Sunday, June 18, 2017

Square mode

Once I finished the Enderman cushion I realized there are more kids hooked on Minecraft and the patterns are great for scraps too.

Look at these oddly looking scraps. I couldn't even get the green color. Not my type of color but perfect for a zombie character :)

I didn't even lay the face out since it's pretty easy.

Zombie is currently taking break on my ironing board since there is new priority. Another Bday party and another gift to be made.

It's for a girl so let's do something in pink. Yeah, the Pig!

My scrap was not big enough so I had to add 3 square from different fabric. At first I put the 3 squares randomly in there but no I had to change that and add one more. Now they sit happily at each corner making my orderly self happy again :)

Once I'm done with these two there is one more pile. Any tips who will that be? Yes, Skeleton :)
You can find some Minecraft characters on this link.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Enderman cushion

Another cushion, another gift. This time it's for a boy.

Once I had all squares cut I chain pieced the rows. The cushion is 40x40cm and I cut 2" squares. Yeah I usually mix measurements and use cm and inches at once :)

I used this minecraft design and my girl chosen Enderman.

I made the lining a bit bigger and binded the inside like I did in previous case. I like my gifts to be pretty and with no raw edges.

That's how I quilted it. I didn't want to do just squares.

The back is plain, hidden zipper.

Here is full sun shot and a bit of weather info. Sunny, warm, pretty :)

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

OMG -06

Last month I did not choose any goal. I was kind of tired and I missed the one for April. I usually love the beginning of new month. Something new starts and I'm full of expectations. On the other hand at the end of month I usually realize I did not meet any and the month is gone.

What is going on at my place this month? Well look at my pretty little corner. It's gone! We are switching rooms, moving around the house. My older girl needs room for herself so we are making necessary changes.

I'm currently relocated in living room that's where my designer's wall already is. I put up few more projects which were lying on my table and elsewhere. It's so pretty to look at but I haven't touched the machine yet.

I'm also trying to clean up my drawers and stuff prior moving into "new space". I found this pattern all printed out and ready to be made. If only I choose the right fabrics...

I have also found these pretty selvedges. I'm not very ambitious with everything going on so I choose these as my June OMG goal. Turn them into something. Probably zipper pouch. It took me 6 days to write this post that's a good start isn't it? :)

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Thursday, May 25, 2017


My girls are attending Bday party tomorrow so I made the gifts.

These are intended for girls (sisters) so I made the cushions almost identical. We know how the siblings work. They want exactly the same thing :)

So duo is the best choice.

They are cute, soft and cuddly. My girls are telling me I have to make some more for them as well.

I ran out of this soft fabric though. I bought only half metre a long time ago. I'm happy I finally used it. It's cheaper version of minky. Some local no name type.

The back side is plain, hidden zipper. The size of insert cushion is 40x40cm.

I was kind of worried how the stretchy fabric is going to work so I put regular cotton fabric underneath it. I made it a little bigger and used the overlapping part to bind the inside.

It's not perfect as I didn't measure at all but it gave it clean finish. That soft fabric fray like crazy!

Adding the cotton layer also helped for the applique.

I finished on time so let's celebrate! Do you prefer handmade gifts or you rather buy (receive) something else? I'm curious to know :)

*Inspired by this tut.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mixing May

Where did May go? I tried some french knots. I would like to turn this into mini but how am I going to quilt this? Add more knots to fill up the whole space? That's where my thoughts are going..

Here is progress shot for comparison. At first it looked way too organized so I added few more knots here and there. I'm quite happy with the result.

I wanted linen type of fabric for background so I used cheap table runner. I didn't even cut it yet :)

I'm not sewing much lately. I spent time experimenting in the kitchen, gardening and other stuff. I'm also trying to read. That's first and second book of GOT as I wanted to know what the fuss is all about. I have never read such a thick books before and I have few more ahead.

I keep on playing with scraps. That's my latest experiment.

Look at that ridiculous detail :)

My girls are going to Bday party on Friday. Last night I was checking some fabrics and planning on making bags but I ended up with different plan.

Anyway I matched them well :) but I'm going for cushions instead. Here's a peak.

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Monday, April 17, 2017


While working with the rectangles and triangles I ended up with tiny scraps.

These are the corners I cut off geese blocks. I just lay them on piece of fusible batting. It's just a raw edge pieces.

I was trying to go random but there is still some kind of order in there. There are two pieces of each color :)

I couldn't use all the tiny triangles so these actually went to the bin.

I wanted to take a picture against light but the sun went down faster than I expected. You can see it's not perfect there are tiny gaps. Actual size 7".

A bit of matchstick quilting to keep those scraps in place. It might be mini or mug rug. Just a little side track project.

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