Twisted Flimsy

Twisted Flimsy — sometimes I think that could describe me, but that’s for a whole ‘nother discussion! This twisted flimsy is a quilt top that I have had done for ages. Seriously, ages.

This was a quilt kit from my sister-in-law years ago. I made the top pretty quickly, but I wasn’t sure how to quilt it. So it ended up in my pile of tops/flimsies to be finished.

Anyway, since the twisted pinwheels bring quite a bit of movement to the quilt, I just decided to stitch in the ditch. Don’t look too closely; I got a little distracted and some of the lines wobbled. I’m considering adding a few vintage buttons here and there on some of the pinwheel centers just for the fun of it. I purposely took this picture inside with the warmer light; it shows the actual intensity of the fabrics better. This quilt would look great in my daughter’s apartment, so I’ll give it to her if she wants it.


I’ve been behind on a couple of wool appliqué Block of the Month projects, so I finished Blocks 1 and 2 for this monthly project from the Woolen Willow.

Block 1
Block 1
Block 2
Block 2

And I finished the June block for this monthly project. I’ll be working on July, August and September this week. Both projects are done on 7-inch blocks that will be squared to 6-1/2 inches when done. This monthly project is from River’s Edge Antiques and Quilt Loft. The blocks are free downloads during each month, but are available for purchase after the month has passed.

June Block
June Block

I have the day to spend with my sewing machine. The guys are going to a ballgame, so it’s just Max the cat and me here at home. Max has become completely enamored with some burlap that I have had laying on the floor of my quilt cave. He sniffs it, rolls in it, lays on it, rolls on it some more. I finally realized I could put an old pillow inside the burlap sack that I picked up at a coffee shop. I haven’t even sewn the opening closed, just flopped it on the floor. He seems to like it quite a bit.


Today I’m going to do some practice with free motion quilting. I’m not very good at it, so I will get some practice sandwiches put together and try to be more intentional about doing some FMQ each day.

I may also pull out another little flimsy, quilt it, and get the binding on. I’ll also prep the next blocks for those woolie BOMs. That should keep me occupied for the day.

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8 thoughts on “Twisted Flimsy”

  1. I have seen the pattern for that quilt in so many places over years have thought of making it and never get to it. I am working on wool applique today trying to making some progress!

    1. It really goes together quick once you get started. Have fun with your woolies! I was going to work on some today too, but I decided to finish a small quilt instead.

  2. Your wool blocks look so sweet! Love them. I hope you are having fun practicing FMQ. I have the ruler for one of those twisted quilts but have never made one. Maybe one day…. I really like the colors in your little quilt – makes me yearn for fall!

    1. Thank you, Beth! The twister quilts are a fun, different way to bring a quilt together. The colors make me think fall too!

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