Wednesday, December 29, 2021

A Love tale - Last quilt for 2021

It is not easy to sit down in front of computer to write a post here with Instagram's invasion. Not so easy as before. With mobile in hand it seems the easiest thing is to open any App.

Call me old fashioned , but I am still doing my effort to keep alive this kid - my blog. 11 years so far. It became a teenager. Ha ha.

The last quilt for 2021 was a special design for a 14 years old girl.She described her idea and mentioned her favorite colors. You say it is enough , let's go!

I have promised to myself not to buy any fabric until I reduced my stash at least half. So I have use small pieces to create something that catch eyes.

At the beginning I draw a design with small squares 3 inches unfinished, but it seemed to ugly.

Then updated to this

calculated the blocks and started to make them.

First order on the floor has shown it is too busy, especially the blocks containing  red square.

 I realized to place them in something as a frame .

A this stage I ordered similar blocks separated in rows - small squares, half triangles and bold squares. When I say bold it means - hand written prints as love letters, printed hearts, rose as a flower of love, a Tour Eiffel stamp - as you know the Paris is city of love.

I like this order so much and and stitched together.

The back

That was the whole story of the last 2021 quilt.


Wishing you all Merry Christmas and Happy New 2022!

Be fill with joy and power, be sensitive, creative!

Discover new challenges!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Embroidered baby quilt

 I was given this embroidered pieces some years ago, but till now haven't create anything.


Finally it came - a special friend's son has a baby.

Collected some stripes and  began the sewing.

The design is easy - almost 9 patch deconstructed, but not exactly.

For the back I have used an IKEA fabric and the quilting is like an old photo.

A midnight picture of the finished quilt.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

The longest summer has ended

 I know it has been a long period without sharing any news.

At the beginning of this year I promised to me to write at least a post per month.

But the summer came and I have had no time for keeping the promises.

I have finished many projects some of them non quilting or sewing, but I am happy and satisfied with the results.

Anyway I am here and hope we will enjoy together again.

A 3D Christmas star has captured my thoughts many months because love too much geometry and EPP.

I have stolen some time to design it and write a pattern. You can find it HERE.

Made a star for a gift or for decoration. 

It is really funny.


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Manx quilting block

Some years ago I spent almost 6 months for learning different patchwork and quilting techniques, different blocks and patterns. I have not tried all of them but those ones I was interested in I have tried.

Yesterday a quilt friend shared a very old technique and I realized I have not seen it before.

This is a Manx quilting block.

It is very easy, hand sewn  method that don,t need perfect measures.

I was challenged to make it by machine.

I decided to finish as a coaster because no idea what to do with a whole quilt the same technique. For now:)

Here is a short tutorial how to make the binding.

Do not place the last "logs". Instead of this use the backing for binding.

Double fold the sides by iron.

Double fold the corner.

Repeat with  all corners. Begin stitching from the middle of the side.

When reach the corner pivot with needle down.

Then turn back as close to the fold as you can.

At the next corner I made a back stitch in the inner corner. Hope it will lay more neatly.

The back 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

What a wonderful world - an educational quilt for twin boys

 I can't believe I haven't shared here my last quilt from 2020.

It was amazing quilt for twin boys for playing on the floor.

The idea came when I receive an order to make a present for their birthday, but there is no time to sew two separate quilts.



There is a sun to play with the sunbeams.

 moon and stars


and kite in the sky with tale with different texture ribbons


The rainbow comes after rain 

After winter

comes spring


There are autumn leaves, strawberry fields,  mountains and meadows, a lake with a fish and cats walking around.

The back is filled with stars.

What a wonderful world!


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hand quilting design

 Finally decided on hand quilting for the Disappearing Hour Glass Quilt.

Because it is a Study - the stitches are connected with making the block.

The white thread is for the stitching lines, the red thread shows where has to be cut.


Going to one corner I made a bigger stitch and realized that I could berry the thread in opposite direction and this would give more stability .

Made the knot as usual.

 And berry the thread in back direction along to the stitching - this makes the thread invisible if the fabric is light.

Finished front...
and back.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The back of the Hour Glass quilt

 Finally finished the top of the Disappearing HourGlass quilt.

Added 6 inch boarders around and here is the result.

If you wander what has happened with the first block. Here it is.

 I have implemented in the back.

 I adore Log Cabin in each and every variation.

The quilting is on the way.

 Thinking of hand quilting...

To be continued...