Wednesday, February 12, 2014

More scrappy days... Disappearing pinwheel blocks and some finishes

Where do the days go?! I can't believe we are almost halfway into February already! We are still into the hottest of the hot season and I can't wait for cooler days, but that won't happen before middle or end March. I'm soooo longing for cooler days and the hiking season! :) 

Well, I've been busy sewing. If you read my previous post, you know I was trying something new; disappearing pinwheel blocks. I love this block! There are so many possibilities. Since I'm in for a 'scrappy year' and currently on SSD (Strict Stash Diet / Fabric Diet), I decided to go for even more scrappy blocks by using up bits and pieces. Some of the fabrics I have used are leftovers from this quilt I made for my dear childhood friend Johnny's 50th birthday a couple of years ago. 

I'm not sure about the backing... I don't have anything that is big enough and nothing really fit for a scrappy backing either... think I will have to keep an eye open for fabric sales!  Yes, I know! I'm not allowed to buy 'unnecessary' fabrics (SSD!), but I am allowed when I don't have anything that fits! Right?! :) 

Some finishes.
I bought these fabrics almost two years ago and first now I finally got ideas what to make. I think it is said something like don't cut fabrics before it calls to you ... or something like that? Anyone knows? 
I love these fabrics! They are sooo vernal... you can almost smell the spring, can't you?! :) 
The fabrics are from the 'Spring Spectacular'  by Fabri-Quilt

Set of 4 coasters

A mug rug for a friend in Norway

A table topper

A pair of placemats

Another pair of placemats

I have a few more items where I have used 'Spring Spectacular', but I'm not happy with the photos. Later!

A trivet / hot pad

A pair of pot holders

I have enjoyed making these items and they are listed in my Etsy shop.

Over the last days I have been working on another scrappy quilt, but that will be a secret until my next post! :) 


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

of course you area allowed to buy on sale fabric to finish a quilt ! :) that is what I am doing this year. You have been busy - hope you get cooler weather soon and here we are hoping for warmer weather soon.

Bjørg said...

Du syr og syr! Veldig mye fint lager du!

InGa said...

Dissapearing pinwheel er heftige blokk. Toppen er bare flott!!
Klart du kan kjöpe stoff tilbaksiden, man må jo ha muligheten til å gjöre ferdig.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

You have been very busy Astrid! Suggesting...perhaps you have some fat 1/4 you could use for backing!

Carrie P. said...

WOWEEE!!! Astrid your pinwheel quilt is gorgeous. And look at all your other projects---Great!

Karen said...

I love the way you have made the Dis Pinwheel blocks scrappy. They look fantastic. I have all my blocks done but need to start the sashing.

Fleurette said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous!! lovely finishes too. Also wishing for cooler weather.