red UFO and my sewing room

As my last quilt “Picnic with Bella” was fun (and also quick) to quilt, I decided to have a look in the wardrobe and check those UFOs, i.e. unfinished objects = quilt tops. The first one I found was the Red UFO top, found the matching backing and made a quilt sandwich with basting pins.

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This quilt top was sitting on the shelve at least for 4 years. I always loved the quilt design, but my color choice since then has changed very much. These were my beginner years without any knowledge about modern quilting, following the classical color combinations.

I started quilting on Thursday afternoon and today midday I finished the quilt with binding.  Once more I went for free-motion quilting with meanders. As the weather is warm and sunny, but very, very windy I could not take any pictures. I have cleaned up my sewing room and decided to take some photos here. My sewing room is half for me and quilting, and half for the books we have. My husband has a lot of fantasy novels and always has problems finding his favorite book as they are stacked in 2 rows.

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Above a close up with my flower photos which are developed on metallic photo paper and have incredible colors. The pair on the left ares my parents about 55 years ago. The 2 small children are my husband Helmut and his sister Waltraud about 65 years ago.

Tomorrow I shall have a day of from sewing, but never the less I can think about my next quilting projects!

Have a nice Sunday, Barbora

10 comments on “red UFO and my sewing room

  1. Laura Lynn says:

    Boy, those colours are really MY favorite! That quilt is stunning. I can see that as a wall hanging to brighten up any room. Well done!


  2. suth2 says:

    That is a beautiful quilt. Do you have a home planned for it?


  3. quiltykanuck says:

    First of all, your quilt is GORGEOUS! Second, nice bright sewing room. I don’t personally own many quilting books. Not that I don’t want any, but I have a tendency to go online for patterns. But I’d love a well stocked shelf like that. Very nice! I’m in the process of building my sewing space. It’s a bit of a mess right now, but give it another 4-6 weeks, and it will be lovely.

    Come check it out if you have a moment!


    • skalabara says:

      Hi Yanic, thanks for stopping. No worry, I do not have so many quilting books – about 20. All the other ones are “normal” books – novels, traveling guides, cookbooks … The room (before I took it over) was for reading and a siesta nap. When I started with quilting I did buy a lot of magazines. All came from the USA. Today we can buy a wide range of european magazines, but the patterns are usually in centimeters. And I cannot coop with it. So I also go on the internet or design my own patterns!
      Happy Sunday, Barbora


      • quiltykanuck says:

        Oh! well then, with all my other books, My bookcase would definitely look like yours. I’m a traditionalist, I can’t get myself excited electronic readers. 🙂


      • skalabara says:

        I am the same. I do a lot on the computer or ipad, but do not read any electronic books.


  4. knitnkwilt says:

    Books, like scraps, multiply. 🙂 I think your quilt looks modern: asymmetrical, varied size blocks, simple shapes, and graphic design. And besides, it is gorgeous.


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