Sunday, July 17, 2011

Not only bags

I don't think I will be able to make bags only! It's fun! Lots of fun! I have realized I need some quilting projects too for alternation. I'm not working on any specific project right now, but over the last couple of days I have finished hand stitching the binding on several small projects that took up space on my sewing table. I have two shoulder bags to do, but both of them need some 'brain-work'... :)
For the finished projects, I have used the leftover fabrics from the bags I made. I've used all the fabrics, except part of the stripes and panel (single houses used on the mug rugs) are left.
A small tablecloth....


Close-up of the quilting... I even managed to do a small flower on the blue square! :)


A pair of table mats... I tried braiding for the very first time, that is fun!


Close-up...


The quilting... I'm not very steady when it comes to FMQ, but I think it didn't turn out that bad! :))


Another small tablecloth, or perhaps it is small enough to be called table mat...


Close-up. I have not quilted the 'houses'. I haven't done much FMQ, but what I have noticed is it doesn't fit everywhere. If I had done FMQ on the stripe with houses, the houses had 'disappeared' - sort of - unless if I had used transparent thread..  Any comments on that, please?

 ... and not to forget;
 the mug rugs..... :)) Here are six, and I have four more to finish. :)


I'm not sure what I'm going to do next.... There are the two shoulder bags I mentioned, and I have some UFO's... and stitchery....  etc... Guess I'll have to think it over.... :)

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10 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Astrid these are all very beautiful...I am loving the houses fabric...can you please tell me what brand it is!!! Your FMQ is very good, I haven't tried it yet on my machine...Happy Stitching, Dzintra

Notjustnat said...

Little quilts are fun to work on. I had a few tops waiting to hand quilt, but I can seemed to get at them these days - Hugs Nat

Michelle said...

Wow! You've really had some fantastic finishes! The small table cloths and table mats are fabulous. Your quilting looks terrific.

Trines hobby said...

Fine ting du har sydd, artige stoff! Jeg er enig med deg, frihåndsquilting passer ikke alltid, det kan lett bli "for mye" og ta oppmerksomheten fra stoffene:)

Dirt Lover said...

How beautiful! Love the fabric. It never amazes me at how much quilting you get done. Do you never sleep?? ;)
~~Lori

Elzaan said...

You have been keeping those hands busy!! Great mug rugs and table mats/toppers. Love the fabrics you used.
Congrats on the braiding attempt!

QuiltSue said...

You've made some great things there. I'm not sure why you your houses disappeared when you FMQ'd them. The only thing I wonder is if it was cos you were using a thread the same colour as the houses, which would contrast with the rest of the fabric which might make the houses look flatter, simply cos your eye would be drawn to the contrast parts first?

Sally said...

Love the table mat and mug rugs!!! They are sooooooo gorgeous.....
You are making me drool here.
Hugs,
Sally

Janet C said...

The mug rugs are so pretty and so are the other finishes. Well done, Astrid! :)

busymum100 said...

Astrid, each product of yours is beautiful. You are just so creative!!