Thursday, June 29, 2017

It's a Flimsy!

I just couldn't resist.....

After seeing all the components for my Licorice Allsorts quilt sitting on my cutting table, I couldn't wait to get them sewn into a quilt top.


I am so very pleased with how it turned out!  

I made this quilt following the #junequiltqal hosted by crazy mom quilts.  My quilt looks a little different due to some changes I made to the pattern.



One of the first changes I made was to make my strip sets a bit larger.  Rather than the 4 x 8' suggested size, I went with a larger 6 x 12" size.  Some of my strips were as wide as 3" so I felt I needed a bit larger scale to get the scrappy look I wanted.





I also pieced my cornerstones.  The larger strips sets meant my cornerstones were also going to be larger.  Rather than use stash fabric, I decided to pull a few solid string and keep using scraps.
The more out of the scrap bin the better!





I also went with a darker color scheme.  When I saw the sample quilt, I knew right away that this project would be a great opportunity for me to use all of my black/brights scraps.  I seldomly find a home for these scraps so I jump at every chance!




I still have to trim down the edges.  I like to cut my inset triangles a bit larger and trim up the quilt after it is quilted.  Then I never have to worry about losing my points along the edge.

I wasn't the only person who fell in love with this quilt.  I had a friend visit and she claimed this one for herself.  She even helped me pick out some backing pieces so now I just need to find some time to quilt it!

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 I named this quilt Licorice Allsorts.  Some of my readers weren't familiar with the candy so here is a little photo.  I think the name is perfect!

Have a great weekend!




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37 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your version of the June quilt is just gorgeous, Cyndy! I love how the bright solids glow against the black fabrics in your cornerstones. No wonder your friend who saw it in person claimed it!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Love your version! You've come up with the perfect name for it. Just WOW!

audrey said...

What a perfect name for a gorgeous scrap quilt! It turned out wonderfully. Such a great use of your scraps!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh I love this quilt!! You have a wonderful assortment of bright on black fabrics. Perfect name, I love Licorice Allsorts, looking at the photo my mouth is watering, I can almost taste them!!

Jo said...

It's a great name and looking quilt

Gretchen Weaver said...

Beautiful quilt. You have a definite gift for making scrappy quilts.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your use of scraps!

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Great finish. Has to feel good to get through those scraps.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It looks great and the name for the top is perfect!

The Joyful Quilter said...

AWESOME take on a fabulous scrapeater project!!

Marie said...

Love Licorice Allsorts, and love your quilt too!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on a beautiful flimsy. I love the way you made the design your own.

Cathy said...

Wow! I don't care for licorice of any sort, but I LOOOOOOVE your quilt. Every choice you made proves once again that you're such a talented designer and quilter! ❤️❤️❤️

Debbie Huber said...

I have loved seeing your stages of this quilt. And the finish is amazing. I love All Sorts, too. But it is inspiring me to use my blacks as well.

Libby in TN said...

I love it and the name is perfect! Now you've re-inspired me!

Cathy said...

Well...I don't like the taste of licorice but I love your quilt. It LOOKS yummy. I like the changes you made to the original. And what a great use of scraps.

Karen's Korner said...

It looks fabulous.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful quilt, love your version! And it's the perfect name too!

Pamela Arbour said...

Oh my! You did a fantastic job on this. Congratulations.

piecefulwendy said...

Love it as well as the name! How fun!

Charlotta said...

Oh it is a beauty! Congratulations! I hope is was a REALLY close and good friend who "claimed" it. That sounds like a lot of gall to me. When people try to do that to my quilts, it usually results in a pretty rude comment from me! Unless, of course, it is a REALLY good and close friend and it's done with a lot of tact! LOL.

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on the flimsy finish-it turned out truly wonderful, no wonder your friend claimed it!

Marianne said...

Perfect name! Love the quilt and the 'differentness' of it.

Mari said...

This is so great! I love how you customized the pattern to fit your scraps. It's amazing how much the different colors people have chosen can change the look of the quilt. Your version looks fun!

Lesley Gilbert said...

Love your version of this quilt - I also love anything licorice, especially Bassett's Licorice Allsorts, the best seller in the UK. & I even have some L.A.fabrics. In the 80's I had a Fancy Dress Hire shop and made a child's L.A. outfit, called Bertie Bassett - wish I still had a photo to share with you :)
Something like this - https://recipereminiscing.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/540_bertiebasset_02.jpg

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

This version is beautiful. I love the bright squares at the intersections.

Katie said...

I didn't think anything could be better than Licorice Allsorts but I was wrong. You did it. No calories or side effects, just a gorgeous quilt. Congratulations.

Robby H. said...

What a great variation on this design! I love the use of all those striking, but hard to use up fabrics and the name is really inspired. Well done on all counts.

Louise said...

Now that I can see all the cornerstones and strips in place as part of the whole, I love this flimsy even more! You're right that it looks marvelous in your dark/bright scraps.

Sharon said...

Fantastic quilt! You've got some great brights on black, love the larger version (of course you should adapt the pattern to fit your scraps!) and the name is spot on Perfect!

Emily said...

This looks great! I didn't have time to join this QAL, but I have it in mind to go back to. I love your version with dark scraps and lighter background!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I really like this quilt. Yes, using up the black strips can be a challenge but you;ve made this look so easy. Is that a gray background or a white? No matter what, I think this is a winner!!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I too like it. It looks quick and that it's the perfect scrap buster!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

I like all the bright colors and the changes to the pattern! The background fabric looks so good too! Thanks for sharing!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh!!! It turned out SO cool!! and it has such a graphic appeal to it - I think, that this would be a great Man quilt!! ( I have 4 men ha ha)

Jasmine said...

So cute! I love the black and bright licorice prints.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Mmmmm...licorice. I missed that QAL. Your quilt looks great. I like your solid cornerstones. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

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