Saturday, 26 February 2011

Hand quilting again

Há já algum tempo que não me dedicava a sério ao quilt que estou a fazer para a minha filha. Outros trabalhos apareceram e este foi ficando para trás, mas hoje dediquei grande parte da tarde a quiltar à mão mais alguns quadrados. Já só faltam seis...

It's been quite a while since a last worked on my daughter's quilt. other works and swaps came in the middle and this one was in standby mode. However today I dedicated most of the afternoon to hand quilting a couple more squares. There are only six left to quilt...

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Mais um sorteio /another giveaway

O blog a minha casinha está a fazer um sorteio para festejar 1000 seguidores.

The brazilian blog minha casinha is having a giveaway to celebrate more than 1000 followers. Go HERE


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

CQBSA Giveaway

Não percam mais um giveaway. São três revistas de Natal e parecem muito boas.

Christmas quilting block swap Australia is having a giveaway. Anyone can enter even if you aren't a swap member.Don't miss it!



Sunday, 20 February 2011

Birdie Stiches BOM

O bloco do mês de Fevereiro ficou pronto num instante, UFA!!!

Birdie Stitches  BOM - February block is ready... In time. LOL!


É realmente um casal amoroso!
It's really a couple in love


Saturday, 19 February 2011

My very first Friday Night Sew In

Thank God It's Friday. I'm joining FNSI for the first time. This one is hosted by the lovely Bobby from
Crafty Vegas Mom. I'm ready to spend a good time sewing along with 170 sewing and blogger friends. The task I've proposed myself to do is to finish the top of the Oh Lollipop quilt I've started last week.

First me and my daughter tried a couple of different ways to assemble all the blocks

One Atempt


Another try
    

  Finally when we decided on the position of the blocks I used my bed as a design wall and began sewing all the blocks together








 It didn't take me too long to have all the blocks sewn together.

Now on to the border... I  had cut and sewn all the squares during the week so it was easy to add the first and the second border





And then the real work began. I had to cut and fuse 40 tiny circles to go on the light squares of the border



 I managed to fused them all but it was getting late and I was very tired so I decided to stop and go to sleep.
 As soon as possible I'll blanket stitch all over the 40 squares and the top will be complete, but this photo is a good sample of how the finished top will look like...




I'm so sorry for the poor quality of the photos but the lighting and my lack of experience didn't help much ( the quality of the photographer didn't help either) LOL!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Let's Exchange

Cheryll at Gone stitchin' is hosting a hot swap. Yes it's a hot pad exchange. I've joined in. It's going to be lots of fun.
The size will be approx 16 x10in (like a really big Mug Rug ) ..with either double batting or the use of "Insul-Bright" for bench protection and it must be fully bound for washing.
 This swap does NOT include ANY tuck ins...so its quick and easy!
 What are you waiting for?. Join up!!!

Vignette in Stitches Giveaway

Vignette in Stitches blog is having a fantastic give away to celebrate more than 100 followers and lots and lotos of visits to the blog. They are giving away a Lynette's pattern. Don't miss it.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Dois de uma só vez / Two in a row

Hoje o correio tinha não uma, mas duas fantásticas surpresas para mim.
 Primeiro: recebi o bloco de Fevereiro do QBSA, enviado pela Sylvia do Canada. Correcção não recebi um bloco ... recebi DOIS, a Sylvia foi uma querida e enviou-me dois "Friendship Stars"  são lindos.

Today the mail man was most generous...I had not one but two packages.
The first one came from my friend Sylvia in Canada and were my February QBSA blocks. Yes it isn't a mistake, I got two beautiful " Frienship Stars". I love them, the fabrics are really nice I specially love the cream with the little flowers.  
 Thank you very much Sylvia







Segundo : Chegaram directamente da Suécia os meu mug rugs da Mug Rug Swap .São uma maravilha, o bordado é fantástico. Adorei. Foram enviados pela Maria que também me mandou uma agenda giríssima.


The second package came from Maria in Sweden and it were my two mug rugs from the Mug Rug Swap.
They are both lovely specially the one with the stitchery. The fabrics are gorgeous. She also sent me the cutest gardener's journal that I'll probably turn to a quilter's journal.
Thank you very much Maria.









       

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

My first award!

My blog friend Sylvia gave me an award. I'm so happy. Thank you very much Sylvia!



The Rules:
1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept?
If yes, then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favorite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

The aim of this award, is to bring unknown good blogs to light, therefore, please don't tag someone with 3000 followers. 


 Now I have to choose five of my favorite blogs,...It's not an easy task, but here it goes:
Cheryl
Helen
Sue B.
Leona
Anorina

I would like to award all of you. Thank you to all my blogger friends!!!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

OH LOLLIPOP

Oh Lollipop é um quilt que comecei a fazer já há algum tempo, o molde foi tirado da revista Quilter's world e utiliza a linha Lollipop da MODA.

I've started a new project some time ago,  it's called Oh Lollipop  and the pattern is from Quilter's world magazine. It uses Moda fabric line Lollipop which colors are very bright and cheerful



Primeiro foi cortar e muitas horas de "chain piecing"...é uma trabalho aborrecido mas poupa tempo e muita linha.


After cutting all the pieces I sent e few hours chain piecing them. Chain piecing is a little boring but I have to admit it's fast and saves a lot of thread.




Mas o que é verdade é que os blocos foram ficando prontos e muito bonitos também.

          After a while all the blocks were ready and I think they are very pretty. I really like this line of fabric.


Depois foi cortar 36 círculos e aplicá-los nos blocos usando o papel termocolante.


Then I had to do the applique. I had to cut 36 circles, and stick them using Heat and Bond






Agora falta cozer cada círculo para que não desfie. Vou fazê-lo à máquina .


Now I have to blanket stitch every circle. I'm doing it using the machine blanket stitch. It's faster.












Por agora ficamos por aqui. Quando avançar no projecto, voltarei a mostrar os meus avanço
Next time I hope to have more to show you of this project.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Samelia's Mum Giveaway

Samelia's mum is having a fantastic giveaway. She's giving a Fresh Cottons Charm Pack. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Hoje inscrevi-me pela primeira vez no FNSI. Numa Sexta-feira de cada mês dedicamos uma noite para cozer e quiltar. Depois no dia seguinte é só mostrar o que conseguimos fazer nessa noite. vou experimentar mas parece ser divertido.


I've signed up for this month FNSI. It's my first time and I'm getting everything ready. I'll let you know how it went.



Saturday, 5 February 2011

Choc-o-Cherry - FINISHED


Hoje à tarde terminei o Choc-o-Cherry table runner, uma "receita" da Moda Bake Shop. Ficou lindo na minha sala!










Today I finished the Choc-o-Cherry table runner from Moda Bake Shop.
 It's looks just beautiful on my dinning table!

I need a design wall...desperatelly

I really need a design wall but my so called sewing room is so tiny that I can't find a place to put one. Instead I'm using either my bed or the floor but my back is killing me. Can anyone help me. How can I fit a design wall into a very small room?