Sunday, June 30, 2013

Postage Stamp Quilt (UFO) finished and my goal for July

It's time again to link up to Nothing but UFO's in 2013
In the beginning of June I linked up to work on these projects. I haven't worked on all the UFO's, but at least I can say that the Postage Stamp Quilt if finally finished! :) 

I have used two jelly rolls; Evening Mist and Bella Solids Natural, both Moda fabrics.
The Evening Mist jelly roll was sitting on the shelf forever and I didn't come up with any idea at all, until MW from the NeedlesnCraft group challenged us to do a PSQAL. 

I didn't like the idea to just finish it without doing a little bit extra. 
I added a border, more squares and the second border. By adding the little extra, it is now a queen size quilt. 
For the quilting I decided on straight stitches, which I think suits the quilt the most. 
It has been washed to get the lovely crinkled look. 

I loved making it, and it won't be my last PSQ. I have lots of 2 and 2.5 inch squares that is ready to be sorted on colors. I don't know when that will happen, because these days I'm busy with other projects.

It goes a bit slow working on UFO's... 
For July my goal is to work on 

1) 'Love is' #3 quilt - it's sandwiched and ready to be quilted
2) Blogger's BOM quilt - sandwiched and ready to be quilted 
3) 'Love is' #2 quilt -  have to outline details and text on each little block


It was my birthday earlier this month and  what is a birthday without a cake?! 
Take a look here 


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

that is a good idea for a jelly roll that I have that I don't actually care for all that much. I got it on sale on line and the colors weren't quite true to color and it is kind of drab looking I think.
love how you quilted yours.

Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

Just love it, congrats on finishing the postage stamp quilt. You must be so happy.

Happy days.

Karen said...

Congratulations on the completion of another wonderful quilt. It looks great. I am always impressed with how patient you are with these quilts!
And of course, Happy Birthday wishes, too!!!!

Carrie P. said...

Congrats! on such a beautiful finish. I love that quilt. You can link up your July goals on my blog if you like.
Happy Birthday! Oh! man! that cake sure does look yummy!

Pat in Wisconsin said...

Very, very nice quilt. It is so simple, but very effective.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy elated birthday Astrid! Your postage stamp quilt is wonderful.... Love those colours!

KaHolly said...

Hi, Astrid! Am just loving this postage stamp quilt!! It is gorgeous. I hope you are doing well. ~karen

Carrie P. said...

Hey Astrid,
I just thought I would stop by to see how your UFOs are coming along. Hope you are having a great month.

Trines hobby said...

Så smart måte å bruke jelly roll! Quilten ble kjempefin:) Gratulerer med overstått, og snickerskaka er jo toppers så den har du vel spist opp:)
Klem fra Trine