Friday, 5 December 2014

Brief encounter



Hey! What are you doing there?


Look what I'm doing!


I'm quilting this.


OK! Be good! I'll be back!





Have a beautiful day, my dears!



Friday, 21 November 2014

Preparing for the White Season - Work in Progress

It's still fall but I started thinking about the winter.
I don't like it at all. That's why I make big efforts to be creative in the winter.
Using some bits of the warm-season-enthusiasm, I'm working on a quilt with only two fabrics. One-solid, one-printed. One-white, one-grey.


The tiny white dots on grey are among my favorite prints ever.
I have included my block pattern in the layout, changing its scale.


As always, it was very hard to chose only one from the many layout versions I made.   

It will be a large quilt, so please, wish me luck!



Have a beautiful and warm weekend, my dears!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

An apron for a Future Mom

The gift was delivered. I can show you now whose is the happy face from the last post, drawn especially for this occasion, by my friend, artist Lenus Dragulelei.


This is an apron I made for a future mom who is a passionate baker. She makes the most delicious and beautiful sourdough bread. I wrote about her a wile ago, but that post is in Romanian. Maybe Google Translate will help a little.
It was quite difficult to sew the appliqued baby. The white fabric unraveled quite easy, but I liked the baby better having these unfinished edges than a smooth, fine line, sewn by hand.


This is the second attempt. First time I secured the edges with a black narrow zigzag stitch. When all the baby parts were sewn I realized that I don't like it at all. Too much black contrasting with the cute little one. It looked like someone who has no idea of sewing struggled to show her best intention.
I thanked once again  the one who invented the seam ripper and I cleaned all up.
Second time I used a simple straight stitch and now everything looks much better. At least I think so.


I kept the colors, the style and of course, the logo used on previous aprons I made for her.
Now I am released. 
All is well when it ends well!
I'm heading to the next project!

Have a beautiful day, my dears!  

I am linking to Finish it up Friday!


Monday, 10 November 2014

Happy Face

Not much sewing here these days. Yet something it was finished and now is ready to go to its owner. 
Because it is a surprise, only a sneak peek for now!

This cute face was drawn by artist Elena Dragulelei. Our collaboration began with the Owl Quilt and will continue with other fabrics projects quilted or not quilted.

Have a beautiful day, my dears!




Friday, 24 October 2014

Hello!


This is my first participation in the Blogger's Quilt Festival held at Amy's Creative Side.
Thank you, Amy!
AmysCreativeSide.com


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 had 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.



I have entered my owl-quilt in Blogger's Quilt Festival Mini Quilt Category.
If you have a little time to spend, please come and vote for your favorite quilt!

I am linking also to Finish it up Friday!

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!