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Finished Flimsies

I have had several groupings of quilt blocks waiting patiently to turn into quilts since early this year, and I finally carved out a morning to get the blocks pieced together into quilts. I am actually at a point where I will have a lot of finished flimsies, and I expect that September will be a full (and fun!) month of quilting and finishes. Yay!

Plus Banner Quilt

Plus Banner Quilt

First up for piecing were my Plus Banner Quilt Blocks, which I requested and received from Hive 9 in the Stash Bee back in January. The top finishes at 56 1/2-inches square, and I have one block left over that I’ll piece into the backing.

Plus Banner Quilt

Plus Banner Quilt

I am totally crushing on the corners where 4 blocks come together. 🙂

2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Charity Quilt

2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Charity Quilt

Next on my piecing to-do list were turning half of the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block blog hop blocks into a quilt to donate to charity (the other half are being made into a charity quilt by Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs). These blocks all have free tutorials online! Block makers are:

Top Row (L to R):

Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Jayne @Twiggy and Opal

Second Row (L to R):

Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Renee @Quilts of a Feather

Mary @Quilting is in my Blood

Third Row (L to R):

Carrie @The Zen Quilter
Jess @Quilty Habit
Silvia @A Stranger View

Dena @Living Water Quilter (I needed one extra block, so I used Dena’s tutorial to make this block!)

Fourth Row (L to R):

Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Dena @Living Water Quilter
Josi @Avocado Quilts

Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio

Bottom Row (L to R):

Jan @The Colorful Fabriholic
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe

Jane @Jolly and Delilah

2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Charity Quilt Top

2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Charity Quilt Top

I know the color palette was not the most popular, but I am really pleased with how the quilt came together and I am excited to finish and donate it to Project Linus. The quilt top measure 48 1/2-inches wide by 60 1/2-inches long.

I am very thankful I had a free morning to dedicate to sewing these together; it feels good to have them ready to quilt!

25 thoughts on “Finished Flimsies

  1. Serena@Sewgiving says:

    Really loving the colours in the second top!!!

  2. I am in love with your Plus Banner top. Great use of color! As for the Paintbrush top…I like that color combo. The darker shades really ground the lighter blues and pinks. It totally works!

  3. Your charity quilt looks excellent! My top is about half sewn together now 🙂

  4. Pam Losely says:

    Both tops look great! You really shine in your sewing technique. Everything is so precise. The Paintbrush Studio sampler is beautiful. I felt the same way about the color pallet it really gives you a feeling of the desert sunrise. I can’t wait to see how you quilt them.

  5. Alison says:

    The color palette of the blog hop quilt is GORGEOUS! I think it’s fun because it is unexpected. 🙂

  6. Ruth says:

    Both are gorgeous but there is something about the paintbrush one that really pulls me in – colour combination really works!

  7. kmtrott1958 says:

    They are both lovely 🙂

  8. I actually really LOVE the color palette. It looks so beautiful with all those blocks together. It was a challenge but a welcome one for me! I know what you mean; this summer has been all about finishing up projects, and I’m quite pleased. Best wishes to get lots of quilting done!

  9. Both quilts turned out great! I am in a finish up mode now too…and I like that a lot!

  10. Such lovely finished tops Yvonne! I seem to have a mental block about quilting a top so generally call the flimsy a big win! Are you going to enter the blog hop quilt into any shows? It is so fabulous.

  11. Jayne Willis says:

    I love both finishes! For some reason I don’t picture you with a lot of flimsies! Then again, I never imagined I would have a lot of WIPS…things changed along the way! I thing the paintbrush quilt is amazing. You are right, not my colors of choice, but they work in this quilt!

  12. Tish says:

    The Bee Block top shows the potential for a whole lot of quilting play. I can’t wait to see what you will do with it. And the hop quilt looks great! I love seeing all of our blocks together. You did a great job piecing it.

  13. They both turned out great!! I too was nervous about the colors but think it really works.

  14. Ok I didn’t hate the charity color palette. But now that I see it in a finished top. It ROCKS! Congrats on all your finishes. So satisfying.

  15. Lara B. says:

    Both of these flimsies look great Yvonne! I like the color schemes in each one. And all the Paintbrush blocks are amazing. That’s not a quilt you can just glance at – it begs for a closer examination.

  16. Cindy says:

    Great finishes. I love your plus banner quilt top!

  17. Such great quilts! Your charity quilt is just stunning, it looks like a painting!

  18. Renee says:

    Those bee blocks came together so nicely! And the PB studios quilt looks like it will be fun to quilt!

  19. Love seeing your plus banner quilt top put together. It turned out even better than your original rendering. It’s so satisfying to see a design that was created on paper come to life.

  20. Jan Altomare says:

    The colors come together beautifully. They will make someone very happy.

  21. Elaine Walker says:

    I really like both quilt tops, but I love thr color combo in the Paintbrush one. Just different enough to be very interesting.

  22. Kaja says:

    Great quilts – the Paintbrush one isn’t a combination I would have thought of, but in the end that makes it stand out, so bravo for trying something a bit different. You have balanced the various styles of block really well too.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)