Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Having fun with UFO's

Hello friends, I'm still here.  Not so very activ on my blogging.  I am mostly on Instagram and facebook groups. 

Time to put an update on my blog now.  And hope (can't promise anything) to be more active here on my blog in the future.  There has been (and are still) much going on at work with BIG reorganizing. I am so happy I have my sewing.  Spending time in my sewingroom is so theraphy.

So what has been going on in my sewingroom.  The UFO's has flying around the whole house.

 Floral Beauty (design Irene Blanck) was published in Simply Vintage magazine in 2012 and I started imidiately on this project when I got the magazine.  As you all know I LOVE needleturn applique and this was really a challenge with all its points and corners.  But I have had so much fun.  When I pulled it out from its box I had 23 blocks finished and 2 prepped to sew.  Why did I put it away?  I decided to make a 5x5 row quilt. Finished up quickly the last two blocks and started to sew the sawtooth border. The best way to do sawtooth borders is to draw it on freezerpaper and sew it onto the paper.  Makes the border fits perfectly.

And this is how my Floral Beauty looks like.  I am so happy how it turned out.  And the size is perfect to hang several places in my house.  Now I just have to baste it and figure out how to quilt it.  Because of all the layers of fabric in the applique I think it has to be machine quilted.  Will search on the internet to see if I can get ideas from how other quilters have quilted their Floral Beauty.

Next UFO to come out of the box was these Sunburst blocks.  The quilt is called Bordering the Nineteenth Century from Carolyn Konigs book One Stitch at a Time. Have had fun piecing together the remaining prepped blocks.

The original quilt has 8x8 rows, but I sewed togehter the blocks I had pieced and made a 6x8 row quilt.  One block leftover and that one will finally go on the back as a label.  Now I am looking for a fabric to make a border.  

Looking for another needleturn applique projects this UFO turne up.  Several years ago I made Sue Daleys basket quilt .  I love baskets and decided make these baskets in a reduced size.  It is reduced 50% and so fun working on these again.  And with new glasses my sewing goes so much easier.

And with two basted quilts ready to be machine quilted and still lots of old projects (and new ones) I know I will have plenty of fun sewing time in my sewing room. 
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