. I had enough fabric to make another row and column of blocks, so now the finished flimsy is 60-1/2″ x 70-1/2″. Score!

Checkered Past Shoo Fly Quilt Blocks

Getting pictures is still a bit difficult. Even though we have beautiful sunshine today, the ground is so wet it is like walking through a marsh. I was trying to not let the top touch the ground, but it did get a little wet. I am just so excited to see some sunshine, I really don’t care that the top got wet!

Side View Flimsy Quilt Top Checkered Shoo Fly BlockSee that terribly overgrown garden in the background? We have gorgeous tomatoes coming from those plants – yum!

And one more picture just because:

Front View Flimsy Quilt Top

These blocks were fun to make, so I thought I would share them with you. Look for a tutorial on them next week.

I have named the quilt “Checkered Past” because the blocks are old-fashioned, but look beautiful in more contemporary fabrics. I think the name fits very well. 🙂

I have to give the quilting design on this one some thought. Maybe it will be a completed finish next week?

Linking up with Needle & Thread Thursday, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Fabric Frenzy Friday


About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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14 Responses to Checkered Past – Finished Flimsy

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  4. Kathi Riemer says:

    The shoe fly pattern and the checker pattern are so versatile. They look lovely together in your quilt. I’m so glad you found your strips. Pinned

  5. SarahZ says:

    This is gorgeous! I love Persimmon, and this pattern is perfect use of it!!

  6. Heide says:

    Beautiful work! Looking forward to the finished quilt and happy to hear that you found the extra fabric. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Kat says:

    Lovely! Glad you found the fabrics to be able to finish it like you envisioned.

  8. Susan says:

    Um, so would you say … fabric is where you find it? LOL One thing I really like about this top is that even though the fabrics may not be completely traditional colors or designs, the quilt as a whole retains the wonderful traditional look I love so much. I like seeing that the current colors and designs in fabric can still hold the legacy of our past. That’s one of my favorite blocks, well both are, but the pattern block is one I keep on my design wall to remind me that SOMETIME I want to make an entire quilt of it! I’ve made a lot of even shoo-fly blocks, but not a top with these big corners/small centers, and I like that look.

  9. fancyfootfarm says:

    So pretty! Glad you were able to find your fabric -it looks like a perfect size. Can’t wait to see your tutorial and how you quilt this.

  10. salmagundi says:

    I always love your quilt pictures outside. Your efforts are appreciated. Sally

  11. Oh, the quilt top looks great and is such a nice size; hooray for finding the fabric! Have fun and enjoy the quilting, and I can’t wait to see how you finish it! 🙂

  12. Jasmine says:

    Congrats on finding the fabric and finishing the flimsy. It looks great! And your name is perfect for the project.

  13. katyquilts says:

    Love this quilt! So glad you found the extra fabric. It would have been heartbreaking to find it after the quilt was done!

  14. Kate says:

    Beautifully done! I really like the name. That’s always the hardest part of the finish for me, coming up with a name.

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