Saturday, December 28, 2013

The New York Cat pillow

My best friend is allergic to cats.
She has problem even staying in a room where were cats before.
I made  this pillow for her.
No problems anymore.

I have seen a combination between NYB quilt block and a cat somewhere at the web.
Like wonky shapes much more than perfect ones, so the idea was turned into pattern - New York Cat.

I designed it and test the pattern sew this cushion cover.
You can get the pattern from CRAFTSY or ETSY.

Here are some hints during the sewing.

In fact the most sections are paper pieced.
When stitch together two curved sections keep in mind my advise:
Do not add seam allowances to the paper, only for the fabric.
It is much easier to stitch together sections.

 The same in front.
Pin two sections and stitch carefully.

Iron well. Don't worry if they are a little bit uneven. You will trim exceed down later.

Repeat the same with the next two sections.

Add the body and head.
Embroider the eyes and mouth.

Use the block for cushions, quilts, placemats and what you decide.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Let always 
your Christmas stockings 
are full of things
you had wished!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas stockings

When a neighbour has seen my Christmas sampler project she suddenly asked me if I could sew some Christmas stocking for her. She liked the quilt and the fabrics.
I haven't sewn stocking till now, but promise to make. I was sure there is no difficulties, the problem is to decide shape and size.
After one day cutting, sewing, applique and quilting I have result.

It was fun to collect all small leftovers.
The backs are different, mostly of single fabric.
I have added some sashiko  stitches on one of them.

The next are quilted.

So this task was closed.
The pattern I have made looks good as shape and size.
I will try to write a tutorial and post here next days.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Finished Christmas quilt

Finally I have finished it.
And have taken some pics. After this gave the quilt to the owner.
It fits perfect on the bed. So HAPPY!
It is time to share with you.

Here is on the bed.