Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A few of too many WIP's and some finishes


Can you tell me where August went? 
'Winter' is over for this year, even if it doesn't feel like that this morning - it's cold on the plateau. 

I've been busy - as always - and here are a some WIP's and finishes for August.

First of all, THANKS for all the comments on my previous post
I love log cabin quilts because of all the possible patterns. 

I decided on #7 and swapped the blocks around until I was happy. :) Now the center is made of two different red blocks and the other are reds and greens. I've added a scrappy border too. I got the flannel for the back about 2 weeks ago, I have batting and thread... To finish it will keep me busy and out of trouble for some days! :)

Last year I sold a table runner similar to this one. I had more of these beautiful fabrics and decided to make another green table runner

... and a red one. Love these fabrics! 
Ran out of fabrics for the backing - more on the way.

I've had this fabric forever and couldn't decide what to use it for. Last year I got a bargain on eBay for the red/green cones fabric (the same fabric line) and now it's soon to be a wall hanging and 4 placemats. 

A coffee theme table runner - ready to be quilted. 

These are only a few of my WIP's. I hope to finish them all - err... at least some of them before I start anything new! 
Please remind me if I forget - lol! 

Here are the finishes! 

4 Santa mug rugs

2 Santa mug rugs

Santa table runner

Rooster wall hanging

Rooster mug rugs or candle mats

4 coasters

4 coasters

4 Santa coasters

2 trivets / hot pads

2 mug rugs

Whew! Didn't know I have been that busy! 
I love using up bits and pieces and all these small items are made using leftovers from other projects. 

It's time for tea with hubby! :)
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Scrappy Christmas Log Cabin Lap Quilt in different patterns

The Log Cabin addiction goes on!
Since my previous post I've been busy sewing in the evenings and now I have 24 blocks, which is enough blocks for a lap quilt. 

There are endless pattern possibilities with log cabin blocks. I have yet to decide on which of these I'm going to choose.

Which one is your favorite? 








I know there are more possibilities, but this is what I came up with right now. Personally my favorite is #2 and #7.  I will have to swap the blocks around before I start sewing it all together.
There will also be a scrappy border around it and I have just ordered flannel for the back.

Happy Sunday / Sew day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Log Cabin addiction, PSQ blocks, WIP's and finishes

As you may have noticed, I have not blogged for 2 months! I've had a terrible dry spell from blogging and I believe we all do at times, don't we? 

The most important and happy news is that our beloved cat returned home after 2 weeks! (See my previous post). We are quite sure someone in the area had taken him! Fortunate no wounds, but he had lost weight and was so hungry and thirsty when he returned. It took him 3-4 days to recover and those days he didn't want to go outside.  Needless to say how happy we are to have him home! 

These two months have flown by too fast. In June I celebrated my birthday with a hike in the Black River Gorges together with dear friends. At the end of June DH & I did another long hike in the Gorges and this month we met our German friends who spent their honeymoon at one of the Beachcomber hotels here. First time we met Grit was in 2009 when she stayed with us for about two weeks. After 5 years she's back together with her husband - newly weds - isn't that sweet?! 

I've been busy sewing and here is just a few of my WIP's and finishes.
I got a lot done during the weekend and here is the scrappy disappearing pinwheel quilt thread basted and ready to be quilted. The flimsy was done in February, so it's time to finish it. Still not sure how to quilt it.... Any suggestions?  

Progress on the Postage Stamp Quilt!
Here are 8 new blocks - 288 2.5 inch squares. 

I have 26 blocks - 36 squares in each block - 936 squares! (One block I didn't add on the photo). 
Love the scrappy look! 

My latest addiction is log cabin blocks! 
This is one I started working on earlier this year, but ran out of the light purple fabric. I have got more and can continue. Not sure what I'm going to make or how to do the pattern, I shall see when I have more blocks. 
It is black, white and purple... Far outside my comfort zone, but I find it interesting. I think it's going to be a beautiful quilt when done. 

A scrappy Christmas log cabin quilt - it's going to be... 
Yet to decide on size and pattern on this one too. 

A few finishes...
Christmas table topper

Rooster mug rug

Rooster mug rugs - set of 2

Rooster wall hanging
I have used leftover fabrics from the custom order I made earlier this year. Feels good to use up bits and pieces and these roosters are just too cute! :) 

A Loralie mug rug

Feels good to do a blog post after such a long time. 
My coffee mug is empty so I think it is time to do some serious sewing, unless I get sidetracked! :)