Quilt flimsy, that is.
Are you familiar with the term “flimsy”? This is another bit of quilt knowledge that I’ve picked up only recently. A flimsy is the as-yet unsandwiched, unquilted, yet completed quilt top. It’s a cool term; I like it. But I’ve come to refer to this stage of quilt-making as the “stained-glass” phase. On a sunny day, I like to run the flimsy outside and let the sun shine through. I always relish seeing my work in this new light. The colours so bright. The seams like leaded framework holding it all together. Though perhaps not worthy of a church window, it still inspires a little bit of awe, don’t you think?
CREATIVE MIND says
Oh dear..its superb!! at first glance, it seems like stained glass design..very smart..Love it..
I have never used the word "flimsy" in that way! Lovely quilt top, you have captured the stain glass effect and your piecing is perfect.
nicolette at dutchcomfort says
It’s looking awesome!
It’s my favourite part of quilting, the flimsy stage. I love how the fence makes your flimsy look like a spiderweb too!
I love it… and I love looking at 'flimsies' this way too…
Little Treasures says
Stained glass is the right term to refer to this beauty!!
It reminds me of little kites. I think it is gorgeous!!
Michelle L. says
Way cool word and beautiful pics!!!
Amy Friend says
I love the stained glass phase as well!
Wow-wow-wow! You have finished!!!
Very good work and you have found the right set to exalt its beauty!
Now you can relax a little bit, I imagine it was a hard work…
Ludo braille says
Ton travail est vraiment magnifique et les couleurs en transparences sont superbes !!!
Beautiful! I love the way it looks all 'flimsy', can't wait to see it finished.
Lovely – but you forgot to mention the awesome chain link shadows!!
I like your flimsy quilt! It's so bright!!!
Carin Wijnand says
Flimsy alright 😉 beautiful!
i love the flimsy pictures, too! what a beautiful quilt! thanks for sharing and have a great day
No I've never heard of a flimsy before – but yours looks gorgeous! I'm thinking of starting my first ever quilt this week, so will have to remember to stop at the flimsy stage and shine a light on it!!! 🙂
Melissa Kojima says
Michelle, I'm an email subscriber so I don't come and comment enough. But I just wanted to say it's very inspiring to see you work and I love seeing your progress on your quilting project. Good luck—not that you'll need it. Heheheee!
I've used the term flimsy before and people were all, '???' – I don't know where I picked it up, but I like it too!
Sharon B says
This is such a wonderful picture!
Sew Create It - Jane says
I just wanted to pop in and say I tried your pinning trick today and now I want to shout "I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW!" :o) It worked perfectly!!
Maple Ocena says
Stained glass it is. I love how your imagination works in this design. I never thought about the flimsy thing until you said it in your article.
Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says
Wow, Michele! It's simply gorgeous. And I think quite worthy of a church window. Beautiful!