Wednesday, April 8, 2015

UFO WIP's and a few finishes

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter time! 
For us it was just normal days. No public holidays here. In Norway we have 3 public holidays at Easter; Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday. You can learn more about Easter in Norway here

The days since my previous blog post has kept me busy sewing. I have a few small finishes and a couple of days ago I decided to work on some UFO's.

Do you remember the Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! on Etsy UFO challenge that started earlier this year? I entered 8 UFO and so far I have finished 4 of them - 4 to go! 

I got the fabric for the border and binding for this one  awhile ago, but needed some courage to quilt it. Isn't it so; quilting a big quilt on a small domestic sewing machine requires courage - LOL! I added the border last week, sandwiched, pinned and thread basted and the quilting was done yesterday. It's ready for the binding. 

Usually thread tension is an issue, but no such problems occurred while I was quilting this one. 

Actually it went so smooth that I decided to quilt the log cabin quilt too! It was already sandwiched and thread basted last year, but I couldn't decide on how to quilt it. I had in mind some floral pattern, but in the end I decided on FMQ. I spent yesterday afternoon and this morning quilting it. I have left to quilt the border, which will be straight lines. Wrestling these two big quilts around for 1.5 days, I feel it in my neck and shoulder! :) 

A few mug rug finishes

I sold a mug rug like this some days ago, and the next day I got a convo if I could make a similar one. I had the fabrics so no problem. Both are on the way to the US! 

While I was at it, I decided to make a few more

The last one, with an applique heart. :)

My coffee mug is empty so I guess that means continue working on the UFO's?! :) 


Sil said...

All your ovnis are absolutely lovely! Happy stitching!

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

mug rugs are cute. I hope your tension keeps working ok for your quilting. I decided to stop using my Juki for piecing and to keep it for my machine quilting only - that way the tension should always be set close to right. I have two other machines that I will use for the piecing. Now I just wish I had room to keep them all out!!

Karen S said...

Great work with your big quilts. I agree. You really have to talk yourself into quilting them on a small machine. I am pleased it went smoothly.

Elzaan said...

Congratulations on the halfway mark of your challenge!!!
It takes a lot of courage to quilt a large quilt on a small machine and you need to get in the right mindset before you start.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Fabulous quilting Astrid. Your mug rugs are gorgeous! Have a lovely Sunday!