Wednesday, August 20, 2014

String of Pearls flimsy complete!

Excited to get this done this weekend! I have had it on my to-do list for about 18 months.
It was such an easy pattern, thanks Christa! Just a couple of hours of sewing and ironing of seams and my soul (see last week's post comments below) has certainly been soothed! I am half way to completing this for my QAL#3 challenge list.

I had already made the main squares last weekend so just needed to add the grey background blocks.
 
Now I just need to find a backing and get it quilted and bound. 

Linking up with Lee's Work In Progress Wednesday at her Freshly Pieced blog!, Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday and with Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday. I love sharing with like-minded crafters! Welcome everyone!

LAST WEEK'S POST: On Saturday I took a very necessary couple of hours of time-out from trying to sort the annual finances report for the local swimming pool society (of which I am secretary-treasurer, but an accountant I am not, so that is an entirely different story altogether!)

I put my brain onto getting these squares together instead, as well as the sashing/block filler strips for the String of Pearls quilt, with the Remix ovals that I collected up last month. 

I'm looking forward to getting it all put together this weekend hopefully!! My soul needs to sew!!

22 comments:

  1. Some lovely bright colours to work with - yes, a soul needs to sew, or at least create in some way!

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    1. I am smiling just thinking about sewing them! So exciting to get close to finishing a project!

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  2. Wow. I think they look amazing. I love the effect of the dark border.

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    1. Great to hear from you...I like the dark frames too for contrast!

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  3. My soul needs to sew toooooooo! Lovely blocks, can't wait to see it finished :)

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  4. That looks great -- the blocks are nice and bright and happy! :)

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    1. Thanks! After going through my stash (and discovering all sorts of forgotten wonders!) I have decided to make a backing of wide strips of solids using the bright colours from the front; I think anything patterned would compete with those ovals unless it was a tiny print or tone on tone in the exact right colour/s. Have a good weekend!

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  5. very nice, I've considered making that quilt a couple of times, it is on my todo list

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    1. I can totally recommend it! I still have plenty of the Remix Ovals left so am hoping to do a 'sister' quilt but using white as the background colour.

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    1. Thanks! Now just to get the backing done...

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  7. Looks terrific! And it always feels great to get to this point, doesn't it? Nice work!

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    1. Very satisfying, now just to find the right colours for the backing! Have a good weekend!

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  8. Looking good! Congrats on finishing the top and good luck with quilting!

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  9. That's going to be a lovely quilt. Nice when they are also easy!

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  10. This quilt looks amazing! I have never made a quilt with a line of fabric like this and think it's visually stunning. It's very colorful and bright, yet sleek and modern. Love!!!

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    1. Thanks, I am struggling to find what I want for the backing (but then I haven't really been looking too hard!) Might go with a jelly roll of solids and mix in some strips of the grey...

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  11. Wow it's really stunning, I love how the black and grey really make the colours pop, it's like looking at stained glass windows!

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    1. Thanks - just you wait to see what I have done to the back, I am loving it! It is our term three holidays at the moment so I have been getting onto the quilting this week!

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