28 February, 2015

Free Quilt Designs

Free quilt designs, for my newsletter subscribers.

Wholecloth, trapunto or shadow trapunto.

Or some appliques, if you prefer to add some colors to your work.

Or just a reason to practice free motion quilting - print the designs and start stitching; you could practice even without thread in the needle.

Free Quilt Designs
Happy quilting!
Geta

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20 February, 2015

New Faux Leather Woven Bag

I think this is one of the most interesting bag I have ever made. And one of the most beautiful too.

Here is my new faux leather woven bag, this time in argyle pattern. I just had to make one more woven bag!

Faux Leather Woven Bag in Argyle pattern


After many patchwork bag, now I love weaving strips of faux leather.

Faux Leather Woven Bag in Argyle pattern
When I started it I thought it could be the only one so I chose the favorite colors of my sister Nina.

This dark chocolate brown is my new black. I hate black and I think this color is a great replacement, it can be easily assorted with many colors.

Faux Leather Woven Bag in Argyle pattern
The woven pattern looked great without any stitching over it (unfortunately I don't have any picture), but this argyle pattern was my chance to try stitching over the woven pieces. So with great pleasure I chose two assorted colors of 12wt Aurifil thread- that very thick thread. This thread weight is perfect for topstitching, you can even feel the thread when you touch the stitching with your fingers.
Stitching over the pieces and keeping them in place was a little challenging at first. Now I am warned and next time I will be more prepared!

Faux Leather Woven Bag in Argyle pattern
This was the stencil.  It took me some time to figure out what to do and how to do it, but then it was really easy.

Faux Leather Woven Bag in Argyle pattern

Faux Leather Woven Bag in Argyle pattern

I am afraid I need new colors!
Have a great weekend,
Geta

I am linking to Finish it up Friday.

17 February, 2015

Faux leather woven bag

I am so excited to share with you my latest creation. Isn't the birthday of a friend a good reason to try something new? Something cool!

I loved so much this bag in argyle pattern I made last year and I wanted to try something similar. Since that bag isn't the easiest thing I sewed I decided that it is the time for something more simple. And so my new woven bag was born.

Faux leather woven bag
It's actually a shopping bag, it doesn't have any pocket and no closure.

Faux leather woven bag

Faux leather woven bag
Making the weaving pattern took me some time, but once I had the pattern, weaving and putting the bag together was a piece of cake!

Faux leather woven bag
I decided not to stitch the faux leather strips in place. The look would have been changed, but next time I will do it, I am very curious about it.

 Faux leather woven bag
Faux leather woven bag

Faux leather woven bag
Now you know what the stencil was for!
It was so much fun to make it! I think I can't start (or finish) anything else until I weave some more patterns!
Geta

16 February, 2015

Working with stencils

I am working with a stencil. And it is not for quilting. Do you guess what is it?

I am so happy that I have this cutter on hand; I used it only a few times in 14 years, but it was a wise investment, it is great for making stencils, it's a time-saving tool.

It's Olfa, it comes with three attachments for various spaces between the two blades.


Now I am more than anxious to show you what I made with this stencil! It's finished, but there is not good light for photos. Tomorrow!

Have a great day,
Geta

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