Wednesday, January 20, 2021

It's a Flimsy! Flashes of Brilliance


It's a flimsy!
Flashes of Brilliance

The pattern, inspired by a vintage quilt,  is by Pam Buda and was published in American Patchwork and Quilting October 2015. 


 Every once in awhile I like to really challenge myself. I really wasn't sure I could actually make these blocks let alone a whole quilt of them. 

Ah, the thrill of meeting a challenge!

I can't believe I made this! I actually made this!  AND I think I have a plan for the scraps. 

Now into the hand quilting pile it goes!

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 My January OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to assemble at least one top from the large box of complete block sets.  This is top #4.    Quilt top #1 to be assembled was Dakota Farmer (Stars).  Quilt top #2 was Blue Economy Blocks.  Quilt top #3 was Clarissa. 



 

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are so productive and this quilt is fabulous. You are an inspiration to us all.

Julierose said...

That is a stunning flimsy finish! What a challenge indeed...congratulations!!
Hugs, Julierose

Ellen said...

Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on conquering such a difficult challenge. :)

Julie in GA said...

You may have doubted yourself, but I was confident that you would be successful. Congratulations on meeting the challenge and ending up with a gorgeous quilt top!

JCH said...

Wowzer! One to be proud of. :)

SandyPA said...

Well done, Cathy! Thankfully that flash of brilliance come to you in the form of this lovely quilt. Maybe it's time to switch to quilting all those tops you finished. Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

Libby in TN said...

It's gorgeous! I admire how much you accomplish.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You are working at lightning speed this first month of the year, while we aren't sidelined by garden work. This top is a stunner!! You should be very proud of it.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That really is fabulous, Cathy! I like the partial blocks at the top and bottom. Good for you for sticking with those complicated blocks!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Beautiful! And will be even more brilliant when quilted! Happy stitching!

---"Love" said...

That quilt really is a lot of Flashes of Brilliance! I love it! You definitely should be very proud of yourself! Someone someday is going to be very proud of all your work on that quilt! ---"Love"

Nancy said...

It's just simply gorgeous! And oh, so fun. You did a fabulous job choosing colors, stitching, and putting it all together. Well done!
You know, this is one of those very few circular blocks that has 6 points instead of 8, which always makes me think of snowflakes.

momto1 said...

Oh, my! What a beautiful quilt!!! This quilt is on my list, and yours is so inspiring.

Laura said...

Well done! It is beautiful! :)

MissPat said...

You pulled this one together fast. I wondered how you were going to set these blocks. I have a pattern by Jaybird Quilts that is this same block only one round smaller. I'm going to give it a try in this size when I get caught up with some other projects. This is spectacular.
Pat

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh you must be over the moon with this finished top! All those diamonds, you must have no end of patience - congratulations!!

Kaja said...

Wow! What a beautiful top. You utterly rose to the challenge - congratulations.

Marianne said...

Wow! That's amazing!

Angie said...

Brava! I'm one block in, and have fabrics pulled for block #2. I hope I have a finished flimsy by this time next year - thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Aldrich said...

You are smashing this month’s goal. With 11 days to go you just might get two more together.

Carissa said...

This is spectacular! This block and the colors that you used reminds me of fireworks. Great work!

sue s said...

I loved every block you made and I love the finish! Very good.

Emily said...

Wow! Looks amazing! You are amazing, I've never seen a tricky pattern you won't tackle!

Meredith said...

This is fantastic! Fabulous! Love it.

Linda said...

A lovely quilt. Those stars are really spinning and whirling. The blocks look very complicated so I congratulate you on sticking with them and creating this lovely flimsy.

maggie fellow said...

very, very beautiful. I really like how you broke it down into manageable chunks

Janie said...

Super finish! It is a stunner for sure.
I saw your 2 scrappy quilts in your previous post, very happy and cheerful.

cityquilter grace said...

a brilliant top!

Cathy said...

OMG - Flashes of Brilliance indeed! Just WOW!!

gayle said...

Oh, this is absolutely stunning! It's even more beautiful than I expected - and I had really high expectations!

Frédérique said...

What a beauty! Congratulations on reaching your goal!

Kirsten said...

Fabulous quilt!

Patty said...

Stunning! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Wow! Great job! And don't you just love that feeling some quilts give? That "wow, I actually made this!" feeling? That is the very reason we should always challenge ourselves! Love it!

Susan said...

I often feel that way about quilts I make. =) This is a beauty, and I can see where it would have been challenging. Congratulations on finishing the top!

Kathy S. said...

Stunning! I haven't tried a block like that yet.