Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Strippy pouches

I've been mostly working on large quilts for a while, so I wanted to make a small project so I could play with some already cut fabric strips. The strips was neatly stacked, but they occupied a lot of space on my cutting table. I've been wanting to make some small purses/bags with zipper for a while, after seeing a lot of gorgeous ones here in Blogland and on Facebook. I'm not so crazy about working with zippers, so I had to challenge myself and get to it :-)
Found this cute pattern over at Moda Bake shop called "Strippy Charm pouch".

I ended up making three pouches in two days, so this was not so hard :-) Easy to make stuff like this when the fabric is already cut, and fun too!
They all found new homes pretty fast :-) I love making people I care about, happy :-)

I'm working on a gorgeous quilt using this fabric line. It's the "Vintage Modern" by Bonnie & Camille. It's a secret quilt, but I'll post a photo of it when it's finished ;o)
Today it's my Wednesday off work, so I'll be spending some time in my sewing room between housework-duty ;o) 

Wish you all a Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A finish :-)

Finished Comfort quilt #1 a couple of days ago, and got to take a photo of it today. 
 The owner is happy about how it turned out :-)

A close up of the quilt:
 I used an allover pattern (pantograph) and light grey variegated thread. 

I have been quilting the "Spools" quilt, and today I could start playing on the white background. I love the McTavishing pattern, even if it's sooo difficult to do but I hope to get it look better as I move along. It's the first time I try the So Fine! thread. It will hide some of the threadplay that comes with quilting this background filler, and I hope it hides some of my mistakes as well :-)
I got the idea for the quilting the spools from Kathy, a blog friend of mine. She is a proffesional longarm quilter, and I love her quilting. She suggested to quilt some straight lines across in matching thread to give the texture of thread on a spool. Thanks so much for your advice Kathy :o)


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Progress and some new stuff :o)

I forgot to take a photo of the first top I made, but this is the second one. It's already quilted, and I'm almost done with the binding and I will add a photo of it when it's finished :-) Hope to finish quilting the other top really soon... :-) This photo is taken with my phone, so it's not so good...

I couldn't resist starting a new project after working very hard with the quilts for my two youngest hearties. Felt like making something "fresh". In my previous post I did show you a photo of some unfinished blocks, and this is the result:

I really love the fresh colors, and now I can play with my longarm on it :o) Been thinking about how I want to quilt it, but not sure yet. Will keep playing with pencil and paper a bit more before I really make up my mind. It will be a wall quilt, so I will try to do some custom quilting.

Speaking of pencils.... I got a package of pencils in the mail yesterday. Many pencils... in many colors :-)
And along with the pencils where textile medium and some gorgeous perle thread... 
I just couldn't resist asking  Helen Stubbings at Hugs'n Kisses to make me a kit with what I needed, to play with the fun method she taught us when she and Gail where here in April. The pattern is from Helen Stubbing's book called "Faux Appliquè". This will be a table runner in the end :o) 

I have finished the Hugs'n Kisses project I started when I attended the class in April, but it still needs a frame so I can hang it on my wall... Guess a trip to IKEA is about to be real soon :-)

I haven't spent much time here in Blogland lately, but I do try to leave a comment when I visit. Guess during the Autumn and Winter ahead will leave more time for blogging and reading blogs. I find it very inspiring to read your blogs, and hopefully... you'll get some inspiration back from visiting me :-)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Still sewing :o)

I've been making progress on several projects during the summer holidays. I must admit it feels so good to enjoy some hours in my sewing room :o)

I've finished the two quilts for each of my two youngest hearties. One is also quilted, and binding is added. Just need to finish the binding by hand. The second is waiting for some batting to arrive in the mail, and I will get to quilt it and add the binding, then both of the quilts will finally be finished :-) I haven't taken a photo of them, but will until my next post :o)

Yesterday I started a new project. I did order a fatquarter bundle of the gorgeous "Vintage modern" line by Bonnie & Camille a couple of weeks ago, and I also got the "Spools" pattern by Camille Roskelley. Finished all the cutting and got to start piecing. I was so happy to find out how fast this quilt was to make! I'm already half way done piecing the blocks, and I guess I'll be able to finish up the top today. 
Not sure about how I'm going to quilt this one, but since it's going to be a wall quilt, I might try some fancy stuff. I need to practice, you know :o)

Wish you all a great day :-)


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