But, in other news, I have four, count 'em, FOUR flimsies to show you.
Should I start with the favorite or the first one done?
In fairness, I'll go in order of completion (that sounded so much like those stupid voice recordings you hear, when you really just want to hear a real voice!).
I had the stuff all cut out for this quilt (did it on my semi-annual cut-a-thon a few weeks back). Sarah, of Confessions of a Fabric Addict fame, introduced me to the Angler 2. What a lifesaver that was!
So, my Flirt Briar Rose flimsy is done:
I love this pattern. I've got plans for a Happy Go Lucky one once I get settled in to my new home. And we got the rental we wanted this week, so that is settled and oh so awesome. It's near a fabulous park we love, only a few miles from the MIL, great friends, my aunt and uncle, Hobby Lobby and Craft Warehouse. It has a big backyard with RV parking (we don't have an RV, but it does mean my kids have a space to ride their scooters and bikes that is fenced in and away from hazards like cars and such).
Okay, but back to quilts. The second one I finished last week was this one:
(my little photo bomber)
Now, I've admitted I don't love this quilt. Is that horrible to say? I like the pattern. I'll use some white if I make it again. It's for the H2H quilt drive and I wanted to choose colors that would wear well as I'm donating it to the group that is taking them overseas.
I guess it's good that I don't love it since I have to let it go, but I feel sort of guilty about it. I meant for it to turn out better. Just didn't happen. Oh well. The flimsy is done and I've got the backing and binding fabric coming so I can finish this before we move and get it off to Sarah.
I'm pouring all my quilty love into this one:
I used this tutorial (ah, heck, I'm using the whole idea, fabric and all!) and it was so much fun to put together. Used my Angler 2 to make the snowballs. Seriously, if you don't have one, get one. Makes life with HSTs and snowballs and the rest so much nicer. Promise. I've got plans to make more of this style.
I'm working out a pieced border I think. Or should I just do a thin white border and then one of the fabrics from the line? Your thoughts?
Option 1 - small dark inner border, then on-point four patches, then outer border:
Option 3: A solid border that crosses in the corners, then a bunch more nine-patches
Option 4: (pardon the huge picture with the small quilt) just three solid (or semi-solid) borders - I like the simplicity of this one and it would soften the super-busyness of the scrappy quilt, but it's also sorta plain Jane (nothing wrong with that, just exploring options)
So tell me what you think!
This one was on my to do list for this week, and I finished putting on the white borders this morning.
I've made a few versions of this quilt (um, lemme see . . . . about 7 now). I think I'm worn out on it, though I do love it. It's called Matchbox and it's designed by the fabulous ladies at Abbey Lane Quilts. This big girl will be backed in some minky and go on my bed at Christmas time.
Linking up with Amanda Jean and Sarah, because I'm pretty stinking proud of my awesome flimsy collection. Grand total before my move is at 15 so far. I've got one more to lay out next week and stitch up. Gotta git 'er done!
Have a fantastic weekend. We're going to enjoy the sunshine!