Dienstag, 25. März 2014

Upcycled

I was given a jacket a while ago and I really liked the fabric, but the fit was awful... so here it is in another shape. I decided I am going to use the case as a toilet bag as it is rather small.
You can find the pattern here....






Zitronenfalter pattern

I received a really nice inquiry lately about the pattern of my Zitronenfalter quilt, so I decided to share it with you. It is so simple, you will be surprised you did not catch it by yourself. Here is a picture of the finished quilt:





















It is a single block quilt, here comes the block pattern:

















And here you can see that the single block is just twisted by 90 degrees:























It is really hard to discover the pattern by just looking at the quilt. I have no idea if this has been shared by anyone else before, I have discovered it using EQ7.

I used the symmetry functionality in EQ7 (Electric Quilt). I am not sponsored by EQ, I am really convinced that this program saves me so much time and gives me so much inspiration, it is worth the money and investing some time in learning it. OK, initially I was a little overwhelmed with all those functionalities. But if you are not complete computer illiterate, you can discover the program by just clicking around. Well, ok, most of it at least. The things you cannot find out yourself, you can find on the internet, there are a lot of good help tutorials around.

Talk to you soon
Ulrike

Sampler quilt

Another baby quilt finished.


Mittwoch, 12. März 2014

In preparation

.. for the next meeting of Bee Germany in May, I needed a little case or bag to carry my rotary cutter, needles, pincushion etc. In my search for a pattern, I came across this tutorial by thezenofmaking which I changed a little and this is the result:



















It has a front pouch and two inner compartments, is very easy to make (excellent tutorial!) and really stable. Give it a try, even as a beginner.

Dienstag, 11. März 2014

Sunshine

can't get enough of it right now... everybody seems so happy about the very early spring. So, now is the perfect time for selling those baby sun hats I made earlier:

























That's what I finished this week ;)

Donnerstag, 6. März 2014

Being blue?

Nope, not really... but I am in the process of making an all in blue quilt for myself and want to show you how far I have come by now... it kind of also links nicely to the EPP (paper piecing) article I have written lately. I have used the hexagon teflon shapes for this.
So here comes



More to come....

WIP Wednesday

Sonntag, 2. März 2014

In Shape

My quilt friend Aylin wrote a very interesting post about EPP (English Paper Piecing) lately which gives me an opportunity to tell you about a project of mine... I have been doing my EPP with teflon shapes from June Taylor (http://www.joann.com/june-tailor-simple-shapes-hexagon/7150691.html) and like this a lot better than using paper templates. However, I could not find any other shape than the hexies... which is a very limited choice. Now, if you know any source for more teflon shapes, please let me know. If not, I might have news for you... I have bought some teflon and asked a friend of mine if he could cut this into shapes for me and... tada... this is the result:



Here are some more pictures how I do my piecing...







After this, I iron the fabric with the teflon shape inside; then remove the shape and iron the fabric again.
I sew together the pieces without the teflon shapes inside.


What I like about using the teflon shape for this shape is that I get better points... when I use paper templates, my finished fabric shapes are often a little longer than the paper shapes because I cannot really feel where the paper point is... tricky to explain this in English ;)... 
On the downside: it is a little tricky to remove the teflon shapes after ironing. All in al, I am very happy with the result.

I will go for more shapes and let you know how this works out. Cheerio until then
Ulrike