Monday, July 30, 2012

A cup of coffee - free

Good morning!
It is time for the first coffee for the day.
A cup of coffee is now available as a free pattern download on Craftsy!
If you have no Craftsy account, you can find the PDF pattern for a cup of coffee here .
Hot, black and aromatic.
It is part of a Coffee set I had designed last week. The pack is available here.
You can collect all of them in a table topper or wall hanging.

Mill the grounds and make a coffee the way you preffer.
Enjoy the day!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Coffee time - French press

It is time for next pattern from my favorite Coffee time!

A French press, also known as a press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger, cafetiere (UK) or сafetière à piston, is a simple coffee brewing device that was first patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929.
The French press underwent several design modifications over the years. The first coffee press, which may have been made in France, was the modern coffee press in its most rudimentary form: a metal or cheesecloth screen fitted to a rod, and pressed down into a pot of boiling water.(Wikipedia)
Here you can find the pattern!
I have added a bonus - an empty French press.
So the coffee theme expanded.
Come in some days to see what is the next...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

An Old-fashion manual coffee grinder

It is early in the morning and I need my cup of coffee.
Everybody knows the flavour of fresh grinded coffee beans. I love it.
It is time to mill some beans. As in good old times.
What next? To make a cup of coffee.
Take a coffee maker from here.
Wake up!
More information about pattern you can find here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A table topper or a wall hanging

At very first beginning it has to be combined with violet and dark red fabrics for an anniversary wall hanging.
The idea was good, the colors run together, but when began collect them I was not satisfied. The shapes or the prints have "beaten " each other.
Finished the wall hanging present in red/violet gamma and had left this for waiting inspiration.
Last weekend it came. I have finished so fast and I am glad with the result.
Table topper or wall hanging?
I am looking  for an answer.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Contemporary art quilt - Number 3

Each friend of mine who turned 50 has received a wall hanging. The first one was featured at 100 days of Modern Quilt guild. The second one was highly appreciated by a fiber artist.
The size is 50/50 as a corner stone of the life. The first 50 have flied, what are you planing for next 50?
The others wall hanging ware colorful , but this time I decided to use dark red and violet prints I had bought some months ago.

I used walking foot for quilting.
I was wandered I succeed to sew almost perfect straight lines.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

What happens with a pattern

Well, the pattern is done. What next?
Choosing the fabrics and began sewing.
It will be a gift for a friend addicted to coffee. She is Italian and the colors must be red, green, white.
I remember old good times when the morning coffee was bound with reading newspapers.
If you like it, try to sew one and make happy somebody.
Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

An Italian espresso, please

I did it - my next paper pieced pattern.
I was inspired by a picture in internet and because I use the same coffee maker every morning for my coffee enjoyed designing it.
You have to have more experience in paper piecing to sew one.
Using graduate colored fabric You will have this one.

The great news if that you can replace all the pieces in upper (respectively in bottom) part with one piece solid or printed fabrics. And simply go on the next number.
This is what I mean.
You can find the pattern here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quilted wall hanging

I know I promise to show quilted wall hanging.
The quilting has been going too slowly.
I have to stop and turn many , many times. Walking food helps me to make straight lines.
Sometimes I used a tape for determinate the distance between two seams.
Really I didn't expected I need almost 8 hours to finish it.
Yesterday Have problems with internet and couldn't upload the photos.
So today I will show the result. 29 inches square. Linen fabrics, polyester batting.

Enjoy more detailed  view.
I have to sew the hanging only.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Modern quilting

Sewing the top of a quilt is my favorite part of every project.
The quilting  is a challenge, but the binding and sewing hanging are boring.
Believe me I prefer to make two or three tops instead of basting and quilting one and only quilt.
I have to try making patchwork without batting and quilting like Korean pojagi.
Look at the the top in progress.

And finished.

I have been wandering what would be the perfect quilting for two days.
Yesterday was a great day. I found this post .
Good for me! I am lucky.
Look at this post in Handmade by Alissa. I would try.
Basting carefully and began quilting.
What happened?
Come here tomorrow to see.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Name this quilt block

I designed a new quilt block a week ago and was trying to think of a name for it.

A classmate of my husband visited us last evening. He is very interesting man with much  knowledges of a wide range of subjects, living in Canada and traveling all over the world.  I show him the block and he immediately said - these are "four ways".
I like the name.
So was born "Four ways knot quilt block. You can find it here.
You can make different things - coasters, potholders, an entire quilt.
Playing with block I found that if I made a mirror block it looks different way.

If combine some I can use as a border.

 Finally I made a potholder - addition to an apron I had made as a birthday gift earlier.


                                                 and back.

The apron.