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perjantai 27. tammikuuta 2012

'Building' Together "Full House"

In spite of previous plans
I altered the fabrics for the Another Year of Schnibble (= AYOS) project 'Full House'.
The first plan you find here.

The main reason for the change of fabrics was Sweetwater's 'MAKE LIFE'... it needed more fresh colours around than those browns and greys. So I burrowed the stash fabrics and found one charm pack of 'DAYDREAMS' (by Deb Strain). 

That was all I needed for the 'Around the Pink Hood', which is the other variation of 'Full House' And our sofa was needing a new cushion...

... so we continued to build up the houses.
Don't be too hasty, Fenix!
 
I had some prejudices of houses...
maybe they are too simple for me... I always do / prefer more complicated blocks... 
BUT I was surprised, IT WAS an exciting and entertaining experience!

And I think it was an extreme event to Fenix also ;o)
Oh, so many word with E!

 
The binding and background fabric is bright green with white vine prints (some fabric of JOANN).

I quilted first time with Aurifil's thread...
and I got more E - vitamins...

Here's OUR AYOS for January...
and it seems everyone's needs were fulfilled in this week ;o)

Remember to check out 
THE parade of 'Full House' 1st of February at Renee or Sherri!!!

EXTrEmEly EnjoyablE wEEkEnd to you!!!

perjantai 20. tammikuuta 2012

Some Kind of Wonderful - News

I managed to focus on something in this week...

and finished the blocks of January for SAL group SKofW.
Did I show you the blocks for December?
 You'll find more BEAUTIFUL My favorite things -blocks here
There is also interesting stories behind the blocks... and you'll meet talent ladies...

Here are the blocks...

... sewed together.
I won't sew the sashing stripes yet... some of the SAL -ladies will do that now... but I want to sew & applique more blocks, before starting with the sashings...

HAPPY Stitching WEEK!!!

PS. Did you remember to take part in OPAM2012 by Kris' or Peg's?

lauantai 14. tammikuuta 2012

Jotain valmista. Osa1 - the First Project of 2012...

... IS FINISHED :o)

Aren't they CUTE??? 
Those 'baby feathers' (= back-/ long stitches with one thread) make them look so real...
Now they are ready for the frames and to the wall...
There... now the photo... I quickly fetch the camera...
AND.... that NOISE...?????

What's happening in the living room?

 
No, no, nooo, FENIX!!!!! Please, leave 'Sitting Pretties' alone!

Well, maybe it's better put them on the table...
I think I'll change the passe-partout someday... the stripes are perhaps too restless...
but until then... I'll - purr-purrWE - enjoy them here.

Otherwise this past week was scrappy... I did a little this and a little that...
I would like to finish another project, but what it would be... quick and easy...

Atleast it won't be Gardener's Journal...

 Finally yesterday evening I put it on the frame and started to quilt...

 ... and it didn't take a long to realize...

 ... this is not for me...
I want GJ to be soft and cosy quilt... so I'm using quite heavy batting... and that was not very wise, because I'm really poor hand quilter... so I think dearB can do it better... then there is also some hope to finish it in July...

 But what shall I do then?... besides school projects of course ....

Maybe Another Schnibble...
... a deep sigh... hopeless...

I hope your weekend will be more reasonable than mine ;o)

HAPPY SEWING!!!!

perjantai 6. tammikuuta 2012

On the Cutting Mat...

... happened this morning!

 The beginning of the year is always overloaded by new challenges... and nearly each day one new logo appears to my sidebar...

Last week I told you about Jotain valmista joka kuukausi -hössötyksestä...
(pakko lisätä hössötys... on niin... hauska sana)... 

... progress of it, you can follow on the right side of this page. 
There is photo both of the 'goal' and of the progress.

Lately in this week I found, while 'visiting' at Simone, a new challenge: 
It's Stephanie's great idea to have a more room into the closets... and totally without obligations ;o) PIPs (another fun word...) 2012 matches well for my plans to finish one UFO in one month. And it's always a comfort to think that I'm not the only one to make big plans to finish WISPs, PIPs, UFOs... I also hope that I'm not the only one to fail them...

Have you already seen this FMQ Challenge?

I have never felt sure about free motion quilting... but this year I decided to learn it with my Bernina QE. She has BSR presser foot and all... but I'm little afraid of using it... There is first FMQ video released and after seeing that, I'm eager to quilt those leave shapes... It looked all too easy... I have to practise it... first by pencil... and then... here I come B... but before it, you must have some oil...

I'm fairly sure you have seen somewhere these logos..


 

Anne from the Bunny Hill is offering a free BOM and Sinta & Sherri are organizing Another Year of Schnibbles. So year 2012 will be full of fun happenings!!!

If you have missed Fenix, 
don't worry,
he is happily...

... or was until I came with the camera...
sleeping and waiting, when I'm gonna start the engine of B.!

We wish you wonderful weekend!!!

PS. I found one interesting place more to learn free motion quilting... here.
with logo