Friday, 25 October 2019

Row C

We were travelling this weekend so I finally managed to finish C10 - Patriots Lantern
It was the last missing piece to finish Row C


1 more block and 1 more Row for my Dear Jane quilt! Baby steps for sure but progress is progress

Linking to Monday Design WallWednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers.

Celine

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Finished

She is finished! Pieced, quilted and binding on. And that brings a big smile to my face too 😊
Not sure why I parked these little squares for 3 full years. But a deadline to gift the quilt was the motivation to get me doing and keep in track.
In just about 2 weeks I managed to make a full quilt, which hasn't happen for such a long time!

I used only fabric from my stash, which makes me happy too!

Quilt stat:
1296 squares 1'' finished for a 36'' square quilt
Fabric for the top is Kona Cotton solid all from my stash
Fabric for the back from my stash too, Hello Kitty by Kokka
Quilted with King Tut #993
Started and finished in October 2019

Another OPAM for October and another one of my Q4 FAL as well as my October OMG.

Linking to  Wednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers, Free Motion MavericksNeedle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday

Celine

Sunday, 20 October 2019

A sewing? Weekend

Long post warning!

Last weekend, I attended a 2-day sewing weekend locally. You might wonder why I put a question mark in the title of my blog post, well it is intentional! I decided that since I had 2 days  and some guidance,  I would tackle a "big" project. I picked the Jasika Blazer that I had intended to try and make during the online sew-along in spring. I never got further than cutting the pieces for a toile. Ideally I would have sewn the toile before the weekend but that didn't happen either... so armed with my sewing machine, my overlocker,  my toile pieces, my main fabric send lining, off I went on Saturday morning, full of expectations!
I spent the morning assembling the toile. Then came the interesting (and scary) time to adjust the jacket... I didn't need that many tweaks but they made such a difference. Our tutor Sarah pointed out where I needed to make changes and which changes were needed. I have a sway back so had to take it up 1' in the middle and also it was broader than the straight size 12' I had cut. So we adjusted that too by adding 1/2' in the top of the back pieces.  It was then time to unpick the toile, redraw the pieces on paper, cut then again and put the toile back together. The fit of the Blazer was just transformed by these 2 adjustments that I would never had the confidence to do by myself. I have since noticed that I should really adjust the back on a few other of my garments!

I managed to cut my fabric before the first day was over. I fused the pieces on Sunday morning and cut the lining too. And on Sunday mid afternoon,  finally came the "real" sewing... in the end I managed to sew the darts and get started on the breast pocket.
I didn't need my overlocker,  I hardly needed my sewing machine but I've learnt so much on fitting and I had a great weekend!
Now to pick up all the pieces and make the Blazer. Let's see how long this will take...

Celine

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Baby rattles

We have had a new addition in our close family so I wanted to make a little gift until I have time/ inspiration for a baby quilt.
I saw some lovely baby rattles on IG made from a pattern by Make it, Love it 

There are 3 little animals to choose from: a cat

A mouse

A rabbit


I used some wrinkly paper in the ears and a little rattle in the head for added noise and my 3 baby rattles are ready to be gifted!

My first OPAM for October and my first tick off my Q4 FAL list.

Linking to Monday Design WallWednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers.

Celine

Thursday, 17 October 2019

1296 squares

That's exactly that! 1296 squares each 1.5' in size. And these 1296 squares have been arranged in a quilt top! A Hello Kitty quilt top to be more precise! This is my second one from a pattern by Sukie (I don't think her blog is still available)

I made the first one for my daughter in 2016 and parked the rest of the squares until earlier this month. Mainly because I didn't want to makea second identical quilt soon after three first one and mainly because I needed to cut the blue squares for the border.
Anyway with an identified recipient and a deadline I was good to go. Plus my middle daughter kindly pre arranged the pieces for the blocks ready to be speed pieced. I made a few blocks every night last week and by Sunday night, I had my quilt top. Next step is to quilt of course but this has not yet happened since I was away for work all this week.

