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April 3, 2016

Hexagon template

This weekend is in Prague a Prague Patchwork Meeting. Patchwork exhobition and a trade fare with patchwork supplies like sewing machines, threads and lots and lots of fabrics. Of course I spent there a lot of money and bought many fabrics. But not just that.

I played with the tought that I will hand sew a hexagon quilt for some time already, but I was too lazy to cut all the paper templates. Here in Prague you can’t really get a pre- cut product. I found there these plastic re-usable templates from a Hungarian manufacturer and got one package. They are fantastic. You can also fold them in half and get different shape. I tried it right away and made few shapes like this, I will make them in more colors and applique on a quilt.

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January 1, 2016

New Year

In Slovakia, we have a saying. I am not sure, if it can exactly be translated to English, but it could be like: How on New Year’s day, so the whole year. Meaning that how you spend the first day of the year, signalize how will you be spending the rest of it.

So I decided to write this post, because I would like to blog more next year. I started in 2012 and I must admit, I thougt I will be publishing posts more often, especially tutorials. So I hope, I will do so this year.

My life is work, exams and with it connected studying.I sew very often, but blog about it very little. Some may think, blogging is fast and easy (so did I) and doesn’t take much time. But these people are not writting a craft blog. Those who do, understand. You must make photos, download and upload them, write it all…And that really takes time. So let’s see and fingers crossed.

Today I also finished two baby blankets. Here are the pictures, both are made from scraps.

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Squares in the circle

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Scrap baby quilt

This one- also baby quilt, I finished in autumn, I like how colorful it is.

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Squares in beige

 

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February 28, 2015

Baby quilts

Last month or two I had sewing fewer. In december I had after exams and although I have not passed one of them, I like the feeling of relieve, that now, at least for few months until next semester starts, I have a lot of free time and I can do whatever I want. Naturally I started sewing like crazy. Among other things I made two baby quilts.

One with colorful wonky stars for my friend who had a baby boy in autumn. I really like it, it is colorful and so happy. Perhaps I could have put there more of the stars, but I think it is charming abyway.

Wonky stars

Wonky stars

In the second one, Double X and O design, I used scraps I had from two fat quarters I ordered few months ago. Well, I am not sure, if you can call it scrap, if you have a third of the fabric left, but anyway, here is it:

Double X and O

Double X and O

I like the quilting on this one.

November 17, 2014

Christmas around the corner

There are so many Christmas themed patterns for cross stitch on the internet, hard to choose one. I love cross stitching but most of the time I don’t know what to do with the embriodery. Mostly I make it into a pillowcase or tablecloth, this time I was deciding between coasters and hanging decoration. In the end, I made this hanging decoration. I found on the internet beautiful black wire hanger and it was decided.

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If I change my mind, I can still use it like coasters, just by cutting the connecting strips.

Many thanks for the free pattern!

October 14, 2014

This time, country style

Although I don’t have TV, I am still watching a lot of movies and series on the internet. I am kind of a series freak. I however don’t really like just to sit and watch, I need to do something with my hands. Usually I keep them busy with crochetting or cross stitching. When I do some cross stitch embroidery usually I have then problem what to do with it. A pillow, or some other decoration? Well, this time I had two ribbons with cross stitched flowers on it, so I decided to make simple country style pillows. I like how they turned out, I think they could be a nice decoration in a cottage.

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August 3, 2014

Circles everywhere you look

Hi eveyone reading my blog. I have not been here for some time- my new work and exams in June took all my energy. However, as soon as the exams were over, I sat at the machine and started sewing again. This time it was a quilt for my colleage. Final size 20x230cm. I must say, I will never ever sew someting so big and warm during the summer. Sometimes the temperature was over 30 degrees celsius and I thought I will start sweating blood. Finally today, I finished ūüôā

I would like to thank Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies for the inspiration. I think I will never achieve such perfection when doing my quilts, but the blog is always an ispiration for me.

Orange peel quilt

Orange peel quilt

 

And from the back:

Orange peels quilt

 

Well, and what’s next? I did some Christmas cross stitching, so I will probably make some decoration out of it. ¬†Also, next month I am getting a cute kitten of Russian blue cat called Faith, so I can’t wait to share some pictures of her with you as soon as she is here!

January 23, 2014

Another patchwork blanket

I am posting this now, but I finished another patchwork blanket just before Christmas. It is the largest so far as to the size. It is for twin bed. I quiltet it on my Janome Horizon machine and I must say that I absolutelly love the walkign foot!

Next time I want to try some more difficult blocks, however I am not sure when I will have time to take on such a big project again.  I gave notice in my current job and I am starting in new company in March . I am excited and nervous at the same time. I hope it will be good for me. I am definitelly looking forward to it, but after 8 years in same company it is not that easy to leave. Well, this is a major change, but change I need. So please cross fingers for me!

Whimsicals fabric quilt

Whimsicals fabric quilt

 

November 16, 2013

Small pocket for small stuff

Using the same technique like while making the organiser, I made these small pockets to put in my cards, notes, bills, which usually fill in my wallet so much, that I can hardly close it. It is small size, so it fits nicely in any bag and it holds shape because of double batting. It also has a handy magnetic closing.

 

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pocket for stuff

 

 

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August 31, 2013

Inspired in Dresden

During my last week’s vacation I went shopping to Dresden and as always I visted bookstore to buy som german books. I don’t use german as often as I would like to, so I keep up my knowledge at least by reading.

This time I bought also one craft-sewing book from Miriam Donermann and got really inspired by many things from there. This is the first project- cosmetic pouch. I looks os happy and optimistic! I could look at it the whole day!

Button flowers pouch

August 17, 2013

Happy baby quilts

With my exam behind me and few months without the sewing mashine, I am now sewing like crazy. In few days I made these two baby quilts. I had a very colorful, bright and happy fat quarter pack.

The smaller one is 35×40″ (93x120cm) and is made mostly of 5″ squares and cuts from a panel here and there.

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And the second one is based on 6″ squares but I used many cuts from the panel, so it is more crazy and I juse sew it line by line without any actual design, I just knew the sice I wanted to end up with. So the final size is 36×47″ (89x102cm)

 

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But enough with writing, let’s go to the sewing mashine!

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