Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mini Quilt Swap Sneak Peek

Hi, here's my first sneak peek of the Mini Quilt I'm doing for my partner in the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap. I've done a little needle turn appliqué so far, and I have a long way to go...

It also will have a little bit of embroidery and fabric origami flowers like the one you can see finished. This is just a sample because it turned out to be too big. I did it with 3" squares and the ones I'm making right now are half the size of the sample, they are mini fabric origami flowers!

Well, I'm off to visit some other blogs that are participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew May Giveaway Day! Check them out, you could win great items on these giveaways and discover terrific blogs on the way, I know I did!!
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

BAQ Nine Patch Block Swap...and Stained Glass Lamp

I'm back again with a new WISP finished.

As you know I live in Buenos Aires and here we have have contact through the BAQ (Buenos Aires Quilting) Forum where Gloria organizes wonderful swaps. This time she decided to give the patchwork rookies an opportunity to enter a swap, so she chose the easiest block to make : the Nine Patch block. We're divided into two groups 0f 14 and have to make two 9" Nine Patch blocks for each of our partners.

The BAQ Nine Patch Blocks are due by July 15th but have been on my "To Do List" for some weeks now, and I couldn't help myself, I had to get the work done! I really don't like to think every day that I owe some blocks, especially when my partners have almost finished them. So I just got to them and finished the 28 blocks and mailed them on Saturday. Now I'm at ease, I can breathe deep and rest just for two seconds before I get to continue on my Mini Quilt for the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap!

In the picture you can also see one of my favourite things...Stained glass lamps! I love them and love the technique. I wanted to learn how to make them for so many years and finally my dream came true 3 years ago. This is one of the lamps I have made with the Mackintosh Rose that I absolutelly adore! I hope you also like it!

Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Meet Oliver with his new coat...

Hi, it's been a week since I last posted, I can't believe how time flies when you get to your sewing machine! But I love it!

This week I was able to finish some WISP that had been in my "To do list" for quite a while! My little dog Oliver, a long hair Chihuahua needed a new coat for this winter so I decided to try this free resizable dog coat pattern that I came across some time ago on the Net. I had to adjust it a little bit so that it'd fit Oli and I'm very happy with it. And I guees Oli is too because he didn't complain at all !! LOL

He's giving that look to me: "Let go with the pictures, I just want to go for a walk!!"

Well, after all, he's warm now, that's for sure!!
Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Annie arrived at her new home in Australia...

Finally, after a pit stop for a fabric shopping spree at the States...*kiddin'*; Annie arrived to her new home in Australia. She'll be very spoilt at Khris's home. By the smile on her face she already loves being there. And she didn't travel alone, she brought her little sister with her!

I also embroidered a little tag with a Prim Annie to keep as a souvenir for the Annie Swap. She's holding it on her hand. It's the first tag I make and I loved it, it's definitelly not going to be the last one!

Thank you Khris for being such a great partner, and a big thank you to Marcel for organizing this Swap, I enjoyed being a part of it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Christmas Mini Quilt

Today I started to cut fabric for the Spring Mini Quilt Swap. Since I received the info of my partner on Saturday I've been looking around and trying to come up with a design that she would love. So after seeing lots of designs I decided what I'm gonna make for her, it's gonna be very springy indeed! And I'm thinking of making one for myself too! Well, that if time allows me but I'll do my best ! I'll be showing you sneak peeks of the progress. And while you wait for them I leave you with a picture of a Mini Quilt I designed last year at Christmas time for a fellow quilter in Uruguay. I used the cathedral windows technique that I love. I'm thinking of making one for myself this year. I hope you like it!

Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Needle turn appliqué...

Last week I went to a workshop to improve my needle turn appliqué skills and it worked! I'm really proud of the result. This new way of making needle turn appliqué implies more work but it compensates with better results. I think I'm addopting it!

Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Annie arrived home...

Welcome to my blog, I can't believe I've finally opened one. And let me tell you I have the best way to enter in blogland, by showing to you the wonderful package that arrived today from Australia.

Last month I entered an Annie Swap at Aunt Pitty Pats blog and my partner was Khris from Sew Prim Khris.

My Annie arrived today together with some yummy chocolate and a beautiful needlecase.

Khris, you made it, I love the Annie you sew for me, it's just perfect. A big thank you to you!!
She already owns the cushion at the picture, and she told me she won't move to any other place!
She really has a character!

And the needlecase, well, you didn't know this, but I love needlecases and pincushions and this one is AMAZING, the fabrics you picked are gorgeous and so is the button.
You realized I didn't mention the chocolate... it's gone! LOL

Thanks again Khristina, I hope you like the doll I made for you!
I'll show you all the Annie I made when it arrives to its home in Australia.
And a big thank you to Marcel for organizing this swap! I really enjoyed it!
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