Friday 31 May 2013

May Block Hasenbach Challenge

This is latest installment for the Hasenbach challenge. It was quite a fiddly block to make as it's quite small - only 8 1/2 inches and with well over 100 individual pieces - and not everything lines up perfectly. Oh well, I did the best I could.

And here are all the blocks so far. I've been reading that some of the other participants of this challenge are a bit fed up with sewing winter blocks as they have had enough winter to last them a long time. I - on the other hand - love it. As it's very hot here at the moment, I try to "feel" the cold atmosphere of  the blocks ;)!

Click here to see more blocks sewn this month. 
Vreni x

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Saturday 25 May 2013

Something "fishy" and playing with sticky notes!

I don't mind telling you that I'm a bit addicted to Craftsy classes. I love the convenience as well as to have access to teacher which otherwise wouldn't' be possible.  I have just finished a class taught by Camille Roskelley where she encourages her students to play with half triangles and squares. With some sticky notes I had laying around, I had a go trying to make block patterns. It's quite amazing how many different combinations are possible with just three colours.

The next step is to cut up fabric and sew some of these combinations. 

I've also had a little play with fish. I'm not sure yet where I'm going with it; maybe a baby quilt or a wall hanging. At the moment I'm just having fun.

Other than that, I've been FMQ a quilt. Here's a little preview:

I don't practice my FMQ enough. I always feel that by the time I finish quilting a quilt, I get into my stride and the stitches start to look decent. Of course if I wait a few month before I do it again, all my practice has flown out the window. I must practice more!!!

OK, that's it for today. Have a lovely weekend.
Vreni x
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Saturday 11 May 2013

Ta da!!! We have a winner!

I have received a staggering number of comments. Thanks so much to everyone who left one. 
Here goes:
Comment number 322 was left by the "blog-less" Julie who said:  Blogger

I have her Material Obsession Two book which is great. I would to see what Sarah is sewing now. Thanks for the chance.

Congratulations Julie, please check your inbox for an email from me. 

Vreni xx

Monday 6 May 2013

SMS Give Away

Sew Mama Sew is hosting another Give Away day.  I'm happy to be part of this great event and I'm giving away Sarah Fielke's new book "Hand Quilted with Love".

All you have to do for a chance to win this lovely book is leave a comment . For a second chance, you may leave another comment if you are a follower either by Bloglovin, by RSS feed or emails. Don't forget to sign up with Bloglovin, if you have been following with Google Friends Connect so far.

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The give away is open until Friday, 11th of May, 6 am (Singapore time). I will draw a winner randomly and will announce the winner on Saturday the 12th of May. Make sure I have an email address to contact you in case you are the winner.

Click the button below and it will takes you to the list of all participating blogs for more fantastic Give Aways.

Good Luck!
Vreni xx

This give away is now closed. Thank you. 

Sunday 5 May 2013

Round Box

I've been asked to teach how to make a round box to a group of ladies. As I haven't made one myself in quite a while, I thought I'd better brush up on my skills before trying to teach the class.

 Isn't the fabric cute?
 I love the Chinese children at play.
Yes, I remember now. It's really quite simple, the hardest part is probably cutting all the card board circles by hand.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow for  the Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day.

Enjoy Sunday.
Vreni xx
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