"Whatever your hands find to do, verily do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9-10

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blog Break until next September...

Among my quilty luggage, is a little suitcase...

filled with looooads of pre-cut "klosjes" !
Is that what they call optimism ? HeeHee...
I just love being "ready-set-go"
All I need now is needle & thread
I'll miss my daily visits to you, but I'll catch up sooner or later
and we'll have a "cuppa'" all together chit-chatting about last news...
Take care my lovelies, be happy, enjoy your sewing !

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Don't miss this !

Hello friends!
Still alive and busy, busy preparing our summer holidays,
which means cutting, cutting, to fill in a big sewing bag...
However, I'm still visiting many friends (you all are such a great source of inspiration!)
and I just read that sweet Sandra is having a wonderful giveaway.
Don't miss your chance !

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday Cut...Cut...Cutting...

The summer holidays are not so far, and I decided to have a hexies big cutting session,
so that everything is ready when packing...
The process was easy, as I'm only using 4 different fabrics.
3" strips - hexie template designing - rotary cutting (several layers together)
I much more prefer basting hexies, rather than squares, around my paper pieces.
This way I don't have to cut / adjust my seam allowances...

Can you imagine there is a whole 85"/85" quilt in this box ?
(1825 hexies)
The best is yet to come...
Enjoy your sewing, dear friends !

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Help needed !

Edit : "mystery" solved !
THANKS for your lovely comments and care,
quilter friends are really the best !
I'm calling this pattern "The Mystery Stitchery".
I saw it some time ago while browsing the Web, and immediately fell in love with it.
I love the intricate design and how you can use colors to give special effects.
I asked for some more information, regarding the designer
and where I could order the pattern, eventually.
Unfortunately, I never got any answer...

Could anyone help me, pleazzzzzze ?
I'd be SO grateful !
THANKS, friends ;>)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Klosjes and LIB...

Hi, my friends !
At last a wonderful sunny day, here in Belgium, Hurray !
I really had to catch up with my klosjes, this week, and managed
to piece 25 of them.
Happy dance !

Four new stitcheries for the "Life is beautiful" project are also
joining the stack, which is growing slowly but surely,
one stitch at a time...
Now I still have to catch up with visiting many of you,
Don't worry, sooner or later, I'll be there !
You're all such an inspiration ...
Have a wonderful weekend,
Enjoy your sewing !

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wednesday, Flower Day ! Update 3

"I'm singing in the rain...."
Summer, summer where are you ?
It's raining cats and dogs, here !
Fortunately, we've got sunshine in our hearts,
and we keep planting flowers to enlight our days...
So I took some crayons, and drew a rough plan,
in order to visualise clearly the whole thing.
See where I'm going ?
Each flower measures 35cm (14") diameter and requires 73 hexagons.
I'm aiming a large single bed size, so I'll need approx. 20 complete flowers,
plus white borders...

.... And here's what I planted, up to now

I'm really happy that I changed my mind about the fabrics + layout,
now I can feel this quilt as "mine", and making those hexies is such a pleasure !
I was fearing that using only 4 different fabrics would make the piecing a little boring,
but actually it's very relaxing.
I love the simplicity and joy that are slowly coming from the design and colors.
This fills my heart with gratitude...

Now, I need some exercise, so on to visit your own lovely "gardens", my friends,
and see the gorgeous flowers you planted this week !