French General finish

Firstly the exiting news in my house is that I am a winner! A prize winner :) Judy sent me a lovely box of sewing goodies for guessing the closest weight of her new grandchild! 
Second exciting news...the budgies laid eggs over Easter....so we will have babies of a different kind at our house in a few weeks!
Third exciting news...
French General flimsy finish...these are the centre blocks as I was sewing it together!
Clever trick from the author - make simple blocks in a large size, to form the border.  I say this because I always stitch on plain borders, because I am too lazy to piece something.  But when I was busy piecing the body of the quilt,  I didn't think anything of making these easy star blocks.

Finished flimsy front.  I promise that I did iron it before I took this shot!  But admit to not picking off all the threads...way too many threads on this top, not sure where they all came from!
from the back :)
Happy quilting Sue.

9 comments:

  1. You've had a lot of excitement lately! :)
    A wonderful flimsy finish. The large stars do make a great border, and viewing the whole thing from the back, with the sun shining through, makes it appear to be stained glass.

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  2. Your quilt top is stunning! I've never even thought of using the larger stars for a border, but I really like the idea! ---"Love"

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  3. Wow Sue....your quilt is simply gorgeous. And I am like you.....by the time I finish all my appliqué I just slap on a plain and boring border......this quilt of yours is stunning! And well done on winning! Judy is very nervous about her big trip coming up but what fun she will have. We are planning on getting a budgie in the near future as we won't be traveling much in the future and need some extra company! Our last budgie lived for about 16 years! Good luck with the hatching x

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful! The red French General Fabrics are fabulous. Great tip about making larger blocks for the borders. I'm going to remember that one. Keep us posted about the babies.

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  5. The quilt is GORGEOUS! Love it! I'm curious about the budgies..is their enclosure outside? And what will you do with the babies? I used to have little finches who laid and hatched their eggs but I just sold them to a feed store who had birds and other animals for sale.

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  6. Budgie babies! That's exciting, except I know how ugly budgie babies are. Still, once they get feathers they will be cute.

    The large stars are a perfect border for your beautiful quilt.

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  7. Your quilt is just so stunning...
    Hugz

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful! The red French General Fabrics are fabulous. Great tip about making larger blocks for the borders. I'm going to remember that one. Keep us posted about the babies.

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