Sunday, 30 October 2011

It's almost finished!!!


My ( very modified) version of Aunt Sarah's Quilt is almost finished. I only have to sew around the applique and put the border. In the meantime here are some photos...

The quilt top ( no border yet)

The applique
Even Blackie wanted to try it!!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

2º Encontro de Patchwork em Portugal - Um dia memorável

No passado sábado realizou-se mais um encontro do Pachsolidário. O 2º Encontro de Patchwork em Portugal.

Foi um dia maravilhoso e até o sol ajudou. Quando chegámos fomos recebidas pelas simpáticas Hemi e pela D.Luisa. De seguida, pudemos ver em exposição todas as mantinhas para as quais nos tínhamos contribuído com alguns blocos e que algumas senhoras (verdadeiros anjos) ajudaram a montar.




     Estes são os blocos que enviei

Após as boas-vindas passámos à realização da manta do encontro, que, tal como as outras mantas iria ser entregues à Ajuda De Mãe.






Todas a trabalhar




A manta do encontro, que posteriormente será terminada e entregue à Ajuda de Mãe.


Depois do almoço seguiu-se um brinde e um sorteio e logo voltámos ao trabalho. Desta vez para nós levar-mos como recordação de um dia maravilhoso.
Fizemos uma linda e fofinha almofada de alfazema usando o tecido igual ao do backing das mantinhas.
Ficou um amor




Mas o que é bom acaba depressa e estava na hora das pdespedidas. Mais um sorteio, as palavras emocionadas da D. Luisa e até para o ano. Lá fomos nós, mas não sem ainda levar um saco cheio de prendinhas dos generosos patrocinadores.
Foi um dia inesquecível e já estou com saudades. Conheci pessoalmente algumas amigas virtuais e são fantásticas. Espero que nos possamos voltar a encontrar em breve. Obrigada a todos que nos proporcionaram este dia tão especial.


 A foto de grupo com todas as mantinhas que foram feitas e entregues à Ajuda de Mãe representada pela D. Manuela Duarte.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

FNSI Report- October


I'm into Christmas now, so I made a candle mat or table topper, (as you wish). I used A Christmas Star pattern.




First part of the block





The finished star


















Then I added the borders



I decided to use two borders and add corner squares






Here it is. My newest Xmas table topper!!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

One ( monochromatic ) Flower Wednesday

Every week the lovely Karen at Journey of a Quilter hosts this One flower wednesday and give us the chance to share our flowers and gardens. Join us too!!!

The five cream flowers that I've made this week. I only have more two of these to do and then I have to sew them into my Aunt Sarah quilt. The frame is almost finished! Thanks Karen, I don't think I could have done it without your help.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

It's only 70 days to Xmas


Christmas is coming so... I have to be ready!!


Need to have all my presents made on time!!!




Wednesday, 12 October 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

In fact it's three rows Wednesday. I've sewn together three rows for my Aunt Sarah's Quilt. You can check on more beautiful flowers and gardens if you visit Karen at a Journey of a Quilter. She's the lovely lady who keeps us going every week.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Look How much he has grown!!!



Exactly one month ago I posted about our new addition to our family. Blackie, a black mini Schnauzer came into our lives and it's been a joy to see him grow. He is part of our family now and he enjoys to play with his toys. My DD and DS just adore him. He has grown a lot and chews everything he can...slippers, socks, toilet paper, whatever he can bite into. Life will never be the same. Nevertheless we love him!
Playing with my DD


Tasting my Crocs

Saturday, 8 October 2011

A lucky, very lucky girl!!!

Sometime ago I won a giveaway at Quilting by Celia, I have to show you all the goodies she sent me. I was quite speechless when I opened the package
Those are the lovely gifts I received



An embroidery Kit with the most amazing peacock, Celia also sent me some thread and beads to use in the Kit. to make things even better she added some beautiful patterns, I have to make some of those beauties.

 Celia sent me these great african style FQs, I hadn't any in my stash so I was thrilled to receive them.

 I told Celia I love Log Cabin blocks and she made me a little but adorable block. I'm going to use it  to make a pincushion for my collection. It will be a great item to add to it. I received a nice card from Celia and she also sent me three of our FWblocks swap. I'm making the odds and she's making the even. We make two of each and send the other one. Isn't that a great idea. We end up with a quilt that has twice the fabric range. I forgot to mention that is also a lot of fun .



Thank very much Celia and Lucinda ( Lucinda is Celia's daughter and it was her that picked my name).

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

One Flower Wednesday

Every week  you can join the lovely Karen at Journey of a Quilter and share your hexie flowers and gardens with all of us.

These are the three flowers I manage to sew together this week

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Can you give me a little help?

 The Missouri Quilt company has some great video tutorials. One of these days I tried to make a new block I saw on one of the tutorials. It uses 2,5" strips, so it's great for jelly rolls. It's very easy but the results are stunning



I'm planing to make two table runners, this is only a first attempt to position the blocks . now I need some help  from you. How should I finish the runners? Give me your wise opinions for I'm a bit lost here.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

How does my garden grow...Very slowly!!!

This week I sewed another row of flowers on my Aunt Sarah Quilt. Now I have to do three complete rows to finish the frame.

Join  the lovely Thearica at Pigtales and Quilts and show us your garden.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Keeper Swap Received

I received the most beautiful gift from Tanya at Little Wee Birds. She was my partner at  The Keeper Swap and she sent me the most beautiful sewing set.


It's a scissor keeper, a needle case and an adorable pincushion to add to my collection. I loved the stitchery and all the details. I'll cherish this gift like a treasure and it will always remind me of my friend Tanya. Thank you Very much lovely Tanya.

The needle case

Isn't the pincushion the cutest thing ever?

The scissors keeper