Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Lazy Cat - a toy pillow

The perfect companion in a rainy day - a lazy cat, isn't it ?

I'm still working on this project trying to turn the drawn character of my friend, visual artist Elena Dragulelei, in a cute and comfortable toy-pillow both for children and the adults with the soul of a child.

Here are my first four tests:

And here is my fifth:

Others may follow, but in a completely different register of colors.
One big problem is that we didn't decided how we will call him. Any suggestion?

You may see other results of our collaboration here, here and here.

Back to work now.

Have a beautiful day, my dears!


Thursday, 10 September 2015

The first sign of autumn

The first days of autumn reminded me of a project started earlier. Of course, it's still in testing.
My work-in-progress-projects-pile keeps growing. But sometimes that's the way the things are going.

It's all I'm showing you for now!

Have a beautiful autumn, my dears!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Time is Running block - WIP3

The third test of my new block "Time is Running" is ready.

You may see the other ones here and here.
With every test I love it more and more.
It offers so many ways for the layout without losing its crisp and bold visual expression.

In this third test I used my favorite fabric colors/print combination.

At least for now I'm very attached to the white-red-black-gingham. But I think I will try to make one more block using other colors.

Have a beautiful week, my dears!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Time is Running block - WIP2

This is the second test of my block. The first one is in my previous post.

This time I wanted to see how it looks changing the colors and using a few fabric scraps.

One thing is obvious: the colored/patterned rectangles broke the narrow sashing and lead the shapes to melting in the background. So, the block boundaries are less visible and the quilt graphic composition looks totally different compared with the black & white version.   
I keep working on this block. I try to see with my mind eyes the right quilting design too.

Back to work!

Have a beautiful weekend!

I'm linking to Finish it up Friday!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Back to sewing. Time is running

Finally, hot weather left us alone!
Almost two months with hot air, day and night. Not a single little cloud or a little drop of rain. In a city full of cars and concrete. Hard to breathe. Hard to think. Hard to live.

Having a better sleep in the fresh air of the last night, I woke up with fresh strengths and optimistic mood.
So, how about testing one of my patchwork designs, I said!
I named it Time Is Running and as (almost) always, my inspiration source was Romanian needlework.
It's about the diamond motif.
In Traditional Art the diamond symbolizes fertility, Mother Goddess, Goddess of the Earth.

But in this first test I placed the design so that at the first glance you see only a simple composition of squares and triangles. Because I wanted to keep everything simple: straight cuts, simple geometric shapes, simple stitching. And because my first impulse was to not show my point of view explicitly .

So, being a work in progress, that's all about it for now.

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

I am linking to Linky Tuesday

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Free Design

I'm still working on some designs. In the last post I showed you a few.
Today I will share with you one more.

It is a printable design for my subscribers. More details about it are in my newsletter.
The main motif of this design might be used for composing quilting patterns but also for raw edge applique or for block printing and for many mixed media projects.

These being said, I wish you to enjoy my design and of course,

Have a beautiful day!