Monday, 21 April 2014

MY NEW PAPER PIECING....WIP

For my second "attempt" in paper piecing I chose to make these lovely kimono blocks (about 7" X 8").
I used linen and japonese fabric..... (scraps from my BOM 2012/13)!



Probably.....they will became a mini-quilt to hang or a table runner for my dining room.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

HAPPY EASTER...

...TO MY DEAR BLOGLAND FRIENDS.....

...AND SPECIAL WISHES TO MY QUILTERS' GROUP,
HERE IN MONFALCONE AND TRIESTE!


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Little Circle of Flying Geese....

I finally learned how to sew The Circle of Flying Geese by paper piecing technique!!!
My quilters' group, all dear friends, helped me with useful tips, right paper and lovely encouragements!!!
For this first block  (15" X 15") I used scaps and solid black fabric (Ikea cotton)...... but the result is very good....may be I will make a cushion or a centerpiece.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

LINEN plus KOCCA equal.....

.....my new Tote Bag.

For this project I used linen (a beautiful color.....here in Italy we call this shade "Sugar Paper")  and two FQs of Kocca fabric (Folk Modern by Ellen Luckett Baker). I bought the FQs last year at Vicenza's fair from the Nunoya stand.
Nunoya is a very special Japanese fabric shop in Barcelona, Spain....and I love it!!!

One side.....

 .....and the other side....a bit different...

...and  Japanese buttons!!!

Ready for Spring 2014!!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

MMQ

My Medallion Quilt

After the Twister Pinweel center, I've finished the first border:
Churn Dash blocks!!!




Thursday, 6 March 2014

Twister Pinweel....MANIA?

Oh, yeahhhh!!!!!
Here below there are some my last works that I made with this interesting pattern:

a colored cushion for my friend Marina...

.....and with the scraps here is a cute pouch...


 ...then I made this little top: I will make a  lovely cushion for my daughter Anna...


.....and this is the center block of my next project, a Medallion Quilt. This is a project that our quilters'group have decided to make together, everyone with her own fabrics choice. I use Tilda fabric, a selection of pink,red and aqua by Tone Finnager and white solid cotton.


The result is just as I had imagined it!

Monday, 24 February 2014

White and Pink baby quilt...finished!!!

This is a little "beauty" that I made for Matilde, my new grand- niece.
 She will be born in June and we are very exited and happy for this special "new entry".

Matilde......we are waiting for you!

Friday, 7 February 2014

New experiment.....new cushion

To take a break from "Celtic Solstice", I tried to make a new work : Twister Pinweel !

This is a block that I like so much because the final result is like a surprise.
I began to make the top with 4 and 1/4"  squares (I had several ones already cut in this measure) , 7 units X 7 rows,  and a 3" border.

Then, since I haven't the Pinweel block ruler, I made  a plastic template  ( 3"X 3") by myself.

I began to cut neatly the blocks and put them apart in the same position.

Little by little I reassambled the new squares to form the pinweels.

 I sewed the blocks and then the rows.......
A beautiful new"top"!

I added a piece of cotton batting and  hanquilting with cotton perle.....


I decided to make a cushion with this cute mini quilt.....so I made an envelope closure for the back......and voilà ...

.....a beautiful new cushion for my sofa......and I learned a new technique!!!