Monday, March 2, 2015

More UFO finishes and a newbie


Can you believe we are already two days into March?! It feels good! Can't wait for cooler days in April! Not that January & February have been that bad, but it feels like 'Summer in March'! The last days have been hot; +31C / 88F and that is more than enough for me when 80-90% humidity is added. 

I have started walking... Well, I have always been walking (hiking), but now I walk 5 km / 3.10 miles every morning Monday to Friday. There's a nice park in walking distance from where we live and there's an outdoor gym too. It feels good to do the walk and some exercise for my arms, shoulders and back without going to an indoor gym. It takes me one hour and I think that is much better than no exercise at all. :)

I've been busy with UFO's! You can see my UFO' s herehere and here
I have finally finished two of the quilts

This is UFO #3 - 'Irish Chain'

The other one is

UFO #4 - Scrappy 'Disappearing Pinwheel'.
Love the scrappy look and the fact that I used up lots of bits and pieces.


... on UFO #8. I've added 'flying geese' border to all sides. 
Actually it is almost done; I've left to hem the binding and hope to finish it tonight or tomorrow.

I  have a newbie too

Set of 6 pansies coasters
I was looking for something floral and had totally forgotten about this beautiful fabric. 

I still have UFO's to finish, but I must confess I'm tired of them! LOL 

UFO update:
Total UFO's: 22
February Finishes: 4
January Finishes: 4
UFO's left: 14

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Newbies, some UFO finishes and progress on UFO's

How do you celebrate this day? For us, it's another ordinary day. Hubby says it's Valentine's Day every day, so no need to do anything special on February 14th each year.... I so agree! :) 

Since my previous post, I have been busy working on UFO's. Happy to say some are finished and some are still WIP's. 

First of all, I have a couple of NEWBIES that were not UFO's

Nifty Nurse mug rug. It is listed in my Etsy shop and it will make a great (Valentine's Day) gift.

... and a pair of table mats

I have finished two UFO's - from this post 

UFO #13 - Log Cabin pillow cover

UFO #14 - Log Cabin table topper

I've been working hard on two of the UFO quilts

The 'Irish Chain' quilt is quilted and I have left to hem the binding

I'm currently quilting the Postage Stamp Quilt (PSQ). It's almost done, but these straight lines take time. I have quilted the blocks and border in a loopy pattern. Working on this one, I have already planned PSQ #2! The pattern will be different though and I have yet to decide on which color for the sashing. For this one, I have used white tone-on-tone. I don't want to use white again and I don't want black.... I have seen some in red as well as lime green that I like........... Any suggestions? 

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

UFO challenge update and a few other finishes

Where did January go??
Every time I do a blog post, the intention is to be a better blogger. My plan is to do a blog post at least once a week, but it fails all the time! My previous post was 3 weeks ago... too bad! I hope February will be better!

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your lovely comments on my previous post(s)! 

We have had a lot of rain since middle December, but that's the season. We are into the rainy- and cyclone season now. Five cyclones have been named in the area and two big ones have missed us. With all the rain, what is better than to stay inside sewing?! :) 

If you read my posts, you know I took stock of my UFO's at the end of 2014. I have two UFO posts; one post for the Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! on Etsy UFO challenge, where I participate with 8 UFO's. 

This month I have finished UFO #7 - a wall hanging for a dear friend.
I have used fabrics from Debbie Mumm's 'Rustic Retreat'.  Actually these fabrics were leftovers from a bed quilt I made for him in 2009, you can see it here. It's time he gets the wall hanging too, isn't it?! :)  

Over the last week I have been quilting the 'disappearing pinwheel' quilt. 
Happy to say I made progress...

.... until....

..... YEP! Ran out of bobbin thread! More on the way from the US and I will get it middle February - earliest! 

I have a few other finished UFO's - from my other UFO post

UFO #9 - Table runner - finished! 

UFO #10 - table topper / candle mat - finished!

UFO #11 - Table Topper / Candle Mat - Finished! 

In between working on UFO's, I have made - and finished - a few other items

For Valentine's Day

Table Runner

Teapot cozy

Set of 2 table mats in red

... and a set of black Valentine's Day table mats

From the 'Rustic Retreat' leftover fabric...

... a mug rug

I'm almost done with another UFO, but that will be the next post. Stay tuned! :)

I've finished another mug rug too, but can't show it now. It's for a swap and not received. Don't want to spoil the fun! :) 


January: 4 finished UFO's - 18 UFO's left