Thursday, March 10, 2011

Busy Sewing Weekend

First of all I apologize for not reading and commenting on blogs I usually do. The I-net connection is horrible, due to rain! Yes,  heavy rain = no connection!!!! To do this blog post seems to take me several  hours (if not days) and I'm near to go insane! I'm half-insane already (lol), and I think one day I'll throw that darn RABBIT (modem) out of the window!!! I'm not able to read blogs - well, I am able to read them if they load properly - but photos are not loaded at all! Emails go fairly OK, but often I have to reload and reload emails without any success! Often I get so ...... that I go away and do something else!

Friday last week - or was it Thursday - was one of those days I tortured myself in the garden. Due to the heat and humidity these days, the grass and weeds grow with record speed, and before you know you have to start over again!
I was forced to take it easy for some days - my body told me - and what was better than sit in front of the sewing machine?! :)
I have started to quilt the Star Burst quilt.

I intended to hand quilt it, but as a "hand quilting newbie" I realized a 60" square  (150cm firkant) will be a bit overwhelming, so I decided against it. I decided to quilt inside the stars and squares - phew - what a job! :) I have used Superior Threads King Tut #917, to brighten up the quilt even more. The background fabric is marbled "charcoal". I have purchased thread from the US, hopefully I'll get it within the next 2 or 3 weeks, so this quilt is put on hold until I get the thread to finish it.
The pillowcase is done! :)
I've used batiks. 

And another mug rug! :)
I'm afraid I suffer from "mug rug virus"! :))

Yesterday I started quilting the pinwheel quilt.
It's big - it's a mess - as you can see! :)) Difficult to get it through the harp... I wish the harp had been bigger.... A lot of pushing and pulling... But I'm determined to finish it now! It's not so visible on this photo; I have quilted around (in the ditch) all the pinwheels, now I have to decide how to quilt the rest...


A very warm welcome to my new followers;

Susan M -  over at Sew Sue  
Mercedes - over at Mi Rinconcito
Lainee - over at A bit of a Novice Quilter's Life
Bev - over at Quilton's Doings
Sunbonnet Sue - over at Patchwork Agul'inhas

I hope you all will enjoy my blog!


I made "Callaloo Quiche" for the weekend, take a look here.
It turned out so yummy!


karenfae said...

I get so totally frustrated with computer hook ups also. I don't have problems right now but I have had in the past.
Yes start hand quilting on a small quilt - you won't give up as easily as if you start on something large.
I wish it was warm here, spring is slow coming this week - last week was nice, this week cold.

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

I know how you feel, I can't upload photos to my blog. Love the pillow and mug rugs. Happy quilting!

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quilton said...

The pillow case is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt finished. Love the mug rug. I should make a few of those for Christmas gifts for family members.

Michelle said...

The Star Burst quilt is gorgeous! And so are your other projects. Looks like you are making good progress.

susanm said...

Wow love the star burst quilt well I love anything bright.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

cool quilting astrid...and that virus is a good one to have...dzintra