Thursday, January 31, 2013

UFO report - January 2013

Earlier this month I linked up to 'Nothing but UFO's in 2013' - hosted by Carrie from 'A Passion for Applique'. We are to pick three UFO's to work on for each month and the aim for us all is the finish them too! :)
For January, my aim was to work on these quilts, and I had in mind to finish at least the 'Colorado Star' quilt and do some progress on the two others.
When I pulled out the batting for this quilt, I discovered it wasn't enough! :( This batting I get only at a small shop in the neighbor town... Who wants to go there in the heat of the summer?! Not me!
Well, my plans had to change and I'm really happy to say I have sewn 40 New York Beauty blocks! When all the blocks for the 'New York Beauty Quilt-Along' were done - I had a square of 48 inch / 120 cm. To me that is an odd size, so I decided to turn it into a single bed quilt by adding more blocks.
Here are the blocks I have sewn over the last couple of weeks.
This block is from the Quilt-Along. It will be two of this one in the quilt.
Another block I love from the Quilt-Along, is this one.... It will be two of this one too.
Love the center piece of this one!
Since I wanted some variation in the quilt, the next blocks are printed from EQ7.
Checked Arc Beauty - this one was a pain! Look at the tiny pieces that forms the center piece! Perhaps they look big here, but actually they are a little bit less than 1 1/4 inch. I'm not used to work with that tiny pieces though..... :)
The next one from EQ7 - is New York Compass
The last one from EQ7; Sunburst Beauty
The other blocks from the Quilt-Along I have sewn this month, you can see here, here and here.
I've been so obsessed by the New York Beauty blocks that I have not even looked at this one! The only thing I have done to it, is to pull out the fabrics from the shelf! Perhaps some progress next month?? :)
Tomorrow the blog post will be about what I intend to work on for February.
When I needed a break from the New York Beauties - I made these small projects. They are not UFO's, just some fun projects I decided to make. :)  


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love, love, love the NYB

Anonymous said...

The New York beauty Quilt is very beautiful! I really like it :)
Gun, Sweden

Karin Huysamer said...

Your New York Beauty truly is a BEAUTY!! Love it! Well done♥

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Astrid that New York is a true beauty...just stunning...I love it!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, the NYB blocks look fabulous all sewn together. Congrats on getting them made and together. Well done!

MamaT said...

Wow! Those NEW YORK BEAUTY blocks are gorgeous! Good job!

Silvana said...

Those blocks are gorgeous. I love your job!

KaHolly said...

You may not have finished your UFOs, but look at what you've done!! I'm amazed and very impressed!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment. I am enjoying a scroll through yours!! ~karen

Gudveig HN said...

Din NYB er praktfull!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful striking quilt. Amazing work!