Saturday, January 31, 2015

UFO challenge update and a few other finishes

Where did January go??
Every time I do a blog post, the intention is to be a better blogger. My plan is to do a blog post at least once a week, but it fails all the time! My previous post was 3 weeks ago... too bad! I hope February will be better!

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your lovely comments on my previous post(s)! 

We have had a lot of rain since middle December, but that's the season. We are into the rainy- and cyclone season now. Five cyclones have been named in the area and two big ones have missed us. With all the rain, what is better than to stay inside sewing?! :) 

If you read my posts, you know I took stock of my UFO's at the end of 2014. I have two UFO posts; one post for the Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! on Etsy UFO challenge, where I participate with 8 UFO's. 


This month I have finished UFO #7 - a wall hanging for a dear friend.
I have used fabrics from Debbie Mumm's 'Rustic Retreat'.  Actually these fabrics were leftovers from a bed quilt I made for him in 2009, you can see it here. It's time he gets the wall hanging too, isn't it?! :)  

Over the last week I have been quilting the 'disappearing pinwheel' quilt. 
Happy to say I made progress...


.... until....


..... YEP! Ran out of bobbin thread! More on the way from the US and I will get it middle February - earliest! 

I have a few other finished UFO's - from my other UFO post


UFO #9 - Table runner - finished! 


UFO #10 - table topper / candle mat - finished!


UFO #11 - Table Topper / Candle Mat - Finished! 

In between working on UFO's, I have made - and finished - a few other items

For Valentine's Day


Table Runner


Teapot cozy


Set of 2 table mats in red


... and a set of black Valentine's Day table mats

From the 'Rustic Retreat' leftover fabric...


... a mug rug

I'm almost done with another UFO, but that will be the next post. Stay tuned! :)

I've finished another mug rug too, but can't show it now. It's for a swap and not received. Don't want to spoil the fun! :) 

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January: 4 finished UFO's - 18 UFO's left

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8 comments:

Trines hobby said...

Hei, flott at du ikke har hatt besøk av de store cyklonene, det ser så skummelt ut! Du har laget mye fint, jeg likte veldig godt Valentines spisebrikkene dine, de var veldig flotte:)

bloggersue said...

Very nice. I really like the table topper with the big red flower.

Elzaan said...

Well done on your finishes for the UFO challenge! Who-hoo!!!
Indeed, what better way to spend rainy days than to sew...?

Phyllis Pharis said...

You're 4 ahead of me! Nice job on the completions!

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

you got a lot done on your rainy days - not much else to do when it rains.

Linda Crosbie said...

Wow Astrid you have been busy! I love your pinwheel quilt and looking forward to seeing it finished...Fabrics & Frills

Karen S said...

You have made great progress with your UFO pile. Fantastic work. Love the wall hanging to match the quilt.
Make the most of being inside and enjoy your stitching.

Anne-Kristine / Hjertesøm said...

Hei Astrid. Du lager bare sååå mye fint. Jeg elsker de Valentin spisebrikkene dine, både de røde og de sorte :-)
Jeg har visst litt sytørke for tiden :-(, men håper på å komme i gang igjen ganske snart.
Klem