Saturday, August 27, 2011

Quilt tops done

A couple of weeks ago I pulled out all my Christmas/winter fabrics from the shelf and thought I was going to start at least one Christmas project. Then I fell ill and didn't do any sewing for one week. When I felt for sewing again, the spirit I had for Christmas projects had vanished... and the Christmas/winter fabrics are back in the shelf again! :) It wasn't the right time.....
I have a couple of projects 'on hold'; I haven't decided how to proceed... While trying to figure that out, I pulled out a couple of quilt tops from the shelf - and I even managed finishing them both!

Finally, the polar bear quilt top is done! I didn't have any pattern for it and I didn't plan it before I started. I like to do it like that, I think doing it that way is more a challenge to me than planning it in advance. The quilt could have been better if planned, but I love it the way it turned out! It is sort of a scrappy quilt, because I have used different colors - dark brown and indigo - on the lattice (is it called lattice?) and there are two different ecru fabrics. I think I started working on this one last year, so it isn't that old - really! :) It's meant to be a bedspread.




My sun- and earth quilt top! :) I started piecing the blocks back in February/March this year, too young to be called a UFO! At that time I couldn't decide on the layout and size... 
Here I have used only scraps; yellow, brown and yellow. The light (whitish) background  fabrics are 4-5 different fabrics, but that doesn't really matter and it isn't that visible either.
After all it is a scrappy quilt! :))




Now the 'dreadful' work has to be done; sandwiching! I have to look for backing, don't know if I have anything suitable.... (I know I'm fooling myself! lol).  




14 comments:

ria vogelzang said...

I love both of your quilttops! Good to hear you are feeling better.
Love, Ria.

siv hege said...

Lovely quilts! Are there any quiltshops on Mauritius or do you have to order abroad?

karenfae said...

love the quilts - do you do all your own machine quilting using your sewing machine - I don't think you have mentioned if there is anyone on the island that does long arm machine quilting. You do hand quilting too don't you?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

pegsplace said...

Love them, love them! So how are you going to quilt them? Hand or machine? I really like how you used the polar bear fabric with the other more traditional/contemporary blocks. You are such a designer Astrid!

Elzaan said...

Your quilts are great!
Glad you are back in the swing of things.

Hilde said...

Isbjørn quilten din er lekker. Herlige farver i den. Den andre er også fin. du har kommet deg ut av veske stimen??....hihih

Karen said...

Your quilts look lovely. I think your polar bear quilt has come up so well. It looks great!

Sally said...

Lovely quilt tops! They are both very great looking. Somehow, the polar quilt top seem to have stolen my heart. Love it. Keep it up, Astrid!

Trines hobby said...

Begge teppene dine ble fanntastisk fine, nydelige farger! i tillegg er det så godt å gjøre ferdig ting som har blitt liggende.. I dag har vi pøsregn, og jeg har funnet frem en UFO kanskje den endelig blir ferdig :)

QuiltSue said...

I love them both, but specially Sun and Earth. The colours in that are fabulous.

ShannyK-L said...

What a lovely colour combo Astrid! Being a novice, I have to plan what I'm going to do and how I'm going to do it. Unless its XS and making hair clips and cooking. Than those I'll just wing it! LOL!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Fiiiiina quiltar!!!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Så flink du har vært!! Fine topper!! Jeg er enig i at den jobben du har foran deg ikke er så morsom......Det er litt lenge til jul ennå!? Samtidig går det fort også! Ha en fin dag!! AnneK:-)

Tingelingeling said...

Nydelig. Minner meg om en vakker glassmosaikk. Du lager nydelige ting, og jeg syns det er såå spennende å tenke på at du bor på Mauritius.
Ønsker deg ei riktig kreativ og fin uke.