Fabric, all from my stash, all Kona Cotton. And with that I've made 36 more blocks this month!



Linking to  Wednesday Wait LossMidweek MakersNeedle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday

Celine

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Q4 FAL

Not sure how that's happened? How can it already be the last quarter of the year? The busiest most probably too and I'm really not sure how much sewing time I'll fit but a girl can dream for sure? So the list is long once again and I really don't know how many projects I'll tick off in the end... I know which one I would really like to finish but we'll see how far that goes. Work will be busy too so I know sewing time will be limited.... never mind, let's make a list 😉

Quilts:
1. Modern HST triangles (19 blocks are done), this one is hopefully also a serious contender for this quarter - only one block left to do now 
2. Project 48 quilt with a few Solstice challenge blocks (all blocks done, might need a few more???)
3. Farmer's Wife (not half way yet....)  
4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - only 24 blocks done
6. Hello Kitty quilt - partly cut
7. Gipsy Wife (in progress) - I have fallen off the band wagon again.... 
9. Enchanted Stars
10. Underground railway - most blocks available from years ago  
11. 365-challenge - so many blocks still needed! 
12. Kingfisher quilt - a portable project, as long as I prepare before I go.... 
13. Super Mario quilt 
14.  Impromptu quilt - abandoned so long ago... I dream of having the quilt on my bed next summer... 
15. Scrappy strips quilt -  top sewn together, just needs quilting now 
16. Blue and purple quilt - this one is for my Auntie and I'd like to gift it this year....
17. Harry Potter quilt 
18. Horse quilt 
19. Threadology quilt
20. Sewing studio banner
21. Baby quilt
22. Vintage kitchen quilt along


Bags etc:
1. Power trip bag 
2. Passport cover for me 
3. Handbag for me - Jangle Anchor
4. Bucket bag
5. Card wallet as presents
6. Pencil case as presents
7. Baby rattles
8. Bag as presents
9. Sunglasses pouches as presents 
10. Scrunchies as presents
11. Tote / maxi bag 
12  Tote/book bag / rucksack for me
13. Re-usable gift bags

Dressmaking:
1. Lander trousers - navy 
2. Fumeterre skirt
3. Shirt (button up) - puff blouse
4. Kimono (dressing gown)- dusty pink
5. Plantain T-shirt - cut 
6. Calvin dress
7. Ostara or Brasov or Uvita top
8. Salida skirt
9. Summit peak top - cut alredy!
10. Barkcloth dress (Marbella or Daphne or Belladone)
11. Hooded jacket with magic fleece 
12. Underwear 
13. Dropje or Malala or Toaster Sweater
14. Trudy turtleneck T - cut
15. Jersey dress
16. Pyjama M 
17. Nightdress or pyjama C
18. Pyjama S  
19. Pyjama A
20. Nightdress for me
21. Teahouse dress 
22. Mandy boat or Givre tee 
23. A new pair of jeans for me
24. Jeans for hubby
25. Voltaire top
26. Muumuu dress
27. Jasika Blazer
28. Christmas dress
29. Long sleeve jersey dress
30. Zadie jumpsuit
31. Sirocco jumpsuit -cut
32. Cardigan
33. Fiore skirt asymetrical
34. Kendra Dress
35. Forester coat



Linking to Q4 FAL 2019

Celine

Friday, 11 October 2019

Digging deep in the UFO box

When I made the Hello Kitty quilt for my daughter 3 years ago, I cut squares for 2 quilts with the idea of making one for my niece.  Of course that never happened because there's not much fun making 2 identical quilts one after the other. adding to it that my niece wasn't so much into Hello Kitty after all, motivation was quite low. So I parked my box of little squares for later.... and that later finally arrived last weekend, when I got the box out and started cutting out the missing blue pieces
I started ploughing through the blocks at the weekend, with a little help for my daughter who has been preparing the blocks to speed me up! And I got to just over half way yesterday. I was hoping to be a lot further, a lot quicker but I always seem to have too ambitious timelines....
Anyway the plan is to finish the top before my next business trip so that I can quilt it on my return and gift it the following week. Nothing better than a tight deadline to keep me focused....


