Friday, 13 January 2017

Winter Felt Coasters

Winter Felt Coasters

After a long holiday break I’m back with some winter felt coasters.

I was playing with some easy quilting blocks and tried some block transformations.

Winter Felt Coasters

And here are the results.

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Cheers,
   Emese

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Felt Christmas Coasters

Felt Christmas Coasters

It is almost Christmas so I made some Christmas themed felt coasters. I used the same technique as for my felt coasters from fall.

Felt Christmas Coasters

The base is a piece of white felt, 10 cm by 10 cm (~4in), and the “binding” is green. I glued all the small parts to the base using a simple glue stick. After glueing the binding for the first one I remembered, that it is way easier to glue the white base instead of all the small pieces since felt is not that rigid.

Felt Christmas Coasters, Shoo Fly Block

Shoo Fly Block

Felt Christmas Coasters, Nine Patch Block

Nine Patch Block

Felt Christmas Coasters, Churn Dash Block

Churn Dash Block

After the nine patch coaster was ready I just realised that it is perfect for another Christmas Tic Tac Toe.

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Cheers,
   Emese

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Memory Quilt in Red

The last two days I was secretly quilting my memory quilt in red. It is ready! I wasn’t sure that I will be able to finish it before Christmas so I tried to hide it from her.

Memory Quilt in Red

The back is plain white and the binding is baby plush I had from a previous project. Since I only have a basic sewing machine, I quilted it with straight lines. This is not a fluffy quilt like my previous memory quilt, it is more like a blanket, so it was easier to quilt it.

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I hope my daughter will like it!

The last few days frost covered everything, it is so beautiful!

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Cheers,
   Emese

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Curly Crochet Necklace with Beads

This is a variation of my Curly Crochet Necklace where I added some small white beads to the thread.

Curly Crochet Necklace with Beads

For this necklace the first step is to thread all the beads for the necklace onto the thread before crocheting. If you don't have a large enough needle for the thread that is small enough for the beads, you can just dipp the end of the crochet thread into a clear nail polish and wait till hardens. After hardening you can use it as a needle replacement.

While crocheting the curles (see the description at the Curly Crochet Necklace) you should bring a bead down the thread from time to time. I did this after every fourth double crochet to have a nice periodic look.

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Cheers,
   Emese

Monday, 12 December 2016

Memory Quilt in Red

Well... The other day my daughter asked me to take out the boxes with her old clothes. These days she was continuously asking about the time she was just a baby so I didn't suspected anything. After a couple of hours she came to me with half a dozen of red onesies, shirts, pants, a pair of old stockings, even a hat, and asked me to make a quilt for her sofa. I was really surprised, but how can I say no for such a kind request... Then she reminded me, that her doll also needs a new quilt. From the same red materials she brought to me. So this weekend I started to make a new memory quilt. This time a memory quilt in red.


Here are all the red fabrics for the quilt and a few of the chain pieced squares. Each square is 10 cm by 10 cm (~4 in x 4 in).

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I found 3 appliqu├ęs I wanted to use, but they were a bit taller than the other squares so I made a wider row with them.

Memory Quilt in Red

And the quilt top is ready! It was a very windy day so my DH helped me by holding the quilt. As you can see, there are a few crazy squares that I had to add to the quilt...

Memory Quilt in Red

Memory Quilt in Red Memory Quilt in Red



Cheers,
  
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