Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Flowery Flimsy Finish

This will be my last post before Christmas, so I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. If you are traveling be safe.   

I want to thank both old and new followers/visitors for all your visits and posts. Each and every one of them is much appreciated, I try to respond to them all, however, if you don't hear from me you are showing up as a no-reply blogger.  When I started writing my blog I was doing it to document my quilting even though I was quilting long before the blog. I didn't do it to get followers or comments. BUT I have to say what a great group of followers I have and I so enjoy getting to know all of you and visiting your blogs too! I have made some great online friends by doing this.  I look forward to my cup of coffee in the morning while visiting with you via email or blog. Several of you have commmented I inspire you, you make my heart swell.  But the truth is you all have inspired me! So thank you so much :-)  I know that I might spend a bit of time on the computer but I so enjoy it and have learned so much so no more feeling quilty about it!!

So what have I been up to in the last few days you ask. Well I pieced this lap size flimsy using a Villa Rosa Designs pattern called Ebb Tide. What a quick easy quilt to piece.  I was fortunate enough to win this fat quarter bundle from Shabby Fabrics this summer called Paradiso in Lagoon Blue. Such a beautiful flowery Islandy fabric that I had to put a solid blue with it for the water.  This flimsy measures 47x61. 
Next up was working on a plus quilt!  Now there have been a gazillion plus quilts all over the net, but ever since Mary posted yet another style of plus I have wanted to do this one. It is a freebie on Craftsy which made it even better!!  You might recognize these fabrics-I had leftovers from this quilt.
The background will be solid white. I am making it just a tad bigger than the pattern by adding another plus or two. 

Just a little tip for you, a simple one that many of you have already thought of. I have been doing this for a while but just thought I would pass it on.  When you are cutting fabrics that tend to blend into your cutting mat making it hard to see to line up the ruler accurately, just fold them so the wrong side of your fabric is out. The wrong side is often much lighter in color and you can see it better then. 

Leaving with you a view of our Christmas tree that the little Grandson's helped decorate. Some ornaments handmade, some purchased and some from when our kids were little.   Happy Holidays to all!

Linking with Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social this week, maybe a couple others too!  All the links to these wonderful linky parties are on the left sidebar. 


  1. Two lovely quilts in the works. Thanks for the cutting tip.

    You have a beautiful and meaningful tree, Vicky. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Love the fabrics in your plus quilt, so bright and cheery. Happy Holidays to you and yours!! Love the tree.

  3. I really like the soft blue shashing in your ebb tide quilt. Merrry Christmas!

  4. Love the start of the plus quilt-that design is on my list of 'to do'. Have a Merry Christmas.

  5. Your tree is gorgeous!! :) And that flimsy is awesome! Nothing better than a quick finish that looks fabulous!

    Seriously loving that plus quilt. . . Adding another plus quilt to the list. . . there are about four or five different plus quilts on the list now ;)

  6. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I love seeing your inspiring projects and all of our chats.


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