October 28, 2016

Ideas

Hello everyone,
I tried to "see", virtually, some ideas with EQ5 software and I used some quilt blocks as Fans and Drunkards Path. The Fans here can be done separated but they can be easily sewn together in a Nine Patch block.
On this setting I would like to try  the fans on different prints, too, but for now this looks more consistent:
...and more consistent with the leafs on the same print:
 Also, I changed the Drunkards Path quilt block from a square in to a rectangle now 6"x8", (the long side can be more than 8" and will be more "pointy" look) rotating them and using different fabrics to have the contrast. I like it!
 Or this one...looks cute!

Well, until I'll start the real sewing, all the best for you my friends! 
Happy sewing!

October 15, 2016

A late rose

Lovely weather these days!
I was on my garden and discover a late shy, purple-red rose, so healthy, so pretty! I love it!
Went to a farm here around, spending precious time there on Thanksgiving Day with my old daughter.


Also having these thoughts about starting to quilt again!
After more than 3 years break, I feel it is time to start all over because I see a future quilt in every image and I see quilt blocks everywhere! But I am thinking about some new ones...like the possibility to combine the old and well known 9 Patch or Churn Dash - both of them endless possibilities and beautiful quilt blocks, with Drunkards Path block, in a big one, new...



I'll be back soon with a real block made from some...fabric! maybe a quilt...
Be happy and healthy, my friends!!
Happy sewing!

March 28, 2016

Whaaat? How to...BB8?

Hello friends,
Good to be here again, and I hope you are all fine!
First to say, I'm sure not everyone is SO crazy about this last movie! I'm not!! actually I feel disappointed, but hey, no comments no debates!
My old daughter, she's a big fun, she asked me if I can do a...crochet for her, and to be honest, I was just impressed about the way that cute...thingy was moving! So I'm here because I want to share with you a picture of my last work. It's something that tries really hard to get finished but I always find many other a lot of maybe not-so-important activities to do, so the poor little one is trying and waiting and trying and waiting to...BB8!! (let's hope it doesn't start rolling! toward me)

To make the perfect sphere, I used a nice pattern from this link.
Amazing result, as you can see.
From all 4 sizes there, I choose for the body the Large Ball size - Finished Circumference: 12 1/2 inches and for the head I made half of a sphere of a Medium Ball.
Hm...let me say that: after I finished the increasing for the head, I cut a piece of round cardboard to flat it and then I change the yarn to gray for one row, changed again to white and continue the full pattern for the ball. There is a little secret of mine to make the head turning free, all ways around, but I'll share it later, with more details and pictures.
One day will be done. (I studied too hard the design, everywhere and every image online, the colors, the shape, distribution, discs... and all about, to get my toy perfect...and yes, one day will bb8!)

This is it for now, until next time, keep yourself healthy and safe.

Happy sewing, happy crocheting!