May 7, 2013

A safari

A safari quilt, again! and I know already, I'll make it with two applications: a zebra and a giraffe.
I love these animals!
Starting with the same process: buying some fabrics, find inspiration and develop ideas, set the space for sewing and unset it - still my dining room is my sewing studio.
And I must say, always is a time when I want all and nothing in a new quilt...I hate that time: it's hard to choose and it takes me precious time to decide what is good, and appropriate, and can give me the good feeling that I'll cut my fabrics for the best result, in the best way possible! Uh!

It's so nice how that print shows the mane!
And for the giraffe, first I wanted her big, soft eyes, opened, but after a while, I find it sweet to make her eyes closed, with long eyelashes, showing ( somehow) a relaxed and pleased animal, for being on my quilt!
This quilt was completed three years ago, in late April.
Since then, it was handquilted and used often, having now a vintage look!
Until next time, happy sewing, my friends!

December 2, 2012

Safari Medallion

Hello everyone,
A lovely panel with a safari print. What can I do with...? Choose the other fabrics, think about a layout. What a nice process. I love these steps.  
At the final, I can see the quilt, I like it. I'll make the binding yellow, like that border.
Happy sewing, everyone!

November 21, 2012


Once upon a time...
I had a striped fabric; for long, I didn't use it! because the print was so interesting, I just wanted to give it the right cut, obtain no scraps!
(Now I can say it: I'm not comfortable making scraps and leftovers: I never, but never! want to throw them out, even the tiny, tiny ones, and so, the pile become bigger and bigger.
And, to make something from them, re-use them...ih! it's such a lost of time!)
So. This fabric, 7 stripes print...I've decided to make a bargello quilt!
I've cutted the needed widths, I've made some calculations...I start to sew...
Thanks to that print, they were eliminated some seams, made the quilt less bulky! I loved it!
The rest of the process was the well known one: added 3 borders, made the sandwich ...basting, hand quilting, binding ...and use it immediately!!

That's it. I love it, I love it!! My first Bargello.
I always tried to find the easiest way to obtain the same result, at the same quality!
Again, here, the print was very helpful!
Maybe later, someday, I'll make another Bargello, a real one, from cutted stripes, and many beautiful prints...(maybe from scraps!) I'll see.
Till then,
Happy sewing!!!