Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rustic Retreat - last projects

Can anyone tell me where the days, weeks and months go?! It feels like it was Christmas and New Year only some days ago and now - 'suddenly' - Easter is here!
Since it is already end of March, and I haven't done a blog post for three weeks, it is time to show what I have been doing this month. :)
 
Yes, I have been working on the UFO's mentioned in my previous post!
The coasters are done and 'of course' did I get carried away by making the most out of those fabrics; 'Rustic Retreat' - Debbie Mumm.
 
The first set of coasters - those I promised to make for my dear friend Johnny last year.... 'Sorry dear,  for the delay - they will be on its way next week!' :)
 
 
I have more of those log houses, so decided to make another set of coasters...
 
 
I had more of the loon / duck stripes left and couldn't resist making some mug rugs...
Isn't that loon beautiful?!
 
 
...another one...
 
 
... and two more...
 
 
If those weren't enough... a wall quilt too! :)
It all started with the log house in the center... and the first idea was to make a table topper... After some debating with myself as well as emails to/from Johnny, we decided to make a wall quilt.... I added the loon/ducks and feather stripes and the cream sashing... then came the idea to add the canoes... Then I got stuck for some days.... until I one early morning remembered the bed cover I made for his four-poster bed.... I knew I had to add log houses around this one too! :)
 
 
The quilt top is done... I have the backing and batting, but don't ask me when it will be completed! :)
Making these small projects, I used up almost all the fabrics! Hurray! What is left is a small piece of the cream, small pieces of the stripes and log houses... Perhaps there will be enough for two more mug rugs... (got an idea just now...) :) What is left I will cut into 2 and 2.5 inch squares for a postage stamp quilt... :)
I love the idea of using up as much as possible of fabrics and I think I succeeded very well making these projects! :)  
 
   

7 comments:

Trines hobby said...

Teppet til Johnny ble fargerikt og fint. Panelet med endene var kjempefint:) Flott at du får brukt opp stoffene, da har vi bedre samvittighet når vi kjøper flere ikke sant? God påske til deg!

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

I had noticed you weren't blogging much :) I can see you were still busy even so. the days fly by I think the older we get, before we know it the end of the year will be with us once again - why is that I wonder that days fly by so quickly

Deb said...

Wow it sure looks like you have been busy. What a wonderful use of all of your fabrics.

Usha Murugesu said...

Astrid dear,

You are constantly so busy stitching up such beauties on top of keeping yourself busy in the house...hence the reason why you cannot see how the time has been flying by so fast!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pieces with us.

Hugs,
Usha

Karen said...

Love the colours in these fabrics. Lots of goodies. The quilt looks great.

Carrie P. said...

Well, you certainly have been busy. The red is just perfect for those projects.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

So much lovely work Astrid...no wonder you haven't been blogging as much...Happy Easter to you xo