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Saturday, December 20, 2014

MOP Monday - Just to say hello!



This week no progress for me because I have visitors for the holidays!!

So I take this opportunity to summarize all the Christmas presents I made in the last months.
They are ready to be enjoyed! 

Christmas present list: 
(linking up at Santa's Sweatshop!! )
1. Boxes of Rainbow Quilt
2. Topolino Quilt
3. Message in a Quilt
4. Ties pillow
5. Convertible Bag
6. Table runner with Eight coasters
(cannot share full pictures because they are for a secret future tutorial project :) )
7. Four pot holders & One zipper pouch

And here are the pictures!!









As a last note: I won't be posting next week because it's my birthday! :)

So we will be back with MOP Monday in 2015. I am ready to put together a new list of projects to work on weekly! How about you? Are you ready for the 2015 resolutions??

But stick around because on Wed 24th and Wed 31st posts about the series of tutorials for 2015 are going live... and there may be a little sneak peek of one of the projects!

Remember to subscribe to our mailing list if you don't want to miss out of any of our future posts! You can leave your contact information on the main page of the event

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sad announcement (maybe)

Disclaimer: I am not sure how much of these is accurate and applies to my case (Craftsy shop) however I don't have time now to investigate (family time :) ) so I will put this announcement here and if someone has more information you can add a comment below and I will read it and publish it when I come back on-line.

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SHORT STORY: it looks like they are changing the regulations for items sold on-line (patterns in my case) and because of the enormous amount of work I would have to do to keep track of VAT for sales done in EU, it makes more sense for me to shut down my little online shop and stop selling my patterns on Craftsy (from 1/1/2015).

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LONG STORY:
I came across this blog post by Beth @ evapaigequiltdesigns where she explains her experience about the changes in the VAT regulations in Europe and how that would affect her small business. She also mentions that she contacted Craftsy but didn't get much help or support (unlike Ravelry that found a way to manage the situation, see links below).

My situation is even simpler than Beth's.

  • I have very few patterns for sale, and very few sales (but still I like the idea that I can buy few extra crafty goodies without affecting my finances).
  • I don't have time (nor desire) to keep track where my patterns are sold.
    I am supposed to collect 2 non-contradictory pieces of  evidence to determine where the customer is located, and keep a record of that for ten years O_o o_O
    I don't even know if that is possible from Craftsy... especially because I need 2 pieces of evidence so even if out get the address from Paypal, where do you get the second one? the IP? O_o 
  • I don't have time (nor desire) to register myself for VAT and to submit taxes money to other countries.

So since this new regulation seem to have no minimum threshold in terms of sales, only one single pattern sold to an EU customer would force me to do all these crazy things!! for few cents?? are we insane??

I guess that then the solution is to close my pattern shop!

I don't know if by the end of the year Craftsy will address the issue, and I hope it will (for the sake of many people that uses this as a way to have an additional income).

If you have any information about this issue and you want to share it with me, please add a comment below! I am going to be off-line for a while so the comment will not be automatically posted, but they will be stored safely in my inbox for when I come back!!

If you want to know more, these are few interesting links I found (again, not sure about the accuracy of the information, but they look reasonable).
If any information that you find here, I am sorry, I am not a tax expert!! Plus I don't have time to further investigate the situation, but it looks a pretty serious issue that will become reality very soon so I think it's better to share! :)
  1. Beth's post about her situation
  2. Similar issue for other e-services
  3. EU VAT rules (from Nov)
  4. Impact of these regulations on small businesses (Etsy is also mentioned there!!)
  5. Ravelry and Loveknitting solution for the selling pattern issue!
ETA: I contacted Craftsy and this is part of their response " Our team is activity discussing how these new laws affect Craftsy and thus you. We'll be meeting next week to discuss how this will affect us going forward and what actions we can take". That's the exactly same response I saw on other blogs and I doubt that they will meet for Xmas to discuss this ;) but maybe they will... let's wait and see.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tutorial Series 2015 - Name revealed!

As we start unraveling the mystery around the series, where is the best place to start?

From the name of course!

The series will be called "Stretch Your Skills" or SYS (SYS2015).

