Sunday, February 11, 2018

Progress on a Custom Order and more

It's Sunday again, a hot and humid afternoon here in Mauritius. 
The rainy- and cyclone season. We had some nice, cool rainy days, but now the heat is here again. I hate this time of the year! Can't wait for April when it starts to cool down a bit! 

I have accomplished quite a lot this week and I'm happy with the progress on a custom order that actually is a UFO. 
Last year, I made several items to a customer in Canada. She loves red and white and this time the order was several items made from a mix of cotton quilting fabric and woven fabrics; squares and stripes. I had quite some fabrics left and we decided on a lap quilt and mug rugs. We agreed on small and big squares randomly placed for the lap quilt and squares and rectangles for the mug rugs. I cut the squares last year, (see this post), but 'life came in the way' and first this week I have been able to work on it. 

Since my previous blog post, I have pieced the quilt, added the border, pieced the back and made the mug rugs. This morning I cut the batting and the next steps are thread basting and quilting. For the mug rugs I have left to add the binding. 
Don't you love these red and white's together? I do! 

In between, I have done small jobs on a few other items

Pieced a table runner that is ready to be quilted and added binding to another table runner, table topper and small candle mat. The most boring part left; hand sew the binding! :) 

I have two mug rugs ready to be listed in my Etsy shop
Aren't these poppies gorgeous?! 

...and look what landed in our PO Box earlier this week!
Thanks goodness I didn't have to go to the Customs in Port Louis this time!!! 

I bought an Island Batik Charm Pack; 'French Roasted' together with a coordinating black/tan batik. Gorgeous batiks! 
Have you tried the 'Bloc Loc' rulers for HST?  I bought two; 2.5" and 3.5". Can't wait to try them! ...and more blues for my scrappy blue/white Irish chain quilt! :) 
Don't worry, I didn't break my SFD! (Strict Fabric Diet)! This order was placed and shipped at the end of last year! 
I'm doing good on my SFD; no fabric shopping this week! :) 



Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Beautiful as always! I'm impressed by your productivity.

Holly Daniels said...

Love the red and white projects! And the Bloc-Loc rulers!

Donna Croff said...

Absolutely amazing. It is beautiful and I am in awe of your talent!

Elzaan said...

Wow! You have been busy. Not much to do when it is hot, humid and rainy, other than to hide inside the house and keep the hands busy.
Beautiful projects all rounds and oh!!! those batiks are gorgeous!

teachpany said...

Your projects are always so lovely. The red and white is just wonderful. I can't wait to see what you make the the Island Batik. Let me know what you think of the quality of the fabric.

Karen S said...

Love seeing the reds and whites coming together like that.
And you have been busy on all your projects. Looks like a few more plans with the arrival of the mail.