Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Hello!


Among a lot of other urgent things, last week I worked hard at this feathered fellow.


Feathered it's only a way of saying. A lot of quilting I had to do!





All began when I saw this cute owl drawing made by my friend Lenus Dragulelei, a very talented Romanian artist who creates illustration for children books. My brain wheels started to roll quickly:
How I could turn the drawn owl in a quilt, but otherwise than only by applique? And the only thing that came in my head was an owl-by-itself quilt, if I may say so.


And step by step, thinking on the go, imagining how should be this or that, I managed to do it.

Because I am the kind of girl who likes to complicate her life, I told to myself that I will not like at all to see the eyes quilted on the quilt/owl back. And I made it a different appropriate quilting.

The only thing that did not came out how I wanted is the dimension. It has to measure about 36" long, but instead, it measures  less than 30". I wasn't paying attention when I did the sketch.

Even so, it could be at least a funny wall quilt.
Surely, the second one will have the right dimension to cover a little girl or a little boy from nose to toes.



Have a beautiful day, my dears!

 

Friday, 10 October 2014

Season quilting

Here is one of my wanderings between traditional and contemporary/modern quilting.


Who can decide the boundary between the two concepts? 
After all what is important is the result.
I made this table mat driven by this season colours and subjects. As always, the most difficult moment was: how I will quilt this?



I confess that I'm unhappy about how I pieced my triangles points. During piecing I was paying attention at this aspect but it seams that it was not enough. 



Well, let's move forward!

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

I am linking to Finish it up Friday!



Saturday, 4 October 2014

Trick or Treat?

It's too early for this, I know, but how could I call this little bag otherwise?

I made it based on this block.








Have a beautiful day!

I am linking to Finish it up Friday!


Monday, 29 September 2014

Think positive?!

I had a full Sunday. My little family was reunited for a happy reason. We slept late night but I dreamed beautiful.  This morning somebody-up-there decided to bring me suddenly down to Earth like this:
1. My laptop broke down.
2. My washing machine broke down.
I stop here my list in order to.... think positive.

So, I have only one illustration today. But a cheery one (I hope!). Like a golden Autumn day.
One block I used already for a small project  I will show you when things will calm down here.



Have a beautiful week, my dears! 
 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Coffee Break

This morning.
Under my coffee mug.


I found a message.



Have a beautiful day, my dears!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Late Summer Little Bag

Do you remember the last post?
Well, one piece of the painted fabrics became the new member of my Colibri bags family. I called it Late Summer.



Looking for something to match the painted fabrics, I discovered pieces of denim, cloth, corduroy and others, forgotten in the hidden nooks of the cabinet. When I saw them I was very happy because they were just right for the Autumn bags.
I was happy too working again after a long time, with combinations of fabrics having different compositions, thicknesses and textures. 
For this bag I chose a thin blue corduroy fabric because it seemed to me that the painted fabric needs it as a still but not quiet companion.



It turned out a cheerful and handy little bag, big enough to host the essential things and small enough to wear it as a chic accessory.







Have a beautiful day, my dears!



Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Between Summer and Autumn

I'm still making Colibri little bags. I'm trying to fit the shape with the fabric print.
Because I didn't have fabric suitable for making bags, I tried my hand on two pieces of white fabric.

I painted one thinking about summer:

I like how the puffy paint gives a 3D layout.
 
 



and the other one thinking about autumn:








Nothing spectacular, but now I have what I need in no time and without spending any money.

Back to work!

Have a beautiful day!