Thursday, March 17, 2016

My WISP Flimsy


I kept working on my WISP (work in slow progress) and got all of the blocks finished.  Then I laid them out on the floor and marked each block with a butterfly pin.


I loved how I could write a letter an number on each of the butterfly pins.  Then I purchased a new Clover Mini Iron II and pressed each of the blocks.  By sewing only on the drawn seam lines, I was able to swirl each of the intersecting points in the block.  (See my piecing method here.)


Pressing made a big difference in the looks of the blocks!


I debated about sewing the sixteen inch blocks into a quilt top by hand or machine, because I was not looking forward to sewing such long seams by hand.  I spoke to my dad about it and he asked, "Are you going to quilt it by hand?"

I said, "Well, no."

Then he asked, "Then what's the point in piecing it entirely by hand?"

I liked his answer so much that I finished the piecing by machine.  Now I am happy to show you the finished flimsy!!!  It has taken me nearly two years to complete the flimsy.  That is a long time for me.  ;)


I am really looking forward to playing with the quilting on this top.

XX,
Jasmine

13 comments:

  1. Your dad had some very sage and wonderful advice. The quilt top looks great and congratulations on getting it put together! :)

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  2. So many curves! Great progress! I like your dad's supportive answer. What a pretty quilt! :-)

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  3. Your quilt top is beautiful! I look forward to seeing how you will quilt it. I will be making one of these in the future. Your hand seams are lovely!

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  4. Congrats on getting it together! It's beautiful :)

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  5. That's a VERY long time for you, Jasmine! Congrats on getting this pretty top done. I'm sure you will have fun with the quilting!

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  6. Smart dad! Congrats on your finish. It's so pretty, and it has lots of white space for you to quilt in. I can't wait to see what you do with the quilting!

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  7. Wow! Lots of curves and lots of pressing. Love the way it turned out. You really did some work! Looks great.

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  8. Impressed! All those curves! Beautiful!

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  9. Two years is a long time...good for you to get it done. :) :)It looks fantastic.

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  10. You know that today is the first day of Spring. It seems that your WISP was timed perfectly. I so admire your methods, your order, your neatness and your fabulous finishes. They are beautiful without being intimidating, like a gentle teacher saying - Yes, you can do it too!!!
    Hugs,
    Preeti.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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  11. It's gorgeous, Jasmine! Your dad's advice was spot on :) I can't wait to see how you quilt it. Do you know what you'll do for the quilting yet?

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  12. All I can say is: WOW! This is fabulous! The colors are beautiful!

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  13. Great advice! I love that logic. Looks great and thanks for the tip on the pressing. I've been meaning to buy a mini iron!

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