Thursday, 31 March 2011

LET'S EXCHANGE - Hot Pad is ready

I've just finished quilting my big hot pad and it's ready to send to my Let's Exchange partner . Let's exchange is a swap hosted by Cheryll from Gone Stitchin. I hope my partner likes it...




Friday, 25 March 2011

I Took the Swapping Integrity Pledge

I, Teresa, pledge to do my very best to have integrity and honesty in my swap commitments. To be on time, every time, to participate in discussions and to communicate if I am going to be late or unable to complete my obligations to my swap partner.


Thursday, 24 March 2011

QBSA- Chegou o bloco do mês de Março

Hoje chegou no correio o bloco da minha parceira Melody que vive na Australia.

Today the mail man  brought me the March block from my partner Melody

Juntamente com o bloco - LINDO - a Melody enviou-me três deliciosas joaninhas de chocolate e um iman que vinha colado num cartão personalizado também lindíssimo.

Along with the gorgeous block she also sent me three delicious chocolate ladybugs and a beautiful magnet glued onto the most sweet personalized card.



Vejam o lindo tecido que a Melody usou para o quadrado central. Não é lindíssimo?

The fabric she chose for the center square is amazingly beautiful. Don't you think?



Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Quilt Blocks for Cancer



Colleen  at Lucky Duck Dreams is a five year stage 4 cancer survivor. She is asking her blogland friends to send quilt blocks foe her to assemble and make a quilt to raffle off. If you want to help too go to her blog HERE and there you can find all the information needed.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

QBSA-Bloco enviado para a Melody na Austrália/ Melody's block

A Melody, a minha parceira do mês de Março já recebeu o bloco que lhe enviei,por isso já o posso mostrar. A Melody pediu um bloco que tivesse um mocho a assim foi...

My QBSA partner for March, Melody, has already received the block I sent her, so now I can show it to all of you.
Melody requested a block with an OWL and so she got it...
The applique owl



The whole block





Friday, 18 March 2011

SHARE THE LOVE


Samelia's Mum blog is having a remarkable giveaway. She's giving away some prizes she has won in other giveaways as well as some goodies. This is a special way to Share Love.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Civil War fabrics giveaway

This is a awesome giveaway of over 10 1/2 yards of Cvil War fabrics. There is also the Civil War Diary Quilt Book to be given away. Go HERE


Sunday, 13 March 2011

Quanto mais depressa mais devagar / Haste is the enemy of perfection

A minha filha tirou a carta em Agosto passado e hoje decidi fazer-lhe uma carteirinha para guardar os documentos do carro.
Tudo estava a correr bem...escolhi o tecido, o forro coloquei o enchimento e cosi. Até aqui tudo bem.

Sometime ago my daughter got her driver's license and today I decided to make a little purse for her to put the car documents.
So far so good...I choose the fabric, the backing, the batting and sewed everything.


Foi então que pensei em utilizar um dos vários pontos decorativos da minha máquina mas... deu-me a preguiça e não coloquei o Walking foot, resultado : a costura fazia demasiado volume a a máquina não conseguia puxar o tecido. Bem feito! Passei quase uma hora a desmanchar os pontos que tinham ficado uns em cima dos outros.

But then I thought I could embellish the purse using one of the decorative stitches from my sewing machine...I got lazy and didn't change to a walking foot, the bulk of the seam didn't allow the fabric to run under the foot. As a result I spent almost an hour ripping all the stitches that went wrong. 



Finalmente troquei o pé da máquina e a coisa correu bem. Finalizei a bolsa e ainda fiz uma casa para colocar um bonito botão.

At last I changed to a walking foot and everything went smoothly. I finished the purse with a beautiful button.


E assim o que devia ter demorado um instante demorou quase duas horas.É para aprender a não ser preguiçosa!!!

What was supposed to take just a little time took almost two hours. Well deserved punishment for being lazy. Haste is the enemy of perfection!!!


Trabalhos para as trocas/ Swap projects

Durante esta semana tenho adiantado alguns trabalhos para as trocas em que vou participar :Mug Rug Swap Adventure e Let's exchange. Infelizmente, como são trocas secretas , não posso ainda mostrar as fotos do que já fiz, mas prometo que o farei logo que as minhas parceiras os recebam!

During the past week I've been working on some swap projects that I've joined : Mug Rug Adventure at Leona's  and Let's Exchange by Cheryll. Unfortunately these are secret swaps so I can't show you any photos yet. I promise I'll do it as soon as my partners receive they goods!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Another great Giveaway

Vickie E. from Spun Sugar Quilts Is having a Pot'O Gold giveaway to celebrate over 700 posts and more than 1000 followers. Visit her blog and enter, don't miss it!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

LET'S CELEBRATE OUR FIRST YEAR

Quilting Block Swap Australia is celebrating it's first anniversary next April 6th. I joined the group just a couple of months ago and I'm loving every moment. I got to know some wonderful people, it's like a " blogging family). You can do it too!!!




To celebrate this first year Sue B. is having a fantastic giveaway. Don't miss it!
The winner will receive 6 co ordinated Fat Quarters.
Second place will  receive 3 Fat Quarters
and Third place will receive 1 Fat Quarter

AND

any 
NEW  members
that join up between now and 
April 6th will go in the drawn to win a charm square pack
So what have you got to lose?

This celebration give away will close on April 3rd and the winner will be announced on our 1 year anniversary- 
April 

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Cata-ventos /Pinwheels

 Sempre gostei do aspecto dos trabalhos realizados com blocos tipo cata-vento ou "pinwheels". Como tinha  algumas sobras de um charm pack, juntei um pouco de tecido branco que sobrou do Natal e...

I've always liked projects using pinwheels but I hadn't made one yet. I gathered some charm pack leftovers and a piece of Christmas white fabric and...



Primeiro foi fazer os triangulos
First I did all the HST



Já estão todos cozidos só falta acertar
All sewn



E depois vem o trabalho mais aborrecido, acertar todos os quadrados e cortar as pontinhas

Then, the boring work....trimming





Finalmente estão prontos, resta agora saber onde os vou usar...

They're ready at last. Now I only have to decide where to use them...LOL!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Another giveaway prize

Há algum tempo atrás participei num giveaway no blog Crazy Mom Quilts. Pat Bravo estava a oferecer dois  fat quarter bundles da sua colecção Oval Elements. Adivinhem quem ganhou um deles? EU!!!
Chegou hoje o pacote pelo correio. Os tecidos são lindíssimos. Adoro as cores!


Sometime ago, on Valentine's Day I entered a giveaway at Crazy mom Quilts. Pat Bravo was generously giving away two fat quarter bundles of the Oval Elements collection. Guess what happened? I WON one of them.
It arrived in the mail today. The fabrics are absolutely gorgeous, I love the colors!
  Thank you very much Amanda and Pat.





Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Vignette in Stitches Giveaway

To celebrate issue #2 of the Vignette in Stitches magazine, Leanne is giving away some lovely fat quarters. Hurry and visit Vignette's blog.