Posted by: flamingodebra | December 31, 2012

A New Year!

Are you on Facebook?  Like our page – Flamingo Quiltworx and participate in our 2013 UFO Challenge!

Happy New Year Quilters! Cathie and I were discussing New Year’s Resolutions today….. and we have challenged each other to finish ONE UnFinished Object (UFO) per month……. what about you? Are you up for the Challenge? on the first of the month starting Feb 1st, post your picture of the completed UFO and a bit of a description about it, how long, why, etc…… and we’ll draw for a fantastic prize every month!

I am sorry I’m not technically savvy enough to put a link on here…… I am learning though!  So much so that this year will see a new Etsy Store for Flamingo Quiltworx too!  You will be able to order Fabrics, Patterns, Notions and even Finished Products online!

Next week we will also be adding a new Class Schedule!!!!!!  I have some great new classes to offer as well as the existing classics….. Our Beginner Class will be a 2 Day + Prep night class where you will complete a small quilt – learning how to cut, piece, press, quilt and bind your quilt!  We’ll also have a new Fan Quilt class, this quilt works up quickly and is great to feature that collection of fat quarters that you don’t know what to do with….. Paper piecing without sewing through the paper….. New templates and rulers too!

Here’s what I worked on for Christmas…. a tree skirt out of the Simply Color Ombre fabrics, I cut 36 degree wedges out of half of the width, alternating the narrow end at the dark edge and the light edge and here’s what we came up with!  I backed it with some Stonehenge White Christmas snowflakes and it’s reversible in the event that my dear daughter changes her colour scheme!


Here’s a few that I did before Christmas….. Dorothy’s Grandmother made this Dresden plate on flour sacks in 1930 and she passed away in 1942.  It has been passed down to the eldest niece over the years and will go on to her eldest niece eventually…..



Here is Leona’s Christmas Quilt, despite getting it back a week before Christmas, she had it bound and on her bed before Christmas!  The log cabin blocks formed pinwheels and they have feathers quilted in a swirl around the pinwheel.




  1. Love the pics of Dorothy’s vintage quilt, I just finished getting her binding on. My 2013 new years resolution is to FINISH all my quilting projects….so sign me up for your challenge.

  2. Excellent you’re in for the Challenge, let’s see what you finish by the end of January!

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