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June 6, 2014

Flimsy Finish Friday!

I'm so excited to share this one with you.  This is one I finished up while on my blogging hiatus and went out today to get some better pics to share with you!

Did any of y'all do the Virtual Quilting Bee over at Diary of a Quilter?  How about the Star Surround Quilt Along over at Happy Quilting?  If so, you may recognize parts of my version....

I made the Virtual Quilting Bee blocks and loved them but they were so small, and if anyone knows me, they know I "don't do" small quilts.  So the blocks sat around for months until inspiration struck...

I decided to take the lessons I learned from Melissa and her Star Surround Quilt Along and use the surrounds to frame out my Virtual Quilting Bee blocks.

PERFECT!!!!  Can you tell I'm in love with this quilt top??

There's a closer look at some of the blocks.  You can see where the VQB blocks are in the center of the surrounds. 

The fabrics are from a fat quarter tower I pulled out of my stash and finally put to a good use.  They are Strawberry Lemonade by Me and My Sister.  This is actually the second quilt I've gotten out of that fat quarter tower so I think I definitely got my money's worth!!!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I don't do small quilts either - your idea was a fantastic one and it turned out amazing! I love fat quarter bundles too - so much fabric in those stacks!

  2. Oh, you should be in love with this quilt. It is beautiful and very happy. Wonderful job!

  3. Well I am in love with this quilt too!! You have done an amazing job and i love how you blended the blocks! Congrats. (quiltswithpersonality@gmail.com.au)

  4. L O V E it too!! Serious...it's gorgeous! That pattern and fabric compliment eachother perfectly! Can't wait to see what binding you pick!

  5. ohh that is such a great idea, I love it.

  6. oh WOW! This is a really beautiful quilt top! great fabrics, and such a great way to make your blocks work for you!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. Excellent combination of the two QALs!! Love the way it worked up.