Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Gravatar paper pieced block pattern

What is a Gravatar?

When browsing different web sites, you may notice that many users have a picture next to their name. These pictures are called "avatars." WordPress, however, uses a specific type of avatar called "Gravatars"--short for "Globally Recognized Avatar."

I like them very much and began of thinking to design them as quilt pattern.

The service matches your WordPress profile information to the email address.

But this is a private information, you say. That is the reason I stopped making anything.

Till yesterday when realized that any string of characters can be converted as avatar.

Hеllo, happy birthday, love, happiness, mum, dad etc.

I began with thankyou! and designed it as a 12” paper pieced block.



 I made a cushion case to test the pattern.



 Love it! 

You can try it at CRAFTSY or ETSY.

Then played with EQ7 and add more colors.


Interested? Get the PDF pattern from HERE.

To be continued...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The last blocks from 9Patch sampler

Although I ordered the block according their difficulty think that Block number 10 happened too easy.
I could not found the name of it. Some of the blocks in EQ7 has no name but number.

Block Number 11

Block Number 12 - Time&Tide.
I found an interesting video at Youtube.

Here is the whole pattern quilt.

My project turned out very nice.
I like the touch of mustard as background in each block.

Next steps are the quilting and binding.
Stay connected here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

9patch sampler

The Block number 8 was easy to make - 6 HST triangles and 3 squares.

Number 9 was complicated.

Even I decided to use paper piecing sewing corduroy was not easy, but the result is satisfying.

The quilt pattern at this stage

To be continued...

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The 9patch game continues

Now comes the block number 6 called Ribbon quilt. It was very easy to make.
Half square triangles and a square in the centre.

I have found an interesting tutorial here:

This is great if you want to have more Ribbon quilt blocks.
Probably one day I will give it a try.
The place of this block in the whole quilt is:

The number 7 is very common Greek square.

To be honest I am very sorry I have started this project as a Recycle project - I have collected some corduroy shirts. They are very colorful and nice to touch, but sewing them is a disaster for me. Some of them are very soft, some have 3% lycra. I am very punctual to cut and sew along the lines of the printed pattern. This block took me a tittle more time than sewing it with cotton fabrics.
Anyway like the final look.

I have googled this block and think that most beautiful result is Fresh Lemon Quilts color idea

 The previous blocks from the Game you can found HERE, Here,  hEre and heRe :)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The game 9Patch

The game 9patch is almost to the end and I realized I haven't wrote any post after the third block.
This year I promise to be more organized.
Here is the block N4 (centre 9patch} and its place in the whole quilt.

The block Number 5 (Pinwheel variation) comes, too.

Here are some tips for sewing the star.

Once you prepare the star beams simply add to the other pieces of the 9patch block.

It is very important to look after the place of the beam :)
As you see I haven't looked.
Anyway - I like the result, so didn't rip.

Wait for the next blocks.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tessellating Hearts pattern

I love tessellation. Each time I can combine shapes in tessellation mode I am happy.
One month ago started design an anniversary quilt.
What is the most suitable shape than a heart. But not common simply heart already known.
I think to change some of the hearts with pictures of the mutual life during all 20 years. 20 hearts for 20 Years.
When test the pattern I make a placemat. Fast and easy work.

It is based on 6 inches block.
The pattern is very versatile so you can add so many block you need to have the desired size.

 Great scrap buster, easy to sew.
The pattern is available at ETSY and CRAFTSY.

My quilt will be based on 12 inches block. It is easy to enlarge or I will add the measures for 10 and 12 inches blocks at the pattern soon.
Would be glad to see your comments down.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Four cushions

The last project from last year continued on the first of January was four cushions.
A friend of mine asked me to decorate hall where the main color is vanilla. The couch, the curtains, the carpet, even the walls. It looks nice, but without any accent.
I made the cushion corresponding to the doors of the cupboard and used rests from the curtains.

"The Steps of the court" have the same look even the stripes makes an angular feeling.