Sewing

The Quilt

Back in August I was like exploding with a desire to create a quilt! I’ve never done that before, didn’t read any book, didn’t do any course, but the wish was overwhelming. So I went through pins on the pinterest to figure out what pattern I actually want, so I came across some zick-zack quilt made out of triangles.

So here it is! It took me about 3 months to make it. Mostly because I am working full time and have only some hours during the week to work on it. And of course I had to learn doing so many things, like cutting out triangles, sewing them all in one piece, layering the quilt, sewing it all together, hand binding it.. Uff.. But I am so happy with the result!
It measures 200×150 cm.

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How it all started…
(see more photos under the cut)

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Scrapbooking, Sewing

Deco card

If you’ve seen one of my previous posts about the Elephant you might want to see the second part of the present 🙂
Originally it was planned as a card, but then it turned out a bit big and heavy, so I have decided to put it into the frame.
Quite some time ago I have seen one inspiring video tutorial on easy quilting cards, actually the technique was targeting cards from paper. But I went for fabrics that are the same as the elephant is made from, so they are a perfect match!

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Here you can see the basic steps for how to get such quilting effect also with fabrics, hope you will get a general idea 🙂

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Sewing

I am in the mood for sewing

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I started sewing before I even knew what scrapbooking is, but lately I was doing mostly only scrapbooking. Time to change!
So here are 2 projects of mine I have been working on yesterday and today.

First one and the biggest (and the cutest one) is this elephant. Last weekend I’ve learnt that friends of mine got a baby boy! And I came across this elephant on a blog of retromama, so that was a perfect match!  I totally love this cute creature which also can be used as a pillow. It was made from 100% cotton fabrics and filled with cotton and love 🙂

This elephant will fly behind the Arctic Circle, to Tromso, Norway. That’s where little Sigve lives 🙂

И вкратце по-русски: я давно ничего не шила кроме бумаги для скрапбукинга, а вот теперь добралась до тканей опять! Сшила слоненка для мальчика, который родился у друзей. Этот слоненок полетит за полярный круг в Норвегию! Смотрела погоду, там теплее, чем в Сибири 🙂 Слоненок-подушка сделан только из 100% хлопка, включая наполнение.

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I’ve spent quite some time with embroidering the boy’s name “Sigve” (I am not the fastest embroiderer ever!), but here is the result!

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And here is less interesting project, but more functional. I’ve got a new glove for fencing and I had to mark it somehow that it’s mine, so I came up with idea of embroidering an arrow (I like arrows from scrapbooking!). And man, that was hard! The glove is made from a special material which was nearly impossible to pierce through…

Другой проект этих выходных – перчатка. Конечно же перчатку я не шила, а купила. Это перчатка для фехтования. Мне нужно было ее как-то поментить, чтобы случайно не перепутать с чужой. Вышила стрелку на ней.

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Hope you are having a more sunny Sunday than I do 🙂

-O

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It’s a harvest time

This pear I’ve made resides at my office desk. I find it fits pretty well to my green zone.

Such a fun project! And it’s really easy to do. Shall I go for apples? Or better pumpkins! Halloween is coming by the way. I guess by the time I am finished with a pumpkin it will be already time to sing Christmas carols 🙂

So tomorrow is Monday again… Oh dear.. Well,  at least I will see my pear again 😉

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Heidelberg hearts

I like Tilda style a lot, so I’ve got myself these wonderful fabrics. I always want to get more and more, but have to stop as I barely have any time to produce anything out of them 🙂

Those lavender hearts I created specially for two amazing american girls I’ve met on the fencing course. Such a pity that they had to go back home so soon.. Gen, Kelly, I miss you!

I’ve filled the hearts with Liebe and Lavendelblüten as the picture says 🙂

I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Olya

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