What does it mean? Well, it means that we are going to learn new skills, try new techniques, hear about tips and tricks that we may not have known about!
We will push ourselves outside our comfort zone.
There will be plenty of things to learn for everyone (beginners and experts)!!

This is going to be our button!
If you want to spread the word, feel free to grab the code and include it on your blog!!

Stretch Your Skills @ tweloquilting.blogspot.com

But who is going to teach us all these new skills and techniques?
And which techniques am I talking about exactly?

More on that next week!!

If you are intrigued and you have not subscribed to our email list yet, feel free to stop by the SYS 2015 page and leave your contact information!

See you next week!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

MOP Monday - Christmas list completed!!!

The Christmas list is COMPLETE!!


-- MOP: The Xmas presents list --
1. Topolino quilt (MPB) - DOOOOONE (this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Dec))
2. convertible bag (IG) - DOOOOONE (see below)

Extras:
1. the SK project - no progress
2. block swap Dec - planning to work on this today!
3. Bonnie's Hunter Grand Illusion - no progress
4. Color of the Year mini - no progress

(Linking up at Let's Bee Social)

-- MOP: This week updates --
Finally my Topolino quilt is completed!! As you can see below, using a sheet set for the background (and backing) gave me a cute matching pillow case for "free"!! :)

Topolino - 60''x76''
(the light in the picture is terrible, but I don't have time to take better pictures for now... it needs to be wrapped and ready to be gifted soon ;) )

I absolutely love the look of the multi-color binding!! And I love the way in each corner one color ended up "wrapping" the corner! No math, no calculations, just luck!!


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And the last Christmas present was another of those fun 4-bags-in-1
(pattern by Sarah @ Cozynestdesign.com)

I have to admit that my bag has some issues because I was not super careful in some steps so there are parts that are not perfectly centered or perfectly smooth... but considering the rush and the fact that this is my second bag ever made, I am ok with the results and I think the recipient will like it anyway!!
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And the last thing that I want to share is this little project that I actually made few weeks ago with the hope that would be accepted in a magazine, but was it was not :( but this means that I could add the pattern in my Craftsy shop and I can share it with you!

The symbol itself is 10'' square (finished) and the border makes it 12'' finished, a perfect size for a traditional symbol with the modern touch of the inverted border!
I have big plans for the quilting so you will see more of this!!

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And now, what are YOU going to link?? :)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Some numbers and a winner!

Wow, another Sew Mama Sew giveaway week is gone and I survived ;)

I managed to get through all your wonderful comments and also enter myself in many giveaways.

Some numbers before announcing the winner:

- 130: is the number of giveaway I entered myself! pretty impressive!
- 150: is the number of comments I received on my post and I answered every single one of them! If you didn't get a reply from me, then you are one of the...
- 27: is the number of comments from no-reply blogger and with no email address! it's about 15% of the total!! if you happen to read this and you never win anything in these giveaways, I suggest you to spend 10 minutes checking if that's your case!!!
- 51: is the number of people that subscribed to the "Tutorial Series" I am going to run on this blog for 2015! So exciting!! In few days you will know more... if you didn't subscribe to the mailing list and you want to, just go over the tutorial series page and leave your email address.

- AND THE WINNING NUMBER IS...


Congratulations Ramona!!! I hope you will love my little bundle!!
And she left her address right there in the comment (using an anti-spam strategy)!! 
That's the way to do it if you want to win around here!!! :)

Tomorrow I am going to share my weekly progress (big finishes!! so excited to share!!).

Monday, December 8, 2014

Giveaway and a secret revealed

Giveaway closed

It's that time of the year again!!
The time of the amazing Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Week!!

If you are new around here, welcome!
If you have been here before, I am glad that you came back!!! :)

If you are new here feel free to look around and you will find tons of FREE paper piecing patterns of very famous cartoon characters! :)

But let's get down to the giveaway business :)
I will give away 5 fat quarters and some embroidery floss!!

