So Step 3 was to sew all those HSTs into a top.
I had a little unsolicited 'help' from one of my sewing loft fur kids this morning as I sewed like a mad woman to get to the half way point of my flimsy. It's like having a 2 or 3-year-old all over again!
She was channeling Maru, Japanese cat of IG fame who LOVES boxes. Try as she might, shuffling my HSTs neatly clipped together with clothespegs, a few in baggies (my system: I know 11 and 12, Mango and Kumquat, are in a baggie toward the back of basket 1; rather alarming that I know several of the colours by number now; in case you needed to know 23 is Cerise, 17 Delft - am I going daft?!) where was I? Oh yeah, try as she might, shuffle as she did, she could not quite get her entire little 6-pound body in a basket!
Here's half of my finished flimsy:
Sorry for the inside shot, but it rained most of the day yesterday and the grass and deck are still wet. Speaking of daft, I've been faithfully saving the trimmings, thinking they might make for a pretty glass jar or beach glass bowl decoration:
Step 4, the final step, is to quilt that pretty flimsy into a finished, useable quilt! Now, as CEO of this QAL, LOL, I'm thinking about pushing the date back a week for the final parade. I'd bet most would be totally fine with that; so far I only know of one completely finished quilted and bound quilt!😊 I have seen quite a few flimsies out there, and, I've seen a King-size one!!!🙌 And I've seen a mini with squares that finished at 1.5"!👏 These should show up in the linky below, so be sure to check back. So that means the final parade will be April 18, not the 11th. I'll update the original post with the dates on to reflect this change. Hope that gives you a little breather!
One quick announcement is that I'd asked, on behalf of Preeti, if any of my readers could please help out little Axel, a sweet baby boy with multiple medical issues, belonging to Amy of Amy Scrap Spot by donating to his Go Fund Me page. Preeti of Sew Preeti Quilts started this effort, which you can read about here. Well, as of yesterday, his page has gone over the goal, but you can still donate, and there are many wonderful prizes for those who do. The draw is April 1. Please consider donating, as Preeti said when she first announced this, 300 $10 gifts would meet his goal. As per usual, I am blown away by the quilting community's generosity and quick response. Preeti just announced yesterday that she has another quilt in Moda Bakeshop too, if you hadn't seen it!
Link up time!