getting back to quilting

It has been nearly a month since my last post. Don´t know where the time has gone, but it was a busy time for me : my Mum was with us, had some challenging work at my daytime job and sorted out the garden before the summer heat arrives. Last Thursday (13th!) we have experienced 2 fairly strong earthquakes. One got me out of bed early in the morning at about 5:30 and the other one when I had my siesta after lunch. As our house is build on a rocky hill, we could really hear and feel the earth moving. Luckily nothing serious happened, only a few pictures in the house were hanging crooked.

The spring has come to an end : the first crop of figs is ripe on the tree (have to eat them before the birds spot them) and my favorite pot plants are in blossom – Agapanthus africanus alias African Lily or Lily Of The Nile. I just love the wonderful blue flowers. What a pity that they do not flower for a longer time.

agapanthus

fig (breva)

Also all of my orchids on the windowsill are full with flowers. They are so easy-growing plants and give so much joy with their long-lasting flowers in all the different colors.

orchids

Talking about WIP : I have finally finished the “Squirrel” quilt that I started last year in November. The collection I have used is “The Birds and The Bees” by Tula Pink and some solids I had in my stock. The quilt size is 48″ x 60″, I have pieced nine patch and log cabin blocks together. Quilted straight line with the walking foot in diagonal. There are 2 panels with squirrels that gave the quilt its name : Meet the Squirrels.

sq 1

My new project is with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Somehow I can not resist his fabric designs and colors. Both packages have 20 different fabrics cut into 6″ strips – Happy and Blue; purchased at the Fat Quarter Shop. I have a quilt design on my mind, just need to do some calculating and hopefully I can start cutting later today.

kafee fassett fabrics

That’s for now, thanks for stopping, Barbora

As it is Monday I am linking up with Lucy over at Charm About You for Plum and June’s Let’s Get Acquainted Link Up!

16 comments on “getting back to quilting

  1. It’s good to see you back to sewing. I’m pleased all is well following the earthquake. Blue flowers are my favourites and the bees love them too :-)
    Your fabric strips are gorgeous. I look forward to seeing what you decide to make with them.

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  2. Glad all is well after an earthquake! Your SQUIRREL quilt is really beautiful. I love how bright & cheerful it is! Good choice on the quilting too. I anxiously await to see what these delicious Kaffe Fassett strips will become.

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  3. Ashley says:

    Barbora, I can’t wait to see what you do with the Kaffe fabrics – I’ve been eying them :) Your meet the squirrels quilt is beautiful – I love the colors! Glad you were ok – and that you’re back on the blog!

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    • skalabara says:

      Thanks for your comment. Actually my very first single bed patchwork top is made with Kaffe fabrics – this was about 4 years ago, but never quilted it. This is one of my goals for 2013 – finish the quilt!

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  4. Leanne says:

    Meet the Squirrels is lovely! We had orchids blooming indoors for the first time this year. I couldn’t get over how pretty they were, or how long the flowers lasted.

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    • skalabara says:

      Thanks for your comment. I got hooked on orchids a few years ago and can’t imagine to live without them. They give so much joy with the flowers!

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  5. Laura C says:

    Your Birds and the Bees quilt is lovely. You mixed in just the right solids–I particularly like the aqua you chose. Great finish.

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  6. Gasped out loud when I scrolled down and saw this quilt!!!! LOVE your colour play here. What an absolute beauty.

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  7. Your garden looks so pretty! The quilt is beautiful, I love the fabric and the mix of blocks!
    Thanks for linking up :)

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