Dienstag, 23. September 2014

Tidal Lace and a giveaway!

 Hey Everybody, have you seen the new fabric collection by extra sweet and talented Kim Andersson of "I adore pattern"? It is called "Tidal Lace" and I was happy enough to have the chance of making something of it.

I met Kim through the "Quilt design a a day" group on facebook. There is such a fun and talented crowd of people in this group, Kim is just one of them.
But back to Tidal Lace. This fabric collection has such a summery feel to it, it make me want to go to the next beach ( about 200km far) right away, sit down in the sand and play with some shells.

When Kim asked me if I wanted to play with it and when I saw the fabrics, I was immediately drawn to the ombre print in the collection and I wanted to use this as the main fabric.
The  "coloured pavement" quilt pattern came into my mind, a pattern that I designed a few years back   ( it will be available in January as a PDF download right in time when Tidal Lace hits the stores)

As I am the last to write about Tidal Lace, I just can recommend to go back to all the blog hop stops from the last couple of days, there are so many wonderful projects to admire.
Before I forget, there is a giveaway, Windham is giving away a fatquarter bundle of Tidal Lace. Just leave a comment and the winner will be drawn soon!

Monday, September 15  -   Windham Fabrics / Kim Andersson - I Adore Pattern
Tuesday, September 16  -   Erin Harris - House on Hill Road / Amy Gunson - Badskirt  / Cath Mosley on Instagram
Wednesday, September 17 –  Anne Sullivan - Play Crafts / Stacey Day - Stacey In Stitches
Thursday September 18th –  Adrianne Ove - Little Bluebell / Terri Carpenter - The Quilted Fox
Friday September 19 - Pati Fried - See How We Sew / Amanda Hohnstreiter - My Sewcial Hour
Saturday September 20 - Ann Haley - Sew Messy / Madeleine Roberg - Domestic Strata
Sunday September 21 - Cal Patch - Hodge Podge Farm / Rebecca Ringquist - Drop Cloth
Monday September 22 - Alicia Wietholter - Swoon Patterns / Stacey Sharman - Peppermint Pinwheels
Tuesday September 23 - Jen Carlton Bailly - Bettycrockerass / Miriam Blaich - The Berlin Quilter

Montag, 22. September 2014

Bee Germany Quilt

Puh, the stressy time before the opening of my little shop seems to be gone at least before the christmas rush begins. Good for some quilting, isn´t it? 

I finished my Bee Germany Quilt this weekend, and today I found the time to take a good photo of it, so that you can have a look. I really like what all my lovely bees did, I like how it turned out, even though it has a quite odd shape, but I really didn´t know, where to cut, or what to add, so I thought well I take it as it is... 

I think of using it on the couch, or maybe with a wholecloth blanked underneath it on the bed... 
Dear Bees, thank you so much for helping me with this one, I know it wasn´t always easy. 

Montag, 8. September 2014

Shop Opening

I know time flies, its more than 6 weeks since my last post. Well there was a lot going on. I renovated and furnished the shop, went for holidays in spain with my family and finally last friday there was the shop opening.

 Of course I didn´t take proper photos, these are some I phone photos by a friend of mine. Maybe I can manage to take some nice and detailed pictures soon.

Right now it doesn´t look too impressive, but believe me it is a really nice shop. :-)

And there was spain, ahh spain my place to relax, to browse through fruit and nuts, my place where I calm down, because there is nothing I could worry about... (ecxept mothers sometimes, who doesn´t know that? ;-))
I spent my days fig drying, almond picking and of course I could squeeze in some stitching, too.

I put together the Bee Germany quilt top and I think it is going to be awesome.
The matching EPP pillow is in the making aswell.

So this is it for know, more to come soon. Have a fabulous week!