Wednesday, December 31, 2014

UFO Challenge 2015

Where did 2014 go? 
It's the last day of 2014; exactly 14 hours and 55 minutes to go until midnight (this side of the globe). No celebration at our place, just an ordinary day / evening.

Have you counted your UFO's? How many projects did you start and did not finish this year or previous years? :)
I thought I have less than 10.... I have SEVERAL; about 20!!! EEK!  

Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! on Etsy is having a UFO challenge that runs from January 1st to June 30, 2015. 
I have joined the challenge with 8 of my UFO's; most of them bed quilts. I'm not sure I will manage to finish them all, but some of them should be done! 

UFO #1
I think some of you will remember the BLOGGER'S BOM from 2011/12? I thread-basted it in May 2013, but have yet to decide on how to quilt it.

UFO #2
Scrappy green, cream and yellow log cabin quilt. This is ready to be quilted and I have decided on how to quilt it. 

UFO #3
Gray and purple Irish Chain quilt - ready to be quilted. 

UFO #4
Scrappy disappearing pinwheels - ready to be quilted.

UFO #5
Postage Stamp Quilt - have to add a few more blocks and then work on the border. 
All charms are from swaps.

UFO #6
Just ordered fabric for a border and binding.

UFO #7
Wall hanging for a friend, left to do the quilting and finish it up. 

UFO #8
Easter wall quilt. Waiting for fabric to make a 'Flying Geese' border. 

I have more UFO's, but I think this post should include those I have chosen for the UFO Challenge. 
More to come! :) 

You can see the other entries for the UFO challenge here or here

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas and a few finishes

Christmas came - and went.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a nice Christmas Eve together with our dear SA friends. Lots of chatting, laughing, eating and more eating! I'm sure I have gained some kilograms and there are still more Nidar marzipan in the fridge!!! As we say; 'it's Christmas once a year only'! 

This little fella got a new home and some new friends on Christmas Eve!
Isn't he cute? :)

I had to empty my sewing table (the dining table)  for lots of quilting stuff and the sewing machine, or else we had nowhere to have our Christmas dinner. Four days after Christmas Eve and the table is full again! :) I'm currently working on some Valentine's place mats... 

I haven't done much sewing this month, just a few, small items.

A blue and silver gray table topper. 
If you look carefully, you will see four hearts sewn together.

Cute snowman coasters

More coasters

Floral trivet / hot pad
Floral Candle Mat / Small Table Topper

It's time to take stock of my UFO's... will do that today. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

From UFO to FINISH / An unexpected Custom Order


I have finished a UFO! 
I can't remember when I thread basted the binding on this bed quilt, but it is some months ago. I find hemming rather boring because I don't like to sit still for the time it takes to hem an item, even small items. For me, it is just to DECIDE I have to do it and that is what I did! First I was thinking to do one side per day; 4 days, but since I wanted to finish it, I decided against it! I sat the entire day to finish it; 7.9 meters!  

It feels good to see it on the line! :) 

I had lots of  Nancy Halvorsen fabrics and have used them together with white tone-on-tone. The small rectangles are 2 x 2.5 inches sewn into quilt. The quilting is done in a loopy pattern. 

The quilt measures 187 x 209 cm / 74 x 83 1/2 inch. 
 It fits a European small double bed (120 x 200 cm / 47 x 79 inch)

Last Saturday I got an unexpected custom order of 4 mug rugs. 

They are now on the way to the US! Thank you Kelli! 

I had to tidy up my sewing table / sewing area the other day. All Christmas fabrics are put away, don't think I will work on Christmas items now. I'm going to make one blue and white item for The Hot Bobbin album next week. Have yet to decide on what to make! What I know is that it won't be a big item! :) 

When I'm not quilting, we do this... :) 


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