Monday, January 22, 2018

Time to count UFO's!


Do you remember me??!! :) I can't believe I haven't done a blog post since end of April last year! Where did those months go? You may wonder why I haven't blogged for such a long time? With other tasks going on in my life, Etsy shop etc, I felt it became overwhelming to keep up with everything. 

Do you have any New Year's resolutions and do you stick to them?  I have given up on 'resolutions', they fail all the time! I'd rather call it 'to set goals'. 
That said, some of my goals for 2018 is to blog regularly and finish some of my UFO's that have accumulated over the last few years. I'm sure they multiply overnight!!! 

Yesterday I took stock of my UFO's. I was sure I had about 10 or so. How wrong is it possible to be?! I counted 20!!!! How on earth did that happen?!?! lol

#1 - Log Cabin Table Topper (orphan block)
#2 - Table Topper Purple Pansies
#3 - Wall Hanging Hawaii Dancing Girls
#4 - Christmas Place Mats set of 4
#5 - PSQ Squares and Pinwheels
#6 - PSQ Scrappy Squares
#7 - Scrappy Irish Chain in blue & white
#8 - Bonnie's 'Provence'
#9 - Sunbonnet Sue NNC block swap

#10 - Lap Quilt in red & white
#11 - Pat Sloan's Grandma's Kitchen
#12 - Scrappy Log Cabin
#13 - Got the Blues
#14 - Nifty Nurses 
#15 - Scrappy flannel quilt
#16 - Scrappy Christmas quilt
#17 - Lap quilt
#18 - Scrappy black & white

#19 - Scrappy 1 inch squares (sewn into quilt)
#20 - Bag

Phew! Now to get into action and actually get them done! 
At least some of them! :) 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Granny Square Quilt UFO is FINISHED!

A BIG THANK YOU to Jane, Karen, Elzaan and Rosemary for your lovely comments on my previous post

In between smaller projects, I've been working on UFO's. I don't have many, but those I have are lap or bed quilts. 

A couple of weeks ago (yes I know, I'm slow in blogging!), I finished the Granny Square batik quilt! 

Yep! It's green too... and brown! :) For years I have tried to convince myself green is not my favorite color... I think I have been wrong all these years! It's very easy to love greens; look out of your window and we are (most of us) fortunate to be surrounded by greens in all shades. The love of nature, I believe it affects us somehow... 

This is the first time I made granny square blocks and I really love them. They are easy and fast to make and gives a quilt a nice look. 

I think the yellow squares brighten up the corners...

I found a beautiful brown and green leaves batik for the back. Even better; it was on sale! :)

In the washing machine it went after it was finished. I threw in 3 color sheets and they came out RED! I thought I had pre-washed all the batiks earlier, but it could have been one of the browns I missed... Love the crinkled look after it was washed! 

I have 3 more UFO's to finish, but right now I can't decide on which one to attack! :) 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Scrappy Green UFO is FINISHED!

I hope you all that a wonderful Easter; some relaxing days and lots of yummy food. 

If you read my previous post, I was in the process of quilting the Scrappy Green quilt. Actually it didn't take that long to FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) it. What took time was to wait for the right day (light) to take photos. 

Love all those different shades of green

Took me some time to decide on how to quilt it. It ended up FMQ in my favorite pattern; loopy swirls :)

Just love the scrappy border and corner stones! 

... and the scrappy back! 
I made it so that it can be used on both sides.
I thought I had pre-washed all the fabrics, but I think I must have missed a couple. I threw it in the washing machine together with 3 color sheets and they came out green! Fortunate no bleeding on the white! 
Love the crinkled and 'vintage' look after it was washed. 
All fabrics used are from my stash, but it didn't make a dent! lol

The granny square lap quilt (UFO) is finished too, but that will be another post.