Celine

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Little blocks

It feels like it has been forever since I made some patchwork blocks so this week I tried to catch up on the Vintage Kitchen blocks.

I made the wooden spoon and the star
the heart
the measuring cups
the fork and the spatula
I am not quite there yet, I still need the house and the canisters but not far back now. It was quite fun to complete about once block every night. 



6 little blocks for October so far!

Celine

Friday, 4 October 2019

Q3 FAL in review

I seem to have done well on small projects this term but not so well for bigger ones! My newly acquired massive faux leather stash has of course help to stir the course of my creativity. Anyway the massive long list is still massively long for next term I am sure....

Quilts:
1. Modern HST triangles (19 blocks are done), this one is hopefully also a serious contender for this quarter - only one block left to do now - no progress
2. Project 48 quilt with a few Solstice challenge blocks (all blocks done, might need a few more???) - no progress
3. Farmer's Wife (not half way yet....)  - no progress
4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - only 24 blocks done - no progress
6. Black and white quilt - needs binding - finished
7. Gipsy Wife (in progress) - I have fallen off the band wagon again.... - no progress
9. Enchanted Stars
10. Underground railway - most blocks available from years ago  - no progress
11. 365-challenge - so many blocks still needed! few blocks
12. Kingfisher quilt - a portable project, as long as I prepare before I go.... - no progress
13. Super Mario quilt - no progress
14.  Impromptu quilt - abandoned so long ago... I dream of having the quilt on my bed next summer... - no progress
15. Scrappy strips quilt -  top sewn together, just needs quilting now - no progress
16. Blue and purple quilt - this one is for my Auntie and I'd like to gift it this year.... - no progress
17. Harry Potter quilt few blocks but I am really behind
18. Horse quilt not finished...
19. Threadology quilt
20. Sewing studio banner


Bags etc:
1. Power trip bag 
2. Passport cover (up, up and away) for me 
3. Handbag for me - Carrier's Conquest - finished
4. Bucket bag
5. Card wallet for my friends - done
6. Pencil case for M - done
7. Pencil case for teacher C - done x2
8. Bag for teacher A - done
9. Bag for teacher M done
10. Sunglasses pouch for teachers' assistant A done
11. Tote / maxi bag 
12  Tote/book bag for me
13. Laptop sleeve - finished x 2


Dressmaking:
1. Lander trousers - navy 
2. Free range slack - beige - finished
3. Shirt (button up)
4. Kimono (dressing gown)- dusty pink
5. Blouse
6. Fiore skirt - black
7. Ostara or Brasov or Uvita top
8. Salida skirt
9. Summit peak top - cut alredy!
10. Barkcloth dress (Marbella or Daphne or Belladone)
11. Forester jacket with magic fleece 
12. Underwear - Barrett Bralette
13. Dropje or Malala or Toaster Sweater
14. Fumeterre skirt
15. Yoga long sleeve T-shirt 
16. Pyjama M 
17. Nightdress or summer pyjama C
18. Pyjama S  
19. Pyjama A
20. Nightdress for me
21. Teahouse dress 
22. Mandy boat or Givre tee 
23. A new pair of jeans 
24. Jeans for hubby
25. Voltaire top
26. Muumuu dress
27. Jasika Blazer
28. Tee for the girls
29. Seed pattern for the girls
30. Zadie jumpsuit 
31. Sirocco jumpsuit
32. Boardwalk wrap dress - finished
33. Fiore skirt asymetrical
34. Fiore skirt symetrical - finished



Linking to Q3 FAL 2019

Celine

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