Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's under the needle! A win and a new project

I haven't done much sewing over the last couple of weeks.... Thinking back... what have I been up to?! Well, I have been cutting squares and jelly roll strips... I don't think I have mentioned it here earlier; I sell squares, jelly roll and fabrics on Etsy and eBay. I came to the conclusion last year that I have way too much fabrics that never will be used, so why not try to sell some of it? And for the little amount I get, I can buy new fabrics - LOL! :) Cutting and preparing those little packets with squares and jelly rolls takes quite some time; hence not much time for sewing.
Over the weekend I worked entirely on the Postage Stamp Quilt. Yesterday I started quilting it. I do straight seams, which I think will look best. I'm halfway through the long side. My goal is to finish it this month! She said... hahaha! :)

Any of you who are using these quilt clips or something similar for holding the quilt in place when quilting?  I bought them from Keepsake Quilting some years ago... They make quilting easier, because they hold the already quilted part in place.
I've started a new project! :)) An autumn wall quilt!
I bought the fabrics 5 years ago! Love the panel blocks and the stripe! :)  
I always say 'I never win'! But look; I've won! :)
Every month this year I've signed up to join 'Nothing But UFO's in 2013', hosted by Carrie at A Passion for Applique. Every month we list three UFO's to work on and at the end of the month we have to finish at least one of the UFO's to be in the draw for a prize.
I am one of the lucky winners for March 2013 draw! (Yes, I know, a long overdue post!)

Two pieces of beautiful fabrics, two skeins embroidery floss from The Gentle Arts (which I love) and a gorgeous sewing companion from KaHolly.   

There are treasures inside the sewing companion;
scissor, seam ripper, needle book and a cute charm 'I love to quilt'. :)
A HUGE THANK YOU to Carrie who is hosting 'Nothing But UFO's in 2013' and Karen at KaHolly for donating the sewing companion! I LOVE IT ALL!!! :)  
I have been baking too, take a look here and here. :)


Oops-Lah said...

Congratulations to your winnings! Lovely stuff you got. And what a good idea to sell your "surplus" fabric. I should do that too. I have so much fabric which I have become bored with in my stash. Thanks also for the recipes; my son asked for a chocolate cake yesterday, so I will give yours a try.

Anonymous said...

Great to see that the postage stamp quilt is under the machine. Good luck with all that work.
And congrats on the win!!

KaHolly said...

You are so welcome, Astrid! I'm glad you like it. Happy Sewing!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

You won some wonderful items! Love the postage quilt. I would love to sell some of my fabric. I'm keeping away from those recipes! Too tempting!

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

Karen sent me one of those little sewing kits as well and I love it and keep it with my box of supplies that I take to one of quilt groups every week.
You are quilting your postage stamp just as I would.

Anne-Kristine / Hjertesøm said...

Gratulerer med premien Astrid :-) Så heldig du er.