Monday, February 27, 2017

Two FLIMSY's and a scrappy backing

Since my previous post, I've been working on UFO's and now I have two FLIMSY! (Flimsy's? Flimsies? How is that written??) 
Don't know what a 'flimsy' is? A 'flimsy' is a finished quilt top and here's my latest 'flimsy'

Some of these greens I've had F-O-R-E-V-E-R. By that I mean fabrics I thought I had to have and bought when I started quilting, about 10-11 years ago. Those fabrics tend to pop up everywhere when I was looking for other fabrics and in the end I got sick just looking at them! 
I could have thrown those fabrics in the bin, but that is a big NO-NO for me, as I cut scraps as small as 1.5 inch squares. I decided to use up those fabrics making an easy green and white scrappy quilt. 

First I had in mind to make a lap / throw quilt. HA! That failed, and it has now ended up a large twin or double bed quilt! Why on earth do I do this to myself?! I know (by experience!) how hard it is to quilt it on my domestic machine! Never learn! lol

After I got the right size on the 'flimsy', it was time for the backing. Since this is a scrappy quilt and I still had more left of some of the 'ugly old' fabrics, I decided to make a scrappy backing as well. 
It took me some days to figure out the backing and here it is

'Old' fabrics from my stash. Feels good! :) 
Now to the 'sandwiching'! 

My second FLIMSY

Scrappy granny square blocks in brown and green batiks. 
I made a few of these blocks back in October last year. Lost interest and they became a UFO. The idea was to make it bigger - 5 x 7 blocks - but after doing the other green one (large twin), I thought this size is big enough (lap quilt). 
Fabric for the back is purchased today and should be here in the middle of March, earliest. 
I have 3 extra blocks that I've made into small table toppers / candle mats (forgot to take photos). No suitable backing for those either, just have to wait.

Today I've been busy quilting some other small table toppers / candle mats. 
I hate PLANS, because plans always fail!!! Better say the IDEA is to get the scrappy green twin quilt sandwiched and quilted. 
That means; empty my sewing table!!! YIKES!!! 



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

both quilts turned out really well, and although I normally do not piece backs I think that quilt back turned out really well too. Sometimes we just have to go to the scraps to make quilts as they gather up so much and there really is so much fabric in those bins to use that make lovely quilts. Glad to see you blogging a little again

Chantal said...

Love your first flimsy. For "old, ugly" fabric, it looks mighty good! Love the white squares in the corner. They bring the eyes right up to the edge. Great job on all your flimsies. I would even say that you have three flimsies since the back is all patchwork too. Congrats! ;^)

Susan M said...

Astrid, your s crappies are beautiful and the pieced backing makes it reversible!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I love your new flimsy! And I love pieced backings because it makes the quilt twice as interesting and lovable! Great job and you are an inspirational quilter, Astrid!

Karen S said...

Two great top finishes and a wonderful way to use a lot of your fabric. I think both have turned out really well.

Janie Kemp said...

Astid, your flimsies are great! Lots of eye appeal, as is the pieced backing.

Elzaan said...

Oh! I L O V E those two quilts! (Green is off course my favourite colour)
Great job on both of them. Have fun quilting them.

Unknown said...

I love the green quilt!! You've done a great job.