Friday, 28 December 2012


When you can't buy new fabric but you still want to do some quilting you have to improvise.
Using my small bits of leftover fabric is the solution I found since my fabric diet began.
I searched for some fabric from my Farmer's Wife Sampler and cut it into small pieces

The little squares are 1'5".
With them I made some nine patch and snow balls, I  want to make the " Short and Sweet " table topper, which is a Kim Diehl's pattern

This is what I've achieved so far, next week-end I intend to make some more.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Another year, another Christmas. I wish all my friends a Merry Christmas.
May God bless us all with love good health and... some more fabric.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Fighting with circles

This past few weeks I've been hand sewing. Since i first tried needle turn applique I got hooked on it and I have been sewing a little bit every night while watching T.V.
 My first attempt is finished. I will probably use it in a pillow.

Presently I'm using a pattern from Kim Diehl. It's called " Country Whig Rose", this first part went smoothly but when I got into the small circles... it got tough.
 I sewed the first eight circles but they got pointy and looked like smashed grapes. I had to unpick the whole thing and start all over again
Well, my circles aren't perfect yet but I think I can accept these ones. Hopefully  time will teach me and the next block will be even better.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

A little Xmas topper

I found a little piece of fabric with some nice squares. I used one to make a small table topper

The little mouse looks so cute

Now I  just need to sew the binding and it's ready for my small round table.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Emergency runner

Yesterday I began decorating my house for Christmas. I have an old Nativity that belonged to my grandmother. The figures are ceramic and very old, I treasure it. When we were assembling it I noticed I hadn't a runner to fit the cupboard. EMERGENCY!
Today I got some xmas fabric from my little stash and in about an hour the problem was solved.

Now it looks a lot better

Saturday, 1 December 2012

PIF from Danette

This week the mail had a wonderful surprise for me. I received a package from the U.S.A. It came from Danette at Quilting Chemist. I was her PIF recipient and she sent me the most gorgeous gifts.

She made me this fabulous table runner

It's so beautiful that I don't know where I should put it, on my coffee table
or on my dinning table, it looks great on both of them. 

 Danette also made me this leaf mat and sent me a darling snowmen with a measuring tape inside its pocket. So sweet!
 Last but not least, I received a pattern to make a mini quilt with a small lil'twister ruler included. I think I got just the right charm pack to use it in.

Forgive me the poor photo.
Thank you so much my dear friend, I loved all your presents!