Monday, 25 April 2011

Hoje, finalmente acabei-o - It's oficial: The quilt is finished

O quilt que comecei a fazer para a minha filha ficou finalmente PRONTO. Demorou bastante tempo a fazer pois os blocos dos corações são feitos usando a técnica do paper-piecing e depois do topo pronto todos os blocos escuros foram acolchoados à mão. Foi um trabalho demorado mas que adorei fazer e voltarei a repetir. Os quadrados dos corações  levaram ainda uma bordadura à máquina para dar relevo, depois foi só coser o binding e já está Prontinho.

My daughter's quilt is finally finished. I think I'm gonna call it Catarina's Hearts, Catarina it's her name of course. It took me a long time to finish it for the heart blocks are partially paper pieced and the dark ones were hand quilted. It's a hard task but I did love to hand quilt and I'm certainly going to repeat it. Then all I had to do was the binding. To be quicker I did a machine sewed binding. It turned quite well and it was much quicker.

I have to thank my DH and my son who are standing on chairs in order to hold the quilt 

Friday, 22 April 2011

Páscoa Feliz - Happy Easter

Desejo a todos uma Santa e Feliz Páscoa. Muitas amêndoas, ovinhos e principalmente o convívio com a familia.

I wish everyone a Happy Easter. Enjoy the company of your family and friends. Go easy on the chocolates...LOL.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Birdie Stiches BOM - I've finished my april block

It's finished, and in time. I decided not to stitch the easter eggs, I  did some applique ones instead.

You can see them better in this closeup photo

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Friday Night Sew In -D4P

Yesterday night I did my first D4P. I had seen them in Cathy's blog and they seemed so nice and easy.  So I got everything I needed, went to my little sewing room  and gave it a try.

I used some leftover 5"square from a charm pack

Sewed them all toghether

Cut the pieces one inch from the seams

Change the place of the small pieces and rotate the central square 180 degrees. After that you just have to sew everything back again.

And this is what your finished D4P looks like. Isn't it amazing!!! So easy and of great affect.

Of course I did some more just to get the hang of it...
Another one in blue

And why not red ones

Now I don't know if I'll make a pillow or make some more D4Ps and do a quilt!

 What do you think. Can you give me a help deciding?!!!

I had planned to make something else that uses our smallest scraps. Yesterday I ran out of time but I'll try to do it today and as soon as possible I'll show some photos.

Friday, 15 April 2011

It's Friday Night Sew in

It's today.Don't forget to get everything ready for tonight. I've been choosing some stuff to do. I'm gonna try some D4P I've seen at Cathy's sewing room and some scrappy triangles from Crazy Mom quilts ( they are wonderful to use really small scraps). I'll show you the accomplished work on Saturday.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Let's Exchange- Hot Pad received

Today I received my Hot Pad . It was a swap hosted by Cheryll from Gone Stitchin blog. My hot pad came from Austria, it's the first time I've received something from that country. Sabine sent me a wonderful blue hot pad with red flowers. I love it. along with a very nice card she also sent me the cutest little birdie. I just adore it.

Hoje recebi o meu Hot Pad da troca que a Cheryll do blog Gone Stitching organizou. O meu hot pad foi feito pela Sabine que vive na Austria. É a primeira vez que recebo alguma coisa desse país. Juntamente com o hot pad a Sabine enviou-me um belo cartão e o mais encantador passarinho que eu já vi.

Beautiful red flowers

Doesn't it look nice sitting on my sewing machine?

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Acho que estou a começar uma colecção **** I think I'm starting a collection****

Sempre gostei muito de alfineteiros e desde que me iniciei nesta aventura do patchwork vez em quando lá faço mais um. Às vezes para aproveitar sobras de outros trabalhos outras porque encontro na net ou em revistas modelos que gosto muito e logo tento fazer. Assim já juntei alguns, aqui ficam umas fotos.

I've always loved pincushions and since I began this adventure called patchwork I've done a couple of them. Sometimes to use some leftovers from other projects others because I found a pattern I really loved either on the internet or in some magazines. In spite of that  I have already a few pincushions. Here are some photos.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

QBSA- December replacement block is here

 Today I received my replacement December block from Cheryll ( Gone Stitchin). The first one she sent got lost along the way but she kindly offered to make me another one. The block is absolutely beautiful and so is the piece of fabric that came along with the block. Cheryll sent me the most gorgeous card. It's a Spring card like it's Spring here in Portugal!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Tess New store giveaway

In order to celebrate the opening of her new store, Tess is having a fantastic giveaway. This is going to be the prize. To enter go HERE

Monday, 4 April 2011


Today I had one great surprise. I received my mud rug from Leona's Mug Rug Adventure. My partner was Shirley that lives in the USA. Until now everything seems quite normal BUT... When I opened the package I found not one, not two but FOUR matching amazingly beautiful mug rugs. She also sent me a very sweet card.

Aren't they gorgeous? I LOVE the colors and the fabrics.
Thank you very much, I'm really lucky to have you as a partner.
I just hope you'll like what I've sent you. 

Friday, 1 April 2011