Friday, January 11, 2019

It's a Flimsy!

Yippee!  I finally sewed my Splendid Sampler blocks into a quilt top!

I started making these blocks the first part of 2016 as part of a quilt-a-long.  There were a total of 100 block designs but many were applique - which I skipped.

I used my Kaffe Fassett scraps.


There are a number of blocks that I really loved.  And many, I will probably go back and remake someday.  However, I am just not one who loves to make small blocks. 

I wasn't sure if I was going to have enough of the blue background fabric for the entire quilt, so I used a green for the center medallion.  It was a good decision because I ended up with only a small strip of the blue fabric left!








Both of the background fabrics are a woven striped fabric.  I prefer fabrics with a texture to go with my scrappy blocks.  I don't know why but I am always looking for different lines of fabrics like this to keep in my stash.


Faux Linen Tonals Fabric Collection

So I was really excited when I saw that Connecting Threads has a new fabric called Faux Linen Tonals.  I will definitely be giving these a try.  I am in love with the Navy and Night blues!


Batting Sale

Connecting Threads also has all of their batting on sale right now too.  Stock up now for all those 2019 finishes!.

Have a wonderful weekend!




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37 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

really pretty quilt...don't you just love kaffe fabrics??

Alison V. said...

This is such a cute top!

Georgia said...

I always enjoy seeing your finished tops because you use disparate blocks and colors to create a lovely unified top. This flimsy is a perfect example.

gayle said...

Gorgeous! I love your setting - and those Kaffe blocks are so bright and beautiful!
(And yay for CT's batting sales! I do like to take advantage!)

Marie said...

So lovely. That red stripe around the edges just sets everything off perfectly, and I too love your background fabric - such a rich colour.

LynneP said...

Wonderful quilt top!

Barb Neiwert said...

Congrats on the finish! I like the scrappy, thin sashing around the green center section - perfect!

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

a neat unique top! love your arrangement

Julie said...

That is a great setting for the blocks. I did not do this SAL and it was great to see one set together. Nice!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I really like how the blue-green sashing unifies all the bright blocks. I always stop short of setting blocks on point, but your quilt is making me want to try! It's beautiful, Cyndy!

Roseanne said...

Hi Cynthia! Is skipping allowed, even if they are appliquéd blocks?? Just kidding, of course. The blocks you chose to do are beautiful, and I love the blue sashing fabric you chose. Even more though, the center block with the green - it really pulls your eye right there, doesn't it?!! That is so ironic, because I just saw the new Faux Linen line from CT and was trying to decide how many and which I NEED to buy. Oh the choices. Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

CapitolaQuilter said...

A finished flimsy is definitely reason to celebrate. The faux linen look intriguing.

Crystal_235 said...

Cute top!

scraphappy said...

It is indeed splendid! It all came together beautifully.

Chantal said...

Congratulations on this wonderful flimsy. I love how all the blocks play so nicely together. The sashing ties everything together perfectly. Wonderful! ;^)

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Great layout!

Marianne said...

I love this!

Janice Holton said...

Stunning quilt! Love the sashing color you chose. 👍😍

Louise said...

It's so lovely! I know what you mean about textured and interesting backgrounds, and that Faux Linen looks like a winner. I like working with solids only in pretty small doses. Give me something more juicy any day :)

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous and dramatic quilt. The layout and colors are inspired, and that red/orange stop border is to die for! So unique!

Kat said...

Beautiful! I love the unique setting, it shows off the blocks so well and lets them “sing” in all their glory!

Kat said...

Beautiful! I love the unique setting, it shows off the blocks so well and lets them “sing” in all their glory!

Tiina said...

How wonderful! Your setting is so fun! I made this quilt too back then. I added more blocks so it would be bigger.

Jayne said...

You must feel very good about this finish?! It vibrant and gorgeous...love the layout and the background color! Congrats!

Ellie said...

This is stunning! I love it and the sashing is perfect! I am intrigued by red border which you cleverly managed to cross the blocks without a break! Great planning!

Kat Scribner said...

Your Splendid Sampler quilt , fabulous design layout, great finish! Whoo, you really get er done Cynthia.

Mary R. said...

The blue background really makes your blocks sparkle!

Frédérique said...

Wow, pretty quilt top, beautiful fabrics!

Cathy said...

You really made those blocks shine in your layout! Congrats on the flimsy and on moving things forward.

Kris said...

What a lot of work in those blocks. Looks great and I love those textury background type fabrics too.

Kathy said...

Love the quilt top! Great choices for the background. I was drawn to the new faux linen from CT when I saw it. I've been on a fabric diet but am tempted to buy some yardage of this for backgrounds; just don't know what color to choose that would be most universal.

Mystic Quilter said...

Somehow I missed leaving you a comment on your amazing sampler quilt! Beautiful and bright and what a centre you've created.

Melanie said...

I am sure you are pretty happy to have the quilt top finally finished :) And the green for the center was a genious idea for the "short on background fabric" problem.

Jo said...

This is such a great design

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

This flimsy looks great! And I agree: You can't beat the texture of a woven. It has depth an interest a plain, old solid can't offer.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congratulations. I love the layout and how the blocks go in to the border. Well done.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Wow - that is really pretty! The colors are so bright and happy!

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