Many, many years ago in a little far away country lived a girl who oftenly went to movie with her daddy to watch movies about wild, wild west. In these movies she saw wonderful bed blankets made from many colorful small pieces of fabrics. And of course, she wanted to have one, but in her far, far away country no one knows how to make it. Then, some decades later clever men invented internet and our little girl (being granny in meantime) finally learned how to make a quilt. From many scraps , in all the wonderful colours in the world.
četvrtak, 27. kolovoza 2015.
I think I'm now officialy qualified for this year Bonnie Hunter's mistery quilt.
My Grand illusion is a flimsy with real chance to be quilted before new Mistery.
I did make some changes: didn't like that blue so I took gray instead, made it narrower for one row and also substituted pieced borders with narrow yellow and simple black border. i wasn't delighted workig on this quilt, but now I realy, realy like it. It is going to be a both Christmas and birthday gift to my sister, and a big surprise I believe. She likes this quilt a lot but I lied to her telling it is for someone else.
utorak, 2. prosinca 2014.
This year I've decided to finally make Bonnie Hunter's Mistery quilt together with thousands other quilters. I prepared myself properly, even got paint chips cards from FC friend ( thank you Sandy), but.... Yes there is always a big BUT. These year it is my daughter's wedding on December the 13th, so I have very little time to play along. I've cut all yellow and black squares and some more pink/blue HST and sew only these six together. I'm not quite satisfied how they look , the yellow seems to dark for me, I think to substite it with lighter ones.
nedjelja, 23. ožujka 2014.
Here is finished quilt - blue version. They are going to be a present to little Sara and her brother David.
nedjelja, 9. ožujka 2014.
I'm a scrapocholic and could not throw away any piece of fabrics which could be used . Result ? Five pretty large boxes full of strings waiting to be turn into quilts. So I've decided to declare this year into a string block year . This is my kind of leader-ender project ; every day I start my sewing with piecing two blocks of strings . And in no time a have a nice pile of blocks ready to be sewn together. For this quilt I needed 80 of them (7,5" ) and probably would not add borders . Like it this way, scrappy and colourful
This is not the only string quilt I made this year, the smaller one is basted and waiting to be quilted this week. Nedless to say; yes I've started a new string quilt ...
srijeda, 5. veljače 2014.
Easter is not far away so I stitched this little wall hanging for the kitchen.I would probably add some embelishing; old buttons or pieces of lace before quilting, have two months to finish it.
But Valentine is just around the corner and I have to finally decide what to do with these cute little hearts I made few years ago. I was thinking of another wall haning or table runner by adding red fabrics, what do you think?
And last but not least the first finish of this year. This little quilt needed two years from UFO to FF.
srijeda, 29. siječnja 2014.
Yes, winter came in all his beauty with enough snow to enjoy in it and without major problems yet.
Could you believe that these pics were taken just a week ago? So far we had very strange winter , but now everything is just it has to be.
They are all made with same block - Under the mistletoe, look what a different layout could do. Fabrics are pretty much the same : reds, greens and neutrals with gold.
četvrtak, 23. siječnja 2014.
Meet Desire, my precious 221 K, born in 1938. After 5 years searching and hoping , I got it! It is alomost impossibe to find Featherweight in this part of the world, but last month I found even two of them on our kind of Craig list. This beauty was 100$, the other one 300$ and both of them are in perfect condition.At the moment she is having a health check by sewing machine doctor just in case. She was sleeping over 30 years in someone's attic and she purrs purfictly, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr