Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Starting with a....

finish!

I was determined to start the year the way I intend to continue!

And finishing some UFO's is one of my priorities!

My "Pies and Tarts" flimsy 

(this is a new word to me, apparently it is the quilt top?)

has been on my Flick'r photostream for nearly 2 years!



The circles are English Paper Pieced and appliqued to 8" background squares....

Yesterday this is what I achieved!




I straight line quilted in the seams of the background pieces and then 


diagonally...


I even 'fussy cut' some pieces!


I had a fabric someone gifted me in a swap which worked perfectly for binding!




And a pretty vintage style floral for the back..




It's not perfect, but that's ok!




It's not a big one- 48" X 64".....


But still good snuggling size!


This aqua and orange pie is one of my favourites!

I'm calling this quilt "Rainbow Pie".
It is great to start the year with a finish!


Happy sewing!


SUZ

21 comments:

  1. Great start for 2012. I hadn't seen that one before. It must be nice to have it finished after putting so much work and love into it.

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  2. Lovely finish and a fantastic way to start the new year. I love this pattern.

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  3. What a great finish... it is lvoely and a lot of work in those pies.... I love the rainbow pie..
    Hugz

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  4. Brilliant!
    'Flimsy' always makes me chuckle! That'll be that Aunty H's influence I suspect :)

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  5. Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I am hoping to get some sewing time in tomorrow. I have 6 bee blocks due on the 15th!

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  6. love those circles- I think it looks wonderful! What a great start to the new year.

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  7. it's so beautiful! i want to make one right now!

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  8. Oh my goodness!!! I just saw this on Pinterest so I had to run over here to tell you how much I LOVE it!!! I am so glad you finished this because it is a great quilt. And not a small size...great for keeping you warm in the cold months. Love all the fabrics and the color! Great start to the New Year :)

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  9. Such a beautiful quilt!

    I see "Flying Blind" is pointing the finger at me for the term "flimsy" --- I picked this term up through blog surfing - I think it describes the quilt top perfectly.. especially if you try and photograph it outside on the clothesline like I do sometimes!!!

    So glad the silly season is behind us... now we can get into some serious sewing:-))

    Have a great day,
    Helen

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  10. I started one of those over a year ago. It was a BOM. Yours looks great! I don't think I will get to mine in quite a while, though. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  11. That quilt is wonderful! I am so glad you finished it, such a great way to start your year.

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  12. Looks great (also looks very fiddley) Well done on getting it into the finished pile (very unusual fabric that you used for the binding) - good to start the year how we intend to finish it... well, that's the plan :-)

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  13. Your pies and tarts are brilliant.

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  14. Rainbow Pie is such a great name for such a fabulous quilt!! The quilting looks wonderful and suits the pattern perfectly. One flimsy down, how many to go?

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  15. Wow you starlet!
    It's awesome, you must be thrilled.
    Happy New Year!!

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  16. Suz this is so gorgeous!! What a beautiful quilt - and a good size too. Stunning, love the backing and border too. Incredible work!

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  17. Oh I love it. A great start for you.
    And I am glad you posted it today.
    I have been making simple round flowers
    to finish a string pieced quilt. This idea is perfect
    To add a few more and use some smaller pieces! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. that's fantastic! what a great start to the year.

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  19. Great quilt. Love the binding fabric.

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