Archive for November, 2012

November 25, 2012

Windmills quilt

So I was not waiting very long to try on my new Janome! I didn’t dare to try on the free motion quilting, so I just quilted it with my walking foot in straight lines, but I think it fits the quilt better anyway.

Windmills quilt

Windmills quilt

Quilt is available also in my Etsy shop!

November 23, 2012

Evolution

I don’t actually remember when I started to sew. Well if I don’t count sewing for my dolls from very early age. My aunt, who lived with us when I was little, is seamstress. She had a sewing machine and as soon as I reached the pedal I was using it too. I bet she wasn’t very happy about it…back then, we had very old sewing machine, not the electric one. I remember the band falling off the wheels and pedal all the time. Then she bought the electric machine and that was something!  

I bought my own machine Lucznik Zofia in January 2010. Not very expensive and easy to use. I learned a lot with this machine, and it worked during past few years without a problem. But my sewing skills increased and so did my expectations from the machine. I was looking for a replacement over six months, considering Pfaff or Janome, something good for quilting and patchwork. This month I finally purchased Janome Horizon. Today it has arrived. I am so excited!!! Can’t wait to try free motion quilting, or applique, I plan to bring my products to higher level! So let’s see. Hopefully with time I will post some review in here. I am going to try on the walking foot soon – as this week I plan to quilt my pin wheel red -blue quilt. So cross your fingers for me!

November 5, 2012

Christmas mug rugs – feel the Christmas coming!

Two weeks ago the weather surprised us all in Prague. Snow in October? Well, not that usual. I was travelling home visiting my family in quite light jacket and sneakers. Then I wake up on Sunday morning and what? Am I still dreaming? Is it white outside? Well it was not nightmare, it was true. I must say I don’t like winter. I am cold hater. I would better sweat the whole day that being in cold one hour. In winter I am switching to “bear mode”, I would just get in my hole and sleep and sleep. I don’t like that it is dark when I wake up and that it is dark when I go from work. So as you see, I am the winter-hater.I like just few things about the winter season:

1- Christmas markets
2- When it snows and the fresh snow is holding onto the branches of the trees and it all looks like from a fairy tale (I am inside drinking punch or hot wine)
3- Christmas baking
4- Shining Christmas tree
5- Christmas sour cabbage soup

So despite my negative approach to Christmas, there are few things to be liked. If you don’t go last-minute Christmas shopping for presents, I think it is possible to survive.

Last weekend I got into the Christmas mood. I was sewing from a festive fabric designed by Anni Downs, collection’s name is Christmastime. The panel in this collections is just gorgeous. So cute I couldn’t help it! I made few of these mug rugs, or bigger coasters if you wish. They are available also for sale in my ETSY SHOP. It made me feel the Christmas coming.

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