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!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

A peek inside my sketch folder

Needlepoint and maps.
This is my play ground now.
I'm working on a few graphic design projects. Less sewing for the time being.

one motif - four possibilities

Art map. It would be great if I will manage to make a version for a quilt eventually.

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Out and About

I try to find inspiration everywhere I go.
An unexpected invitation and a mini-holiday nourished my soul and imagination with a lot of beauties.
A 400 years old village, Valea Zalanului, secluded in the heart of a forest, on a mountain with mild slopes in the Romanian Carpathians was chosen by Prince Charles for buying an old property. He transformed it in Guesthouse opened to the public, helping the financing the Prince of Wales Foundation which activities are aiming the preservation of the local rich biodiversity of plants, mushrooms, insects, birds and large mammals. 
It was difficult what photos to chose for sharing in this post, because it is so much to show!
Eventually, I decided.
Here they are!

Have a beautiful day, my dears!