horizon quilt top + first finish in 2015

My last post was in 2014, but this doesn’t mean that I had a quilting free time. I have finished the Horizon top and it is ready for quilting. So this will be my project of the next few weeks. I haven’t decided yet how to quilt it, but it will be straight lines with the walking foot.

horizon quilt top 2 - skalabara.com

horizon quilt top - skalabara.com

horizon quilt top 3 - skalabara.com

My first finish in 2015 is a Drunkard’s Path Quilt #2 for Joan. Once more the Wedding Ring or Love Ring block design. I like how the colors came out – I specially like the combination of rich yellow and soft purple.

drunkard's path quilt with wedding ring block - skalabara.com

 Quilt size : 84″ x 84″ / 213 x 213 cm

Block size : 28″ x 28″ / 71 x 71 cm

Another quilt in QAYG technique. I have quilted all nine blocks separately and joined them together with home-made bias strips.

drunkard's path quilt with wedding ring block collage - skalabara.com

My next new project will be some pillow covers – I need to make something smaller!! I have set my eye on a charm pack from Moda Fabrics Persimmon. The color range is very soft, not exactly my normal choice. But why not try something else!?

Happy quilting, thanks for stopping, Barbora





ordered on 2012, made in 2013 – lollipop II quilt

My first “big” quilt of 2013 is finished. It is a custom order from a client in Germany that liked my original Lollipop quilt, but wanted it wee bit larger and in orange/purple hues. I have suggested to use fabrics from the Notting Hill collection by Joel Dewberry in magenta. Wonderful fabrics and the colors are just fantastic. Size : 153 x 213 cm / 60″ x 94″.

lollipop II decke

This time it was straight line quilting in horizontal, vertical and diagonal directions using the walking foot. A nice to change to free-motion quilting.

lollipop II detail

The backing and binding are finished using in the same orange fabric.

lollipop II back


I have made 2 blocks from the Swoon pattern. They will make a cushion cover for my Mum.

swoon blue

swoon yellow

Looking forward to the weekend – lots of time to sit at the sewing machine !

Happy sewing, Barbora

first stash in 2013 has arrived

First stash in 2013 has arrived : 2 thick envelopes came from Hawthorne Threads. I have ordered the fabrics way back in December and I am so happy that they are finally here. Take a look on the wonderful colors and designs from Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection (somerville study, sloane and sienna) – these fabrics are just the right ones for quilt backings. As soon as I saw the “somerville study” with all the books in the shelves I just could not resist.

somerville study



And the last photo shows the Notting Hill Collection in magenta designed by Joel Dewberry and has a total of 12 different fabrics. Once more the colors and designs are so fresh and bright. This stash is for a custom quilt and I shall start working on it right away!!

notting hill

Happy quilting,