Friday, October 18, 2019

Rail Fence Flimsy

I thought I was making great progress putting all of the blocks together to make this flimsy but then I noticed something really wrong. :(

My process for creating a flimsy from blocks is to sew them first into pairs, and the pairs into larger blocks sets, etc. I think when I was joining the larger blocks together I must have turned a couple of them 90 deg. in order to avoid clusters of certain fabrics. The problem with that is I ended up messing up the light/dark 'weaving of the rails'. In order to keep with the design/pattern I should have turned the blocks 180 deg. instead. Grrr....out came the seam ripper!!!!

Everything is fixed now but if there are any other mistakes then I am blind to them because I think I have a beautiful flimsy.

This quilt top really did come together fairly quickly even with my latest oopsie. :)  I still need to figure out a name for this quilt and to decide on a backing fabric but in the meantime it is currently in the 'waiting to be quilted' pile. :)


Ramona said...

It is a beautiful flimsy! Great job.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Sounds like something I would do. It looks wonderful and hopefully pulling out some stitches wasn't too bad

Angela said...

It looks beautiful to me! Congratulations on getting past the redesign.

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen,

Your flimsy is beautiful. Simple but lovely. Sometimes we have to sit on fence before the name comes to us. I have been cutting 1 1/2" strips all week for the postage stamp quilt. Not sure if I will use a pinkish background fabric or other yet? It will take me awhile anyway to get the little blocks prepared.

Love sis

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE the woven effect in your new quilt top!!