Friday, May 30, 2014

Custom order - Table runners - Charms PSQ Swap - Log Cabin Quilt

GASP! It's more than 3 weeks since my previous blog post! My intention is to do a blog post once a week, but it seems that isn't always possible. Some finishes, gardening and a couple of hikes have kept me busy. 

UPDATE: I started working on this blog post about two weeks ago. Then we lost our beloved Birre-Liten (cat). He was such a special and loving cat and we miss him tremendously. It has taken me some days to gather myself; life has to go on.... 

The customer order is done and on the way to Canada!
(Received by now and the customer is very happy - makes my day!) 

Four placemats

Teapot cozy - front

... and back - or your choice :) 

Four lined napkins

I love these fabrics and I loved doing the customer order! I have some fabrics left and I'm thinking of a table runner... 

I have a few other finishes; 
an olive green check star table runner. 

.... and a pink/light cream HST table runner

I don't really have a sewing room... My 'sewing room' is the dining-room table, the fabrics and notions are stored in the studio and bedroom. A couple of weeks ago I decided tidy up / clean the studio. I had stored quite some containers and a couple of baskets in one corner of the room - because there are no other place to keep them! Years ago I bought a basket on Rodrigues Island (10th district of Mauritius) and since it is quite big a lot of things can be kept in it. On the top there were lots of plastic bags... Why have I kept all those plastic bags?! 

I removed all the plastic bags and guess what I found?!
Charms!!! 2 and 2.5 inch charms from a swap in 2012! Most of them from the US, but also Australia and Canada. Earlier this year when I collected all the 2.5 inch charms from several swaps, I thought I had them all... I had totally forgotten these! What a treasure! :) 

... and speaking of charms... I have received all the charms from the first 2014 PSQ swap; 900 2 inch charms; from England, Canada and the US. 

I've been working on the green/light cream/yellow log cabin quilt again. My idea was to make it a queen size by adding a 'flying geese' border, but I didn't have enough of the light cream tone-on-tone.... Instead I added two strips to the first border I had already added and it is now a good twin size quilt. Fabric for the back as well as batting is on the way from the US. I was fortunate to get fabric to half price and batting 20% off! 

I had a couple of leftover blocks from the log cabin quilt and made them into table toppers.

Love using up bits and pieces!
Set of 4 coasters.

Set of two black / gray coasters

Our 'hiking season' has started and here's the link to one of the hikes we've done recently.


Sil said...

Y love the placemats fabric. Your post is so cute!I also sew in my kitchen.

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

finally a post- I have missed your blogging -- sorry about your special cat that is always sad when a pet dies. You have been very busy! so many coasters, mug rugs and things - the table runners are beautiful

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a very newsy wonder there was no time for blogging! All beautiful!

Karen said...

So sorry to read about your cat. We do get very attached to our pets.
Well done on the customer order. All the pieces look great and the Christmas fabric is lovely.
It is great to catch on your other projects, too.
Finding those charms was a bonus.

thebutterflyquilter said...

So sorry for your loss. Animals are so special. You have accomplished so much more than I have! Wonderful!

Elzaan said...

What a busy lady you have been. No time for blogging if you are constantly behind a sewing machine :)

I like the HST quilt (even if it is pink).

Char said...

Wow lucky you finding all those charm squares you'd hidden from yourself! Astrid that's a great bag.
I'm so happy your kitty is home!

Patchwork Mill, Maria said...

Your work is so beautiful! I love your placemats!

Anita said...

Wow Lots of beautiful works going on in this busy little blog!! Love the Christmas fabrics, too cute. That's why you've been to busy to blog! lol
Cheers, Anita.

Marit Johanne said...

Sorry to hear about your cat,it is always sad to lose a pet.
I like all you have made, you do very nice work. I will look at your hiking blog later, I think it is very interesting to see the world through the eyes of other bloggers!

Baker_ia said...

Sorry about your kitty it is hard to lose a pet they are so a part of the family. Love the Santa projects and wondered if you would share where you got the print.