Sunday, March 31, 2013

UFO's and another finish - March 2013

I hope you all are having a wonderful Easter Sunday!
Easter celebrations here in Mauritius isn't that big, but of course there are Easter service in the churches etc. It was supposed to be a wonderful Easter celebration for many people, but it took another turn after the torrential rain that hit the island yesterday. Worst hit is the capital Port Louis. We were lucky, not much rain here, compared to Port Louis. You can read more about it here.
It's better to talk about something more cheerful; FUFO's! (Finished UFO's)! :)
My goal for March was this, and this is what I have accomplished.
Four coasters. I love this Debbie Mumm fabrics, got carried away and here you can see what happened! :))
I finally got the quilting thread for the baby quilt.
It's done! :)  
I think straight stitches suit this quilt. It looks a bit wonky, but it is washed and line tried. It was blowing quite strong when I took the photos....
With some leftover fabrics, I made a pillow case too.
I think the backing fabric is so cute, with its butterflies! :)
The PSQ... I have only been looking at it this month... almost.... I came to the conclusion that I'm not 100% happy with it as it is now; it looks like something is missing... Therefore, I have decided to add a border and piano keys around it... Since I used two jelly rolls for this quilt, I had to buy more of the solid fabric, which I got earlier this week. That will be one of my goals for April... have yet to decide on other projects...
Those of you who know me, know I'm a huge coffee lover... :)
Therefore, I couldn't resist making a coffee themed drawstring bag! :)
I think making drawstring bags has entered my brain - LOLOL!
This early morning I dreamt I was making a drawstring bag - the pattern is in one of the quilt magazines I had a look at yesterday - LOL! :))
I think that means it is meant to be I make that bag! :))
I'm going to link this post up at A Passion for Applique - Nothing but UFO's in 2013.
Why not join us? :)   


Karen said...

Happy Easter to you, too.
Your baby quilt is looking lovely. Definitely a good finish. And a lovely idea to add the pillow case. Cute coaster, too.
The drawstring bag looks lovely.
Sorry to read about all the flooding and damage from the rain. I am pleased you didn't have it as bad as that.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy Easter to you Astrid! Great post...and I love coffee too xx

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

I went to your news page to see the flooding - how awful - glad it wasn't that bad where you are at!
Love the quilts :)
we do not celebrate Easter all that much although others do with church service. We have no little ones around so do not do the Easter bunny stuff.

Deb said...

Awesome Quilts! Happy Easter.

Hilde said...

Fine ting du har fått ferdig, gratulere. Godt med alt som er gjort. Kos deg siste dagen i påsken.

Carrie P. said...

Great job on getting those projects finished. Love your quilt and the backing is very pretty.
Happy Easter!

KaHolly said...

Congratulations on winning Carrie's March give-away!! Good luck with your new goals.

Hilachas said...

Gosh, Astrid, you're getting a lot done and I see that you've won for one of your finishes at: