24/7/14

NOT only about PATCH and QUILT but Also LINEN

Not only about patch and quilt are my sewing days, also I have been busy with my Linen, my other passion. Linen is for me a blank canvas where I can turn it on into a beauty. I mean, when piecing with fabrics.. the way you combine, are by itself a wonderful project..such combination, such fabrics..such result , is a guarantee,  you might like more or less, but a white Linen fabric...you may be very smart about what you are doing..
I confess however, that making drawn-work embroidery is such beautiful and amazing result.

I'm so thrilled because I had commissioned project ,designed in between customers and I.
They contact me and ask for advice , that is great for me ..absolutely customized project in a World that you can find almost all Ready-made is a privilege, make a project for those who value and appreciate a handmade-bespoken project.
Also is a project thinking on them and their needs, far away from massive and standard items.
Many of you that are reading this post, you know what It means..isn't it!

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En este blog no solo encontrais mis trabajos en Patch and Quilt, tambien  lo que me mantiene ocupada muchas veces es el "Blanco como un lienzo " del tejido de lino. Cuando se trabajan las telas del patch y sus colores, siendo en si mismo un hermoso projecto donde mostrar tus habilidades en combinar formas y colores, hay una garantia de resultado, te gustara mas o menos..pero es en si agradecido. Con el Blanco del Lino tienes un reto, aunque confieso que el trabajo de vainicas lo realza casi-todo.

Estoy contenta por algunos trabajos de encargo, donde la cliente y yo acordamos el disenio, les gusta que les recomiende el projecto final adaptado a sus ventanas. Creo que en la era del consumo masivo, esto es un privilegio.
Muchas de vosotras sabeis a que me refiero !

Sin mas preambulos espero que os guste.
Estoy preparando un tutorial / I'm doing a Tutorial about it ...hope finished soon !

1/ Blind  Linen curtain with embroidered (cross stitch) flowers/ Estor manual,estilo Taller-Lino
    I used a magnifying glass because is tight woven and a medium-weight linen/ He de usar lupa

                                                                             
Windows sketch 

Window to fit 
Flower detail 
2/ Blind Linen with embroidery cross sticth fleur de Lys :

Backlighting / a contraluz 

Detail of embroidery Fleur Lys
In the garden ...not the best place !


3/ Drawn-thread-work curtains on Linen/ Vainicas en visillo de Lino.


In the garden 


Backlighting/ a contraluz 


For this window /su destino final :-))
 I'm excited to receive pictures from all them at home....I will get in touch with you to show it!
Ilusionada por recibir pronto las fotos en sus ventanas !

Espero sea de vuestro interes..feliz semana
I hope it would be interesting ...thanks for stopping by ! happy week :-))


16/7/14

FINISHED Disappearing 9patch with scallops /Terminado el quilt con ondas

In case you want to know my last post here is about how this quilt starts and allow me show you how is finished. I'm happy enough how it turns this new Summer Quilt.
I have been busy Summer so far , no complain on the contrary !!! I have done several customers orders with my Linen curtains , making some of my Linen blinds which I like so much ..,
therefore my 'Plum sweet' had to wait until weekend to be finished...I jumped my sewing machine as I could...and here it is , nothing better for me that finish a project ...in this case a big project which is a King size quilt..
Hope you like it

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Aqui  explicaba como empezo este Quilt, una especie de tutorial para que podais tener una idea (mas) de como hacer la terminacion en ondas , nada dificil os lo aseguro. Estoy contenta de como se ve  terminado, Ha tenido que esperar una semana pues he estado muy ocupada haciendo presupuestos y pedidos de estores de Lino, lo cual me gusta mucho tambien..no me quejo , pero en cuanto he tenido un momento libre salte a la maquina de coser y lo termine..no me gusta nada tener algo de quilt pendiente...aunque ya estoy con nuevos proyectos en mi cabeza...ya sabes a que me refiero !!
En esta ocasion es un quilt bastante grande , lo vereis sobre mi cama de 1m 50, son 2 m2 de quilt. Espero que os guste
                                                 



  

    Backing in Ivory and gold colour/ Trasera en ivory y dorado
  Before FMQ / Antes de acolcharlo



Espero sea de vuestro interes...gracias por tu visita !
Thanks so much, I hope could be interesting !

