Sunday, December 23, 2018

Good bye Craftsy

Have you heard that CRAFTSY was sold.

Till 28 of December you can buy pattern from the shops there.

After this date there will be a new concept about the site.
So if you want to buy some of my patterns visit CRAFTSY.

For coming Saint Valentine from HERE:

For the spring from here:

And many others funny PDF patterns.

Till 28 of December from HERE.

The same will happens to the MUG RUG shop with best selling pattern

The truth is that my favorite is ART Stained Glass

Ende Gut alles gut!
Happy to was part of the Craftsy.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

New tote for the new school year

I can't believe I forgot to post this tote here.
Better late than never :)

I made it for a friend's daughter who wants to be different.
 Stay out of the crowd!
The colorful pencil is standing away from other.

The back is recycled denim.

The pencil are easy to made. Paper pieced block is the same for all of them, but with different length.
Oh, I have made two of them mirror image to have variety of looks.

If you are interested in pattern find it free at CRAFTSY,
It is a kid game to draw a block if you don't have a CRAFTSY profile.

Easy to combine different length pencils in a whole block to use it as a panel in a tote, pouch or a cushion.

Happy sewing!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Time for Christmas or Christmas time

The preparations began right after Halloween. Or much more earlier in July.
When do you begin?
For me is different every year.
It depends of the mood and the weather.
Now outside is a splendid autumn so thinking and preparing something for Christmas is almost impossible.
But designing this Christmas tree was so fast and funny.

After drawing with EQ7 began coloring .
At the beginning the tree was very bold - only in green colors.

After one false movement of the mouse there appeared  new possibilities.

Different background looks like the winding way, don't you think?

The pattern is available on ETSY or Craftsy.

Check soon for next trees.
I have some ideas about.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Teaching improvisational piecing

I was teaching some quilters improvisational piecing I have described some weeks ago.
Do you remember the idea? Collecting big pieces which you have by hand, cut them and resew.

There are different results - all of them amazing and interesting.

Now some blocks are finished items.

All were satisfied and motivated.
Thanks for participating and new ideas.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The digital seasons

I am happy!
Finally decided on binding of the wall hanging The Digital seasons.

The idea is to add small pieces of all fabrics I used as printing colors on the selvage.
The whole wall hanging is full of metaphoras - the fabrics I have chosen are connected with the colors of the seasons, the size of the blocks is different acording to my love to the seasons.
I love fall and hate winter.
Even the FMQ is corresponding to the seasons - wavy traces for the winter and blue water brooks for the spring.

I definatelly fall in love with these gravatars!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Stained glass window

Sometimes the beginning of the day is the most creative time for me.
That morning when drinking coffee I realized that sewing stained glass window patchwork would be sew easy using new technique if insert a dark strip after rearranging the parts.
What I mean?
Do you remember my improvisational method of piecing from last post?
I have added a 3/4 inches stripe. And voila.

Look at this

Now the strip is half inch.
No need to stitch it with perfect quarter inch seam allowance.
It looks more naturally and vivid as a real stained glass window.

Which one do you like?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Improvisational piecing - tutorial

I always love improvisational piecing.
All those tiny pieces collected in a whole block.
Sometimes it is very relaxing to stitch them together without expecting any shape.

This time I decided to stitch together big pieces, then cut them and stitch again.
First attempt is with two fabrics.

Next was with three fabrics.

I have done more cuts and restitches.

Then decided to take picture of the process.

 The beginning

 First cut

Move and restitch 

Measure the height and cut a square

Looking for the best place 

 Next cut

Move and restitch

At this stage you can play with the place of the piece you have cut.
Try different moves and rotations.

When satisfied with the result you are finished.

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Gravatar passion continues

One month!
I can not believe it has gone one month without posting here.
Uploading picture on Flickr seems to be an action from last century.
Instagram with device in a palm and fast comments pushed himself to the most usable media.
Anyway I will try to post once a month or often.

The gravatar passion continues. I have designed all the seasons and make them in a wall hanging.
Not finished yet but waiting for binding :)
After Summer gravatar I make the Spring.

Easy to sew you can make it different sizes.
The pattern is available on ETSY and Craftsy.
Here comes the Autumn.

 The more complicated pieces are the central ones. The easiest way to stitch them is freezer paper.
Fast and accurate method when needed to sew many simple and repeated blocks.
The autumn gravatar pattern is on ETSY and Craftsy.

I used hand dyed fabrics to sew all the gravatars.

Finished wall hanging will be in next post with the pattern of winter.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer gravatar

I am hooked on designing gravatars. After spring pattern hot summer is coming
For this one I used hand dyed fabrics and batiks that remind me summer heat, summer colors. Pretty much satisfied with the result. As background I have used many pieces - different shades of white .

 If you are more confident with freezer paper don't hesitate to use it.
You will save time with no tearing off the paper.

Combine some different colors - you will have a sunny baby quilt.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

More than happy

Do you remember my quilt 20 blessed years and the story behind?
Today I am sew satisfied.
Today is the anniversary date and She gave Him the quilt.
I don't say anything, just put here the words She wrote and the picture of happy owner with two girls.

He loves it and it brought a tear to his eyes. So lovely thank you thank you. Cx

 My lovely friends, I wish you to live many, many years  in LOVE and harmony!