Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 FAL Q3 list


There are few projects I just keep on my FAL list. I told myself, keep it but make a progress. I actually did with 3 of them.

#1 love wallhanging - I finally decided I'll go with straight lines, matchstick quilting because my FMQ days probably won't come.


#2 pouches - well there is no real progress but I was stuck for a while. I keep on buying this background fabric but there are different shades. I searched my stash up and down few times and luckily I found the shade I needed. Hopefully it'll help me to move forward.


#3 echino bag redo - I took apart the old one which I loved so much. I'm going to use the zippers, strap and the inside as well. This way my favorite bag will live forever :))


#4 tote - there is no progress just a vision in my head therefore I give a chance and keep it on my list :)

These are my old projects and I got a little silly and I'm giggling here a little but maybe this quarter is the right one and I'm finally going to finish them all ;) The stars are in the right position, I feel it! I'm on my true path whatever that is :)


I'm also adding some new projects, cushions I recently started based on Minecraft characters.
#5 pig cushion


#6 zombie cushion


Lucky seven is the way to go ...
#7 skeleton cushion


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Q2 - cushion insert


I decided to squeeze in last minute finish for 2017 FAL. Here is my list, I'm ending up with 2/6 score. Not perfect but better than Q1 with none finishes.


I took apart large insert cushion and added layer of batting. I used most of the inside filling to fill up some softies I made previously. I created a grid with a zig zag stitch. No measuring, no marking as you see :)


I folded the piece and left an opening gap which I used for filling.


No idea why I procrastinate so long. Tada, custom size insert cushion!


I can finally give it. It's complete. If you want to learn more about the cover click here.
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

OMG - 07


New space. New month. New beginning. More on my space once I settle down.


Let's start nice and clean! Yeap, time to clean the machine. Honestly I don't like to do it. I have to unscrew these three screws and the screwdriver doesn't fit so I'm usually using the end of spoon.


I planned to do it number of times but finally took the plunge.


I encourage you to do the same. Look at that pile of dust and dirt!


This time around I even had to take out the manual. I wasn't sure how to insert the part where you put your bobbin in. I done it somehow but it didn't work. I'm happy to inform you all is back and working fine.


Now it's time to solve the dilemma what OMG to choose. My plan is to work on projects from my wall. Those are the most visible :) My goal is Minecraft pig cushion. There is a Bday party ahead sometime in July and it's intended as a gift.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

OMG 06 - finish


This afternoon I panicked a little realizing it's the last day of June. No wonder the linky is called OMG :) I always feel like OMG it's the end of the month again. Lucky for me my goal was not a hard one.


I put the selvages together during the month. I ended up with a square approx 12" big. I just had to make decision what kind of pouch to make and find matching zipper.


I cut the square in half making two small girlie pouches.


No particular recipient yet but a cute little finish. Yay!


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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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