New Stash Has Arrived

Last friday I finally received a package from the States with all the nice fabrics I ordered. I was especially curious to see the fat quarter bundle from the Freshcut Fabric Collection in Pastel from Heather Bailey. And certainly I did not get disappointed, the greens and pinks are just like a lovely dream. Now I need to finish all the UFOs and start a new quilt.

Also this weekend I was working on a birthday present (I decided to make a pillow case) as we are invited for a celebration next Saturday. It is a simple pattern with bright fabrics and I think it will match well with a white leather couch and a red carpet.

Going quilting, B.

New Stash in the Old Year

Not only have I bought new fresh and modern fabrics in Prague but also a few colourful machine quilting threads from Gutermann and Mettler.

Look at these dots – aren’t they beautiful? And the tasty cakes, and the colourful cats!!

The Mettler thread is made in Spain, but I cannot find a place to buy it local. So made in Spain it travels to the Czech Republic and then back with me to Alicante in Spain. What a crazy world – or is this called GLOBAL ?!

Just before Christmas a thick envelope arrived from the States. Thanks for the good and quick service at Hawthorne Threads I have received a full fat quarter bundle from the Echo Collection by Lotta Jansdotter. I just love the golden-yellow shades as well as the grey ones. Cannot wait to start a new quilt.

And the matching quilting threads (once more brought from Prague) :

Keep on dreaming of new ideas, new work and new projects – it is all worth it!

Barbora

The Wonderful Voile Fabrics Little Folks

Since receiving the Little Folks Voile fabrics a month ago I was thinking about a new project. As this material very soft and smooth I wasn’t sure how to piece it. I do not have any experience with this kind of material. It was a small challenge for me, but in the end it went well. I had to be carefull with sewing – keeping the stitches straight and leaving an equal seam allowance. I am very happy with the result. I used Warm and Natural Wadding and a pink wavy backing.

This quilt is for sure very soft and smooth. Just the right piece for a little baby as a play mat or for changing diapers when on the way.

With the two integrated slings it can be also used as a wall hanging to decorate the kiddies room. Pacifiers or toys can also be attached.

Please find the listings for this quilt on Etsy and Dawanda. This quilt has been sold!!

Happy sewing, Barbora

A quilt named Lollipop and a new stash

A lot of time has passed since writing the last post. We have had my husbands niece Andrea on holidays. And this was all about a lazy week with visits to the beach, ice-cream and restaurants and not to forget some girlie shopping. There are not only sales going on but also the new collections for fall/winter have arrived in the shops. So in between the light summer clothes you can find now the heavy wool pullovers – and the feeling that summer is over very soon.

I have also been in Prague to visit my parents and afterwards went to Germany, Bonn to stay with my husband’s family. Here some impressions from my trip :

Since coming back I also had a 3 months check in the hospital and everything is OK. This is really great!!

Lollipop Quilt is finally finished and posted on Etsy and Dawanda SOLD !!

Quilt size :  43″ x 64″ ( 110 x 162 cm ) approx.

And of course a new stash has arrived from USA : Little Folks Voile in Berry from Anna Maria Horner. This is my style : fabric in bright colors, all together there are 13 different patterns and I am looking forward to work with this soft new material.

 

Well it is time to start again with a new project, untill then Barbora