Sunday, March 3, 2013

Nothing But UFO's - My goal for March

March is here - already!
That means working on more UFO's and of course - NewFO's - in between. :)
My goal for March is to sandwich, thread baste, quilt and finish a Postage Stamp Quilt. This was a Quilt-Along in this group last year. As the quilt top is now, it doesn't have any borders. I will have to decide on that, but first of all I have to check out what I have left of fabrics. I don't want to import fabric from the US only for some inches of border! :)  

Last year I promised a dear friend to make some coasters. I ran out of the crackled fabric and fortunate I managed to get more. When the fabric finally arrived, I was busy with other projects. The log houses are leftover fabric from 'Rustic Retreat' - Debbie Mumm. Four years ago I made this quilt (using the same fabric) for his fourposter bed.
OOPS! This crackled fabric turned out too yellow using the flash and lamplight. Cloudy here today - was raining cats and dogs a few minutes ago - so not the best weather for photos.
I hope to finish at least these four coasters. I have a few more, but the photo shows four only.
I do hope the quilting thread for this quilt arrives this week! It's about 4 weeks since it was shipped from the US, which it normally takes from that shop.
Now over to the NewFO's I'm working over the last couple of weeks.
I decided to use up some pink leftover fabrics from earlier projects. Pink isn't my favorite color - definite not pink pastels / pastels in general - which means I do not have much pink / pastels in my stash. Adding white tone-on-tone and darling teddy bear blocks from my stash, I put together a very baby girlish quilt. It is quilted - straight seams - and now ready for the binding.
And one - same size - in blue. I pin basted and thread basted it this morning and is now ready to be quilted. I've used the same darling teddy bear blocks on this one and planned the layout a bit more compared to the pink one.... 
Now I'm going to link up at 'A Passion for Applique' and to see what others are working on this month.


Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

Good luck with all your quilting goals this month. I hope the thread and supplies arrive too.

Happy sewing.

Sil said...

I guess your day has more than twenty-four hours. Much work! Very nice! :)

Carrie P. said...

You are going to be busy with with machine quilting this month. Good luck with your projects and I hope you get your thread soon.

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

I like the simple look of the straight stitch quilting but I get puckers now and then when I am cross hatching - I ordered a walking foot so maybe that will keep that from happening.
Sorry it takes so long for your quilting supplies to reach you.

QuiltSue said...

You're going to be busy this month!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Astrid you go girl....sounds wonderful...Happy Sewing xo