Rules are simple: Giveaway closed
  • leave a comment below answering a simple question:
    Do you have a strategy to "attack" all these wonderful giveaways?
    Do you choose to click only on few of them or do you try to get to all?
    I use a systematic approach: I have a spreadsheet where I list the ones I want to visit and then I check them off once I do that :)
Important notes:
  • the giveaway will close on December 12, and winner will be announced by email no later than Sunday, Dec 14.
  • this giveaway is open to anyone (US and non-US)
  • comments are going to be moderated, so they will not be published immediately. But in 24h I promise that I will approve all the comments that are not spam :)
  • if you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email in the comment because I will NOT publish comments by no-reply bloggers without the email (I need a way to contact you if you win). Please please please... take 5 minutes of your time to check if you are a no-reply blogger!! There are tons of tutorial that shows you how to check and how to stop this terrible thing that is preventing you to get new friends, replies to your comments and prizes!!!
    A simple step-by-step tutorial can be found HERE:
    It has pictures and detailed instructions...
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, do that now!!! It's NOT HARD... :)
    I didn't make you jump through hoops to get in the giveaway, 
    so do make ME jump through hoops of fire just to find a way to contact you!!!
And finally, I promised to tell you more about a secret... well...



ETA: I received SIX comments until now, and FOUR of them are from NO-REPLY BLOGGERS!
I will not publish comments from no-reply bloggers nor enter them in the giveaway! Sorry!!
If you don't add your email in the comment and you are in that situation, I am sorry but you are not going to hear back from me!

ETA2: If you don't see your comment below and you think you entered, 99.9999% is because you are a no-reply blogger and you didn't leave your email address in the comment. If you think you are in this situation, just leave your email address :) can be something like name (at) something (dot) something if you are worried about spam :)

Giveaway closed

Saturday, December 6, 2014

MOP Monday - the list is shrinking

The list is shrinking!! almost invisible ;)


-- MOP: The Xmas presents list --

1. Topolino quilt (MPB) - all sections quilted, start joining them (this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Dec))
2. the Z quilt (CO) - DOOOOOOONE - off the list
3. convertible bag (IG) - cut the pieces!
4. something (SZ) - potholders done, pouch done!! - off the list

Extras (because if I have tons of projects to finish I need to add some extras anyway O_o):
1. the SK project - designed 3 patterns
2. small project for magazine - the block was not accepted for the magazine :( but this means that I will have a new pattern soon to share in my shop!! :)
3. block swap Nov - done and in the mail! cannot share but off the list
4. block swap Dec - decided pattern and fabric
5. Bonnie's Hunter Grand Illusion - put aside some fabric for this, but no time to actually sew anything so maybe I am going to wait until the mystery is revealed to start it :)
6. Color of the Year mini - the color of the year 2015 has been announced! I designed my yearly mini, more on that after I am done with the Xmas presents ;)


(Linking up at Let's Bee Social)

-- MOP: This week updates--
And finally I can share the finished Z quilt... its official name is actually "Message in a Quilt" and you can read below why.
"Message in a Quilt" 63''x84''

The quilt contains a message in each "element", from the design, to the color/fabric choice, to the quilting! These are the messages:
  1. (easy to see) the three symbols are Fu, Lu and Shou, the symbols for Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity
  2. (easy to read, at least in person) the word "Love", my name and the name of the recipient are quilted using a "text quilting" method shown by Jacquie Gering in the class "Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot" 
  3. the color chosen represent the colors of the Chakra and they are arranged following that order
  4. the size of the blocks (22) and the size of the strips (3) have special numerology meaning (Number 3 resonates with the energies of optimism and joy, inspiration and creativity, speech and communication, good taste, imagination and intelligence, sociability and society, friendliness, kindness and compassion (from here),The Master Number 22 symbolizes the principle of precision and balance (from here) )
  5. the fabric used is Stonehenge (from Northcott) and the different colors have names connected to elements of nature (Stonehenge is a mystical place in UK, you can read more about it here)
  6. the quilting around the symbol is similar to the traces in the sand of a zen garden
  7. finally (since me and the recipient are scientists) the vertical quilting around the text is arranged following the Fibonacci sequence :)

So this is a quilt full of mystical power, and I am sure it's going to bring good energy for the recipient and for our entire house :)
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I finished the other two pot holders and I made the zipper pouch! I really love the way they turned out... they are not perfect, but the design has been customized for the recipient and I am sure that she will like them :)  I will send the package next week so I hope to be able to show them off soon (right side up ;))!!
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All the sections of the Topolino quilts have been quilted and I tested few more times my cheap and quick basting method (you can read more in last week post)!
I think this is the first time that I don't have even a single pucker in my back!! I love this method.
And as you can see, my helper gave her contribution as well, even if for her this is kind of booooring.
"Basting is so yaaaaaaaaaawn boring"
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And now, what are YOU going to link?? :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

MOP Monday - many things are cooking!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week and a safe Black Friday :)
I had a very very productive week!!!


