It’s a Friday {Flimsy} Finish!

It’s been soooo long since I’ve had a Friday finish to share – I can’t even remember how long! So I decided to search my blog to find out exactly how long it has been. June 9th, people! Over 4 months since my last Friday finish. Hmm…. I gotta work on that….

(If you want to see what it was, hop on over to read all about it. I won’t blame you if you’ve forgotten what it was. πŸ˜‰ )

Anyway..

With only a couple of seams left to sew on the Alison Glass version of ‘Floating’ since I last posted, it seemed likely that I would have a finished flimsy soon.Β  And by golly, I got it done!

Floating patternI am smitten with this quilt, and it isn’t even quilted yet. I love the fabrics so much, I’ve been calling it the Alison quilt. When I said something about ‘Alison is done’ in the quilt shop the other day, one of the girls thought someone named Alison finished her quilt. Haha!

Floating PatternI hope to load this for quilting later today – I just have to get the backing put together. I still have no idea how I’m going to quilt it, but I know inspiration will hit. Hopefully sooner rather than later. πŸ™‚

But wait – there’s more!

I have a second finish to share with you today. I know! Hold on to your pants! I didn’t piece the quilt, but one of my customer’s did. She then graciously allowed me to quilt it. I like this quilt so much I don’t want to give it back.

Barn Quilt

When I started quilting I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I started with feathers in all the dark brown chevrons. I love feathers but am not 100% comfortable quilting them, so I want to push myself to do them when I can. I used a thread color that blended well so mistakes aren’t as easily seen. But the blending thread can be a bit of a curse too because it makes it so difficult to see the quilting.

Feathers FMQThey feathers show really well here – I took this picture outside with the sun shining from the side. Most of the feathers look really good, a few of them are wonky. But I’m getting more comfortable stitching this design and will keep on keeping on!

In the other areas I used a stipple and figure 8’s. I’m happy to say I had no tension issues. Which is a very good thing because I used a dark brown thread on the back and a cream colored thread on top.

I had originally planned on doing a more dense design in the barn panel squares. But the customer wanted a quilt that was soft and cuddly so I ditched my plan and did the stippling instead. It was a good decision.

FMQ Figure 8's feathers

For the borders, I used one of my favorite designs – piano keys. I just love the look of them!

piano key border fmq

This quilt was such a pleasure to work on. It was almost perfectly square and there were no waves, puffy blocks, or any other wonky issues. I had so much fun.

Here’s another pic – just because:

Barn Quilt

I’m excited with these two finishes. Maybe I’ve got some of my quilting mojo back! Oh, and I also finished the quilting on a baby quilt for our local Quilts for Kids group, but didn’t take a pic. So technically – THREE finishes for the week. Whew! I’m tired! πŸ™‚

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and have some finishes of your own in your very near future. I’m going to share my finishes on Finish it up Friday, and Myra’s Finished or Not Friday party. Hop on over to see all the amazing projects!

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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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15 Responses to It’s a Friday {Flimsy} Finish!

  1. kaholly says:

    Two delightful finishes! Well done! Curious to know what kind of batting you used in that gorgeous customer quilt. I’m not confident with feathers enough to stitch them on a ‘quilt that counts’ yet, although I practice them a lot. Nice work!

  2. Kate says:

    Congrats on getting your Alison quilt to the finished flimsy stage. That dark gray really makes the other colors shine. The customer quilt turned out beautifully too.

  3. What a bright, fun quilt top and beautiful quilting on the customer quilt. I love those fathers!

  4. TWO finishes -you outdid yourself – ha ha – you need some chocolate πŸ˜‰ Ha! They are both so great – and so different from each other – perfect!

  5. The barns on your second finish are beautiful. I’ve not seen that fabric before. πŸ™
    The Alison quilt is going to be the best for quilting with those beautiful colors and piecing. You’ll find inspiration in the quilt…just load and go! With four months of waiting to get to a finish, you deserve to enjoy every second.

  6. It was worth waiting for those finishes! The colours you used in the Alison quilt are really striking.

  7. Beautiful flimsy, I love all of the colors and prints you used.

  8. Andrea H says:

    Congratulations on two finishes! Your customer will be tickled with the quilting job you did. It looks fantastic!

  9. Liz W. says:

    I’m so in love with your Alison quilt! The fabrics are so amazing and you’ve put them together in such a great pattern! I’m so excited to see you quilt this. And beautiful job on the customer quilt too, it totally deserves all that photography! I love the feathers on them.

  10. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Beth,
    I cannot believe no Friday finishes since June! I love both of the quilts, but the piano keys in the border of the brown/cream quilt is just fabulous. Love all the quilting – I think your feathers looks great. ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. The Alison quilt came together beautifully. I’m confident the quilt will talk to you and let you know just the perfect way to quilt it. The quilt for your customer looks wonderful, too. Hooray for a great week! πŸ™‚

  12. Alison is one lovely gal, I mean quilt! And the brown and cream quilt is quilted up just right. You chose all my favorite go-to motifs: figure 8s, stipple and straight lines. Like yours, my feathers are a work in progress and get less wonky with time and practice. Yours are looking really good!

  13. karenfae says:

    nice flimsy

  14. Debbie says:

    You just get better and better on your quilting. Wow, that Alison quilt is fabulous. Love your color choices

  15. Love that Alison quilt! Love the other one too, your quilting is really nice! Woohoo on the three finishes! Yay!

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