Friday, 29 July 2011

NINE UFO's COMPLETED - YAY

I have been stitching up a storm on my sewing machine, I have managed to get 9, yes NINE UFO's finished this week. Some are small I have to admit, but still nine is good isn't it? I am so pleased with myself I have decided to have a give away, more about it later in this post. SO here are the pictures of the 9 items completed, there are some close ups as well so don't go thinking I have done more than nine will you! I took the pictures out the front of the bungalow this time as hubby has put up our gazebo and there is no way I can get to my bench for the photos, but I am pleased with these anyway, so may use the front again. I have to say my new neighbour over the road was giving me funny looks!!!! hahahaha
Bag made with the batik strips...
 close up of quilting on above bag...
 showing the handles, I like these handles very much...
 Different bag so this is No.2 ...
 No.3 this one is GI-normous folks...
 No.4 using strips this time...
 close up of quilting on above...
 No.5 black and white strips...
 quilted with variegated red thread...
 all together now...
 This is NOT one of my set of nine -
 this is the give away-
leave me a comment on this post and you will be entered to win this bag,
simples...
 close up for you...
 Small Trapunto mat finished - UFO No. 6
 close up for you...
 No.7 slightly larger mat in a tessellating pattern, fun to do...
 and this is the back of it...
 No.8 is a Quilt, one of the ones I designed way way back for Makower...
 sunglasses on, this is the back...
 No 9 of my set of 9
yet another Makower Quilt designed for them by me,
I love this one because it used a range called Nettlebed
which is a village close to where we used to live...
 Close up for you...
 and the back...
 There you are then, the NINE UFO's done and dusted.........NEXT...

When Ros came on Sunday she brought these flowers for me...
note my machine gets in the picture too...
 aren't they beautiful...
 and she made me a MORSBAG,
thank you Ros...

Back to the machine after taking pikkies and I now have another bag
ready to be assembled, I did different patterns on the strips on this one,
but I did make a boo boo, can you spot it I wonder???
 the back of it..
 close up for you...
 Last one for now,
this is yet another of my Makower Quilts, pinned up ready for Quilting,
I am looking forward to getting this one under the machine...
So there you have it, piks of what I have achieved this week and it is only Thursday, well it has just flicked over to Friday actually, but I can't do any sewing right now, hahahaha. I also got the backings ready for two other quilts and sorted borders for yet another. I am, as they say, on a roll.
I love Quilting, don't you?

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16 comments:

Leah said...

Great Job!! I always love looking at the bags you have made. I am still using the one you sent me. I sure love mine. And your quilts are gorgeous, the quilting is superb!

jan said...

WOW Leah,
that was quick I was still editing some of the stuff. Does this mean you wish to be in the give away?
I have been lost without my computer, catching up on everything slow but sure. Hope you are well.
jan

luv2quilt2 said...

What an industrious quilter you've been! Doesn't it feel wonderful to get a UFO complete and out of the basket?

Tonya said...

love the apple trapunto quilt...very pretty

Di said...

What a busy bee you've been. Puts me to shame but couldn't really sit upstairs and sew while he's slaving away decorating. PVAing the walls today and Jeff is doing the skirting boards!

Rosa-Munda said...

Oh my, you have been so busy!! The feather quilting looks really great on those bags. I like your new photo background - really sets off the quilts and bags. Ros xxx

sheppeylass said...

Wow - you have been a busy bee! I'd love to enter your giveaway, please. :)

Cal said...

You are super productive! Love the trapunto, looks gorgeous, should try one day, but my free hand quilting is very clumsy!

Anonymous said...

I really like the bags you make Jan,,, so I would love to be included in you little giveaway!!
Caz xxx

Quilt and Patch. said...

Love the bags you have and the whole 'blog' I also love the Trapunto! I did have a quick go at that when I was being taught the basics, five years ago but haven't done any since!!! Luv u Jan and keep up the good work and enter me in your little comp. regards Quilt and Patch(Liz)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan,
What a lovely array of bags, you certainly are a busy lady. I love all the different quilting patters you have used, is it all free motion quilting?
I enjoy reading your blog especially now as I am convalesing and can't get to my sewing machine yet.
Please enter me in your little give-a-way draw.
Love Aude. x

jan said...

WOOHOO Liz,
you made it, well done, see I knew you would work it out. Now all you have to do is make your own Blog. YES YOU CAN. I look forward to seeing it.
Consider yourself entered.
jan

Hi Aude,
Yes all my quilting is done free machine style on my Bernina, I would of course love to own a LongArm machine - who wouldn't? - but no room to fit it in this little bungalow and no funds for one either. hahahaha
Welcome to my Blog. If you look on the right hand side of the page you will my Other Blogs, do visit them when you can and leave a comment. I love to hear people's views.
You too are entered.
jan

Pomona said...

I think your giveaway is just as nice as mine - your quilting is quite beautiful!

Pomona x

Pat B said...

Just seen the reminder note and decided I would have a go! I know I already have a couple of your bags that I won at Quilt Set but you can never have too many can you? So thought I would try to win anothr! Pat

Di said...

I would love to win your bag! Remember the one you gave me some time ago? Well I used to use it to take my lunch to work (just the right size for the purpose) and the Quilt Set. However, I made Freya some lunch a week or so ago and put it in your bag and guess what, she loved the bag. Her words were "this is a lovely bag Nana". What can you say to a four year old? So she now has it and I am bagless, or that type of bagless anyway.

Maggi said...

Whoever said small is beautiful must have had your work in mind. These are all gorgeous.