Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mug Rugs, Coasters, a win and some WIP's

Welcome March! The first month of spring for many... For us in the tropics - we are still having hot and humid days and the cyclone season is not over.... 

I've been busy over the last couple of weeks - since my previous blog post. I've not done anything to the log cabin quilt... The plan is a 'flying geese' border all around it. I prefer to do it paper-piecing - print it from EQ7 - but I don't have any printer right now. My beloved HP is dead... after almost 10 years working, so what to expect?! :( 

I'm in for a scrappy year and I have some finishes where I have used up bits and pieces. 

8 coasters in green / hunter green with 'gold metallic' butterflies

2 coasters - Easter eggs

3 coasters - cherries

... and of course, I can't avoid making some mug rugs...

Set of 2 mug rugs where I have used fabric scraps from the 'Spring Spectacular' line

Another set of 2 mug rugs from the same fabric line as above

Set of 2 Easter egg mug rugs

These mug rugs and coasters are listed in my Etsy shop

It's not often I enter giveaways, but back in January I entered a giveaway at this blog - and won! :)
It's a Riley Blake charm pack 'Twice as Nice' and a Quilter's Calculator from AQS.  
Charmaine - thank you so much! Love it all and I can't wait to make something out of the charm pack! :)
Check out Charmaine's blog and have a look at her gorgeous scrap quilts!  

If you are are follower of my blog, you may remember I (finally) started working on the PSQ back in January. At that time I had 7 blocks - 36 charms in one block - 252 squares. At that time I got sidetracked - I get sidetracked all the time - lol - and it took some weeks before I got into it again. Over the last couple of weeks I made 6 blocks - 216 squares. 

One block was made earlier (don't remember when), altogether I have 14 blocks - 504 squares - it's growing! :)
Don't you love how it looks? I do! :) And I love these charms are coming from different countries on the globe! What a travel they have had.... before landing on this little island in the middle of nowhere - lol!  

I have several WIP's right now and here is one of them.
A piece of beautiful (big print) Easter lilies. It's going to be a wall hanging. The idea is to add a 'flying geese' border all around it (yes, this one too!), but I don't have enough 'hunter green' fabric. You all know I'm not going to buy fabrics 'just for fun' this year, but I am allowed when there's fabric I need to finish a project. 'Hunter green' is on its way from the US! :) 

I have a few other WIP's, but I think this post is long enough as it is... I hope to finish 3 of the WIP's within a couple of days. 


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

I love your patchwork quilt with the little squares! I will be doing one also - congrats on your win, always so nice to win fabric and gifts.

Colleen said...

Your charm quilt looks great! I'm working on one similar, with 2 inch squares, and I love the scrappy result!

Oops-Lah said...

You've been busy again. Lot's of sewing for your PSQ, it's going to be fab. And I love your Easter coasters. How do you find working with Etsy? I often wonder if I should start selling some of my fabric stash as well as maybe the other quilted item and maybe some boxes. We are having a very dry season at the moment; haven't had a drop of rain since Christmas and everything starts to look brown and dried out.

Karen said...

Always love your coasters and mug rugs. lovely work.

thebutterflyquilter said...

These are all coming out great. You have done a lot!!!

quiltingfrenzy said...

Love all the beautiful coasters and mug rugs! You are a brave woman to attempt the PSQ (LOL), it is looking great, can't wait to see it finished.

Unknown said...

Looks great Astrid

InGa said...

I love the scrappy quilt you are working on. It looks marvelous.
And so many cute mug rugs and coasters. :-)
Wish you a happy March, ( and a new live printer.... )

moosecarol said...

Love your postage stamp quilt. I'm largely a scrappy person myself, so it really appeals to me.

Char said...

Hi Astrid I'm so happy it arrived. I love the coasters and you know I really love the postage stamp quilt. I'm working on one with 2.5 inch squares right now also.