Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More UFO's Finished

I'm relieved the zigzag quilt is finished! When I began quilting it (see previous post) I thought I might spend 2-3 days working on it, but to my excitement it took one evening and a couple of hours the next morning. The diamonds are made up by strips in different sizes, from 1" to 2". I quilted in the ditch in all the seams and I'm glad I did it that way. It's the first time I have made a quilt like this - an interesting way of using diamonds. I'd love to make another one, but perhaps use not more than a few colors and cut the strips the same size.... I think it had looked great in blue... Needless to say blue is my favorite color! :)

I had all those 14 blocks from "Rustic Retreat", which went in the UFO-basket last year, because I didn't know what to make out of them.... In my previous post is a small wall quilt, and here's a table runner. I like table runners a bit wider than usual and this one is no exception! :)
And here is the last 4 of the blocks - made into another wall quilt.
I still have some UFO's that are almost finished; have left to do the binding - no photos yet! :)
While I was working on the zigzag quilt, my brain was spinning on what to do with these pinwheel blocks... Do you remember this quilt? I made a mistake on the blocks! I can't remember now what the problem was, but I think they became too big for the other squares I had already made... Now I have yet to decide what to make out of these blocks.....
I need to take a break from sewing - at least don't get stuck to the sewing table / sewing machine 12 hours a day, as I've been each day the last couple of weeks! Yesterday I cleaned the floors, with some help from DH, and this morning I worked 3 hours in the garden. In this hot & humid climate - as it is nowadays - everything grows like ....!!!! Last week we got some rain, which was wonderful and needed. Sadly in some places there has been floods, but fortunate not in our area. I like working in the garden after some days of rain; the soil is soft and easier to get off the weeds... I think I'll have to continue in the garden tomorrow morning..... :)


Sølvi's blog said...

Sikksakk-quilten din bel flott Astrid. OG jeg venter i spenning på hva du foretar deg med pastell-lappene

karenfae said...

I love the zigzag quilt and you finished all the quilting so fast! I could not sit that long at a sewing machine.

SandyQuilts said...

Oh the string diamonds are so pretty. Is this your own pattern? Is there a place to see a larger, closer photo of the quilt. I love making string quilts.

Astrid said...

Thank you for your lovely comments!

Dirt Lover said...

Oh, I love finishing UFO's! I need to do more of that. I like table runners also, and have a few needing to be finished. Great job, Astrid!

Rose said...

I am amazed!