Tutorial 'orange peel'

If I do say so myself , I like how the Southern light invades everywhere and comes full of charm
That seems to me when in my mind I'm thinking on Mediterranean sunlight covering vineyards, warm colours ,orange and red sky , it makes unique landscape .

I love so much the Winter too, yes I do, I like when cold mornings are grey-blue, not red but special light atmosphere  makes an enjoyable day to me and invites me to be warm at home .
And I love, the comings days , the Christmas holidays , the fireplace lighting the room... I remember my childhood at this time

But, what I want to share today, is my last quilt that have been busy making a new process (for me) sewing semicircles... (it make sense for you? ) As a beginner it takes me a lot of patience !

I think is a kind of 'lost-Summer-days' project, I wonder, why instead make a Christmas one I do prefer make a table toper full of bright and colour as a Summer Sunny days ?
The answer maybe is that I find Christmas time ephemeral , flies by ! and always was for me, maybe my effort, requires a project for the whole year...LOL

I want to share not all the tutorial (as usual) because I will let you know the original link later on , but I will explain how I do 'step by step' the 'new process' in my case.
Shoots of the complete quilt (at the end) are made in a winter day, it was foggy, sorry about that.

Here we go :

1- TEMPLATE  that I made, as usual, with cardboard (giggles !)



4- Cutting fabrics , in my case is a block with prints on a white background

5- MARKING the centre is important AC- BC

6- Show goes on ! PROCEDURE :

7- HERE WHAT YOU SEE at the back , is NOT AN APPLIQUE ...it will be a 'leaf over a white square '  (sewing them together )

       right side.... the 1/2 job is done

AND.....STARTING AGAIN  ( first point above  in order to make a complete block )


lay out as a circle or as a 'butterflies, it seems also to me  .. as you want !


Finished as a Table topper with scalloped edges ...I find it worth all that work LOL

Quilted with Free Motion meandering , smalls at centre piece and largest around the binding

In a foggy day ...almost snowing ,  all my garden was frozen !

Hope it would be interesting for you, ask me whatever you need or comment, it feeds my soul :D   I will 'see you' next post...have a nice week .

Ah !  HERE you can see my inspiration , an expert and talented quilter , thanks to her and her explanations  , abailable in PDF.


Meeting Friday , Encuentro de los viernes y Visillos terminados

En caso no hayas visto mi ultima entrada de ayer  explicaba el encargo que me ha mantenido ocupada estos ultimos dias al tiempo que terminaba un Quilt,en principio, pensado para colgar en la pared de mi nueva casa, como tapiz.
 Me encantan las telas que combine con las 'cestas de flores'  (que la verdad, no recuerdo el nombre de estas, hace tanto tiempo !) pero los cuadrantes (charm pack) que acompanian  las cestitas (baskets) es 'Vin du jour' de 3 Sisters from Moda fabrics ..me sigue gustando como el primer dia y creo que la combinacion de ambas, ha quedado bastante acertado ..que os parece ?

He aniadido como teminacion una franja (border)de estampado en pequenias flores rojas sobre azul-grisaceo, la misma tela que he puesto en la trasera .Las juntas de la esquinas son en inglete , el tutorial lo obtuve de 'Fat Quarter shop' donde Kimberly explica los pasos a seguir aqui lo podeis consultar .
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Y esta entrada es , en realidad, para enseniar como quedaron las cortinas terminadas, ayer mostraba un esbozo, en casa quedaran preciosas, piedra y madera, son la mejor combinacion para el lino. En las fotografias , les falta logicamente, su marco incomparable !

Aqui os lo dejo...espero q sea de vuestro interes.

Saludos, hasta el proximo viernes  :-))

Insercion de una punta de encaje central con vainicas

Vainica central con bodoques y pequenia punta a maquina en ambos lados

Aqui veis q es un Lino translucido 
2 visillos / misma ventana con vainica y punta de ganchillo de anticuario 

Los orillos a vainica simple, en el centro vainica doble y bodoques

Lino translucido de color blanco 'roto'
Feliz semana !!


News ...after a long pause / Novedades despues de una pausa..

...I have been very busy lately , making all house's curtains from Spain.
Amaia wanted curtains on Linen for a rebuilding house , stone house and beautiful wooden windows with shutters , the style I love , the perfect frame for Linen ..the best partners .

I will show you some of the window I mean...isn't it gorgeous ?!

Living room


Entrance window 

I have to do so far 13 curtains ..but happy to do it, never bored since I'm making several design depending on the window.

I will show now my proposal, do them separately , 4 units agreed with Amaia.

4 units at Living room, covering 3/4 glass w.

That one is for toilet:

And finishing entrance door  , also with a crocheted lace , is an antique lace, a treasury:

If you want to know how there are at the end, please stay tuned ,I will post them next week..and asking Amaia to shoot them hanging at home...soon


On the other hand,some more finished work is the following project just finished this weekend, I'm proud enough how that basket flowers turned out , I love this fabric, 'Vin the jour' from 3 Sisters Moda fabric , the charm pack and the baskets ( that I cannot remember now name of fabrics) which have them for long time in my stash, I fallen in love with this fabric...still I'm !

Bed coverlet ..to enhance decor

On the sofa..as a coverlet to decorate

As a tapestry on the wall to enhance a room or entrance

The back is nice 

Ramdomly pieced strips .love this technique to add bright at the back

Sashes white fabrics with FMQ, stitch in the ditch and inner charm pack have decorative stitches 
                                                                                     I like this miter border

mitered corners 
Thanks for visiting my blog...hope you like it
Happy sewing week to all of you :-))