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Sunday Stash: Lots of new Fabrics!

Hello dear friends! Oh I love fabrics, gorgeus fabrics, fabric bundles, half yards, fat quarters, yards, fat eights, delicious colours and beautiful prints!  So much awesome fabric has arrived to my sewing studio! and this is not all …

new fabrics

I’m so happy to start the butterfly quilt and for that I had to find colourful fabrics and blue fabrics. The basket full is from “Fat Quarter Shop”.

fabrics

Lets start from the most colourful! ‘Early Bird’ is amazing collection by Kate Spain. I adore her fabrics; always so beautiful!

Early Bird by Kate Spain

This is a fat eight bundle and that’s why there are so many pieces. It includes also few solids. So Beautiful! I love bundles to be able to get lots of prints and colours and they are perfect for my scrappy designs!

Early Bird by Kate Spain

When searching for blue fabrics I finally decided to buy these …

fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop

They are: Nature Walk Cloud Marguerite (pink / in sale!), Grand Canal by Kate Spain (leaves), Neighborhood light blue (dogs and cats), True Blue Circles in Admiral’s blue and Glasier, Modern Minis Blue Circles (down left / in sale!) and Storybook Vacation Blue Fancy Flower (small flowers).

All these and the ‘Early Bird’ fat eight bundle are from “Fat Quarter Shop”. I was happy with the prices and very quick delivery!

Few weeks ago arrived lots of frabrics, too! Fabrics down on the back are from IKEA. One on the front left is linen from Ikea and it’s very interesting! Most likely will become bags. All these Ikea fabrics are heavier that quilting cottons so they will be bags, pouches etc.

Low volumes and those two up fabrics are from the “Needle and Foot”. Great fabric shop in etsy, which I saw in Instagram. Friendly service, good prices and beautiful fabrics! Shipping took more time but I’m used to that so I’m never in hurry with my orders. The fabric with bees is Bumbble Buzz by Maureen Cracknell (we all love her fabrics, right!). Flowers next to that is Remnant – Tossed Floral by Alice Kennedy.

fabrics

I really missed (and still do) low volumes! I had hardly any and wanted so much to create with them. So when I saw a fat quarter bundle with letters and text in low volumes, I had to get it! It’s Basically Low by Helen Stubbings. Low volume flowers on down left is Lily Flowering Rows by Alice Kennedy and the far left grey/blue is Color Weave Textured (my new favourite basic! it has gorgeus feeling). So these were all from ‘Needle and Foot‘. Just add this on my wishlist!

low volumes

As I now finally have low volumes, I made already last weekend mini quilt. This weekend I have continued and here is a small sneaky peaky!

low volume quilt

An other low volume fat quarter bundle I have, is with sewing items and it’s from “Fluffy Sheep Quilting”. The ‘fish’ in the corner is from ‘Tik Tok’ charm pack (bought long time ago).

Early Bird by Kate Spain

I could have played with these beautiful, folded fabrics all day long, but today was laundry day!

washing fabrics

pink

One day someone asked me on the street if I have seen their cat. Unfortunately not, but I asked where they live if I see the cat. In the pink house, was the answer!

fabric laundry

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit here and perhaps found inspiration and info for your fabric shopping!

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TEJE


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Low volume mini quilt

Hi dear friends! I have and don’t have finished quilt to show! Yes, it is finished but there will be more!

low volume mini quilt by teje

Hmmm, I am a little bit tempted to keep it like this, but I shall continue because I have some cute ideas.

low volume fabrics

I had just a while purchased one low volume, fat quarter bundle (with letters and tekst) and had one other (with beige sewing things). Finding few others from my stash, I was able to gather this collection.

When everything was ironed after prewashing, I cut out the selvages, 3 1/2″ squares for my ‘fabric sampler’ project (not started yet) and 4 3/4″ squares for this low volume mini quilt. Why that size? Because I had two 5″ charm squares and picked some low volumes from one Jolly Bar (that is a selection with 5″ x 10″ retangles). After showering these I was able to cut 4 3/4″ squares. Fat Quarter Shop carries these Jolly Bars.

quilt project with low volumes

Then was time to decide about the layout. I found some ‘left over’ triangle blocks and looked like they could fit here. It was nice like this but I felt there was too much red. So had to find few other fabrics.

low volume patchwork

Triangle with black honey comb popped strangely so I turned some of the triangles horizontal and decided to stay with this. Often I use just too much time for the arranging.

low volume squares

I sew the pieces quickly and the top was done. Then basted it, quilted some lines and binded. For the binding I almost used one black with white teksts. Then fortunately still had a quick look to my stash and saw this ‘purple’ fabric which I hadn’t concidered at all low volume until I saw it with this quilt! For me this was a perfect match. I didn’t want the binding to separate very much, didn’t want to use any fabric from the quilt or any solid. This I really like because it has good connections: black on white and purple.

