Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer gravatar

I am hooked on designing gravatars. After spring pattern hot summer is coming
For this one I used hand dyed fabrics and batiks that remind me summer heat, summer colors. Pretty much satisfied with the result. As background I have used many pieces - different shades of white .



 If you are more confident with freezer paper don't hesitate to use it.
You will save time with no tearing off the paper.


Combine some different colors - you will have a sunny baby quilt.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

More than happy

Do you remember my quilt 20 blessed years and the story behind?
Today I am sew satisfied.
Today is the anniversary date and She gave Him the quilt.
I don't say anything, just put here the words She wrote and the picture of happy owner with two girls.

He loves it and it brought a tear to his eyes. So lovely thank you thank you. Cx

 
 My lovely friends, I wish you to live many, many years  in LOVE and harmony!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

20 blessed years

These days the most popular news is the Royal wedding in English royal family.
On the same island, but with 20 years history live another couple. You might say they have an ordinary life. Probably you are right, probably not.
These 20 years were blessed with love, two beautiful girls and many incredible memories.
When she asked me to create a quilt as a anniversary gift for him I felt special. I wanted to make a different quilt, quilt that gather all 20 years and all love in this family.
I have been thinking out more than a month, discussed many ideas and finally designed a quilt.
It is base on my pattern Tessellating hearts quilt.

 But it is more than this base.
 At the very first beginning I have chosen some fabrics.
Then added more and almost made a mess on the floor.

I have added some paper pieced blocks connected with their lifetime.

 I designed a post box as a postage stamp. The narrow stripped stripe is associated with stamp edges.

 Made this as a sign of infinity love.


 And finally the top turned out absolutely gorgeous.
I have no doubt how to quilt it.
The spiral looks the only possible way. it begin from the center, goes through blocks corresponding to the life way and finally on the boarder I wrote the names of the family members.
Awesome result!
When found this place for taking pics without anybody's assistance I was truly lucky.

P.S. As usual I made a card with leftovers from sewing, short story and care instructions.


 Oh , forget to show the back. Rainy drops in both mint and sky blue.
There are many rainy days in England. :)


 The label


What more - it is a real LOVE story.

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 :)