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.
Hello again. I have missed my blog but I have been so busy for the last 2 years I have hardly had time to do anything except work and take care of myself and my family. 1st of March I had a baby girl and I will be on maternity leave until November. I am hoping that I will have some time for my blog and my sewing in this time, while I take care of my baby girl.
So my first sewing project in months will be to make a quilt for my older girls bed. This is curtain in her room and I wanted to match the colors, at least get the theme of colors from it.
This is what I came up with. I have a monthly subscription of a Batik Fat Quarter Club from the Fat Quarter Shop (not sponcered, just love the shop and want to let you guys know about it) and for this quilt I used fat quarters I have received from them.
I used the rail fench pattern since it is easy and I wanted to make some this easy and quick for my first projects this year. My grandmother helped me make my first proper quilt many many years ago with this pattern and I love it. I am still not sure about the colors but I am still going to finish the quilt and then make up my mind if I use it for my daughter or not.
I thought I had done a little tutorial when I did a rail fench quilt when I was in Japan but it appears I did not so maby I will use this quilt to take some pictures and make an tutorial for this easy and goog beginners quilt :)