Saturday, 20 August 2011

What I have been doing this week!

While rummaging in my UFO baskets I came across a few things I had forgotten about completely. I don't go there too often; guilt, you see!

I found a couple of "orphan" blocks, leftovers from this quilt:

This is what became of them:

a couple of humble pot holder!

 Another thing I found while digging through those baskets was a bag full of fabric strips. I cut them from scarps a couple of years ago, I think I was still living in China at the time. As my scrap basket was quite full again, I cut some more and started to sew them into blocks. This is how far I got. I still have heaps of strips left, so I will continue with making blocks until I have enough for a decent size quilt.

I'm not yet sure how I will set the blocks. I will have to play around with them a bit, I think!

I continued with quilting my little "art quilt". It does improve with lots and lots of quilting, don't you agree?
Also, if you happen to go to the Weekly Themed Quilt contest here, you'll find a quilt of mine; Marianne's Garden. Voting is open until Sunday... hint hint... ;)



Cathy said...

What a beautiful post Vreni, doesn't it feel great getting some finishes done? And those pot holders are a great idea. Your flower quilt is awesome, I went and voted for it. xo

Jackie said...

Love the first quilt!! But I just love what you did with your extra blocks too! An amazing quilt for the contest. Off to vote!

SewSofie said...

Ahh Vreni your quilts are wonderful and so nice to look at. I have a scrap strip quilt that ive yet to finish, as well as boxes of overflowing scraps. Time for me to get cutting too :)

SewSofie said...

PS. I voted and yours is beautiful!
PSS. forgot to say that I LOVE the hand quilting on the art quilt

Marg said...

A great way to use those orphan blocks. It's amazing how much scraps multiply isn't it. The string blocks are lovely.
Off to vote, your quilt is beautiful.

Jodi said...

You got my vote - it's lovely! Good luck!

barcord said...

love the colours in those pot holders, and the quilt is fabulous. Marianne's Garden is soo beautiful. There must be months and months of stitching there. Cant wait to see what becomes of the scrap blocks. Hope you are well. Blessings B.

Jessica said...

I voted for you. I love the potholders, what a great idea for orphan blocks!

Silvia said...

Hi Vreni,
I have already vote for you. I hope you will win.

Rossana said...

The " Marianne's Garden Quilt" is really wonderful!
Great job! I have already voted for you, Vreni.
I hope for your win!

Linda said...

Those are beautiful! I love the string blocks, especially! Great uses, too, for the orphan blocks.

Hilde said...

Isn't it a great way of clearing the 'clutter'? And a burst of creativity is the result! XH

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- those extra blocks are really cute -- I love that you made use of them by making some cool potholders. Looks like you're putting your UFOs to good use. Love your gorgeous garden quilt too -- Good Luck!

Janet said...

I love what you get up to, the string blocks look wonderful and what a good idea to turn the orphans into pot holders. Right, I'm off to vote for your quilt because I love it so much.

blauraute said...

Hallo Vreni,
Du warst ja fleißig. Alles schaut so schön sommerlich aus, richtig erfrischende Farben hast Du gewählt.
Dir weiterhin eine schöne Woche und liebe Grüße

meli B said...

I like what you have been making. I think I got to the voting too late, sorry. I have been blogging very little lately.

Lynda said...

Love the string blocks. I'm always looking for ideas to use up some of my smaller scraps.

I love the applique quilt...amazing!