So I have started a new quilt and now I am making a quilt for my bed. This year is all about myself :)
So I found the pattern at Make Modern, an Aussie quilt online magazine. I choice a color pallet that I liked and then it was on to choosing fabrics.
I have a large stach of fatquarters and I found alot there but since I need 80 of the smaller blocks (20 bid ones) I really NEEDED to buy some more ;)
Of course I shopped at my fave shop, fatquarershop.com
Finally here is a picture of what I have cut so far. I am a long way through but still alot of cutting left. I will get to it when I have a few minutes of as mommy this weekend and hopefully I can start piecing in the week.
I'll keep you updated with the process.
I was watching socer with the family and after Iceland lost to Nigeria 2-0 I finished the third cactus.
So now I have my first row :) I like it a lot.
I am not sure how long it will take me to finish, probably a long time, but I am loving this first try for a wall hanging with appliqué.
Just now I finished my second cactus. In all it will be 11 cactused, 9 small ones and two big ones.
It is my first appliqué quilt with any detail to it, I have made baby quilts with very easy flower appliequé where all the petals are the same. I thought I wouldn't like it very much, I have always thought somehow that it wasn't really fun, but I am loving it. It gives so much room for creating and fixing and changing. I love it :)
So now I have this and on to the next one :)
How do you like my first Cactus? I is not finalized of course, I have to fuse it to the background but I am quite happy with this first attempt. Now onwards to the next one :)
Here is the video of my opening up the package when I received my kit.
It is the first kit I buy and I am very excited to make it. I love the colors and the when I grew up my mother had a lot of Cactuses so this quilt reinds me of my upbringing :)
So I have started my wallhaning. I have pieced together the background and I like it, just random enough :)
Then it was on to fusing the fabric with with fusible web, that was a lot of work.
I love all these colorful fabrics and am now doing a whole lot of cutting :) I have to cut out all these flowers (and more) before I start to make the cactuses.
I think I will fininsh the cutting today and then tomorrow I will be on to the most fun part. I will share some pictures along the way :)
When I am quilting these are the tools I use. If you are interested in the tools I have I have put links to all the tools either on FatQuarterShop or Amazon below the video, enjoy :)
Cutting mat 12" x 17"
Cutting mat 17" x 24"
Ruler 6,5" x 24,5"
Yesterday I finished a new bedding for my 2 month old daughter. Next up is to do a bigger one for my 5 year old daughter.
In Japan I had a whole corner in the living room set up as my sewing space and could leave my things there and no-one would touch it. It was a great set up.
Now I have two kids and no sewing room. I use the diningroom table as my sewing table when I have time to sew. So now this small corner is my sewing space, when I have time and no-one is using it :)
I have the little cart in the corner to put my sewing away at dinner time and then I have a closet full of my stach and things.
It is not perfect but I kind of love it. The only thing I think is missing is something on that gray wall. I would love to make a wall hanging for it.
My idea is to make sever wall hangings, at least one for each season. Then I could change it and not get bored with it :)
The only proble is when I will find time to make them.
I have already started one of them, but I just have to have time to finish it. No idea when that will happen, my list of quilts I want to do is LONG :)
What you see set up on the table is a little project I am making for my YOUTUBE channel. I just have to finish my rail fench quilt first.
More on that later.
I am always planning my sewing way way ahead. My latest is that I want to make a quilt for my bed for once, not just everyone else. I saw this beatiful quilt at Make Modern and bought the issue.
I will have to make it 4 across and 5 down, so it will fit my bed but I really love it. It is easy and clean but still has some character.
I am just not sure when I will be able to have time for it. Hopefully soon. What I look forward to most is to decide the colors and fabrics :) I feel giddy just tinking about it.
I love to make baby quilts.
First of all they are a great gift and secondly they are smaller and then I have time to make more quilts :)
Last winter I gifted these to quilts to twins.
The pattern is called Sea Glass BABY Quilt. I bought it on Craftsy and I love it.
I have never been a fan of appliqué but I learned a lot making these even if all the shapes are the same :) I think I might try some more of it soon.
I also loved to choose the colors, these pictures are a little misleading because they were taken in Iceland in December so there was not a lot of light. The colors are much brighter is reality.
The fabric I used was all something I had in my strach already. I have blogged about it before but I am a subscriber of a monthly fatquarter club from Fatquartershop.com. For the two inner circles of each star I used fat quarters and for the two outer circles I used fabric I had at hand.