I've been working hard on the UFO's over the last days. The weather is nasty, yet wonderful; RAIN, which we badly need for the reservoirs. What's better to sit in front of the sewing machine; SEW! :)
At the end of last year I purchased backing fabrics for the Christmas/winter UFO's. Four table runners/toppers and a small wall quilt is almost done; I've left to hand stitch the binding and I think I'll have to hand quilt the pictures... I've not done any quilting to the squares in the center.... As they are now, they look unfinished without any quilting... I ran out of fabric for the binding of 2 out of 6 place mats! Fortunate I found the fabric at eBay, so it should be on its way one of the first days.
February has been extremely hot and humid, even here on the higher grounds. I haven't felt for much activity, the best of all was just to relax and do some stitching.
This is one out of twelve blocks... The piece of paper top left is the number of the block... I have to mark the blocks to know where to place them and also to know I won't get the same fabric next to each other. I have collected some rose / peon fabrics, which I'm using for this project.
A little sneak peak; the bunny table topper. I got fabric for the backing yesterday, just to get going with that one too. This is not a UFO, it's made this year.
Raining cats and dogs yesterday, so this is what I did most of the day; quilted the 'Postage Stamp' quilt. Now it is ready for the binding.
Earlier this year I made some HST (half square triangles) for a baby/toddler quilt, but I didn't have enough fabric for even the smallest baby quilt size. Fortunate I was able to get more of the fabrics and it landed in my mailbox yesterday.
Silly me did a mistake when ordering... :( The fabric to the left was meant to be backing for the quilt, but it is twill! :(( I didn't notice when I placed the order! I checked again and it is stated very clearly (web shop) that it is twill... Oh well, I can always use it for something else... The three fabrics in the middle is for this quilt and the two blues to the right are for the blue quilt I'm working on...
Aren't these yummy?! I didn't really need them - 2 charm packs; Summer Breeze - but they were too pretty to be left in the shop - lol! :) You can see more of the fabrics here. I am on SSD (Strict Stash Diet) this year - try to buy only what I need - but I'm not sure I'll be able to resist buying more of those fabrics - perhaps a couple of layer cakes - they are just too yummy! :)
The colors on this photo is a bit dark.... If you click on the link above, you'll get a better idea of the colors.
That's all for today... I'm off to do the binding on the 'Postage Stamp' quilt... :)