Friday, October 2, 2015

OPAM September

September came and went, we are already a couple of days into October. 
Such dreary weather here today, it's good to snuggle up with a cuppa. 

I've been busy with this and that and everything. I'm waiting for batting and fabric to finish some items. It feels like shipping from the US takes forever this time. Isn't that typical when waiting for something?! Oh well, I'm not out of work! I'm currently working on some drawstring bags. I love making them, they are fun and easy to make. 

Here's what I have been up to lately. Oh, and I almost forgot the most important; I have a couple of UFO finishes! 

Log Cabin quilt in purple, black and white. 

To avoid buying more fabric, I added some strips to the back. It looks nice, I think... it adds some interest to the back. 

Another finished UFO from last year; 4 autumn place mats

I had some leftover fabric from some mug rugs I made earlier, just enough for a place mat or small table topper. I love sweet pea flowers! 

I couldn't resist some Holly Taylor fabric..... set of 2 place mats

I've had this cute gingerbread fabric stripe for quite some time and wasn't sure what to use it for. You may not believe me, but one early morning I 'saw' this runner in a dream... The vision woke me up, totally awake, and it turned out exactly like the one I 'saw'........... 

In addition to finishing these items, I have been playing with 1.5 inch charms! I'd never have thought I have patience for such tiny fabric squares, but yes, they are FUN, ... and a bit tedious! I have a few, small blocks, but that will be another post. 


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September PSQ charm swap

 Are you ready for the September PSQ Charm Swap?

Have you been cutting squares like a mad (wo)man? 
I have lots of charms already cut and stored in boxes and it was quite easy to fill up small plastic bags with 100 charms in each - ready to fly out of Mauritius. :)  

You can read more about the swap here 
... and here is all the info you need BEFORE you sign up for the swap.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

OPAM finishes for August


Where did August go?! I must have been busy! Actually I have; house & garden, and quilting - of course. One week went by to paint the bedroom walls and while doing that, 'Nina' was in for a long overdue service. Got her back yesterday and I'm ready for more productive days. :)

Autumn is my favorite time of the year and I love the colors. I'm definitely living in the wrong country; no such colors here in the tropics. 
I've been working with autumn themed fabrics lately and here's a few items...

Set of 4 place mats

Table runner

Table runner

I've had these flannel fabrics for ages and decided to turn them into a baby quilt. 

A finished UFO table topper. You can see it here as a UFO.  

Enough snowman fabric for a candle mat

A set of 2 Christmas place mats

These items are for sale in my Etsy shop

I'm currently working on some Halloween mug rugs. I thought I didn't have Halloween themed fabric, but yes, I found a few! :)

Do you stick to your fabric diet so far this year? I had forgotten I'm on fabric diet and have bought way too many fabrics lately, but how to avoid beautiful autumn- and Christmas fabrics?! I hope to do better the rest of the year and ONLY buy what I actually need! :)