Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Finish: Antler Dance Flimsy

I had hoped to get a better photo of the Antler Dance flimsy this week, but that didn't happen, so here it is on my design wall.
Antler Dance Flimsy on Design Wall

Antler Dance measures 72" square. My plan is to spiral quilt it from the center outward. I don't know if I'll get to the quilting before the first of the year or not, because I have a lot of holiday sewing this year.

I want to make new Christmas stockings for my family. We need one for baby grandson CJ, and I can't make it match the ones we have, so I need to make new ones for all of us. I'll have to buy Christmas prints; I don't usually do holiday projects so I don't have any Christmas prints in my stash.

I want to make a fleece-backed "blankie" for my dad, something he can fold and pet as he sits in his wheelchair. Also for my dad I want to make a fleece mini soccer ball. We made similar hand-pieced balls in cotton for last month's Piecing Group project, shown here at the home of our hostess, whose project this was. I'll make dad a little one, like on the bottom right, about 5" diameter. Something he can hold in his hand and squeeze, stroke, etc., tactile but washable. I'll insert a ribbon into one of the seams so they can tie it to his chair so he won't drop it.
Betsy's Hand Pieced Fabric Balls

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. I'm not one to buy a lot of holiday themed fabric, either, but there are usually some really lovely options. Making stockings should be a pretty fun holiday project. Will you follow a pattern or "wing it"?

  2. Great idea about the ball for your dad

  3. Congrats on getting Antler Dance to the finished flimsy stage. Sounds like you've got some fun holiday stitching to do. Good luck with all your plans.