Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cushions


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

Playing


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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Friday, April 14, 2017

Q2 - plus cushion


This cushion cover was on my list since Q4 2016.
Finally I have completed it. You can find my Q2 list here.


I have started this project almost a year ago. Inspired by Paige and her "Positively transparent". I worked with the idea of primary and secondary colors.



The quilting is pretty dense which is cool but not very comfy to lie on. It'll probably be only decorative cushion. Maybe it'll soften up once washed. I haven't washed it yet.


Back side is plain. I like simple hidden zipper.


Everything outside is pretty green. Happy Easter!


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

2017 FAL Q2 list



I haven't completed anything during Q1 but that's all right. Let's start over again.
Here is my list for Q2:

1 - Plus cushion
2 - Cushion insert


3 - Pouches


4 - Tote


5 - Love quilt


6 - Echino bag


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

OMG - 04


Let's choose next OMG goal. I will continue with the theme I started. I'm going to use up all those tiny triangles. I want to have finished projects out of these pieces.


Another pouch in progress? Probably! :)


I'm loving those tiny colorful bits. I'm not able to place them randomly so color order it is.


Flying geese.


Last set of triangles. How am I going to put them together? We'll see.
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