Sunday, April 30, 2017

Trip around the World Quilt // 8

In the meantime I've finished sewing all the blocks together for this quilt top and started to remove the papers. The back looked so pretty with all the papers in that I left them there until the top was done. Now I have a zillion papers to remove which is not really that much fun. Lucky for me I'm not working on a deadline with this and can do it now and then just as I please. I'm also saving the papers...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rug revamp // 2

I think my idea will work out just perfect and I'm going to have a new pretty rug. I'm just sewing my scraps on top of the old rug. I'm using my walking foot and adding pieces as I go. I had started with scraps of different shapes but then realized I needed some kind of order. I'm therefore cutting my scraps all into rectangular shapes but with different sizes. It still is scrappy enough but not that wild. Also I'm paying attention to color selection.
I'm sewing the scraps down with straight lines just using my foot for spacing them. I'll add more lines once all is put in place.
I've never done this before and I'm curious to see how the raw edges will behave when going through the washing machine. The good thing about this is, I can always add more scraps on top of the other!

Here a sight of my blooming wisteria bravely fighting against the return of winter temperatures!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Rug revamp // 1

Seven years ago I made this rug out of old bed linens. I cut them into strips, folded them four times, pressed them, and joined them with a zigzag stitch. I liked the outcome very much and the rug has been in use ever since. It covered up the floor in front of our kitchen sink and has been "maltreated" several times a day and washed many times.

After all these years of service I has become to look like this:

Since I'm not ready to give up on it, it is high time for a revamp!
For this I'm going to use my saved tiny scraps from previous projects. 

My rug will be transformed into something totally different yet still useful and hopefully nice to look at too! Fingers crossed my plan will work out.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Trip around the World Quilt // 7

I'm still working on completing these blocks and sewing them together. I'm halfway through by now and have no hurry to get it done. It will happen though and I already know that I will miss this project.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Greetings from my little garden

It takes this little to put a smile on my face.
Showing up in my garden every spring since more than twenty years.

And I did a little yarn bombing to cover up a rusty iron bar.