22 October, 2014

Floral Quilt on Black!

Working with black is very unusual for me. Inspired by a bouquet of daisies and red roses from her garden, my sister Nina convinced me to make a flower sphere in these color. And since we had to use white for the flowers, we had to work with a dark background and she chose black.
She wanted black so it was her job to transfer the design from paper to fabric!
She chose the colors for the flowers and then we made the applique pieces.

Raw Edge applique floral quilt
This is the smallest design of my pattern, it measures 15''.

Raw Edge applique floral quilt
The fabric is from the Fossil fern collection, as in this quilt.



Now I have a dilemma! Nina wants black thread for quilting on the black background. I would like white or red or green. What would you choose?
I think I need glasses to quilt black on black!

17 October, 2014

Small Flower Garden Quilt

Here is one of the two smallest versions of my Secret Flower Garden quilt.
I love the change in my usual color palette (rainbow!!).

The other version has even a more dramatic look!
Have a great weekend,

15 October, 2014

Interesting back!

I posted so many pictures of this quilt, I just couldn't include more at the time.
While looking for something on my computer, I found these pictures and I remember how excited it was this phase in the process of making this quilt. I think removing the paper templates is so rewarding for any quilter!

with paper templates still attached

without paper templates

And here is how I placed the top on batting. In order to keep the quilt square, I drew  the right angle on batting.

Then I aligned the edges of the quilt with the drawn lines.

I am so anxious to start new quilts and bags, but I still have 4 tops to quilt and 2 bags to finish!

Have a great sewing day,

14 October, 2014

Shadow Trapunto Quilt

Here is a Mariner's Compass block on a 12-side shadow trapunto quilt. It measures 17''.

Most of my quilts are free motion quilted, but for this trapunto design I used the walking foot. I couldn't have stitched straight lines without it.

These shadow trapunto quilts are truly two sided. On the front you see shadow trapunto, on the back is visible the trapunto.

See other shadow trapunto quilts here and if you need some mariner's compass ideas, check out my Quilt Inspiration board on Pinterest.

11 October, 2014

New Raw Edge Applique Quilt

I am making the medium size version of my "Secret Flower Garden" quilt pattern.
I have this Pinhead fabric collection and I couldn't help myself!

Raw Edge Applique Quilt

Raw Edge Applique Quilt

I am glad that there is a white fabric in this collection, I used it for the background.

Raw Edge Applique Quilt

And I made the smallest version too! Actually, I made two versions, and they are a little different from my style! Pictures coming soon!

Have a great weekend,

10 October, 2014

Free Quilt Designs

Free Quilt Designs -for my newsletter subscribers.

A matching design to the one I sent last month. Great for two assorted pillows.

And other two matching designs.
Raw edge applique is the easiest technique to stitch these designs. The white space is perfect to show a beautiful quilting.

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06 October, 2014

Customers' quilts and bags

I am always happy and grateful when my customers share their work with me.
I save pictures in this Pinterest board. Have a look, I randomly chose a few projects to share with you.

If you made a project using one of my patterns and want to share it, please send me a picture or a link. We would love to see it.

Click on the pictures below to go to the original posts.

 Made by Martina


Made by Elizabeth

Made by Silvia

Made by Tiffany

Made by Donna

Made by Shiva

Made by Dilys W.

Made by Patsy

Made by Jo

Made by Brit S

Made by Wendy

Made by Marie

Made by Dawn

Made by MG in Florida using one of my free quilt designs.

Made by Jo

Made by Flickenkunst

Thank you for being my customers and for sewing such beautiful bags and quilts!

Have a great sewing week,

03 October, 2014

Quick gifts to sew

These are the gifts I should have sewn in May and July! So happy I cut them off the list.

I made a simple patchwork for the front of the bag- to ensure delivery before Christmas!

I can't make a bag without sewing two assorted pouches - the gift would not be complete!


And do you know about the horizontal stripes that make you look fat? This bag looks fat too. I used the same pattern and measurements for both bags and this bag looks different!

Happy weekend,


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