Sunday, January 22, 2017
I don't think you would guess the theme for round two of Project Quilting in my project. It is tiger lily.
I didn't have as many ideas as for the theme 8 is great. The thing is I don't like lilies. The scent of lilies give me headache. So I picked up few scraps and put together this abstract version of tiger lily.
There are 6 orange pieces just like the flower petals. I usually make my pouches out of 1 piece. This one measured 8x9" and I quilted just a few lines across.
I wanted to have new bag for my cutlery but it ended up too tight. Note: we don't eat sandwiches for lunch so I need cutlery for my lunch at work :)
The addition of few french knots simulate the dots on tiger lily.
There is plenty of room for pens though. So it might be just a pencil bag.
I usually use the fabrics I have on top so there you can spot some similarities with my first PQ project.
Another trip around our backyard is finished. Sending greeting to all from the Czech Republic.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
I was going to clean up my piles of fabrics and projects but surprise it did not happened. I had an intention to put all those hidden projects back on the list but I'm running out of time. Let's just dig out some and try not to ignore there is a deadline.
#1 cushion cover
I have made some progress there but I'm still unclear how to quilt that part with green plus on it. It might be just and excuse not to finish it. You know how it goes.
#2 love quilt
I have the backing fabric ready and the batting is on. I just need to iron it and baste it and move forward with the quilting. I wanted to do some fmq on it but since I'm too lazy to practise I might change my mind and add matchstick quilting instead.
#3 tote bag
These two blocks still look pretty on my wall and the only change is I removed the paper out of the PP block. Plus I have prewashed the fabrics I'll be using.
#4 cushion insert
I need cushion insert for the cover I made. It is not standard size and I want to use some batting scraps for it.
That's it. Let's not get overambitious.
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Sunday, January 8, 2017
I'm thrilled to share my mini for Project Quilting theme 8 is Great. My design is based on this 8 pointed origami star. You can read about my trial here.
I had simplify it to suit fabrics.
So I draw it and cut out just one section as my template.
My mini ended up 7" square. I did not center it as I prefer off set settings.
I did not marked anything while quilting so these lines are not perfectly straight and I did not aim for perfect spacing either. I call this anyhow style :)
I have added hanging corners and I like this choice for backing fabric. It's a scrap I found in my stash.
It was fun to look for spot where to take picture. All white snow was kind of boring.
For those new to my blog I'm adding info about my location. I blog from currently freezing Europe. The very heart of it called the Czech Republic.
I enjoy seeing all the different interpretation of this theme. I have already saw some pretty cool projects. Please see for yourself @PersimonDreams site and vote for your favorites.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Sometimes you see something on Pinterest and decide to make it. That is exactly what happened here.
I used just a small scrap of pretty Echino fabric and piece of batting. It's quilted with all raw edges hidden.
Added to an empty spool and hand stitched together. Probably not a last one I made.
This week I have also made vinyl bag. I wanted to start New Year with a sewing project.
It is becoming my "trademark" to fold the end of zipper into loop. I just like to do that.
Vinyl bags are so practical and you can do boxed corners just like you do on regular fabric. I just didn't cut the end and left the triangle inside.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
I have no real resolutions for this year but I'm up to some challenge. Project Quilting Season 8 might be just the thing. The first challenge theme is Eight is great!
I like origami and stars so my thoughts went by this way. I made a paper template simplified the origami star and it look quite good. I even picked fabrics.
Time for fabric trial which doesn't look very well but as I type I have another idea how to make this work...
I also like to play with primary colors and their mixing. Another idea is to make 8 circles either hand stitching or machine.
But wouldn't making octagons be easier? Squares are definitely easier than circles. So I got my head buzzing but there is only a week to complete this theme. I'm making this theme my OMG that way I will still have motivation to finish any of this idea during the month of January.
How do you work on your challenges? Do you stick to one idea from the very beginning or you have many and find it hard to choose?
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