domenica 1 gennaio 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is starting!

Happy New Year!
2017 just started and I really hope this one will be a good one.
At least I hope it will be better than 2016.

I started the day with some sewing!
This is block 2 of Pat Sloan's Solstice Challenge, it's so much fun, this is a 12' block and I LOVE IT!
I think I found my fav block in the whole quilting world!

This evening I will clean my sewing machine from an intensive month of Christmas gifts sewing... she deserves it! :)

lunedì 14 novembre 2016

Halloween is gone, Christmas is coming!

Long time no see. I'm terrible at keeping this little blog updated. Anyway, Halloween is gone and I had fun celebrating it in my Splendid Sampler blocks!

This year I finally had the chance to buy some pretty cute Halloween fabrics so I had some cute material! The ghost and the eyes of the spiders are GLOW IN THE DARK!

Right now I'm working on Christmas gifts and Christmas stuff. Every year my family donates some money to Unicef plus my MIL makes the most adorable Christmas decorations to donate to their booth to raise money. This year I am making zipper pouches for them to sell, I really hope it helps them raise money for the children. My goal is to make at least 10 zipper pouches!

Have a lovely Monday of joy and sewing!

mercoledì 17 agosto 2016

Can't believe I won!

I'm currently following the Splendid Sampler sew along by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.

Although I'm a little behind since I have not made all the past blocks already I enjoy the journey and all it has been teaching me :)

Since we just surpassed the 50th block, during the week of turning over the half of this amazing project there was a celebration with a lot of giveaways.

Well I actually WON something! I cannot believe it!
I won the PERFECT BOX OF COLORS by Pat Sloan of AURIFIL THREAD! How sweet! Each spool contains 1300 mt and there are 12 spools inside!!! I'm so thrilled and grateful!

Block 49 - Summer's Gift
Meantime allow me to show some of my latest blocks of the Splendid Sampler! I'm doing mine Scrappy but I also making a Sewing themed version of some blocks for a wall hanging for my sewing corner and a Christmas version of some other blocks (so basically I should end with three quilts of different sizes :D )

Block 48 - Whim in all three versions
Wish you a happy day of sewing!

lunedì 8 agosto 2016

Quilt for Pulse

My Quilt Top for QuiltForPulse initiative

Long time no see. I'm a terrible blogger who suffers the heat of summer so badly this is the second summer I lost track of my posts and become absent.

A close-up of my quilt top. Can you tell I love polka dots?

As you know in June there was a horrible act of violence and hate when a man went shooting in Pulse club in Orlando. Many lives were lost, many more were injured. 

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild started the Quilt for Pulse initiative to make quilts for the families that lost their loved ones and for the injured and than, as quilts would be distribuited, to the people who helped  and to the LGBT community.

When there is so much hate and sorrow I would always want to do something. To give at least something to the people that were hurt. Finally I could. I made this quilt top (there was the choice to make blocks, quilt tops or complete quilts) using white on white fabric and the brightest colors of the rainbow I could find.

This is also my first try at doing something  "modern". I used polka dots, Cotton+Steel fabric, polka dots with hearts and fake solids. I loved the process. I really hope this will bring at least a tiny bit of comfort to whoever will receive it. (I also sent the binding and a label)

Have a lovely Monday!

lunedì 20 giugno 2016

"Rainbow of Joy" Quilt for a Baby Boy

Hello! Summer is here, at least theoretically since today it was a delightful cold day with a lot of rain (can you guess I'm not that fond of heat and hot weather?) and I want to share this colorful baby quilt I made this spring.

This baby quilt has a long story behind. It's for the baby boy a couple of dear friends had in January. Initially I wanted to make a sea themed appliqué quilt but I ran out of time doing another baby quilt. Then I tried making a quilt with a panel. I wasn't satisfied. Then I discovered this lovely pattern!

The pattern belongs to Samelia's Mum blog:

Isn't it pretty? A lovely way to show off some colorful pretty fabrics!

I had so much fun sewing this baby quilt. I enjoyed every moment of it! I learned a lot and I had fun all the way. I enjoyed quilting on my Pfaff sewing machine, I enjoyed very much to sew the binding on it with a decorative stitch... and I discovered how much I LOVE to sew the binding! Such an accomplishment!

The baby quilt has been gifted and everyone liked it. I'm happy. I better learn to avoid taking pics in direct sunlight, it doesn't help with the colors. But... every quilt I make I learn so much more and I already want to make the next one!

Have a lovely day!

lunedì 13 giugno 2016

I was in Iceland for two weeks!

Photo taken at Westman Islands

I've been in Iceland for the past two weeks. Sorry for not writing as I should have done, I wanted to make a quick post thru my tablet but the trip was very demanding physically and I just couldn't focus on it :)

This was a dream trip for my husband and for me. We love adventures and we love to hike and to explore new places. Iceland was all of this and so much more!

A Glacier Lagoon

We saw amazing things, we ate great food, we saw whales, puffins, thousands of birds... it was breathtaking!


This is just a quick back. In the next posts I'll tell you more about my trip and the quilting involved <3

martedì 24 maggio 2016

Death Star EPP Pillow

Death Star EPP Pillow - Gift for a friend

Hello! This time I waited until today, Tuesday, to have these pictures to show because I couldn't have them before :)

Pattern is not mine. It's quirky granola girl and here is the link: Death Star

When I first saw this project I decided to give it a try. I was very excited! I love some handsewing!

It was a bit hard for me, a lot of small pieces and curves so I admit I put together a couple of pieces to be more comfortable. But I really enjoyed the process!

I had quite fun machine quilting the Death Star. I wanted some texture so I used a cotton batting I really love. I tried to give different texture to it.

The gift has been gifted and my friend loved it! Yay! Always happy to sew a gift to a friend who appreciates it!