Wednesday, 18 January 2017

One mini quilt = one pouch -- # 3

Today is the turn of the third mini quilt to welcome you.
If you want to see the little stories of the first two mini quilts of the series, please go here and here.

Here is my
Happy Flowers mini quilt:

I used painted fabrics for flowers, stems and leaves and commercial fabrics for the background.
I chose this free motion quilting to give some texture to the background and I used a narrow zig-zag stitch to secure the appliqued flowers edges.

Now look at its transformation:

A simple beautiful pouch.

On the pouch back I kept the same way of quilting as for the other two pouches: alternating a few lines with unequal zig-zag stitches.

It was another quick and fun project I am sure will have some followers.

The Mini quilts becoming pouches series continue. From time to time I will bring some of them here, on the blog. 

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

One mini quilt = one pouch -- # 2

In the last days of 2016, I made a few pouches. On that occasion, I inaugurate a new series of posts on the blog about mini quilts. What's the connection between pouches and mini quilts?  Well, at the beginning, each of these pouches was a mini quilt.
 If you want to see the first one, please go here.
Today is the turn of the second mini quilt to be presented.
I named it Serenity.

As you may see, I improvised a simple patchwork design, sewing a few strips and scraps of painted fabrics from my stash. I wanted that the quilting to contribute to the calm feeling inspired by the soft color combination.

The pouch made from it is so delicate!

On the pouch back I played alternating a few lines with unequal zig-zag stitches.
It was another quick project I so loved to do. 

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year!

I wish you to have a year full with all you need!

I don't like to make promises and resolutions.
A few times I've tried to do that, but I never felt comfortable.
What I will do this year is a problem closed in my brain and my notebook only.
I want to keep this blog clean and friendly. That's why I try to bring here solutions, ideas, beautiful things, good spirit. Even if I will not be a disciplined blogger, posting regularly.

So, less talk more work. It's the only thing I am trying to do every day.
I hope to give you reasons to stay around here.

Have a beautiful year, my dears!
Here is a poster I made for you, using a photo taken while picking apples from my little orchard, in October 2016.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to say Thank you for being here and support my trip through the Wonderful World of Quilting.
I wish everyone out there a joy filled holiday!
This is one of my recent coasters I finished just a few days before Christmas.

  Have a beautiful week, my dears!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

One mini quilt = one pouch -- # 1

I made a few pouches for one of my friends. She wants to give them as Christmas presents.
Luckily the design was my choice.

I decided to make for the fronts of three of them three different mini quilts. But the fabrics from my stash have not encouraged at all my imagination, so I painted a few pieces of fabric and I started working.

Here is #1
I named it Surprise Mini quilt

I liked very much improvising this log cabin design using pieces of commercial fabrics and painted fabrics.The quilting is simple just to calm down a little the bright composition.

On the pouch back I inserted a line of zig-zag stitches, playing just a little bit with the zig-zag width.

  I have put all together and the pouch was ready in no time.

 Have a beautiful day, my dears!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Lovely Stocking Pattern for our gifts

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but I'm sure that I'm not the only one starting the to-do sewing list for Christmas gifts.
If you are like me, you give so much attention to the gifts you are sewing, that almost always the time left for thinking about how to pack them is so limited that you end up making a last minute improvisation. Sometimes it turns out well but only sometimes, not always.
That's why this year I added on the list, next to each gift project, a very brief description of how I will pack it and I am trying to prepare ahead all I need for packaging.

Here is one project that could serve both as a gift and as a package to host a gift.

For those of you loving the folk style and wanting a fresh look for your traditional projects,  I listed again the Granny Stocking Pattern in my Etsy shop.
It will be listed for a limited time. So, if you like it and need it,  just take this opportunity.
If you want to learn more about the Granny Stocking Pattern, you might find useful this post.

Have only beautiful sewing days, my dears!
Thank you for your support!