Monday, August 11, 2014

Design Wall Monday - A Finished Flimsy and a UFO

It was another quiet weekend.  My Guy was off on a business trip and Drama Teen ended up spending most of Saturday and Sunday at a friend's house.  School starts on Tuesday, so it was their last "do nothing" weekend.  That left me with an empty house for most of the weekend.  After my household chores were done, I made a beeline for the sewing room.  I did spend some time cleaning up and running the vacuum, it desperately needed it.  Then I got busy on finishing up a couple of projects.  

The final border strip was added to Jigsaw on Saturday, so it's a finished flimsy.

pattern by Alyssa Clancy for Lehmann Quilting

Drama Teen loves it.  Since it's her quilt, that's all that matters.  The back has been pieced.  A good part of yesterday was spent doing a final pressing and picking off all the loose threads.  Now it's ready to go off to Trudy for quilting.  

Jigsaw has been up on my design wall for months now, so it looked very empty when I took it down.  It didn't take me long to find something else to fill up all that empty space.  

Scrappy Stars
Pattern is Folk Art Christmas Stars
by Robyn Pandolph

Scrappy Stars is my oldest UFO (circa 2003).  The star blocks were my leaders and enders project earlier this year.  I spent yesterday cutting out the 6.5 inch alternating squares and playing in EQ to decide what I wanted to use for the setting triangles.  I need to redistribute some of the star blocks to better spread out the lighter ones.  This one shouldn't take too long to finish up as all that's needed is to cut the setting triangles and sew the rows together.  It will be nice to get this one finished and off the UFO list.  

That's it for my design wall.  You can share your's over at Judy's Patchwork Times.  


Ramona said...

Your Jigsaw quilt turned out great! the colors are so much fun. I'm really liking your Scrappy Stars, too. And it's almost finished! How nice!!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love your Jigsaw quilt! Your color selection and placement is stunning - very effective! I'm glad your daughter loves it. Your stars UFO looks fun, too. You'll have it ready for Christmas this year.

AnnieO said...

Jigsaw looks great! Having a new quilt might ease DTs knee pain :)
Love the new old project. That will be another quick flimsy.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Both are great quilt! I love the Scrappy Stars!! Beautiful colors!!

I like Quiet weekends - they are hard to come by - so glad you enjoyed it!!

Barbara said...

Your jigsaw quilt turned out great!

Larri said...

LOVE that Jigsaw Quilt! Everything about it is fabulous. DT will treasure it always. Your Scrappy Stars is great, too. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it. Happy Sewing!

Ruth said...

Really like your jigsaw quilt - looks great! You filled that design wall super quick.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Both are gorgeous!

Shay said...

Whooooo Hoooo on the flimsy finish. It looks brilliant! DT is going to be thrilled to have this on her bed.

Scrappy stars looks like it isnt far off being a flimsy either!

Marti said...

Jigsaw looks great, I'm sure DT is thrilled to see it finished. Your UFO looks like it won't take much to finish either. You've been really busy.

A weekend alone sounds like heaven to me right now. I can't believe school is starting there already. Back to the grind DT.

Val's Creative Life said...

I've been waiting for your jigsaw puzzle finish....and I continue to just love it!!!

thea said...

Love the design wall ..