Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Flimsy

Okay, this is another flimsy that resulted from that first idea for a quilt. As I was cutting for the second quilt, I knew that I would use the scraps for string piecing. I wanted to use a Piece O' Cake design that featured string-pieced strips alternating with non-pieced strips, with applique on one of the strips. However, my applique looked pitiful, so I abandoned that idea. After a few other false starts, I put all my pieces and parts together to come up with this flimsy. It ended up at 72 x 72 inches square, I think that is a fine size for a truly scrappy quilt!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2010

Welcome to the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2010 and to my blog.

This is one of my favorite quilts, a oldie but goodie. It was offered as a mystery quilt by Judy Hopkins. The background fabric has little sayings all over the fabric, like 'a stitch in time saves nine' and 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush'. I have always enjoyed a good mystery book, and ever since I found out about mystery quilts I have not been able to resist them! I love the weight of this quilt and that it was hand quilted by my mother.