-- MOP: The Xmas presents list --

1. Boxes of Rainbow (UO) - label attached to the quilt! off the list!!
2. Topolino quilt (MPB) - quilting started! see below for a "cheap" technique to baste it :)
3. the Z quilt (CO) - quilted the last section! (Couldn't finish the quilt for Nov, but I will finish it for Dec :) this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Dec))
4. pillow (VP) - last week wasn't started, and now is doooone! off the list!!
5. convertible bag (IG) - printed pattern, and picked fabric
6. coasters & table runner (MO) - finished last week! off the list!!
7. something (SZ) - 2 potholders and half a pouch done, missing other 2 potholders and the other half of the pouch

Extras (because if I have tons of projects to finish I need to add some extras anyway O_o):
1. the SK project - printed next pattern
2. small project for magazine - block completed, but I cannot share (secret projects are fun ;) )
3. block swap Nov & Dec - printed patterns
4. food for Thanksgiving!!

(Linking up at Let's Bee Social)

-- MOP: This week updates--

First let me start with some updates from my Thanksgiving dinner:
Picture with the Fandom In Stitches mug that I won for my "Make it Mosaic" block!! :)

I took the picture after eating our Thanksgiving dinner for which I made: special braid bread (with olives), mayonnaise, risotto ai funghi (and arancini di riso the next day), and Pumpkin Crunch! If you want my recipes I can share them with you, just drop me an email :)

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And since I had few days off from work I had the chance to spend time finishing up some Xmas presents!!

This is a fun & quick project perfect for a man who likes ties!!
I found this idea on Pinterest, but there was no link to the original pattern or designer. I made myself the pattern and it went together super fast! I used 4 actual ties and 2 are cotton fabric that looked like ties to me :)
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The Z quilt is all quilted! Now the final step is to join the sections and bind it, for sure it will be done in a week or so!! I will share pictures once it's all done :)
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I have completed 2 potholders and half a zip pouch for a special person, but since I don't know if she is reading my blog, I don't want to share too much about them until she receives them ;)
But this is the back (fun fabric that a Block Swap partner sent me... isn't it perfect for a pot holder??)
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And finally, let me share this cheap way of basting my quilt! Pin-basting with a Foam Can Holder! :)
Ok, this is the story.
I didn't like pin basting for two reasons: 1) on a big quilt, I can never make the back smooth enough and then I spend hours trying to make it good and I just get frustrated; 2) I keep getting stabbed!! I don't like safety pins (they are too hard to put on and to move while quilting).
Now I found the solution for both problems!! 1) I quilt smaller pieces and join them later, so now having a smooth back is easier to achieve!! 2) I watched some videos where Leah Day suggests using straight pins but using some silicone "caps" to hold them in place and avoid stabbing! I checked them online and while they look cool, honestly they looked too expensive for me to buy not even knowing if this method would be good for me. So I looked around my craft shop and I found those Foam Can Holders (like these ones) for about 50 cents each... they are pretty thick so I cut them into 1 inches "squares" or weird shapes, and that's it!! here I have a ton of pin caps, super cheap and they work just great!!


They are big enough for a pin to go inside and be pretty stable, but they are easy to remove and reposition while you are quilting! Probably they are not as nice and durable as the official silicone ones, but I don't think anything can beat a 50 cents piece of think foam ;)
Now I am looking forward to baste more pieces of my quilt! :)

Here a picture before I started basting... my helper was really helpful in smoothing the three layers ;)
"Hey, I didn't do that, I found it that way!" :)


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And now, what are YOU going to link?? :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

MOP Monday - 2 big projects close to completion

Many exciting progress from my side!!! 


