Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Few More Finishes!


I completed a few more UFOs! Yippeeeee!! It feels really good to get these things done. I don't feel very good about the place mats though. They were supposed to be done by the end of last month so that they could have been donated to the Meals-on-Wheels program. Our Guild was asked to make them, but I wasn't finished in time. (Sew what else is new?) When I was at our last meeting I found out that they already had enough Christmas themed place mats, so I didn't feel too bad. We were told that they needed some everyday place mats. These are going to be given out to new Meals-on-Wheels clients when they join the program. It sounds like a wonderful idea! So I decided to just finish these and keep them myself. They will brighten up our holiday season and later on - like maybe next year - I will make a few of the everyday ones to donate. I got the idea for putting the flying geese along the sides of the place mats from Sherri at A Quilting Life. I had made those flying geese blocks during my first year of quilting, so they have been around a long time. I love this block! It is one of my favourites!
The little block is an orphan from the Christmas Sparkler. I had originally auditioned a dark green, but then decided that the quilt needed a brighter green, so this little block was left over. I finished it so that it can be used as a hot pad for Christmas.

Then there is the little square miniature. It was also supposed to have been finished a long time ago too. I had wanted to enter it into our Guild's Quilt Show - as part of the silent auction. But needless to say, it didn't get done in time. (sigh) Oh, well, now I have to keep it! Hurray! This mini was paper pieced. It is only 14in x 14in (35cm x 35cm), but there are 336 pieces of fabric in it, not including the border. Each strip is only 1/4in finished. I only used scraps, but it didn't even make a dent in my stash and I doubt if I could have done this one if I hadn't paper pieced it.

Now on to other UFOs. I am working on something right now that is to be a present, so I can't show it until after Christmas.

Yesterday I told everyone to go to Freda's Hive for a give-away. Hope you left a comment. Today I am going to direct you to Ems Scrapbag for another give-away. Good luck!

10 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Just beautiful!!! I love to paper piece too.

the dutch purple rabbit said...

hallo,

the red and white quilt is yummie. Would you be so nice to keep an eye on the mail men for me. You're x-mas thing is left the building today.

nynke

em's scrapbag said...

The log cabin star is lovely. And the flying geese are wonderful. Way to finish some UFO's

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

These are darling projects. I can really appreciate them because I"m terrible at paper piecing and awful at flying geese. I tend to have trouble with that many points! Nice job.

Thanks for joining my party this week!

Exuberant Color said...

Didn't it feel great to find a use for the flying geese blocks? That's why I don't mind having a box full of pieces and parts to use later.

I love your paper pieced log cabin star.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Wow! Your work is amazing. I love what you did here. I thought I was getting something done over at LeeHaven but its nothing compared with what you've got happening.

Chris said...

I love your log cabin quilt. It is so beautiful.

LizzieJane said...

Paper piecing is so much fun, wonderful work by the way.

Sherri said...

The placemats turned out beautifully! And I love the pot holder as well! What a great idea to use up some orphan blocks! Your miniature quilt is also gorgeous!

Oiyi said...

Oh wow, gorgeous work!!