Sunday, 11 November 2018

Summer Sorbet between Autumn and Winter


And here we are at the beginning of the penultimate month of this year. Just between the sumptuous golden Autumn and the whimsical silver white Winter.

The project I want to share with you today is a quilted table topper I just finished.

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The pattern is Summer Sorbet by Geta Grama, the block variant without borders.

I confess that I started to work with a heavy heart. I have avoided for a long time piecing together octagons, trapezoids, and triangles.

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I never thought that this could be an easy job. But it really was easy. Because Geta gives a lot of useful instructions and images, and above all, she gives a lot of tips in order to prevent mistakes.

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There are also illustrated suggestions for finding the best quilting design and what I much appreciated - printable pages for trying different quilting designs. Very useful, as you might see.

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Working on my table topper was a relaxing activity.

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Thank you, Geta! Your pattern is really good!

Have a beautiful sewing day, my friends!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

new quilt, new beginning

I'm still in the neutrals mood.
I managed to start another quilt, using the fabrics left from the other quilt I made.
This time I'm playing adding a few drops of red and blue into the layout made out from strips and rectangles.



And as we are in the middle of the summer, I wish you to

Have a beautiful sewing day or a fun vacation!


Friday, 22 June 2018

Bulky Alphabet Printable


I like to add applique words to bags, pouches, T-shirts, pillow covers. Last year I created a set of capital letters that helped me to sew a lot of beautiful gifts for my friends.

Today I share with you a brand new set of capital letters, I named it Bulky (I think it's obvious why).

abeeautifulday.blogspot.com-Bulky Alphabet Letters Template


Creating it, my main aim was to make the design so that when stitching one letter in place to go all the way around without cutting the thread when moving from the exterior to the interior edge.

The first test was this simple beach bag I made for this occasion.

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I chose this applique word because Summer is my favorite season when I keep thinking about the seaside and waves, and blue sky, and shells... That's why I limited the color palette to this beautiful blue.
I used the 2" reversed templates of the letters and the star symbol. 


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The star symbol and - & - are the bonuses I added to this Alphabet template. They will help you to create a lot of layout variants of your words, names, phrases. 


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So If you plan some projects needing applique letters, maybe the Bulky Alphabet Capital Letters Template will help you. It waits for you here.

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Enjoy your work and have a beautiful day 
my dears!



Monday, 5 March 2018

a sneak peek at the finished Racetrack Quilt

I finished the Racetrack Quilt.
I used for quilting straight lines following the patchwork design units but regarding their density, I composed an irregular grid of vertical and horizontal lines to avoid the quilt getting a stiff, static look.
Here is only a sneak peek at the quilt.


More details about the quilt, in a future post.


Have a beautiful day, my dears!



  

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Racetrack - New quilt in progress

I just finished a quilt for which I used only neutral prints and solids. A little bit warm neutral, a little bit cold neutral, a little bit white and a little bit black, trying to give balance to the whole composition.

Racetrack quilt - abeeautifulday.blogspot.com

I made a few quilt designs and I chose the one that suggests a racetrack. 
Working on the test quilt I liked that it was easy to make. Piecing only squares and rectangles. It needs only attention not to mess up the order in which they are sewn.
The variations that I have searched for the fabric choice confirmed that the quilt layout looks good in other combination of colors and prints too.
And I have one more mention: the Racetrack quilt is Jelly Roll friendly.

Racetrack quilt - abeeautifulday.blogspot.com

It's that kind of design that can be used both for large quilts and small quilts, by simply assembling more or fewer bloks or units. Also, it might be the perfect choice for a boy or man quilt.

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I confess that knowing what hard it is to find a design when you have to sew a quilt for a man or boy, I have in mind to stay a while in this niche making more designs for quilts for the boys/men rooms.

The quilt top is ready. Now, to the big step - the quilting.

Racetrack quilt - abeeautifulday.blogspot.com

In the picture above the quilt lies flat. The quilt design gives the illusion of roundness. It's interesting that in reality, this illusion is not as obvious as in the picture.

Have a beautiful day, my friends!

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Rustic Chair Pads

My kitchen chair pads needed new covers for a long time.
I took two orphans from my pattern testing blocks box and decided to give them life as tops for the new chair pad covers. A few pieces of red fabric and two zippers helped me to make two of the most cheerful reasons to like the time I spend in my kitchen.

Country Home block used for a rustic chair pad cover - abeeautifulday.blogspot.com


No quilting, no batting. Only the good old patchwork.

Country Home block used for a rustic chair pad cover - abeeautifulday.blogspot.com


And as the beauty is in the imperfection, it does not bother me that the red-white little squares of the gingham pieces of fabric do not match each other.

The name of the block I used is Country Home. Easy and quick to make.

How about you? Do you plan to sew something new for your home this year?

Heave a lot of beautiful sewing days, my dears!

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