Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WIPS-A Finished Flimsy Finally

Starting the work week on a Tuesday always gets me out of wack with my days.  We had a good holiday weekend, though we didn't really do much, which seemed to work well for all of us.  My shoulder is doing much better.  I still have to watch my computer time, but I can sew without pain now.  Which made for a very fun weekend in the sewing room.  

Monday afternoon, the final two border strips were added to Poinsettias, finally moving that project to the finished flimsy stage. 


Poinsettias Designed By Judy Blok for the December 2013 issue
of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine


I'm really happy with how this quilt turned out.  Poinsettias started out as a leaders and enders project in 2014.  There are 289 pieced 4.5" squares in this quilt.   Making this my leaders and enders project was my compromise to allow me to start on this project, but still put the focus on those projects that needed to get finished.  The fabrics are Moda, I don't remember the line now, but they were purchased when we lived in Texas, so they are at least 10 years old.

I have the backing fabric picked out, but piecing the back will have to wait a bit.  Not much has changed since 2014, there are still other projects that have deadlines on them.  So for now piecing the back for the Zombies in Paris quilt needs to come first.  



These panels make up the center of the back.  There's not enough of my backing fabric to cover the whole back, but adding these 6 panels makes it all work out.  These fabrics were purchased when Drama Teen and I were working out the quilt design for this project, but they didn't make the final cut to be used on the front. It's a little more work to make a pieced back, but since this is a gift, the extra effort is worth it.   

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15 comments:

  1. Great quilt top, I have enjoyed seeing it come together over the last few months. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  2. Oh, just stunning!! Congratulations on the flimsy finish - have so enjoyed watching this quilt grow.

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  3. oh my it is beautiful !!! Congrats on the top finish!

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  4. Congrats on your Poinsettias flimsy finish - it looks terrific! Love the backing for Zombies in Paris - It'll be like a two-sided quilt.

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  5. That was a long term leader-ender and it sure turned out looking terrific, congrats! I like pieced backs to use up fabric leftovers but they can be complex puzzles--luckily having EQ helps you with that.

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  6. Gorgeous quilt, Kate. I'm impressed that it was a leaders and enders project. I really like what you're doing with the panels too. The back is going to be perfect.

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  7. The top is fabulous! I'm happy you are feeling better and able to sew more now. I think those panels on the back of Zombies will look great; it will be the perfect back!

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  8. Hooray! So exciting to see this top done. :)

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  9. The poinsettias are breathtakingly beautiful. Congratulations on the flimsy finish.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  10. Nice project! Looking pretty ♥

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  11. Congrats on finishing your Poinsettias top--it looks great!
    Those panels will make a terrific back for the zombies quilt.

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  12. The back of your zombie quilt is going to look like ANOTHER quilt top as your panels are fun!! Congrats on a finish.

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  13. The backing for zombies will be really nice.

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  14. Your Poinsettia quilt turned out splendidly. Slow and steady gets a quilt made :) I am glad your shoulder is doing better, I am having the same type of issue with my wrist where computer time and sewing makes it worse.

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