Sunday, December 29, 2013

A finished UFO and other small projects

In between sewing for the Culture / Craft Fair in Norway, a few hikes, housework, gardening etc, I squeezed in time to finish a UFO. It was almost done earlier this year and what was left to do was hand-stitching the binding and outline the details on the panel blocks. I spent some days at a dear friend's place at the coast for about one week and between chatting and eating - :) - I managed to get a lot done - almost done!  

I have used fabrics from 'Love is' collection by Nancy Halvorsen together with white tone-on-tone. 
To make the squares fit the panel blocks, they had to be cut as rectangles. 

I had fun making some coasters and here are a couple for chocolate lovers! :) 

A Christmas stocking, where most details are outlined.

I love making mug rugs and here's Santa skating! :) 

I got obsessed using up some black & white scraps, which turned out to be 12 mug rugs! 

Set of 4 floral coasters

A table runner

... and 2 matching place mats

More mug rugs - for Valentine's Day?! 

Another set of two...

...the last two...

These items are for sale in my Etsy shop.

I've loved making these small items, especially since I haven't felt for making quilts. I still have two UFO's - queen size quilts - that has to be done. One is ready to be quilted and the other one needs backing. 
We had a lovely Christmas Eve together with our friends. These days are lazy days and no sewing at all... I use the dining table for sewing and every Christmas I take a break from sewing... I must confess today I missed it, but to comfort myself I had a look at some of my stash and discovered some flannels I had forgotten... :-0 The idea now is to make a baby quilt - or two - using the flannels in blue and pink. 


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

great to see you blogging again. I have a feeling a lot of these patchwork are in my future with my scraps that I am cutting - I like how you added the rectangles here and there. Sometimes we all need a break don't we.

InGa said...

Du har jo värt riktig flittig. :-D
Mange fine små prosjekter.
Den förste syntes jeg var riktig flott.
Jeg er ved vrangborden i halsen på min express-strikking i romjulen. ( datter'n kommer hjem i kveld....)
God nytt år til deg, og vi "ses" på nyåret til nye utfordringer.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Goodness, but you've been busy! What a wonderful variety of fabrics you are using. Love the postage stamps :=) I'm also back from a break/trying to be more bloggy with the new year coming. Great to see you again!!

Trines hobby said...

Du har sannelig ikke ligget på latsiden, så mye fint du har sydd! Den første quilten er min favoritt:)Fortsatt god jul fra Molde i regn og +3.

Ulla said...

Nancy Halvorsens tygserier har mycket fina färger och det blir mycket fint att bygga upp en kvilt med rutor och några partier som avviker.Mycket fint.Jag önskar dig allt väl och ett Gott Nytt 2014.Här i norr längtar vi efter kallare väder och mer snö.Just nu stickar jag sockar men så småningom hoppas jag få lite tid för kviltning och broderi.

Karen said...

Your quilt is lovely. the panel blocks work well in it.
Love the fabrics in the mug rugs, too.
Hope you enjoyed your break.

Kjerstis løse tråder said...

Hei, tusen takk for koselig kommentar i bloggen min, GODT nytt år, og FOR en produksjon du har her, så mange fine ting!! Utrolig Hvor gjør du av alt? Hilsen Kjersti

Carrie P. said...

Yay! for finishing a UFO! love those heart coasters, so pretty