-- MOP: The Xmas presents list --

1. Boxes of Rainbow (UO) - only missing step is to attach the label to the quilt! (this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Dec))
2. Topolino quilt (MPB) - last block done, and top DOOOOOONE (see below)
3. the Z quilt (CO) - no progress (this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Nov))
4. small pillow or table runner (VP) - no progress
5. convertible bag (IG) - no progress
6. coasters & table runner (MO) - table runner done! (but cannot share ;) )
7. something (SZ) - no progress

Extras (because if I have tons of projects to finish I need to add some extras anyway O_o):
1. the SK project - 1 block done (see below) and 1 more designed
2. small project for magazine - designed! (but secret ;) )

(Linking up at Let's Bee Social)

-- MOP: This week new blocks --

The practice for the secret event that I am organizing for next year goes on!!
In 2 weeks (during the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day) I will share (a little more) about it, so stay tuned!!
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The new block for my Topolino quilt is the sweet Minnie:


I am very pleased by the background fabric I choose: I was not sure at the beginning because this fabric have large flowers in different colors so I wasn't really confident that the block would turn out fine... but I tried anyway and I love the result!! It look scrappy without distracting too much from the main character (at least that how I see it ;) )

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And as mentioned before, I was planning to have this Topolino quilt done for Xmas and the original project had an additional gazillion of blocks ;) so I decided to go for a different design with less blocks ;)

And this is the beauty of using a sheet set as the backing fabric: I wanted to use this Mickey Mouse sheet as the backing so I bought the entire set, which has a flat sheet (the backing) but it has also a fitted sheet and a (matching) pillow case... so I thought: why don't I cut the fitted sheet and use it as the background fabric in the front too?? and that's what I did!!! And I super love it!!!!


This is the top! I didn't join the different rows because I will quilt them separately, so I can say that the top is DOOOOOONE!!

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And finally we have one new opening lines for my SK project.
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Christine
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Pattern available on "The SK project" page
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And now, what are YOU going to link?? :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

MOP Monday - I see the finish line!!

Many exciting progress from my side!!! 


-- MOP: The Xmas presents list --

1. Boxes of Rainbow (UO) - label done! (see below)
2. Topolino quilt (MPB) - 1 (big) block done (see below)
3. the Z quilt (CO) - quilted third section! with an helper (see below)
this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Nov)
4. small pillow or table runner (VP) - no progress
5. convertible bag (IG) - no progress
6. coasters & table runner (MO) - 4 more coasters done! (but cannot share, see below)
7. something (SZ) - printed 2 patterns and picked the fabric!

Extras (because if I have tons of projects to finish I need to add some extras anyway O_o):
1. the SK project - 1 block designed

(Linking up at Let's Bee Social)

-- MOP: This week new blocks --

I quilted the top part of the quilt outlining the symbol and then doing some echo around it to make them look like lines in the sand of a zen garden

Obviously I was helped in tracing the quilting line by my special helper!
"It's a hard job, but someone has to do it" :)

"So how did I do?"

And for the first time ever, the label of this quilt is ready before the quilt!! :)
I designed this label for all my new quilts to acknowledge the great help of my special sewing assistant!
So I stitched one for my Rainbow quilt and one for my Z quilt!!
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The practice for the secret event that I am organizing for next year goes on!!
The pile of coasters doubled and one xmas present is almost complete ;)
More details are going to be revealed soon, I promise :)
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And I finally  completed one big big block for my Topolino quilt!
Topolino (Mickey Mouse in Italian) is also the name of the comic strip that I was reading every week when I was a kid (wiki says that "Topolino is an Italian digest-sized comic series featuring Disney comics"... that's the correct description ;) ).
Anyway this is the fonts/colors usually used in the cover of all my Topolini!

(10'' x 50'', pattern available here)

I also decided not to make all the block that I initially planned for this quilt because, let's face it, I want to have it done for THIS Xmas, not the next one :) so I will add just one more block and then start putting it together (into sections to quilt separately).
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And finally I can share with you the blocks I made for my Block Swap Partner of October (Agnes). She asked for a wonky house block with the crazies fabric I had: I went pretty crazy I think ;)


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And now, what are YOU going to link?? :)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

MOP Monday - good progress!

Many exciting progress from my side!!! 


-- MOP: The Xmas presents list --

1. Boxes of Rainbow (UO) - missing the label
2. Topolino quilt (MPB) - 1 block done (see below)
3. the Z quilt (CO) - quilted second section! more "hidden" text (see below)
this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Nov)
4. small pillow or table runner (VP) - no progress
5. convertible bag (IG) - no progress
6. coasters & table runner (MO) - 4 coasters done! (but cannot share, see below)
7. something (SZ) - designed 4 patterns!

