Friday, February 10, 2017

Time to count UFO's and WIP's

HAPPY 2017!

I know I'm a bit late wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR, but as it is said; better late than never. I hope this year, so far, have treated you well.
Do you have any New Year's resolutions and do you stick to them? I have given up on them, they fail all the time. That said, I hope to blog more regularly and this year I start out with UFO's / WIP's

I'm not sure if I should refer to them as UFO's, WIP's or both? I work on each of them (except the last two) off and on, when I'm bored with other projects. :) 

I love scraps more and more and #1 are some PSQ blocks I have leftover from one I finished last year. These 2.5 inch charms are solely from swaps over the last years. My idea is to combine charms with pinwheels.... so let's see how that pans out. 

Scrappy granny square blocks I started last year. I'm using green and brown batiks, all from my stash. 

108 scrappy log cabin blocks! These are made from 1-1/2 inch wide strips and the finished block size is 8 inch. 

Another scrappy I started last year. I'm currently working on this one.

The next two are my oldest UFO's, from 2010/11! This one is a real UFO! :) 
Quilting members of NNC (NEEDLESnCRAFTS) yahoo group in Malaysia made blocks for a group swap. Here's one of the blocks I made. I may have enough fabrics for a small lap quilt...

Some of the blocks I received from the NNC group swap.
I have yet to decide on how to arrange them; there may be some other blocks (from the swap) in between. 

These UFO's / WIP's should keep me out of trouble over the next months! lol

What are you currently working on? 


Monday, November 14, 2016

Happiness is Scrappiness

So, I didn't live up to what I had in mind about one month ago; to blog more often. 
One month has passed without me writing one single word, and I have missed a lot in blog land.  I have been busy with custom orders and new items for my Etsy shop and have not given priorities to other things. 

I haven't touched the granny square blocks I blogged about one month ago. They are still sitting on the sewing table, staring at me. 
In between Etsy and custom orders, I have played with my scraps. 

These are 1.5 inch squares (cut), 1 inch finished. I made 2 blocks the other night and now I have 31 blocks. Each block has 36 squares x 31 blocks = 1116 squares. This is not going to be a unique Postage Stamp Quilt, I'm using several squares of the same fabrics because I want to use up bits and pieces instead of tossing them away. 

I pulled out a bag with flannel the other day, I needed some for a Christmas gift I'm working on. Question to myself: 'what do I do with these flannels'? SCRAPPY! Of course! :) 

In the bag I found some already cut 2.5 inch squares and 2.5 x 4.5 inches rectangles. Can't remember what I had in mind when I cut them? The idea now is to make one quilt with squares and another one with rectangles. Let's see how that pans out! :) 
First of all I have to finish that Christmas gift! 


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Granny Square Blocks - the beginning of a new quilt

Do you love (crocheted) Granny Squares
I do! I even have a GS UFO! Take a look here. Looking at the shelf next to where I'm sitting; they are still there, in a plastic bag! 

To make a granny square quilt has been on my bucket list for quite some time, but other items were given priority. While I was working on other items, the granny square quilt didn't slip my mind. After I made my first batik quilt, there were no questions; it had to be a batik granny square quilt! 

I've chosen a combination of green and brown batiks, to make a man cave quilt. These are all from my stash. I don't have many greens, as you can see, but it has to work with what I have! :) The light one is a very light mint green, it looks almost white. 

One of the blocks I've made. I cut 3 inch squares and trim the blocks to 11 inch square. 

After I took this photo last night, I've made 3 more. I still haven't decided on size, sashing or not, or how to place the blocks, it all depends on the fabric I have. I'm NOT going to buy more (she says! lol) except backing, don't have anything that is big enough whatever size it will be. 

Happy quilting!