Friday, January 9, 2015

1480 charms later... and more UFO's

We are into the peak of summer now and it's so hot & humid so it's no fun at all! Venture out in the middle of the days is like going into a sauna. Phew! Longing for cooler days in April - can't wait! 

If you read my previous posts, here and here, you know I took stock of my UFO's and my goal is to finish at least some of them! 


Progress on UFO #5
The PSQ has kept me busy over the last days. I've added the last row of blocks as well as the border. 
All the charms are from several swaps. Unfortunately some of the charms were not cut to exact 2.5 inch! Some were even less than 2 3/8"! For those, I have cut them into 2 inch charms. I'm very careful when I cut fabric; a 2.5" square should measure 2.5" - not 2 3/8" - or even less! It's disappointing to receive charms not cut to the right size.  Oh well, I swap 2 inch charms too and can use them for that, it's just about the unnecessary extra work!  It has been a tedious job to measure all the 1480 charms that go into this quilt, but now IT'S DONE! :)
I thought I had batting, but no... Had to place an order yesterday and should get it in about 3 weeks.

I was looking for something and guess what?! I found more UFO's! 


UFO #21
Some blocks I started February 2012! The idea is a quilt for our bed. I was looking for my blues. I know they are in a bag, but that bag is hidden very well somewhere, couldn't find it! Oh well, I know I will find it when I'm looking for something else! 


UFO #22
A fun stitchery. It was supposed to be a bag, but........... I think I will turn it into a wall hanging....  

Yesterday I was busy making a Valentine's Day teapot cozy. I have left to hem it. The 'plan' for today is working on a matching table runner, if not sidetracked! :)

Have a great day! 

10 comments:

Bjørg said...

Du er så produktiv Astrid! Mye fint! Skjønner at det kan bli for mye av det gode når det er veldig varmt og fuktig!
Tusen takk for kommentar på bloggen min!

Karen S said...

Your postage stamp quilt is really amazing. So many little pieces. Wow!
Good luck with those UFOs.

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

a great finish - love your quilts

Hilde Quilt said...

Kjempe fine ting du ahr på gang. En kjempe jobb med alle de bitene, beundrer deg som har tålmodighet til å få de så flott sammen. Tråki når bitene en bytter ikke er i riktig størrelse. Ha en flott helg, her snør det akkurat nå, det lyser fint opp. Men det trenger ikke komme mere enn 2 cm hihihi

Elzaan said...

Excellent work on your PSQ!All that work measuring those tiny pieces, but in the end it is a fantastic quilt! At least you can still use the pieces that have been cut wrong, so it is not a complete waste.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Så flink du er som tar tak i ufoene!! Jeg har også noen!! Veldg morsom quilt du lager!! Jeg har det som må en gang å lage en stampquilt. Har en boks som jeg samler biter i. Enig med det du sier om eksakte må. Greit å jukse hvis man skal ha bitene selv, men ikke hvis de skal byttes!! Det er natt i Oslo, men jeg er våken. Da er det hyggelig å stikke innom noen blogger. Ha det bra i varmen. Her er det ca 4minus, ingen snø......God helg. Anne Kari :-)

Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

Glad to see you are progressing on your quilts. The postage stamp one is lovely. Love the hand work you are working on.

Not a friend of humidity either!

Happy days.
Bev.

InGa said...

Å så fin som denne store quilten blir. Og slik en jobb!!!
Veldig irriterende når bitene ikke er i riktig störrelse ..
Lykke til med resten av dine ufo's og quilting når vatten kommer.
Vi har Skånsk vinter med alle sorters vär. Nå + 5 og liten kuling. :-)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good on you Astrid for attacking those UFO's! Been humid here too and am waiting for the cool down!

Marit Johanne said...

Takk for hilsen på bloggen min, ja jeg må nok få meg lue og votter som matcher skjerfet :). Jeg tror jeg foretrekker vinterkulde istedenfor slik varme du har. Skal si du er flink til å ta tak i UFOene. Det store teppet, UFO 5, er utrolig flott, så mye arbeid med alle de små bitene.