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"
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 :)
I got a delivery from abroad and thought it was my Swan quilt. But it turned out to be my prize and ohhh my what a prize.
Feeling very proud and honored. I am thinking about using the fabric I got to make my next winning quilt. I look forward to knowing the theme for next's years show.
Are you kidding me? Yesterday my sister called me to let me know I got mail at her place (I lived there this summer) so I asked her to open it and take a picture and send to me. She just did and OMG I won a prize for my Swan in the moonlight quilt at the Open European Quilt Championship !!!!! Who would have thought. I am over the moon about it and right now it is quit large I understand :)
So I won 2nd in Novice. What a great honor this is and what a great start of the day :)
This is my project tonight. I don't know (and doubt) if I will finish it tonight.
But hopefully soon :) Look forward to sharing when I finish.