Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Finishing Up a Flimsey

Everybody in the quilt world knows that a flimsey is another name for an unquilted pieced quilt top. When I finish one, I can't wait to brag about it here on my blog because for me it is a milestone. I love to share the fun with you and hear your comments.
This one is the Civil War "Windmills of Your Mind" top. Since you have seen it last is has grown to a large couch potato throw at 64"X75". Here is just the flying geese on with that crazy 3/4" coping red strip:
I put on a matching coping strip onto the outside edge of the flying geese, but alas, when I tried to spread it out on the driveway to photograph it the wind was a gale!
I learned that it takes just as much time and effort to put on a little skinny border as is does to do a regular sized one. Here is a picture taken indoors to show the second red strip.
Then I put on a big bold indigo blue border today and I'm loving how it looks!

I had to snap this quickly because it is windy again today. Doesn't it look almost like an oriental rug?

Raven wishes that Matthew was home from college to throw the tennis ball in the back yard. Oh well, chasing squirrels will have to do! LOL!

4 comments:

Beth Probasco said...

Hey Vic, Love the quilt. That blue border really frames it nicely.

SubeeSews said...

Nothing like a good clean driveway for outside pictures. It is very windy here in Indiana too! Love your quilt! And the green strips came today!!!
WHOOHOO!
Subee

Elaine Adair said...

Amazing how the addition of that blue border jazzes it up! Looks good to me!

Helen in the UK said...

Great job on getting to flimsey stage. When you look at the pattern in the photo it almost looks like circles :)

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