29/6/14

Almost a TUTORIAL Disappearing 9Patch with scalloped edges/ 9Patch quilt terminado con ondas

Disappearing 9Patch Block with  2 Charm Packs 'Plum Sweet ' fabrics by Blackbird designs.
As usual I don't want to talk about Tutorial, it seems arrogant to me, such pattern it is known enough, but
what I want, looking for my own design, is to explain  what I do for sashing my blocks.

First of all I arranged my blocks into different layout, having all of them 4 new-born patch as a result of cutting the 9P, they are combined as a 4 - 5"P in a frame and secondly the most used as a X's block.
Laying blocks : 3 rows by 3 columns alternating in between  them : 9 B in total .
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En una base de 9 patch , ya conoceis suficientemente como hacer 'desaparecer y obtener algo bien distinto'
hay muchos tutoriales en la web, lo que me parece muy util y queria resaltar, como enmarcar de forma facil y rapida cada bloc, lo aprendi aqui  , en el resultado de los 2 disenios obtenidos al cortar los bloques de 9patch  y emmarcardos solo dos lados del bloque cuadrado en blanco  .Al final he obtenido una sensacion de bloques cayendo al cololcarlos de forma desigual..mirad las fotos..se entiende mejor.

design Block 1
design Block 2

I decided sashing each block in 2 sides as I learned from Jenny from the Missoury Star Co. here ,
I like so much her know-how on make it easier and how she explains. In case you never seen before would be interesting.
By cutting a 3" wide and long WOF strip ( white in my case) , over it lay down one block behind other in chain, you can stack and sew at a time along the strip to speed this up .
After sew all of them in the strip, trim leftover intro the measure of your block square.
Making the same for the second side ..sashing in chain , you will have each block with 2 sash corner.
Playing with ..I didn't disposse all the same  and come out as they go down..funny !
Have a look :
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Corte una tira de 3" de ancho por el ancho total de la tela
y fui cosiendo en cadena uno tras otro bloc.....corte al final a la medida del lado .
En el segundo lado del cuadrado lo mismo

Sewing Face to face over strip/  Cara a cara sobre la tira 

    Segunda tira lo mismo , respetando misma posicion siempre...es un trabajo en cadena :-))




  Mismo resultado en cada bloque /  Each block has same white corners.


  One sashed corner is first to the left hand right up , second to the left down..alternate , second row rotate.
  Estan dispuestos rotando , una vez arriba a la derecha, el siguiente abajo dcha.



All have been unified with a narrow white band 2.5".


And the second TUTO here is about scalloped edges (you can find also here)and I want to show you an easy and cheap way to do that As usual by using tissue paper as a pattern and a plate as a 'ruler' .
I would make a scalloped edges of 11" width around all (4 sides)
After add 12" of flower print fabric from same design...I have placed  tissue paper over the print frame and by using a dish I drawn the ripples, smoothing in between them for easy binding.
Better take a look, is easy and measures are in the pictures....

    8 " diameter

  Traced a diagonal to place  better corner ...




And now....before to place template  and to cut on fabric ...you should enhanced in my case by FMQ
meandering , or whatever you want ....




 About 70 " width and square Quilt.



IMPORTANT : Do NOTstrongly mark the waves .





Coming soon the binding...I will show you next week.../ Proxima semana el bies para terminar.

Happy week and thanks for your interest on my work/ Nos vemos pronto las colegas del viernes !

21/6/14

Friday meeting / CITA de los VIERNES


A quick reminder what is going in my studio this week, in order to participate in our weekly Friday meeting.

