Tuesday, December 2, 2014

From UFO to FINISH / An unexpected Custom Order


I have finished a UFO! 
I can't remember when I thread basted the binding on this bed quilt, but it is some months ago. I find hemming rather boring because I don't like to sit still for the time it takes to hem an item, even small items. For me, it is just to DECIDE I have to do it and that is what I did! First I was thinking to do one side per day; 4 days, but since I wanted to finish it, I decided against it! I sat the entire day to finish it; 7.9 meters!  

It feels good to see it on the line! :) 

I had lots of  Nancy Halvorsen fabrics and have used them together with white tone-on-tone. The small rectangles are 2 x 2.5 inches sewn into quilt. The quilting is done in a loopy pattern. 

The quilt measures 187 x 209 cm / 74 x 83 1/2 inch. 
 It fits a European small double bed (120 x 200 cm / 47 x 79 inch)

Last Saturday I got an unexpected custom order of 4 mug rugs. 

They are now on the way to the US! Thank you Kelli! 

I had to tidy up my sewing table / sewing area the other day. All Christmas fabrics are put away, don't think I will work on Christmas items now. I'm going to make one blue and white item for The Hot Bobbin album next week. Have yet to decide on what to make! What I know is that it won't be a big item! :) 

When I'm not quilting, we do this... :) 


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

That is one awesome quilt Astrid...cute Mug Rugs too!

Elzaan said...

I love your quilt. The colours are amazing!
Lovely mug rugs. I am super glad that you have such good sales on Etsy.

Karen S said...

Great finish on the quilt. It looks wonderful!!

Anne-Kristine / Hjertesøm said...

Så lekkert teppe du har laget Astrid, og så flink du er til å frihåndsquilte. Jeg har også en del stoffer fra Nancy Halvorsen...kanskje jeg skulle laget et sånt teppe jeg også...?