Friday, September 07, 2007

Two Flimsies

I'm on a mission to get some tops completed. I feel like I can't work on anything else until I get some of my projects to a more completed stage.

The first flimsy I got finished today is a challenge quilt I organized with my local group. It worked very much like the Ostrich quilt you saw here in that each month there was a theme or instruction. I chose to do a block per month instead of a row or a round. For those of you who are close to me, you are getting a privileged sneak peek at the finished top! I'm also suppose to tell you that the black sashing was my DD1's idea (she's 13) I didn't even consider black, but I think it works very well.

The second flimsy I got completed is quite an Autumnal one. I had made the centre part before today but always felt it was missing something...a border. The fabric came as a gift from a dear friend of mine in Canada. I plan to hand quilt this one with a sunflower design I have dreamed up and some baptist fans as filler.
Have a good weekend!

16 comments:

Lynda said...

You have been very busy, Jane! I love the ostrich quilt - the border really pulls it together, and the black makes the whole thing sing. The autumn quilt makes me want to snuggle up under it right now!

jovaliquilts said...

I love the way you hang your quilts to photograph them. They are lovely -- I think the sunflower quilting pattern will be so good on the autumn color quilt.

Odd timing when I checked your blog today. Just heard the BBC World News on our local public radio station as I drove home from work; they were doing a special on the soccer game in Paris followed by a story about rugby in France -- how it came there and why it's played more than soccer in some areas. You must know all this, but it was new to me and quite interesting.

CONNIE W said...

Two great quilts, doesn't reaching the flimsy stage really feel good!

Doodlebug Gail said...

You amaze me with all that you get done. The black frame on the first quilt is top notch. When I was looking for a sashing idea for a quilt using a bright blue and bright yellow, black was suggested and I sure am glad I used it - http://quite-quilted.blogspot.com/2006/05/ziggys-noahs-ark-quilt.html

Are you going be watching some Rugby?

Karol-Ann said...

Well done. This means you are much better (and the kids are back at school LOL). They are both lovely and the photos are great too!

loulee1 said...

Jane your tops are beautiful. I agree with you, DD was right, the black sashing is great.

Fiona said...

Isn't it weird, I can't imagine the first top with anything BUT a black sashing. It's not a colour that I use much at all, but it works perfectly with those blocks.

anne bebbington said...

The black sashing is perfect - it really makes it sing and lifts it from perfectly nice to WOW!!! - well done to your daughter

Christy said...

Jane, your flimsies are gorgeous! Very inspiring. :)

Holly said...

I especially love your Autumnal flimsy - and your signature!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Two great finishes (I like to think of the flimsey as a sort of finish!) The colors in the first quilt top really pop with the black sashing - very brave and it works.

Shelina said...

Good for you for getting some flimsies done. You have been busy. I have days like that too - where I feel like I must finish something. Doesn't last long enough for me to actually finish something though. LOL I liket hem both, but that autumn one looks terrific. The sunflower quilting sounds wonderful - I hope you show us a closeup when you are done.

Sarah Jayne said...

The black realy works - your DD has obvioulsy had great tuition...

Lisa D. said...

Those two tops are just marvelous, Jane! And your daughter has a great eye - the sashing really frames your blocks. So prretty!

kelly said...

Jane, thank you for stopping by. I have to say these "quilts" are just so lovely. what a talented lady you are. Do you make them for yourself? Lovely work.

Rose Marie said...

Don't you get such pleasure when the tops are put together? The sunflower design sounds interesting and you will have to give us close-ups!