Friday, 30 March 2012

I have to change my QUILT'S NAME

As you know I'm designing a quilt. I wanted to call it Penelope's Garden for I always loved the name Penelope but when my daughter was born nobody let me name her Penelope.
Yesterday I received a post from a blogger warning me that there was already a quilt with that name. OK!
I don't want to copy anyone's work nor was my intention to do it, so there is only one thing to do:
I will change my quilt's name into Penelope's Paradise. I hope nobody as thought of that.

So, without any further ado I present to you " Penelope's Paradise", ( only half of it, really)!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WIP Wednesday

Another week, more projects to share. This week was quite productive for a mother of two that works out most of the day.
I try to sew a little bit every night but sometimes it's just not possible.

Completed  my birdie Stitches top ( at last), I still have to sandwich it and do the quilting

forgive me the blurry picture

I've completed another Rose Star. This time I made it bigger and it was so much easier and fast

New project: I saw a wonderful quilt at Quiltscapes. It's a free pattern from the lovely Deonn. It's called " Bloomin' blossoms - Spring Posies", you can choose between the 64"x 64" Lap quilt or the table topper. They are both wonderful. I've made a block so far

On going projects:
I'm doing my " Penelope's Garden", hopefully i'll finish it during next week ( I'm going to have a little vacation).

Granny Squares

That's it. My week's work. today I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced and see what everyone's doing.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Design Wall Monday - Penelope's Garden

Penelope's Garden is growing slowly. It's a project that I'm designing as I'm doing it, so it's going to take a bit longer. 

 This is the right half of the quilt. My dresden are ready to be sewn.

Along with this project , I'm  also making my Granny Squares. I've made eight blocks so far

 Today I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times, join us and share your projects with us.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Granny Squares! Five done and more two on the run...

I knew I would get an addiction. These granny squares are wonderful. Easy, fast and so beautiful.

   Pieces are cut and ready to sew.

  The five granny squares I've finished so far.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New Beginnings- Mini Quilt Swap received

My mini quilt arrived today. It came from the lovely Cheryl in the U.S.A.

A package full of goodies
Some postcards to show me where she lives

 A beautiful card and a package of delicious Easter chocolate eggs.

Last but not least, she sent me a wonderful mini-quilt

 I love the colors and the beautiful floral fabrics.
 These cute little flowers ares pinned up so I can remove them if I want to. ( No Way!!!)
 The back is great, too and I love the label

                 THANK YOU VERY MUCH CHERYL!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

FNSI- dresden and granny squares

Another great sewing night. I finished my dresden plates for my "Penelope's Garden" quilt, I didn't sew the centers for I still don't know wether to hand stitch them or you use a blanket stitch from my sewing machine.

Afterwards I didn't resist and made two more granny squares
 ( didn't I mention before they were quite addictive!!!)

I like the pink and blue but

This one is my favorite, love the bright colors and the flower fabric.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WIP Wednesday

Not many projects going on this week. I've been too busy , being a working mother and a freelance quilter isn't easy.

I've managed to finish another granny square. I love making them, it's a wonderful scrappy project. Fun to do and quick,too.

I've also entered a new swap. It's called "Friends with Beneficts" and it's hosted by Kathy at  Sew Happy House.

This is a little pick of the project I'm doing. I can't show you more or I would spoil the surprise.
For more projects just link up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

A Finish and I think I have a fever...

No, I'm not sick, just a little hay fever but that's not the kind of fever I mean. It's the granny squares fever.
All over blogland I've seen beautiful blocks and quilts using granny squares. Why not try one myself. Today I did it
 I cut the squares from some leftover fabrics ( It's a good scrappy project)
 I used set in triangles instead of squares that had to bet cut afterwards, I save fabric this way.

 And here it is, my first granny square, I sense more coming this way ( The Fever!!!).
If you want to join the fun, just go HERE.

I also finished the biding on the "Hexie" table runner. Instead of hand sewing I used a decorative stich and sewed everything by machine. It's faster but nevertheless beautiful.

Here's a close up of the stitching, I don't know if it's very clear 

My hand quilting

The quilting on the back

Saturday, 10 March 2012

" Pax-de-Deux " quilt top is done!!!

Last Friday I received the fabrics to finish my Rouenneries Deux quilt. I sew the border on today and I love it. Then I decided to give it a real name, not the line of fabric's. After a little thinking I came up with this...
" Pax de Deux ", it's french and it's a duet. In this case it's just me and a gorgeous line of fabric!
 I thought adding two borders but at the last minute I went for a larger single border

Forgive me the pictures but I had to lay it on the floor.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

WIP Wednesday

I've got quite a few projects in hand, a mini quilt , a table runner and two quilts. I've just finished a mini quilt for a swap but I can't show it yet.

Projects on the run:

" Going Hexie" mini quilt, its pieced and hand quilted, I've to do the bidding.

My table runner top  is finished.The pattern from Annie Downs book " Some kind of Wonderful". It still needs a lot of work...

I've sewn all my Rouenneries Deux blocks together but I'm waiting for the fabrics I ordered to do the borders...another project in stand by.

Finally I've made all the blocks for my Spring Quilt but I'm still uncertain about the design, here are some possibilities

If you have a project you'd like to share with us just kink up with Lee at Freshly Pieced. Come  and join the fun!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sponsor's Corner

Sponsor's Corner is my way of thanking all the lovely stores that help me to support my love for quilting.
Today I want to share with you a great online store - Stitch Sanctuary.
It's an online store in Nevada owned by the lovely Linda.
You can find the highest quality fabric from companies like Moda, Hoffman, Robert Kaufman, Free you can find threads, knits, flannel, laminates and more.
They have a huge pattern selection, you will certainly find a project that suits you.
So, don't worry, just sit and enjoy a wonderful store and remember ... " Shopping in your PJ's is encouraged.
To make things even better let me show you some wonderful fabrics that I received from the stitch sanctuary.
 Wonderful colors and even more beautiful prints
It's  Summer Breeze II by Sentimental Studios for Moda Fabrics
 Linda also sent me a great table runner pattern
Don't wait a second. Visit The Stitch Sanctuary at once, you won't be disappointed.

Monday, 5 March 2012

House ornament swap

My little stitched house arrived today. It's beautiful. It was sent by Ann from the U.K. and I love it.

The house is lovely with many wonderful details.

 Look at the back. It has swirly lines of stitched beads. Stunning.
My lovely partner also sent me a beautiful piece of fabric. It's gorgeous.
Thank you very much Ann! 
Ann has a great blog, you can visit her HERE.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Farmer's Wife blocks update

My friend Celia sent me more FW blocks, You are doing the Farmer's Wife Sampler, she does the even blocks and I do the odd ones. Look at the beauties she sent me this time.

 Gorgeous!!! I love the fabrics, our quilts are going to look wonderful. Thanks Celia!