Hi! I hope you are fine and enjoy your weekend and autumn! Can you believe that I needed today again the fan? and not only because of the hot flashes – it’s +32 C and hot wind!
I had an odd feeling that I haven’t made any ‘normal’ sewing for a long time?! I have made few fabric baskets and then I have been working on and on with the new pattern. I love letters and I have patterns for them but I hadn’t made any yet so yesterday when there was football in tv, it was time to start. What letter you would make first? Fortunately my name is short so I thought to try those letters.
If you make one letter, be sure that you can’t stop there! Today I continued with the small e. I don’t have any plan for these. Because the letters are small, I used white for them and colours for the background to enjoy more colour. I really like foundation piecing and it was good to exercise after few months brake.
Kristy from ‘Quiet Play’ has made these fantastic patterns! I love the style she made the letters!
Patterns are available in Kristy’s Craftsy store which is full of beautiful and fun patterns! There are big and small letters and this block size is 5″ x 5″. I like that, because you use them even in smaller projects. If you like you can make then bigger when you print the pattern.
Every Friday Kristy is hosting ‘Paper Piecing Party’ in her blog!
One day I met this fellow on a friend’s table. Now I saw that by coincidence the colours force me to show him today!
Can you believe that I have never made granny block? I have crochet many granny squares but never catched the granny-quilt train. There are so many beautiful granny quilts around the blogs that I just can’t link to my favourites. But if you haven’t made or seen (?) granny blocks, here are two links:
My blog friend Katherine from ‘Sew Me Something Good’ is making adorable small granny blocks and she reminded me once again to start. Katherine is inspiring me all the time. I love her fabrics and colours and she makes all the time something beautiful!
For example ‘Blue Elephant Stitches’ has great tutorial how to make granny blocks.
My blocks are not exactly granny blocks because I didn’t like to cut all the white squares around. So I made small change and I was thinking if this could be’ disappearing granny’. I hope that no granny disappears in real!
I hadn’t payed enough attention how to use the colours so in this blue grannie really disappeared. I don’t have any plan also for these blocks, but I have one ‘general’ idea. I want to make a quilt with different kind of blocks and areas, so these will be there, too. Who knows, perhaps the letters, too …
Blue is always blue! Even I love most of the colours, blue is and will always be my first favourite! And what’s more beautiful than blue sky and what’s more fun than grasshopper on blue sky!
No tricks needed to get this shot. Only look! Look what could be fun, what the background could be and ‘put’ your target where you like! Don’t move your grasshopper but yourself!
Now it looks like I need to make orange ‘disappearing granny’ and I have already picked green fabrics for ‘j’ and reds for ‘e’. Can I please go to make them now?
The pattern for the ‘Bird on My Pillow’ … on Nero’s pillow is ready and it’s now available in my Etsy shop and in my Craftsy store. I made this pattern very carefully with all the details so that everyone could make this fun pillow. There are lots of photos and explinations for every step of the process. You don’t need to find any other links – all the info you need to finish this pillow, is in the pattern.
When ever you like to ask something or need any help, I’m very happy to help! I want to encourage every one to start quilting and patchwork because it’s so much fun and I waited too long time.
Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! I pass all your sweet messages and hugs to London! I was happy to meet her yesterday! My puppies … they are my joy every day! Early in the morning (5.30) Nero came next to my bed and wanted me to pet him! All the others were in deep sleep … Hanna next to me!
We had strong enough earthquake in the afternoon. It was 6.4 on the Richter’s scale and we moved! Fortunately we didn’t have any damages but there were waves in the swimming pool! My sewing attic with wooden floor was moving quite much but our stone houses are built with the latest earthquake norms, so they are very strong.