Montag, 20. August 2012

Lemon Fresh Summer Babyquilt!

I had to quickly decide on a quilt design for a baby! My friend Sarah wanted me to make a quilt for her sisters baby boy, who was born early this morning! I just bought striped fabric at Ikea that I already had in mind, but wasn't sure of what to do with it.

I decided to make a stripy tube technique, cheating a little with sewing strips together, but just cutting off striped squares. It was more of a test, but it actually worked as planned! Wow! I made this in about 20 minutes!!!

I named it Lemon Fresh Summer Quilt cause the colors really look fresh and lemonade like!

So that's a quick in between project.

Having that finished by the weekend, I hope my yard of "Max and Whiskers" for my snowballquilt arrives! So I can start quilting that one. I have made some sketches on quilting ideas... Will have to make a test with tracing paper. So that'll be my first quilting design.

Good night quilters! Dream of Blocks and Doodles! ;-)

Mittwoch, 15. August 2012

Busy Bee

A short note tonight:
I finished the little circle quilt and will post the photos in a view days! I need to get them from camera to computer, and as written in an earlier post: I hardly ever start my laptop...

So here's a view iPhone pics of the quilting process and also some new pics of the snowball quilt, from which the top is almost finished!

Good night!

Freitag, 3. August 2012

Update on my Projects

Okay. I'm a really lazy blogger! I know. I just had to spend my time sewing and sometimes I even clean up the house ;-)

BUT I was pretty busy. I'm gonna drown in Quilt Tops now!
I haven't finished the Barbie Top, but started to sew the rows together.
In addition I have started a snowball quilt of a moda Charm Pack "Max and Whiskers", which is very cute. It is going to be a little Baby Quilt for my Godson who lives in Canada. He has been a really bad sleeper lately, so I decided to make a quilt for him in order to make him sleep better. I know it's gonna work, cause by the time he gets it, he'll be back to sleeping good. LOL.

As you can see on the bottom picture, I saved all the littel triangles that came off the blocks and sewed them into little squares and I might just make a border of it. 

I hope I can finish this quilt and get it in the mail to go to Canada soon! It is definately NOT gonna be a Christmas present ;-)

The reason why that little Quilt is gonna have to wait a while is this:

I went on a workshop on sewing Circles and this is what came out of it! Isn't it totally cute? When I look at it I can hardly believe I did this. But the tecniqhe with Freezer Paper is actually very easy! At first I wanted to do the beginner's workshop at "Quilt et Textilkunst", my new favourit store!
But we'll be on vacation that weekend and since I really, REALLY wanted to go on one of their workshops, I decided to just sign into "Circles", although I thought I might be to much of a beginner for this one. Nope! I did just fine! It was great talking to other Quilters and sharing the passion. For sure I will participate another workshop asap!

So here's a few pictures of making the blocks:

Now I have sewed all the pieces togehter and made a sample-sandwich to practice the quilting, 
that I want to make on the actual Quilt:

I just looped around the circle and I actually just made the circles around the inner circle, cause I really messed up stichin in the ditch, but I actually like it, so I might do that on the three inner Circles on the large blocks.

Before I do this I will definately practice a bit mor on little pieces to get into the flow. Now that I have so many tops finished (soon) I can get into Quilting. Maybe I will participate the workshop on free motion quilting. 

I got myself a sketchbook and when my brain is full and needs a pause I just skribble around and make patterns. I even practiced the feather a few times. It's gonna take a looooong time of practicing before I'll be able to do that on the machine! But I'm confident.
Her a few of my sketches:

And now the latest big news: I got an old sewing-machine of the 50s for free! 
It's gorgeous and I think the machine actually works. But my plan is to build in my machine, 
so I have the large space to do my quilting:

Okay, that was it for now! I'll keep you posted! Until then: Happy Crafting!