Saturday, July 3, 2021

Finished UFO's and New Project

It's not often I have two posts in one week, but I'm excited to share some (quilting) news with you!

First, I have some finished UFO's! 
The Scrappy Christmas Quilt was finished in April, but never got around taking photos

I've used red, green, grey, white and gold scraps (I almost ran out of greens!)

For the back I've chosen a beautiful poinsettia fabric

The stocking kit was given to me a couple of years ago (I never buy kits). This UFO was also one of the 'laying on the bench next to the table'.

 I rarely make stockings, so it took me an unpick to get the lining inside and not outside! lol

This photo shows what was meant to be the back of the stockings.  Aren't these too cute to be hidden on the back?! Instead of two, I made four! 

Those of you who read my blog regularly, know I love making scrappy quilts. I'm a member of the Quiltsy Team on Etsy. The team has monthly challenges and for July/August: Scraps! Make anything from table runner to twin size quilt. 

I have cut squares from leftover fabrics for years, separated Christmas from all other themes. 

Big shoe box full of 2.5' squares! 
Not so much sorted on colors,

that's what I did last night; sorted on colors! Phew! Here are only a few. 

Sorted on colors, and one of each. I'm thinking a lap quilt, but it won't be a unique one (meaning: no duplicates!). I have several of most fabric, it has to be duplicates. 
Fun seeing some of these fabrics again, and some I can't even remember what I made. So this is what will keep my fingers warm the coming days. 


Update: 'What's-on-the-table/chair/bench' list:

- 3 Tea Cozies - quilted - fix loop on each
- PSQ blocks 36 patches - ongoing project - no new blocks
- Pineapple Quilt (UFO) - make a pieced backing - not done
- Double Wedding ring quilt (2021) - arcs done
- NYB - 48 blocks done (2021) - layout
- Christmas Stockings (kit / UFO) - DONE!
- Coffee menu - cross stitching - no progress

Updated APQ UFO list, July 2, 2021

#1 -Blue & White Irish Chain
#2 - Black/White Poppies Wall Haning - FEBRUARY
#3 - Got the Blues
#4 - Christmas Lap Quilt - APRIL - DONE!
#5 - Pineapple Quilt - JUNE
#6 - Christmas Stockings Kit - DONE!
#7 - Log Cabin Blocks (Nancy Halvorsen) - JANUARY - DONE!
#8 - Scrappy Quilt / Migration to Africa - DONE!
#9 - PSQuilt - MAY - DONE!
#10 - Basket Quilt
#11 - Kitchen Wall Hanging (Vegetables) - MARCH
#12 - PSQuilt Blocks - JULY - DONE! 
#13 - Crumb Quilt
#14 - Scrappy Flannel Quilt 
#15 - Scrappy 4' Squares




Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finishes. I have never made a stocking but am so interested in doing so. I kit seems like a great way to go. Love how organized you are. I aspire to be organized. Lol. Have a great weekend.

Marit Johanne said...

The Scrappy Christmas quilt is beautiful. It is amazing how beautiful scraps can be when put together by a good quilter like you. Look forward to see what you make of the scraps you are sorting now. And such a good idea to make four of the stocking kit!

Chantal said...

Oh! Astrid, please don't! Don't make gorgeous quilts that I want to duplicate. My list of to-do is long enough as it is, lol. I love your Scrappy Christmas Star quilt. Excellent job at using up scraps. Just wonderful! Congratulations. Four stockings for the price of two. Now, that is smart work. Your boxes of cut squares look like a treasure chest. Oh! It must be so much fun digging into it. Enjoy! ;^)

Sheri said...

Great job on the scrappy Christmas quilt and good idea to make double the stockings from the kits. Can't wait to see what you do with the darling fussy cut 2 1/2" scrap squares!

Unknown said...

I love your Scrappy Christmas Quilt!!

Karen S said...

Love all the Christmas fabric.
And he stocking do look great.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your Scrappy Christmas quilt is wonderful!! and the backing you chose - I love it!
What a great idea to make 4 stockings so all the sides can be seen!!