Friday, February 26, 2016

The Spring is my Love

Ahhh, I really can´t wait for spring to be here so I take all the sunny days that we already have and they turn me into spring mood!! As for the sewing it means some projects finished, some new ones in between (ideas are blooming like flowers in my head) and a lot of preparation for the Kunsthandwerkmarkt in Leoben, 25th March. 

I finally finished my Cathedral Window quilt (tutorial video with Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company). I did not quilt it much because I wanted the fabrics to speak for themselves. It turned out a lovely, nice and warm lap quilt (going into my shop).

The Stepping Stone Block #4 for the Modern HST Sampler Quilt was also finished. As the blocks turned out too small I did them again with a larger basis. The smaller blocks I used for another pillow cover, sewing them together with jeans scraps that were left over from the LOVE-BUNNIES-EASTER EGG pillows. 

As the first round of the HST for the Stepping Stone block turned out too small I sewed them with jeans scraps into a top. I will quilt it today but not sure yet with which thread, white, red or the multi-blue colored one.

The jeans scraps were left over from the jeans pillows I made last week. They are for the Kunsthandwerkmarkt in Leoben. The pillow covers are all hand appliquéd and quilted.

With a such a pillow who does not look forward to Easter?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Two more blocks, one grey and one blue-green

Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sewing. Now that I am participating in two sew-alongs it is even more fun to sew as the results get presented and commented by so many lovely quilters/sewers! 

Here is the "Lantern" (Cat Cradle) block for the "The Modern HST Sampler" with Blossom Heart Quilts and the "February Sugar Block Club", an easy LogCabin block. And again, only when I finished sewing I realized that time has flown by, being dark outside and way past dinner time!!