Tuesday, December 2, 2014

From UFO to FINISH / An unexpected Custom Order


I have finished a UFO! 
I can't remember when I thread basted the binding on this bed quilt, but it is some months ago. I find hemming rather boring because I don't like to sit still for the time it takes to hem an item, even small items. For me, it is just to DECIDE I have to do it and that is what I did! First I was thinking to do one side per day; 4 days, but since I wanted to finish it, I decided against it! I sat the entire day to finish it; 7.9 meters!  

It feels good to see it on the line! :) 

I had lots of  Nancy Halvorsen fabrics and have used them together with white tone-on-tone. The small rectangles are 2 x 2.5 inches sewn into quilt. The quilting is done in a loopy pattern. 

The quilt measures 187 x 209 cm / 74 x 83 1/2 inch. 
 It fits a European small double bed (120 x 200 cm / 47 x 79 inch)

Last Saturday I got an unexpected custom order of 4 mug rugs. 

They are now on the way to the US! Thank you Kelli! 

I had to tidy up my sewing table / sewing area the other day. All Christmas fabrics are put away, don't think I will work on Christmas items now. I'm going to make one blue and white item for The Hot Bobbin album next week. Have yet to decide on what to make! What I know is that it won't be a big item! :) 

When I'm not quilting, we do this... :) 


The Hot Bobbin is having a GIVEAWAY!
Dec 1st - 3rd, 2014. 

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Before I knew I started a NEW-FO - Some finishes

Yep! I've started a new project - and that even before I knew! LOL
I saw these fabrics in a shop in Port Louis earlier this year and I knew they had to go with me home! At that time I didn't know what to make and I had not bought enough for a twin quilt. Had to go back a couple of weeks ago to get more; they had just enough left of the gray so that I could  finish the quilt top and a little bit for the backing! There are lots of fabric shops in Port Louis, but as far as I know this shop is the only one selling imported cotton fabric from France that is suitable for quilting. 

This is what has kept me busy this month; 'Irish Chain' twin quilt in gray and purple.
It 'chain' looks pink on the photo, but it is a light purple color with black cherries and white dots. The gray fabric has white hearts. 

These colors are a bit outside my comfort zone, but I have to admit I love how it turned out! 
Am I into a purple craze?? Earlier this year I started a purple and black log cabin quilt - you can see the blocks in this post. I have not worked on it since June / July. Perhaps the next project to finish?!
Well, the 'Irish Chain' is thread basted and ready to be quilted. I have to wait for ordered thread from the US though and that will take another 2 weeks or more...

Some finishes since my previous post 

A pair of coasters in batik

Christmas card holder

Nifty Nurse Mug Rug #1

Nifty Nurse Mug Rug #2

Nifty Nurse Mug Rugs #3
These are perfect for gifts; Secret Santa gift, Secret sister gift, stocking stuffers, Valentine's Day, birthdays etc.

A table runner I finished long time ago but never got around to take photos

Another table runner - finished a couple of months ago too. The fabric has beautiful grapes and leaves.

I have finished a big quilt too! I took photos a couple of days ago but have yet to figure out the best ones. That will be for the next post!

Have a great weekend!