But let me, before that, announce if you are near New Ross ,Wexford, you can find me here:
Seaclaid  , means chocolate in Irish ,  a small charm shop, Tina the owner, is having my Linen stuffs.
She runs the space with her multicultural knowledge, because she was living all around Europe and when comes back to Ireland , her homeland, she is delighted to offer artisanship products and promote Irish hand crafted . A lot to be thankful for...
Thanks to her my 'creatures' are surrounded by a privileged charm , but not only that..she runs as well a very old Pub in New Ross ..oh gosh ! what a warm and good atmosphere !Just beside Seaclaid.

I'm preparing and finishing too, stuffs to bring to another shop..beautiful one..I will announce later on..
Now I will show you what is going on !
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Una entrada rapida para participar en el encuentro de los viernes y dejar ver en que estoy ahora en el Taller.

Pero dejadme antes anunciar que mis proyectos de Lino estan expuestos en la tienda Seaclaid, que significa chocolate en Irish (irlandes) cuya duenia , Tina, sabe llevar con todo el bagaje de haber vivido por Europa , la tienda tiene un toque frances en la decoracion pero ella , de vuelta a Irlanda, quiere promocionar a los artesanos locales. Mucho que agradecerle.
A demas, no solo eso, sino que es la propietaria tambien de un viejo y encantador Pub con un ambiente muy especial.
Estoy preparando tambien unas cosas mas adientes a un Caserio campestre ..que pronto os anunciare.
Esto es lo que he hecho esta semana...espero que sea de vuestro interes  :-))

1- Lined cotton for a Linen personal clutch
1- Lino forrado de algodon para unas bolsitas de mano. 19 x 15 cm cerradas / 22 cm abiertas





Todo el exterior es lino lavado combinado en lino rojo.
Washed Linen and red , inner clutch by cotton print ...
                         Back side, following same design with purple Linen


    Pequenios cojines de agujas , el cuadrado sirve de llavero, especial para nosotras que lo perdemos todo      en el bolso.
   Small stuffs like : pin cushion in this case inner has barley and poly filling ..but next wiil be with lavender...

   I bought long time ago this print fabric from Moda ..isn't it cute !


 
The following ones..are scent bag, or 'important to find keys in women's bag !!! but also pin cushions.




                I want to keep working is in this item which was for a long in my 'to-do list'...I'm happy ...
I will bring any of you who want pattern by leaving a comment and I will email you a scanner pages.
Is in the following book's picture from Tilda. , I assume I cannot  make a tutorial here without contacting the owner..but for friends and fellows you can get it. Friday meeting bloggers, you can write straight away !
Leave your email to contact.
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En lo que quiero seguir trabajando es en este caprichoso proyecto que estuvo siempre pendiente de prueba. Podeis encontrarlo en el libro de Tilda, no soy muy fan de sus muniecas, pero si de sus ideas de costura y sus disenios...en el esta el patron que os ensenio a continuaciom, por razones de propiedad intelectual imagino no puedo pasar aqui el patron, pero si alguna lo quereis , mando escaneadas las explicaciones (en ingles)  Dejad vuestro comentario con email.

 
    Que divertido no ? ...como encuentre suela de esparto igual me hago 'mis Castanier' de cada anio ..jeje
 

Las chiquitinas de bebe estan hechas hace mucho tiempo....se atan al tobillo ...



Llevan su propia bolsita ..y en el pie de bebe, son una monada ! Pertenecen a otro libro NO de Tilda.



 Acolchadas con algodon , no hay ninguna costura a la vista...Si me preguntais la talla son aprox una 38 EU
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It has wadding cotton quilted by diamonds and is aprox 38 EU/ 6 UK (please if it is wrong tell me !)

I hope woul be interesting ! Happy stitching :-)) !
Feliz semana de costura ! Gracias por vuestro interes.