Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Memory quilt is finished

The improvisational quilt I have began some days ago is finished.
It is the fast finished quilt - about 15 hours work in two days.
I had to finished because it was a memory quilt for the 30-th wedding anniversary of my beloved brother.

Happy I can took some pictures in home, where we lived and played as kids.

Here is the top view from above if someone is interested in.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Recycled lap quilt

Today I began a new lap quilt - some jeans and shirts have been waiting to be recycled.

It is absolutely improvisational top.

Removed the waistband, inner seam allowances added some triangles to build a rectangles shape and gathered them at the end.

Fast and furious :)

Instead of batting I will add a polar blanket.

It will be a picnic quilt/ lap quilt size and I am wandering about backing.

I will digging in my stash tomorrow.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

To be a member of a sewing summit

Hello to everyone who likes sewing and quilting.

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I am a part of a new family.

I was invited to make a tutorial .

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Recycling jeans : a clothes peg bag

Sometimes I am sewing things  following strange ideas.
I have to repair the old clothes peg bag. Suddenly saw the leftover from jeans I used for making a roll for my everyday gym.
I made plan to make a bag and use the pockets.

I have the hook hanger from the old one.

Some directions if you like it .

1. Cut out the inside pocket bag of the front pocket.
2. Stitch the side and bottom seams.
The tricky action - because the waist band is very thick I used additional bias piece to bind it. Make as quilt binding.
3. Stitch along the waist band , put the hanger and finished by hand to keep in place.

Easy, right? One hour project.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Easter eggs and COVID-19

The Quarantine.
It came suddenly although I have red many articles about corona virus in China.
Now I am sitting at home and trying to be calm.
There are appear activities that were forgotten : listening to the opera, learning foreign languages, tidy often, clean basic,  etc.
Sewing more by hand is used as a therapy.
Some years ago I designed an Easter egg using English paper piecing.
It take between one hour and one hour and a half, but the result can make happy the future owner of the egg,
This time I tried fussy cutting. The Easter is in the spring and flowers are perfect idea.
You can try letter, chicken, bunnies, etc. Personalized your creations.

I have tried even indigo died fabrics stitching with red thread.

If you like grab the pattern from HERE.
Enjoy the hand stitching!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Leap denim quilt

Do you think the people born on 29 of February are younger, as a spirit of course.
They celebrate once every four years, but their age is the same as the age of people born in same year, but not on 29  of February.
I was invited at the birthday party of a 60 years old man.
Thinking of present decided that a quilt was one possible choice.
I want to make a tied quilt for a long time.
I want to use a blanket for the back.
So the Leap denim quilt was born.
I have bought a blanket 200x150 cm.
About the top - recycled denim seemed a good idea for a man. I have one pair of his own jeans.
60 pieces as 60 ages, every forth is decorated with a piece of shirt, some are embroidered with events as children's birth, finishing schools etc.

The back is a KOH blanket - soft and cozy.

 After finishing I have packed and add a card, made with small leftover pieces.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Love and beyond

The month of Love began.

February if you wander.
Although for me each day have to be filled with love.

Here is winter and warmth of home push me to sew more things.
The ideas come in my head and with Internet :)

If you are looking for inspirations visit Crafting news. They have selected 21 ideas for Wedding Quilts.
They all are interesting and have story behind.

One of them is my wall hanging Love hearts. There are different hearts – Yo-yo, stripped, wonky, crazy, french braid, broken heart, patched heart, and double hearts.
Sometimes love brings you to the heaven, sometimes it hurts.

Let happy moments be more!