Friday, April 24, 2015

Q2 - Pantone challenge mini

As you probably noticed I decided to join the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge.

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

I finished the quilting this afternoon. I kept it simple. Just a few lines and little play in one center hexagon.

I ran out of day light, watched movie and fell asleep but there are still few hours left to link up.

I made a cushion cover. Something useful and pretty.

I kept the back side extra simple.

I actually put this on my Q2 FAL list so it's time to tick it off. Yay!
Since it is still Friday I'll link up with Finish it up Friday and others:

 2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Plan B

I was excited to piece the Triad Interlock but it didn't go as I planned.

I worked with triangles before but those ones with straight lines were the problem. To make the lines continuous the edges were off and I couldn't figure out how to make it right.

The pattern works in rows but I couldn't see the way to make the lines align.

So I took it apart and went with Plan B.

Not as pretty but doable.

The rows went together pretty quickly.

It is a bit wonky but all right. I added the corners and I'm all set to quilt it.

I don't see mini as the hexagons are pretty large but I see new cushion right there.

Linking up with:

Sew Fresh Quilts WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Marsala scraps

I have a problem with procrastinating and few other things but I have started my project for Pantone Challenge 2015. I wanted to do Triad Interlock for a while. Yes, that is what are these called. Not my original idea at all.

Here is another shot with flash on. Not bad BUT I had to rearrange it. There might be a bit of OCD in me.

That is better! I'm not sure what the final size will be or if I make the deadline. The triangles I'm playing with are nearly 5" at this stage.

Last shot with a flash on. The best thing is I'm using mostly scraps given by my friend.
Are you making some scrappy project yourself? Join in the linky parties!

Linking up with:

Quilting is more fun than Housework  Scraptastic Tuesday

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Le Challenge - Tradition

It became tradition to take a part in Le Challenge. How is that for theme? Did I pass? :)

As usual I made quick last minute project. This time I recycled fabric pictures. These used to hang in the girl's room. I just added eye.

Just to make it clear. I made those pictures. Painted the frames and all that :)

They have been in a drawer for a while so I'm glad I finally used it.

Here is little recap. I was curious myself. I learned about Le Challenge when my pouch matched the theme Maritime and Alli suggested in comments I take a part in it. She left a link and I'm glad she did. My score is 16/21 :)

March - Passion
February - Dots

December - Ink
November - X
October - Mix
September - Era 
July - Small 
June - Charity
May - Nature
April - Bright
March - Order
February - The Rising Sun

December - Precious
September - Heroes
July - Toffee
June - Maritime

Linking up with:

Le Challenge

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Stash - PPM edition

I haven't bought any fabrics for a while but I went to Prague's Patchwork Meeting yesterday and I had to buy some.
I wanted to get inch ruler and a bit of colors that I'm lacking.

Surprisingly I got some yellow as I almost have none.

Plus the whole colorful spectrum in some square packs by Makower.

I also got some local no name, no brand greys. I like these the most for background.

It was my 3rd time going to the meeting.
You can read about last year experience here. I'll share some photos soon.

Linking up with>

Molli Sparkles

Friday, April 10, 2015

Q2 - Super tote

Yeah, first finish out of my Q2 list. Super tote which I call B bag. Why?
Due to this little detail on strap. It is hard to read but is says "bee" plus it falls close to my Bday so that is why.

I was thinking how to cover the joint without creating bulk. I came up with this easy solution.

The handles are made out of belts and I did not have enough of the pink one. I quite like this unique look of two colored strap though :)

I put zipper pocket to the back side. It is a must for all the bags I make since I like to slip my keys in there.

I haven't followed the instructions for the interior part. I just made it the way I'm used to. I prefer open zipper. Pocket for phone on one side and zippered pocket on the other.

The bag is pretty roomy and easy accessible with the zipper fully opened.

I had no other color on hand but I think it fits pretty well.

I used denim for the gusset part and for the recessed zipper as well.

Here is me trying to show you the actual size of the bag.
The hardest part of making this bag is to pick fabrics. There are so many great versions on internet and it was hard to make up my mind.
The assembly is easy since the gusset part fits perfectly to the front and back panel. There was no need for adjustment. It is cool pattern and we'll see how I like this bag once I start to use it.

Making this bag is my April goal of ALYoF as well. It was actually my March goal and I probably had on my FAL list last year as well. I'm glad I finally made it!

To celebrate this finish and few other things I'm having little giveaway.

Linking up with finish it up Friday and :

 2015 FAL at On the Windy SideMy Button

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Let's celebrate - giveaway

Let's celebrate that you stick around even though I reply with delay to your lovely comments. I wasn't very active lately so this makes me happy.

Let's celebrate my Bday which I had last Friday :) Who cares!

Let's celebrate my first finish for Q2. I'll share all about it once I take pics during daylight. Here is first peak. As usual I'm little torn between liking and hating :)

How do we celebrate? With a little giveaway.

If you interested in receiving secret package in 2015 which I haven't made yet please comment below. You can tell me what you would like to get. You know I'm pretty keen on mug rugs, pouches, zipper pulls. I might include a bit of fabrics, we'll see.

If you one of my precious followers you get a second chance. Please let me know so I can call you "my precious".

The giveaway will run till the end of April.

And because it's Thursday, let's link up to

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for many things but let's just say, I'm thankful for YOU all!