terça-feira, 19 de julho de 2011

Hello Blog, I've missed you!

I see here I've posted on the 14th but to me it seemed so much longer than that! I've been über busy lately! Although I work only 4 hours a day and this schedule suits me just fine, there is always so much more to do, I'm still getting quilt comissions, wich I love and it makes me so so happy, but at the same time, something has to give, I suppose. And lately, it's been blogging.

I'm currently working on two quilts for a couple of baby boy twins. The idea was to make two different quilts that complement each other. The only specific request was that I added their names to the quilts.

This is what I've got so far:
This first one is almost complete, all it needs now is to trim the edges and then add a solid frame around it for some balance. To me, a nice solid frame is perfect for making the colors stand out and, let's face it, in a boy quilt, with such cold colors, it needs a little something to make it pop!

For the second one, I still need to sew all the rows together as well as adding the frame, but I think that you get the idea from these pictures.

Hopefully it will work out as nicely as I see it in my head!

quinta-feira, 14 de julho de 2011

The anatomy of a baby quilt, Part III - The End!

Sorry about the photo quality, but it was the best I could do at this time.

Let me tell you, this quilt was such a challenge, well, just the binding actually. I took it out twice before coming to this result, the binding just seemed to shrink, unbelievable!!

But it is now complete and it will be delivered tomorrow, hopefully she'll love it! :)

Today was also the first time I bought Ikea fabrics with my wonderful employee discount. LOVED IT!!

domingo, 10 de julho de 2011

The anatomy of a baby quilt, Part II - Driving me CRRAAAAZZZZYYYYY!!!

The only specific request was this satin binding. And let me tell you, it's been driving me crazzyyy!!!!

 This is the preliminary result, but I'm not so sure I won't have to start all over!!
Mushi seems to aprove though... :)

quarta-feira, 6 de julho de 2011

The anatomy of a baby quilt, Part I


... turns into this...

... which turns into this! :D

Wops! Thank goodness for alert readers!

So after the last post, some of you immediately mentioned I've been neglecting the backing fabrics of my quilts. And this fabric is very special, it's the first time I've used it, it's new Ikea and for me, it's the definition of summer-y days! We have lady bugs, strawberries, carrots and all sorts of great fresh items!

However, since the fabric wasn't wide enough, I added another Ikea fabric for the borders, and I think it worked great! I love those little banners.

finished quilt

And thus my bedroom becomes ready for Summer :)

terça-feira, 5 de julho de 2011

catching up


This is a much loved project that ended up being cast aside due to all the comissions I had this month. But I never forgot about it and now I'm excited to finish it at last!

I chose a really cute Ikea fabric with some vegetables and fruits, it's really Summer-like.

By the way, I still can't comment on my posts, even though I really wanted to, sorry about that. I'm reading your comments, just can't answer them :(

sábado, 2 de julho de 2011