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?