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Basting Glimma

Glimma Progress

I’ve made a bit more progress on my Glimma quilt! This one has been a lot of fun to make. I didn’t really have a plan when I started on my flying geese. I loved the look of the Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Black next to the fabric, but I decided to use Essex Linen in Flax for the main backdrop of the quilt. (I posted where you can buy the Essex Linen in here, as well as my flying geese paper piecing template.)

Glimma Progress

I improvisationally pieced the blocks from the top down. Literally – I started at the top left of the quilt and worked my way over and down like reading a book.

Glimma Progress

It’s all pin basted now and ready for me to quilt! Let’s see if I can get that done today. :)

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18 Responses to “Basting Glimma”

  1. 1
    Jeannie D says:

    Beautiful…love the pattern….can’t wait to see pics when you finish!

  2. 2
    Patricia says:

    I love this quilt. It is just totally gorgeous and I love the way you have used the linens in it.

  3. 3
    diana alexander says:

    OHHHH….I see a potential table runner design in there! Thanks for sharing the inspiration, as always!

  4. 4
    Patricia says:

    P.S. I hope, I mean REALLY hope, that you will make a chart for this one please.

  5. 5
    Lucy Daniel says:

    I LOVE THIS QUILT & fabrics used!!!!

  6. 6
    Kim in Michigan says:

    Great choice of fabrics! So creative!

  7. 7
    Marianne says:

    This is a marvelous design! The fabric is classy. Congratulations!

  8. 8
    Becki says:

    Love it!!!! I bought the navy yarn dyed Essex for a quilt with starlings. Love the fabric.

  9. 9
    Melissa Steigerwald says:

    I love it! You are so talented!

  10. 10
    Gertie says:

    Love the Glimma and it suits this pattern very nicely. Also goes so well with the Essex linen – I can see the flax colour coming in very handy.

    Well done for doing the basting – my back hurts just thinking about it!

  11. 11
    Sharon T says:

    Love it!

  12. 12
    Angela Baker says:

    It looks like you’ve used the Essex linen with traditional quilting cotton for the colorful cottons. Will there be any issues when/if the quilt is laundered?

    • 13
      Faith says:

      Hi Angela – this is a mini that I’m going to hang on the wall, so I didn’t worry about mixing the fabrics because I’m not planning on washing it. But if I were to use this mix for a large quilt, I would definitely prewash/dry everything and then probably use a 1/2″ seam allowance just in case. :)

  13. 14
    Katy says:

    Cool, love the mixtue of backing fabrics

  14. 15
    Sondra says:

    Wonderful, love this quilt…stunning.

  15. 16
    Erika says:

    This is lovely! All the swirls of motion and back and forth of the pattern makes me think of a flock of flying sparrows instead of geese! :-)

  16. 17
    Karen says:

    This is a very fun design. Love that Essex with the mix of colors. As always, perfect points too. Amazing!

  17. 18

    Wow! I am excited to see what you end up quilting in all of that great negative space. This is a wonderful canvas for showing off some amazing free-motion work :-)

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