Monday, May 3, 2010

Finally quilting again

Another long break...

Have not done much sewing since coming back, but the upcoming wedding of my dear friend's daughter (and the kids favourite babysitter) has sent me back to the cutting table and sewing machine! Oh, I missed it and have my sew-jo back, yay!

We are making her and her husband-to-be a wedding quilt. With this fabric: 


and this pattern: 

Thimble Blossoms "Wild Things" by the gorgeous Camille Roskelley who writes one of my favourite blogs: Simplify


Here it is after lots of cutting and pinning:


Lots of sewing and ironing:

To this:



First completed block! And then I realised I had cut in the wrong direction...

So, another layercake of fabric was ordered from the fatquartershop and the cutting started again, off to do some more sewing now.

Good thing to come out of this is lots of extra fabric for a quilt for me ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Holiday

Long time since my last blog entry...good reason though as I was preparing for a 2 months overseas trip. As we are nearing the end of our holiday and will be back very soon here a few photos :

German Christmas Markets are the best






Love Rome!








 

Skiing in Austria rocks!



Only a few days left and I am looking forward to come home, defrost and get back into quilting!
(My friend and neighbour bought a Quilting Frame, how exciting is that!!!)

Thanks for stopping bye.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival October 2009

Park City Girl is hosting the



and I thought I should be game and participate.

The quilt I have chosen was made for a dear friends' baby girl born in August this year. My friend had been collecting different kinds of pink fabric for years and always wanted to make a quilt out of them, but did not quite dare to have a go herself. So I offered to make it for her, and I think this is my best quilt so far, I love it! (and so do my friend and her husband, she nearly cried when I gave it to them :) )
I had about 12 different kinds of 10 inch cuts to work with. What better to do than a chinese coin quilt on white to showcase the beautiful fabrics she had chosen:

My first time to stipple a whole quilt :)
(pictures were taken after I had washed and dried the quilt)


I chose green binding to bring out the leaves in some of the fabrics



I love pieced backings:


Ready to be given away:


If you would like to look at the pictures in a larger size have a look at my flickr

Thanks for dropping by :)


Miss 7's Quilt

Of course then our daughter wanted one as well, so I went about making one for her, totally different style, my first try of a raggedy edge quilt (again, I did not do a "normal" raggedy edge, I do not like the crosses in the fabric that usually characterize them, and I wanted to have different size patches as well...)











back:




Mister 9's Quilt

Our son is into soccer (just like his Dad ;) ) , and my obsession with quilting started about 2 1/2 years ago when I wanted a soccer quilt for him and could not find one I liked...so what does one do? Make one! Never mind I had no sewing machine or any clue about sewing. lol. A dear friend gave me a sewing machine she no longer needed and then I went onto designing (with help from my husband) a quilt I really loved. I mean following a pattern would be too easy, right?

So here you go, my first ever quilt:




( I had not finished hand stitching the binding when I took this shot)

Hope you like it as much as we do :)

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, October 3, 2009