Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Patriotic Table Runners, This and That

 I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. For us, it was just normal days. Here, compared to Norway, there are no public holidays related to Easter. In Norway; Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. Now that we are on partial lockdown (phase #1 in reopening), all church services are closed. If you would like to know more about lockdown Easter celebration in Mauritius, click here

UFO's are put aside, since I'm currently working on two Patriotic table runners. It's a custom order to one in the US. 

OOOH! That photo doesn't look that good, shot in the late afternoon in lamp light, but alas, you see what it is! lol This flag is in the centre of the table runner, which measures approximately 82 inches / 208 cm). Since the customer wanted a monogram, I have hand embroidered 'May 17, 1814' at the top and bottom of the flag. This date is the day the second oldest (after the US) constitution was signed and celebrated as Norway's National Day

The second table runner is shorter and doesn't have any monogram. Not visible here, but the pinwheels differ slightly from the longest table runner. Both are quilted and ready for the binding. 

Does any of you have an on-going project? 

My insanity project! 1.5 inches squares. So far, I have pieced together 1512 squares. For not being overwhelmed by all these tiny squares, I piece them together when I see there's enough for 2-3 36-patch blocks.

All the arcs for the Double Wedding Ring quilt is done.

...and in between quilting and housework

LHN's 'Coffee Menu'. Love how it turns out! Not much left to do. I love doing counted cross-stitching again; fun and relaxing. 

Our bougainvillea in full bloom.



Unknown said...

So nice to see your postage stamp quilt top coming along. I hope some of my fabrics made it into your quilt, as I exchanged fabric with you in one of the fabric swaps a few years ago. I haven't yet started mine yet, but you may have just given me some inspiration after seeing yours. It's fun to see your other projects too. I, myself, got back into cross stitch in the late summer of 2019.

Astrid said...

Hello 'Unknown'! Thank you for your comment! I'd love to know who you are, please. If we exchanged 2.5 inch squares, I have used them all. I have two UFO's where I have used those squares. Hope to get both quilted soon.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such pretty projects, Astrid. I am about ready to begin some patriotic quilting too. Your postage stamp quilt looks awesome. I have always wanted to work on one as well as the double wedding ring, but I am not that brave yet. Lol. Have a fabulous day and happy quilting

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

Your hand embroidery came out perfect! The Double Wedding Ring is
coming along nicely!

Barb N said...

You have been busy during lockdown! Perfect! I love the postage stamp quilt. It's a nice project to work on when you need some mindless sewing and you can pick up every now and then. You're almost done!

StephsQults said...

You have been a busy bee! And insanity is right, LOL, but is coming together well. Thanks for the information on the runner, interesting. Hope the lock down ends soon so life can get back to near normal.

Karen S said...

It is great to see all your projects on the go. You are making the most of your time. The table runners look lovely.
We also have Friday to Monday as public holidays here for Easter. Everywhere is different.