Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blogger's BOM #2 & #3 / Hand stitching

Today I'm ready to tidy up and put away my sewing equipment - for a few weeks! The sewing machine is cleaned and oiled and all the other stuff ready to be put away... somewhere.... Yes, I say 'somewhere', because I don't really have enough space for much more now! :))

This morning I did the final hand stitching (binding) on a Christmas gift (can't show it now, because the recipients have yet to receive it) and I did 'Blogger's BOM' block #3 too. I made block #2 long time ago, but never got around blogging it.
Since the quilt will be rather small if making one block only, I decided to make two each month.
Well, here it is, block #2 - hosted by Vicki Welsh - Field Trips in Fibers


For these two blocks I have used fabrics (except the background fabric) from 'Love is' by Nancy Halvorsen.




I don't know what fabric line this is... What I know is; it's beautiful! :)




Even if I tidy up & put away my sewing equipment for Christmas, I won't be out of work!
I finally received the fabric and quilting thread to finish up four table toppers. Now the quilting is done - binding is on - and the binding is ready to be hand stitched to the back on all four table toppers, plus the huge Polar Bear quilt! I don't know if I'll do them all... it depends on the weather.... Yes, the weather!!! We are into summer now and if it hits the +30C's, it will be too hot 'wearing' the huge Polar Bear quilt on my lap hand stitching the binding! :)


Wonderful last week before Christmas to you all!




8 comments:

Karen said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful. You have certainly completed a huge number of projects over that last few months and they all look great. Lots of people will be very happy with the gifts they are receiving.
I agree - it does seem too hot to have a heavy quilt on your lap. It may have to wait.
Good luck finishing the table toppers.

karenfae said...

you have been busy haven't you. You will just need to put your quilts out for decoration if it gets too hot to sew on them. Trying to hand quilt on a hoop in warm weather is hard to do do - I have put a fan on the floor close by me and lifted the end of one side of a quilt so the air gets underneath to me, I also do this when working on the big frame and the quilt isn't draped all over me then!
Karen

Alison said...

Beautiful blocks! Bright green and red together always are beautiful!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Så fina dina Blogger´s BOM block blev!

Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

Love your Christmas blocks. You have been busy doing lots of projects. Good luck with the quilting. Merry Christmas.
Bev.xoxo

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Takk for hyggelige kommentarer!! Fine blokker du syr!! Jeg får sydd så lite fordi jeg er for opptatt med å strikke og sy....... Og så er syplassen min litt for rotete.... Hilsen AnneKari:-)

Michelle said...

Your BOM's are fabulous! And you're making such great strides on your projects. I am just a bit envious!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Sissel`s syglede said...

Det var flotte blokker du har her. I skrivende stund er det -8 her i Porsgrunn men ingen snø. Når jeg ser på værmeldinga så truer den med +9 på julaften...Hmmm, ingen hvit jul i år gitt:-)
Håper du får en fredelig jul og koz deg masse.