Thursday, September 22, 2016

In the beginning there was a Rose

Sometimes I finish my works very fast - at once - for some days.
Sometimes it took me months to find the perfect result.
But anyone has his UFO's, have you?
I am so proud when found these stripes to frame my rose boarder from Road home Row along.
I think they are gorgeous - the rose as a piece of endless ancient boarder.

Now it is on my design wall waiting for inspiration for quilting design.
Do you have any suggestions?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wall pocket organizer

All emotions about my participating in Road Home Row along are in the past and I played yesterday with a wall organizer for dear friends of mine.
I have some leftovers from worn jeans and began cut and sew spontaneous.
Pockets - they have to be on the wall organizer.
Two of them I used direct from the jeans.
The third one was made very fast and easy from a piece of organza and a piece of batik fabric.
To prevent fraying of organza I burned the edge by a soldering iron.

The closer view.

There are left the buttons only from this pairs of jeans, but I have idea to use them, too.
Visit here soon to see this project.
Happy sewing!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Road Home Row along - my tribute

Have you heard about this Row Along? Is started on 6 of September! Each blogger will share the row as free pattern so you could collect all of them. Amy  from Sew Incredibly Crazy helps Marian in this adventure.
Visit here for the schedule and don't forget to check for the giveaways.Cross my finger!

When received an invitation from Marian  from Seams to be Sew to to enter the Blog Hop Road Home Row Along   I have no doubt about my decision.
One month before I had created quilts for a contest in my country. The theme was Traditions so I had many ideas to share.
My country is famous with rose fields and rose oil produced from the flowers.The roses were embroidered on the clothing in the past. There are many table runners designed with tapestry of roses on them.
I always interested in crossing over different crafts - this time cross stitching and patchwork. So designed this rose block.

This block is very versatile - collecting some of them you can use as a boarder.

You can rotate and stitch together.

Make a mirror image is another possibility.

Sewing a block is easy with using a fusible interfacing grid.
If you have no specialized shop for such grid the easiest way to prepare this block is to print some sheets with 1,5 inch squares and use common fusible interfacing.

Cut and stick so many to have a grid 12 x 24.

Place the finished paper sheet with a grid under a piece of fusible interfacing (keep in mind that glue side has to be up)

Now cut the white, green and red squares.

Ordered the small pieces according diagram on a fusible interfacing with little help of glue stick

When all pieces are on their places iron well. If you have not a big table order on the carpet, or order and iron on sections.

Then sewing each vertical fold, trim and iron seam allowances open.
Then stitched horizontally seams, trim and iron.
Elizabeth Hartmann from Oh Franson shared very detailed tutorial.

I wander how to finish it - adding a frame and make a wall hanging or finish as a table runner.
What do you think?

The pattern is available via my Craftsy shop, FREE through end of October 2016.
All quilters, non CRAFTSY member, don't worry!
HERE is the same pattern , absolutely FREE!

Once again:
The Road Home Row Along Schedule

If you are starting at my blog, I'd highly recommend you read this post. It will give you all of the details of this Row Along, the giveaway parameters, etc. I hope you enjoy this event!

September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand
September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
September 20
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine
September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
Seams To Be Sew And Batts In The Attic
creates Hollywood/LA
(Dual Posting)
September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA
October 04
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
October 06
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates Oklahoma
Needle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
October 11
Show N Tell Day
Do not post the below, it’s for private observation at the moment since we may have more bloggers or we may have less.
October 11
Show N Tell Day

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I look forward to seeing what you do with this.