Tuesday, 17 March 2015

MESSENGER BAG

Hi dear friends,

in May I will travel to Switzerland to see my children and grandchildren. So I'm quite busy sewing. I made two baby quilts for my new grandchildren (one is already in the quilting process, the second one has to be sandwiched). But what I finished first is a messenger bag for me. 



Done out of a lovely alcantara fabric bought some years ago.
Next I'll finish quilting the first baby quilt. Pictures are coming very soon. 
Have a nice week. Hughs.
Pink

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Drunkard's Path almost done

Hi friends,

and here is my Drunkard's Path table runner sewn together! I really love it, despite the fact that almost all circles don't match perfectly. I will probably hand quilt it.


It was fun and quick sewing all the circles. This tutorial was a great help. Sooo incredibly easy and fast. 
Thanks for visiting. Hugs.
Pink

Sunday, 8 February 2015

New project - Drunkard's Path tablerunner

Hi dear friends,

it seems that this year I'm very inspired. I'm already on a new project! I spent some days looking at wonderful quilts done with the Drunkard's Path block. Then, I realized that I have templates for this block! Next question what to do and which fabrics to use. I decided for shades of purple. Then I made a little layout on paper. Here are all the pieces cut out ready for playing around on my design wall.


And here is the possibly final result:


Lots of curves to sew! Each block measures 3 1/2". Final measurements for the tablerunner will be 15"x30".
Have a good start in the new week.
Hugs. Pink


Monday, 2 February 2015

Colorwash mini quilt finished

Hi dear friends,

here is my finished colorwash mini quilt!!! I'm very happy with the result and probably will go on with some of the kind quilt.
Corners:





Center:

Laying and hanging:




Stats: 
Measurements: 11"x11"
Technique:
Machine sewing and
Handquilting

Thank you for visiting.
Hugs.
Pink


Friday, 30 January 2015

Colorwash exercise

Dear friends,

I allways wanted to sew a colorwash quilt. So during the last days I spent some time looking at wonderful quilts in the web, just to get some inspirantion.

Since it is my first attempt, I decided to get small. First I had to grab all my fabrics and divide them into colors. What I found was usually done in 2" blocks, I cut mine in 1 1/2". So with all my tiny bits I sat in front of my design wall and stardet playing around.

This is the first result:

It is 11 by 10 blocks. After that I decided that I wanted it square, so I added one more row on the top and changed just some blocks on the buttom purple section. And here is the final result:

It is about 12" square, a bit wonky, but after quiltin I'll square it. Now I'm hand quilting it, probably very soon I'll show you the finished piece.
Have a nice week-end. Hugs.
Pink