Last week Katarina was born! She is my daughter Anna friend's sister and we thought to make a little present for this new baby.
What better than a little quilt? TILDA's fabric, soft fleece, simple project...and that's it!!!
Last Sunday I spent a pleasant day. I was in Vicenza with the quilters' group, someone from Monfalcone and someone from Trieste: we visited "Abilmente", an important fair of patchwork, embroidery and other beauties.
Of course..... I think that the fabrics' lovers, when they go in a place like this.....they must leave credit card at home!!!
Seriously, there were a lot of beautiful things to buy. I hadn't eyes to see all.
However... I had my little shopping...
Fabric for Christmas decorations....
...with coordinated ribbons.
Tilda design (that I'll use with other Tilda's fabric that I already have)
And my favourite fabric of Sunday shopping: coloured Kaffe Fasset !!!
Now I have enough "material" to work with!!!
P.S. : Thank you Francesca for our chat, it was a nice time!
Last month I bought a Charm Pack Free Spirit Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop: a beautiful colours' palette!
I had to work on colours, a lot of colours and not only the favourite ones.
So, I decided for a simple pattern, just as a palette: wheels or spirals gave me some problems.
For the backing I used a soft fleece in a green pattern. I'm not too satisfied of the result, especially under the white fabric. I have learned a lesson. But in those days I had to work in this way!
....and here it is done!
It was a speedy work and perhaps not too perfect but I needed, last week, only to sew, whatever, without problems and keep my mind at work.
I chose a name for this quilt: "Color Swatches" Quilt!
It's a name a bit "pompous" for this simple work but I wanted to give it a little bit of dignity: it's always my creature!
P.S.: In the evening, my hubby Robert asked me if this quilt can will be for him: he likes CSQ just because it is a simple quilt, not too stylish but fresh and modern.
So........"Color Swatches" Quilt has a new destination: Robert's armchair!
After all, the best solution is the easiest way : simple combination of colors and neat rows!!!
But now..... I'm not in a hurry to finish this top: the next ten days I'll be at my parent's house. They live in another town and my mom is sick (she fell and broke a bone of the pelvis). She can not get out of bed and I go there to help her and my father (he is "strong" but he is 87 years old...!).
So.... in the coming days, patchwork and quilting will be my last problem!
I hope to come back soon in Blogland......with my mind more quiet.
In these last days, I unstitched the purple blocks and the magenta blocks because the purple ones looked too dark. Then I exchanged the colors: purple centers with magenta stripes and magenta centers with purple stripes. This is the result:
Now I have more balance with the colors and I eliminated the part too dark.
But..... I'm still not satisfied! Game over!
My niece Maira advesed me to lay the blocks like a spiral: it's a good idea and I have to try this way!
Then..... we'll see what will come out!