Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Friday, June 25, 2021
It started out with the 'Flying Geese' blocks and the 2 blocks in the center. Those are leftovers from this quilt I made for my dear childhood friend in Norway in 2012. I had totally forgotten about those blocks and rediscovered them (last year) in a box when I was looking for something else. The original plan was to use the blocks for a pieced backing for another quilt (can't even remember which one!). I had no design in mind when I started out. I had the blocks and searched my stash for 'ugly' and 'never-going-to-use' fabrics.
For the border I've done diagonal straight seams, 1' between each seem. 'Of course' it didn't match up at the end! I pondered about that for awhile, then decided to rip part of the seams and do horizontal straight seams on each side (top) instead. It turned out as if there's never been done a mistake! lol For the quilting I used Superior Threads King Tut #983. Binding is machine sewn to the back.
- 3 Tea Cozies, Cardinals - all pieces cut - no progress
- PSQ blocks 36 patches - ongoing project - 9 blocks done
- 3 Advent Calendars - quilting/binding - DONE!
- 3 Advent Calendars - purchase backing fabric - DONE!
- Christmas Card Holder - quilting/binding - DONE!
- Christmas Table Topper - quilting/binding - DONE!
- Christmas Wall Hanging - quilting/binding - DONE!
- Pineapple Quilt (UFO) - make a pieced backing - not done
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
...and chair, that needs to be finished?
This is my sewing table today. It doesn't look that bad, eh? A couple of projects, right?
The chair; overflowing! Some WIP's hiding there!
I'm determined to work on UFO's, but in between I need a break to work on smaller projects. After doing a little counting today, I've decided to finish (most of) the projects laying on the table and chair, before I touch anything else! (Easier said than done!) I've not set a timeframe, because that won't work for me! I didn't take photos of all, here are some of the WIP's.
- 'Migration to Africa' (UFO) - binding
- 3 Tea Cozies, Cardinals - all pieces cut
- PSQ blocks - ongoing project
- 3 Advent Calendars - quilting
- 3 Advent Calendars - have to purchase backing fabric
- Christmas Card Holder - quilting
- Christmas Wall Hanging - quilting
- Christmas Table Topper - quilting
- Pineapple Quilt - make a pieced backing.
There are a few other finished quilts on the chair that will be available in my Etsy shop, need to take photos.
So lets see in about one week if the list is shortened. Wish me luck!
Since my previous post, the tea themed place mats, mug rugs and teapot mat are done! 'Migration to Africa' quilted and trimmed. (Photos later).
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a good week and got some quilting done. Since my previous post, I've been busy with several projects. I usually work on one project at a time, although not always get them finished. That's quite normal, isn't it?! :)
First of all, I have a finished UFO!
Do you give your quilt a name? Usually I don't, but after spending hours quilting the 'flying geese' blocks for this UFO (that was meant as backing on another quilt), I've named it 'Migration to Africa'.
It consists of several 'Flying Geese' blocks and dancing African ladies. There are groups of triangles on the dancing ladies fabric. Interpretation; groups of migrating birds.
Quilting 'Migration to Africa' is time consuming and for not getting bored, or worse; getting fed up with it!, I've done some smaller items in between. Going through my stash, I decided to make a few 'Golf Ladies' mug rugs
Aren't they cute?!
Is searching my stash for fabric good or bad?! LOL Earlier this year (or was it end of last year?), I made this tea cozy. At the time I made it, I intended to make a matching teapot mat, but that did not happen at that time. I pulled out these fabrics again and from what I had left I prepped a teapot mat, 6 mug rugs and 6 place mats!
This blog post has been in draft mode for some days. I have a few updates: teapot mat is done, all mug rugs are quilted and 2 (out of 6) are done. I'm working on 'Migration to Africa', about half the border is left to quilt. Why on earth did I decide to do diagonal straight seams with 1' in between each seam?! My-O-My! It takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!! I love how it turns out though! :)
HAPPY WEEKEND & HAPPY QUILTING!