binding quilt

I cut the binding slightly less than my usual 2 1/5″ binding strips. Double folded and machine sewn on both sides. On the backside I sew two triangles, folded from 4″ square (under the binding with same seam) on the up corners for hanging.

quilt binding

One evening, too tired to sew, I took the hexagons out and tried to remember what was my plan for them. Ah, yes, I had ripped several of them to make few separate pillows by colour (red/orange and blue/turquoise). But, pillows? Not so interested. So I started to arrange those few bigger pieces I had and to fill with lonely hexagons, adding some flowers outside … and really like this view.

hexagons

But that was before low volumes got all my attention!

strawberries

Have eaten really sweet strawberries! Soon their time is over here but I know many of you will enjoy them soon.

flowers

This funny bubble flower was picked from the road side on a puppy walk. I didn’t think it would last on the vase but it is growing! The little one on the right is ‘night flower’ and tiny flowers open in late evening and smell amazing!

flowers

Fabric bundles are so beautiful! I like fat quarter bundles because with few of them you get easily lovely variety to your stash and project.

low volumes

Have you seen the quilts for the “2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge” {Greenery}? Voting is open until 2nd of June. There are so many fantastic quilts! I didn’t have time to enter even had an idea but I really enjoyed following what quilts were made. For me voting was difficult and I decided to vote those quilts (one in every category) that inspired me mostly this moment. Can you guess which quilt inspired me to make my extempore low volume quilt?

mini quilt

Thank you for stopping by and reading about my quilt and other projects! Special fabric purchase arrived yesterday so the big project can begin soon. Bags and pouches are on the list, too … and I’m hoping to find time to sew summer blouses and pillows!

I shall join the link parties: ‘Lets Be Social’ and ‘Needle and Thread Thursday’.

TEJE


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Sunday Stash and lots of Stuff

Hi Dear Friends! I can’t believe that I’m joining again the ‘Sunday Stash’ at ‘Molli Sparkles’! And even better, I can show you the fabrics I won from his Celebration Give Away! It’s a beautiful bundle of low volumes from ‘Fluffy Sheep Quilting’! Thank you!!!

low volume fabrics

These are really beautiful and soft fabrics! I don’t have many low volumes in my stash so this is fantastic add to my collection. I had thought to use these for my diamond quilt but I shall save them for an other project.

Buttons from my trip to Finland. There was a big box in the fabric shop and the price was by weight. I was happy to pick some wooden buttons and some simple ones for pillows.

buttons

My zippers needed to be organized because they didn’t fit anymore in their small storage box. Now they can stay outside so I can see and pick them easily. Metal zippers are from my friend ‘Tilkkutie’, thank You! and most of the others are from hb:s trip to Athens! Few last poor zippers were living in my drawer but now they are happy with many colourful friends!

zippers

You may know that we have been collecting sea glass for many years and make jewelries and decorations with them. Hb made an other trip and look with what he returned! I could spend hours (and I did) organizing them …

sea glass by Trikimia

He found some really good and special pieces. Not all of them are for jewelries … like this huge blue piece …

huge blue sea glass

Except that I love the sea glass and their colours, I love the mystery hidden in every piece! Many sea glass pieces are like our privite secret. Also it’s very exciting to think about stories that those pieces many carry. Where have they lived, from where they have travelled, what items they have been and who have holded them. For me one of the most nice things were, when one little boy said to my friend (who was wearing sea glass pendant) that it could be from Pirate’s ship! Her pendant was white and first the children were wondering if it’s piece of ice and how it doesn’t melt!

big blue sea glass by Trikimia

Then to totally other thing. I have got this old suitcase from friends and it was really nice for decoration in our shop, but it’s not suitable to store anything. So finally I started to fix it.

old suitecase

I tried to take the inside paper away, but often that’s not possible. I cleaned it as much as possible and then put the first layer of paint. Hope to continue this next week. When it’s painted, I shall cover the inside with wadding and fabric.

painting old suitcase

And then also totally something else, say cheese! This is the best cheese from friends in Ioannina Greece!  It’s smoked and so so good! Also it brings to us wonderful memories from our trips. We used to go to Ioannina every winter and had the best time with our friends! That area is so worth of visiting. There are lots of beautiful villages and special places to visit and to make short trips.

Metsovone Greek cheese

I have finally finished ‘one thing’. Here is a sneaky peaky until I shall show it. You could never guess what this is! … but you can try!

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Thank you for reading my blog! My warmest thanks also for your always lovely and supportive comments!

I shall link at ‘Sunday Stash’

TEJE