24/02/2017

2017 quilting finishes

Sampler started 2013 (these were amongst my first ever patchwork blocks):


Grand Illusion 2014 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt:


En Provence 2016 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt:


31/01/2017

Arqueoloxía... de labores

Desta atopei un feixe de revistas encadernadas: números non consecutivos de "Labores del Hogar" de finais dos sesenta e principios dos setenta, A meirande parte dos deseños son realmente anticuados ou demasiado ostentosos. Porén hai algún aproveitable. Mágoa que non se conservasen os caderniños cos patróns e instrucións de execución.






18/01/2017

Bolso improvisado

Con retais de Ikea que sobraron de facer coxíns.

17/01/2017

Looking back

I started quilting in January 2013, and a few months later I placed my first order from Missouri Star Quilt Co. It was a gigantic haul, mostly from their sales bin.
What has this fabric become since?
  1. Fox Trails Fat Quarter Bundle is still unused!
  2. Desired Things Fat Quarter Bundle is partially used; several FQs went into Allietare.
  3. Farmer's Market Fat Quarter Bundle is gone into several projects.
  4. Serenade Jelly Roll is still unused!
  5. Sakura Park Jelly Roll became two baby girl quilts: with only squares or framed flowers.
  6. Gipsy Caravan Design Roll is a bunch of blocks waiting to be assembled.
  7. Taylored Design Roll is a baby girl quilt, framed and backed in pink.
  8. Novella Design Roll is still unused!
  9. Crazy for Shelbourne 2.5"strips is a large queen sized top (Carolina Chains pattern)
  10. Happi Blue Design Roll was mixed with bright solids for a kid twin sized quilt.
  11. Bella 2.5" Strips is a lap quilt backed with white fleece, very nordic!
  12. Hope Cove Twice the Charm is now an extra fluffy quilt on my aunt's couch.
  13. Watercolor Garden Charm Pack is a lap sized quilt I made for my niece Sofia.

At the end of that same year, I bought from MSQC several shades of purple yardage, and:
  1. Essex Flannel Fat Quarter Bundle is still unused!
  2. Kaleidoscope Fat Quarter Bundle is a Katie's Quilt at my sister's.
  3. Morning Tides Fat Quarter Bundle is split in three projects: a Big Blue Star for the guests, a Churn Dash for Nerea and a Jacob's Ladder for Sofia.
The next purchase was made at the end of the summer 2014. 

  1. Gipsy Caravan yardage to complete the blocks of a WIP mentioned before.
  2. Wacky Web template and paper refills for a Blue Spiderweb quilt (basted and waiting to be quilted).
  3. Fiskars Snips for the denim/flannel rag quilt (whose batting pieces are on this pic's background).
  4. Bags of Scraps used in multiple projects.
  5. Celebrate the Season 10" Squares was split in several Christmas projects, like this cushion.
  6. Tropicana Pixie Strips are mostly gone in the above mentioned kid quilt.
Now, confession time: I've been a bad girl in 2015. I placed two orders, in January and November, and have used none of the fabric so far! (Although I did use the notions that came in the same parcels).

  1. Mango yardage is still unused!
  2. Bungalow 10" Squares is still unused!
  3. Summersault 10" Squares is still unused!
  4. 25th and Pine Layer Cake is still unused!
  5. Roots and Wings 10" Stackers is still unused!
  6. Helen's Garden Charm Pack is still unused!
  7. Malam Batiks Fire Charm Pack is still unused!
  8. Cotton Shades Dark Fat Quarter Bundle is still unused!
  9. Kaffe Fassett Collective Hot 10" Squares is still unused!
  10. Prints Charmin Charm Pack is still unused!
  11. Rue Indienne Charm Pack is still unused!
  12. Summer Song 2 Charm Pack is still unused!
  13. Petite Prints Charm Pack is still unused!
  14. Evergreen Charm Pack is still unused!


01/01/2017

En Provence clues #6, #7 and REVEAL!

I'm getting better at QSTs. Nothing like practice!



From the very beginning I have been playing around with my units, trying to guess how the finished quilt would look like, This is a supposition:


Instructions for clue #6.
Link-up party.
Previous posts: clue #1clue #2clue #3clue #4, clue #5.

As in previous Mysteries, Bonnie Hunter ported her last clue and Reveal on New Year!

Edited Jan 14th: this is the top center before pieced borders (phone pic before it gets too dark), I am going for a 9 x 9 blocks layout, the quilt is therefore going to be 72" x 72" (hard enough to FMQ on my DSM)


29/12/2016

Arqueoloxía dun armario

Os mobles de estilo Louis-Philippe prosperaron entre a burguesía francesa de mediados do século XIX. Estou a recompoñer un armario que leva moitas xeracións na familia.
Ao ir quitando capas de roña e engadidos vou descubrindo a estrutura de nogueira orixinal. Inicialmente debía ter tres andeis de lado a lado, coa madeira vista. A primeiros do século XX foron revestidos con papel texturado de cor parda, do que se usaba para as paredes. A mediados de século aserraronos pola metade para poñer un colgador. A finais dos anos setenta forraron de novo os andeis, cun vinilo adherente branco estampado de puntiños vermellos.

Nunha mudanza posterior perdéronse as patas. Estes últimos anos ía pousado directamente no chan, que tampouco lle acae mal. Estou eliminando os listóns e divisións interiores de madeira de abeto que lle engadiran con parafusos gordos de máis, actualmente enferruxados. Por dentro respectarei o único andel orixinal que fica enteiro, e dareille operatividade cun sistema Algot de Ikea antes de que o descataloguen.
A madeira (nogueira) non vai vernizada, hai que lle dar periodicamente unha masaxiña con cera de abella.

23/12/2016

En Provence clue #5

Another easy one, my main issue is the lack of variety: only 4 different neutrals and 4 dark purples left.


Instructions for this clue.
Link-up party.
Previous posts: clue #1, clue #2, clue #3, clue #4

17/12/2016

En Provence clue #4

This one went fast!
Previous posts: Clue #1, Clue #2, Clue #3.
This week's instructions and link-up party

An early Santa filled my mailbox yesterday:

I am now working at my own quilted Christmas tree, inspired by this pattern but with 2.5" HSTs that finish 2". It is just going to fit the living room's door. The other options were based upon strips, maybe for a cushion cover? I'm not feeling like appliquéing this year, maybe another time.


15/12/2016

Publicar

Publicar ven sendo o mesmo que facer público (procurando non poñer trabas). Iso quer dicir empregar licenzas de uso abertas e gratuitas. das que as Creative Commons son os exemplos máis coñecidos.
O contido debe ser claro do punto de vista lingüístico e tamén gráfico,
Hai tantos criterios -que non sempre concordan entre sí- para estabelecer o galego correcto!

E tantos máis...

Igual que para os libros físicos, cómpre afrouxar a carteira para a obtención do ISBN malia que aforres a necesidade de impresión do correspondente código de barras (50,00 €).

No que aínda teño moito que mellorar é no marketing, En particular, as palabras chave para o posicionamento en motores de procura, (chamados SEO polas iniciais do inglés).