As many of my followers know, I make flimsy tops for quilts which will be displayed in the booth of Fabric Cafe at all the quilt shows they attend. Instead of “Tele-work,” I like to say I “Postal-work.” We don’t live close to each other – like nearly halfway across the country. So our work together is either via email or snail-mail. She emails me the patterns, then snail-mails me some fabric. After I make the tops/flimsies, I snail-mail them back to her. Staff at the shop makes the backing. She has a local longarm quilter that quilts them and she adds the binding as a final step. It is truly a cooperative endeavor!
So in January, I made 3 tops for Donna (aka “Boss Lady”). These tops bring up to 108 the number of tops/flimsies I’ve made since summer 2011. So here is Top #106. First up, the fabric.
The pattern is called Windmill and comes in paper and digital download. My first step is to print out the cutting instructions, and iron the fabric. Notice I identify Fabric #1, 2 & 3. So here is the top that I finished. I’ve made this pattern several times and love it. The finished size is 46″ x 57″.
Here’s the next 3-yard bundle – #107. I really love the color combinations that Donna picks.
The instructions identify Fabric #1, 2 & 3. The assembly directions identify which fabric to use by the number. It is helpful to either make a note on a Post-it or on the pattern itself as to which fabric is what number. It just keeps me from getting confused.
This pattern is called Skip to My Lou, and is currently available in the book Easy Peasy 3-Yard Quilts . This was the first time I made this pattern, and it was fun to make. This makes a 45″ x 58″ quilt.
Finally, the last top I made – #108. Notice the wolf’s head on Fabric #1 (sorry, he’s upside down). My husband loved Fabrics #2 & 3!
This pattern is called Dash, and it is also in the Easy Peasy 3-yard Quilts Book. This is another first-time pattern. Isn’t it just adorable? Finishing at 44″ x 58″ this makes a nice child/youth or throw size quilt.
Well, here you go. Three easy to make quilts that only take three 1-yard cuts of fabric for the top & binding. Add in another 3 yards for piecing the backing and you are nearly finished with a throw size quilt.
Hope you are getting some stitching done this week.