Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Finally a Flimsy Finish

Hey guys!

I have finally finished this flimsy!


Sometimes quilt tops are fast to make and sometimes... sometimes they drag on and on. I've been working on this top here and there for months now. Not that this is a complex design or anything. Quite the opposite. This top could be put together in a day by a speedy and motivated quilter. I guess I was neither.


Really though, I had an initial vision for this quilt then things changed along the way. When that happens, I get bogged down in confusion and doubt. Originally, the legs and corners of each block were going to be made out of the same fabric. Something like this.


Then, on a whim, I tried the block with different fabrics for the legs and corners. And I liked it. Progress!


But then... After the blocks were made, I was suddenly less confident in my design choice. So, I put the blocks away for a while. They kept nagging at me though and, eventually, enough was enough. Sometimes you just have to do or don't. So, I did.


I like it but I think I'll always wonder what it would look like if I went with my original idea. I don't have plans to quilt this one any time soon, so it will go on the pile of flimsy tops. For now, I'm happy it's done and I'm ready to take on new projects!

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ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ---

Yesterday in my Instagram stories (IG handle: 123quilt) I took a poll to determine if people like the "quilt swirl" or not. You know "the swirl." It seems that almost every quilter posts a swirly picture these days. Most of the time it's done because the quilter can't show the full top for whatever reason. They swirl the quilt, obscure the pattern, and give the sneakiest peek of the project. I get it, I really do. But do I like it? Meh. I feel like I'm supposed to like it. More often than not, though, it seems like a waste of a post.


Surprisingly, most of you feel the same way! About 2/3 of the people who responded to my poll did not like the swirl! Most people said they would rather clearly see the quilt than see a picture that doesn't really tell you much. So, now you know!

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Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts

and

Midweek Makers with QuiltFabrication

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Until next time!
- Sarah

6 comments:

  1. Your quilt came out so pretty - I've been falling in love with the churn dash block lately. You know, I believe you were working on your quilt all along. In my humble opinion, it needed to marinate for a bit while you decided what to do. It beautiful!

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  2. Such a classic block! I love that you mixed up the fabrics. I think it gives the piece more movement and pizzazz. No need for the silly swirl :)

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  3. I love the colors you used in this, and of course, the flat layout!

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  4. Great colors on such a wonderful and classic quilt block!

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  5. Lovely job! Yes, it's always a good feeling when a top pieces up flat! Nice colors too!

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