Saturday, 31 December 2011

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Quickly.........

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!!!







MERRY FIRST CHRISTMAS SWEET KATARINA!!!

Monday, 21 November 2011

After the Stars.......

.......I show you my "November Full Moon".


I know, I Know! This is Drunkard's Path Block......but I like to call it "November Full Moon".
This is the name of a beautiful and tipical festivity that, whoever lives in Asia, know very well!
I have wonderful memories about that time when I was in Bangkok, a long time ago.......

Ok! I return on patchwork!


Then I played with the blocks:



So............ I learned the curves!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Thanks, thanks, thanks........

Thank you Maria Teresa!!!

Maria Teresa is a young mother, quilter and blogger (now, I can tell my new friend). Her beautiful blog is "Pezze e Pezzi di Vita" and she has a cute post set "Andando per Blog" ("Surfing Blogland").
She reads several blogs and then makes a post about ones: last days she chose Roxy Quilt and today there is a special post  about my dear blog!

OK Blogland! All to see "Roxy Quilt"Story on  "Pezze e Pezzi di Vita"!

Now, I realize that patchwork isn't only fabric or pattern but it is, above all, sharing and friendly: good reasons to continue sewing and blogging!!!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

"Dancing with the Stars"

I began, two weeks ago, my second patchwork class and ....I met the STARS, all tips and difficulties!
Ohio Star....




.....Flying Geese......



...improvisational...

...all together!

I love them!



Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sunday shopping!!!

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.

Cute buttons!!!

Tilda design (that I'll use with other Tilda's fabric that I already have)

Japanese style!!!

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!

Friday, 21 October 2011

I'm back....

.... with a new finished quilt!!!


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!

Before binding...

....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!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Tests continue.....but I can't.....

I tried to lay down the blocks like a "spiral":


This way doesn't convince Anna, my daughter.

So....game over....



I like the last one!
 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.

Happy Quilting, Friends!!!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Second test....

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!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Experiment....

I tryed to lay the blocks in this way but I don't like it too much!


I have to change something.....

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A nice trip!!!!

Tomorrow will be a good day for my quilters' friends! .......Why?
A group of ladies from my town, Monfalcone (Italy), will leave early for a wonderful trip!


Destination : S.te Marie Aux Mines - Val d'Argent - France for

 A great occasion to see a lot of beauty!!!.......in all directions!!!


I can't take part in this interesting thing because I'm committed with my family but I want to wish:

HAVE A GOOD TRIP LADIES, AND HAVE FUN ALSO FOR ME!


Monday, 12 September 2011

WIP - OTHER BLOCKS

These last two afternoon I menaged to sew the blocks  for the quilt on work.

Now there are warm colors for these cute blocks!


In the coming days I'll sew all blocks, cold and warm colors, all together!!!



Friday, 9 September 2011

WIP-First blocks.

Here  there are the first blocks that I made in these last days (not a lot, if I have to tell the truth....!)
I began with the cold colors.....

.....the next blocks will be with warm colors.

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