Sunday 27 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks No.5 - No.8

When I saw all the amazing blocks being made by the participants around the world, it made me think. Think of my final quilt and how it would look.

Friday 25 March 2016

Work in Progress: Sooo Slow

I think I am going to repeat myself for the thousandth time, but I do need some extra free time. Is it only me who cannot manage sewing with a baby around or some of you feel the same way? But anyway, let me show you just a few little things I am working on. First up is this Mousey Mouse item. It is so much fun! I used my Reverse Appliqué Tutorial that you can find here for this project. There going to be a bit more appliqué and some embroidery and maybe even quilting involved. I am really enjoying working on it. The progress is quite slow not only because of the time limit, but also because I am designing it as I go. I started with one idea and quite soon changed the direction, I am adding small bits and pieces, just a few stitches at a time. So let's wait and see where this Mousey Mouse is going to end up.

Wednesday 16 March 2016

A New Home For...

... my reading companion KOBO. It is so much easier to buy any case at the shops. The choice is great, the prices are not that high and I could have saved a lot of time that is so precious these days. But we all know that there is something special, heartwarming and wonderfully pleasant in handmade things. Right? It gives you a chance of choosing that particular colour and that particular print and style that you love so much.

Tuesday 15 March 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Blocks No. 3 and No. 4

I think I am in love. Really. Truly. This block was an absolute pleasure to work on. From the first step of auditioning the fabrics for each heart to the very last one of pressing the block with a hot iron. This block No. 3 is called "Lots of Love" designed by Melissa Corry. Easy to sew and can be used in large quilts or just like small items on its own.

Fabric Stash: All in Pink

It's been a while since I showed you any additions to my stash. I have been buying some fat quarters here and there from time to time but nothing major really because I am trying to work with whatever fabric I already have in my stash. But some prints are simply impossible to resist. Just like the two prints below by Atsuko Matsuyama. Look at these cherries and strawberries! All in pink!