Thursday, February 19, 2015

Two Flimsies

You know storms do have some positive outcomes , I manage to get some sewing done and have now completed two of my BOM projects into flimsies :-)
 First off is the Aurifil BOM for 2014 , I have had this done for a week or more but just forgot to share .
Not the best lighting but guess what it is snowing outside , I say let it snow :-)
 Next up is my guild BOM , several members of the Thistle Quilt guild are taking part in this BOM which is being directed by our talented Program director Anne and all blocks were from the public domain from such sites as the Quilters Cache and McCalls Quilting . It was up to ourselves how many blocks we make and we could change them up for other blocks if we wished , as Anne said it is our quilt so we could complete it however we wished as long as we have some quilts for display at our upcoming show in May .  So here is my completed flimsy for that BOM , oh I had chosen to do this in Christmas fabrics although they are not the traditional Christmas fabrics I am accustomed to using . I did add blocks as well as substitute blocks from the list that Anne provided but overall this quilt contains most of the blocks that were suggested .
I challenged myself with this one , first using these nontraditional colours and secondly taking graph paper and sketching out a plan as to how I wanted this to look . I chose to make one large block for the center and add a large area to add some applique , I love applique but the challenge was in finding a block that would work and figuring out how large those sashing pieces needed to be to make it all fit , WHEW , I did it and yeah it all fit perfectly . I really quite like this mess of colours , bright and cheerful and a wonderful learning experience , thanks so much Anne for that challenge .
 Talking about the guild , last evening was our general meeting for February and thankfully we did not have to cancel due to the weather but the turn out was a little less than normal due to roads and slippery ice conditions . I was pleasantly surprised when a friend gifted me with some wool she had received on a bus tour but felt she would never use and felt I just might find a use for it , wow I was thrilled , thanks ever so much Kate , I will definitely use it .
Maybe they will be used in the Buttermilk Basin BOM I am taking part in , that sure is a fun one or the OOM from the facebook group . Why not hop on over and check it out , believe me they are quick and easy to do .
 Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and hope your day is filled with creativity .
 Hugs Sheila

21 comments:

  1. lovely quilt tops.... well done with your Christmas designed one.. its wonderful and that extra big block adds so much... I love your header with all those birds finding some snacks...
    Hugz

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  2. Those both look great, but I LOVE the spool quilt! :0)

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  3. Both quilts are beautiful! I especially love the second one, so bright and cheerful. Your center block is fabulous!

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  4. Both are wonderful. I just love the soft colors of the spool quilt.

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  5. these are both beautiful quilts Sheila!! I donts know which Inlike most...gorgeous

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  6. Beautiful tops Sheila. Hugs.....

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  7. Two very beautiful quilts - congrats.

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  8. What a nice gifted gesture. Lovely flimsies too

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  9. Two very lovely quilt tops, dear Sheila! Hugs, Deborah

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  10. Two lovely flimsies Sheila - the cotton reel design is very effective and the colours of your Christmas quilt really zing! Yes, there are definite advantages to bad weather. xx

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  11. Very nice. It has been years since I have done this type of quilt. I call them a sampler quilt. Love the spool one. Both of them are beautiful.

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  12. Very nice. It has been years since I have done this type of quilt. I call them a sampler quilt. Love the spool one. Both of them are beautiful.

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  13. As duas colchas são muito bonitas. Os grandes carreteis são modernos. a minha preferida é a segunda com tantos padrões diferentes e cores alegres.
    Lindos trabalhos!
    Um abraço!
    The two quilts are very beautiful. The large reels are modern. my favorite is the second with so many different patterns and bright colors.
    Beautiful work!
    Hugs!

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  14. Both of your flimsies look great Sheila.
    That is so cool how your guild has tackled this BOM project!
    I love the picture you put in your blog header!

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  15. Love both flimsies. You've been busy; that's the up side to all this snow I guess.

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  16. Sheila, Sheila, Shila, the two finishes are absolutely wonderful. I'm just loving the aurifil BOM and am now wishing I'd participated, but that's my MO with every BOM I pass up! Your guild work is out of this world. You have the 'funnest' guild ever! I missed the show last year, but hopefully I'll get to go this year. It's always the best and puts most of the others to shame! Stay safe and warm! Most of all, stay sweet! xo

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  17. Your two flimsy's are beautiful Sheila! Hope you're staying warm, hugs Wendy

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  18. What wonderful quilts and it's always so nice to see sampler quilts!! That's great that you've had some good sewing time, that makes for a fun week :-)
    Happy stitching,
    Judy

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  19. Both of your flimsies are lovely Sheila! Awesome! The challenge to yourself worked out really well with a stunning quilt as a result. A great way to spend your snow time.

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