Extras (because if I have tons of projects to finish I need to add some extras anyway O_o):
1. the SK project - 1 block done (see below)

(Linking up at Let's Bee Social)

-- MOP: This week new blocks --

Here is (part) of the second section I quilted with text!
Following the wonderful class by Jacquie Gering called "Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot" I wrote my name and the name of the person that the quilt is for (not shown :) )
I really like the effect because it's readable but not too invasive, so it won't distract from the overall design of the quilt!


Now just the 2 middle sections are left to do!!
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Finally I went back to my Topolino project!! And I finished my Pluto block!!


(Pattern available here)
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And I started organizing a new project (super secret, but it's going to be revealed soon... at least some details... it will be a fun team work, and I hope many of you will join us... but no more details for now sorry)! Anyway...
I used a Xmas present to test some things for my part in the project! So fun! So addictive! I made 4 coasters in a very little amount of time and they are just wonderful! Sneak peek below :)


Stay tuned for more details soon!!
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And finally we have 1 new opening lines for my SK project.
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Cycle of the Werewolf
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Pattern available on "The SK project" page
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And check out all my quotes together!! I really love the way this project is slowly but steadily growing!! :)


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And now, what are YOU going to link?? :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

MOP Monday - VOTE, my name is...

First of all, the voting for the Bloggers Quilt Festival is now open!!!
These are my two entries, it would be great if you go in the Mini and in the Scrappy categories and give them some love ;)


And now many exciting progress from my side!!! 


-- MOP: The Xmas presents list --

1. Boxes of Rainbow (UO) - missing the label
2. Topolino quilt (MPB) - no progress
3. the Z quilt (CO) - quilted first section, sooooo excited!!! Love ;) (see below)
this is my project for Lovely Year of Finishes (Nov)
4. small pillow or table runner (VP) - no progress
5. convertible bag (IG) - no progress
6. coasters & table runner (MO) - no progress
7. something (SZ) - no progress

Extras (because if I have tons of projects to finish I need to add some extras anyway O_o):
1. the SK project - 1 block done (see below)
2. Make it Mosaic (on FiS) - DOOOOOOOOONE!! soooooo excited (see below)

(Linking up at Let's Bee Social)

-- MOP: This week new blocks --

As mentioned before, I am not going to quilt all at once a full size quilt any more!
So I decided to start my first "QAYG" project with my Z quilt. The three chinese symbols will be in the central part of the quilt, but on the top and bottom there are two "strip" sections (I will reveal all the many many hidden meaning of things once the entire quilt is out).
These are pretty narrow (12'') strips covering the entire width of the quilt... the perfect opportunity to add some text in my quilt!! Following the wonderful class by Jacquie Gering called "Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot" I decided to "hide" messages in my quilt.
Can you see the message? I LOVE it ;)


The class called for a distance between the lines of 1/8'' however after doing the 1/4'' I decided to stop for two reasons: 1) I was tired :) 2) I didn't really wanted to make that section too stiff since this is a quilt not a wall hanging. And I think the message is still pretty readable anyway.

Looking forward to quilt some more text in the other strip section!!

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"My name is Guybrush Threepwood. Prepare to die!"
OMG! When Jennifer announced this challenge on Fandom In Stitches I knew that I had to make this block!!!
I had it in my todo list for a loooooong time because this is my favorite game of ALL TIMES!!
I have spent soooooo many hours playing with it!!!
If you don't know what I am talking about, I am very sorry for you ;)
This is a super fun adventure-game called "Monkey Island". There was an entire series of games from the first wonderful one (the one where the block is taken from).
But the first was soooooo wonderfully pixelated!!! Nothing can beat that!!
So here is my block from "The Secret of Monkey Island"


The pattern will be also shared on Fandom in Stitches as part of the design challenge "Make it Mosaic"

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And finally we have 1 new opening lines for my SK project.
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Pet Sematary
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Pattern available on "The SK project" page
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Don't forget to vote in the Bloggers Quilt Festival ;)


And now, what are YOU going to link?? :)

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