Friday, November 21, 2014

Before I knew I started a NEW-FO - Some finishes

Yep! I've started a new project - and that even before I knew! LOL
I saw these fabrics in a shop in Port Louis earlier this year and I knew they had to go with me home! At that time I didn't know what to make and I had not bought enough for a twin quilt. Had to go back a couple of weeks ago to get more; they had just enough left of the gray so that I could  finish the quilt top and a little bit for the backing! There are lots of fabric shops in Port Louis, but as far as I know this shop is the only one selling imported cotton fabric from France that is suitable for quilting. 

This is what has kept me busy this month; 'Irish Chain' twin quilt in gray and purple.
It 'chain' looks pink on the photo, but it is a light purple color with black cherries and white dots. The gray fabric has white hearts. 

These colors are a bit outside my comfort zone, but I have to admit I love how it turned out! 
Am I into a purple craze?? Earlier this year I started a purple and black log cabin quilt - you can see the blocks in this post. I have not worked on it since June / July. Perhaps the next project to finish?!
Well, the 'Irish Chain' is thread basted and ready to be quilted. I have to wait for ordered thread from the US though and that will take another 2 weeks or more...

Some finishes since my previous post 

A pair of coasters in batik

Christmas card holder

Nifty Nurse Mug Rug #1

Nifty Nurse Mug Rug #2

Nifty Nurse Mug Rugs #3
These are perfect for gifts; Secret Santa gift, Secret sister gift, stocking stuffers, Valentine's Day, birthdays etc.

A table runner I finished long time ago but never got around to take photos

Another table runner - finished a couple of months ago too. The fabric has beautiful grapes and leaves.

I have finished a big quilt too! I took photos a couple of days ago but have yet to figure out the best ones. That will be for the next post!

Have a great weekend! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Some Christmas and other finishes for October


October went by like a whirlwind. I think that means I have been busy. 
I have been busy finishing some projects and - of course - there are WIP's. 

Warning: Photos heavy! 

First of all, I'm happy to say my scrappy Christmas log cabin quilt is finished! :)

I have quilted two 'bunting & bows' for each block. It was tedious, but I love how it turned out. 

The back has cuddly flannel depicting reindeer and trees. 

Four Santa place mats. I think they are so cute I have to show them all! :) 

I've used the same fabric line (as the place mats) to make this cute table topper.

Green patchwork / cardinal table runner

 I love this pattern and made a red one too! :) 

Cardinal table topper. Happy to say this one has sold! 

October - the month of breast cancer awareness - I made two mug rugs. 

Christmas card holder with three pockets

3 'grape' mug rugs

2 more mug rugs using the same fabric. 
Love to use up bits and pieces! :) 

You may wonder how I manage to do so many projects in such a short time? Well, most of these projects were almost done, but had to wait for batting and thread to finish them. 

I'm happy to say I have made some progress on my 2.5 inch charms Postage Stamp Quilt. A few blocks are sewn together already. I wanted to add it to this post, but it will be too much. I will do another post soonest.

Have a wonderful weekend!