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!