Montag, 20. Juni 2011

Spicing up the kitchen swap...

I finished my items for the Spicing up the kitchen swap. It is an apron and a little fabric basket. I made this funny picture next to a globe, as this is how it is done, I read somewhere...;-)
I hope my partner likes the things I made. Maybe I have to perfectionise some little things, but I think I will ship them this week.

Freitag, 17. Juni 2011

A scrappy WIP

I found the x and + Blocks here, with the link to the tutorial here and a link to the original here. I made some absolutely scrappy ones and I loved that I could use all these scraps. I didn´t think a lot about how the fabrics go together, as I never do...But I really like the look of a single block. All together seemed a bit too much for me, so I decided to add some white, to calm down the whole thing. And now the quilt is waiting to be quilted. But I don´t know how to. Do you have any recomendation?
Unfortunately work is so much at the moment, that I won´t be able to start the quilting within ten days...
But for all of you I wish a nice weekend!

Dienstag, 7. Juni 2011

Another commission Baby Quilt

A friend of a friend of a friend.... is having a baby in two months. She saw some of the babyquilts I made for my shop on facebook and came to buy one. But unfortunately none of the designs suited her totally, so we talked about a design and I showed her my fabrics. She chose the carrots and peas fabric I had, because she liked the vintage appeal and the bright colours. I decided to do an easy pattern, as the fabric somehow speeks for itself, and it couldn´t be too compicated.
The couple found a cool vintage baby stroller from the seventies on ebay. It is bright green, the quilt will perfectly go with it. Ican´t wait to see them all together, the stroller, the quilt and of course the baby and the happy couple.
Now there are just about 4-5 Quilt tops waiting to be finished, basted and quilted. But there are so many more Quilts I want to make. I think I really have to finish some before I go on...
How many unfinished quilts do you have???

Samstag, 4. Juni 2011

A little update

There are many things going on at the moment, so there is not too much time to blog... Unfortunately! Much much work and a few interesting personal things, but today i want to give you a little update on my quilting live.
First of all I give you a little tutorial of getting a nice suntan without sunbathing:
1. Open your kitchen window
2. Place your iron on your window sill
3. Put your sewing machine on the kitchen table
4. Prepare yourself a huge Cappuccino
5. Put your sunglasses on
6. SEW!

This is what I have done this morning.

I am also participating in the kaleidoscope quilt along hosted by Don´t call me betsy and these are the wonderful fabrics I chose for it. Its all Tula Pink but I mixed the collections: Parisville, Neptune, Flutterby and a little bit of Plume. And a blueish solid.This is going to be sooo colourful, I can´t wait to start.

The last thing I can tell you is that I am taking part in the "Spicing up your kitchen swap". I can´t show to much, as it would be totally clear who is my secret partner. All I can say is I use linen, something red and I will try to embroider something...
More to come...
So guys this is it for today, can´t wait for the exciting weekend, hope you have a nice one, too.
Yours Miriam