This is the first hop after Summer hosted again by Mdm Samm and cheared by Shari! These two ladies know how to keep us busy in front of the needles and thread bobbins, I mean, we have to show 3 projects which we finished this summer...... Let's see....
On one hand, it was a quiet blog summer, we enjoyed the sea for some days on Mallorca, flying away from rainy Switzerland and forgetting about housework, sewing, gardening.
Here is project No. 1:
A summer table runner
I used a mustard solid fabric and appliquéed the hexagons (from an Amy Butler Charms Swap) by hand. Some rudimentary machine quilting and some stiches by hand.
Et voilà, I like the colours, I almost feel in India....
Project No. 2
Some rooster Gingham table sets....
Here, I really enjoyed quilting the backgrounds differently, every rooster tells another story, don't you think so?
And here the Team Pic, with MAX, my decor rooster, wink....
And now comes project No. 3 which kept me busy some nights long, oooh yes!
This book is full of fantastic ideas, let some wide spaces open with plain fabric and quilt the plain surfaces!!!
Waoh, I don't know how many times I looked through the book and then I decided to give it a try..... and took some more mustard solid fabric and my freshly ordered Gingham Charm Packs to sew a big quilt full of space....
I bought the book from Judi Madsen some weeks ago and I really recommend it to everybody which loves machine quilting. She is such a talented longarm quilter, but I am NOT, I do not have the space for such a machine at home so I quilt on my old Pfaff sewing machine.
And here is my interpretation, taataa, Curry Masala
And, last but not least, I baked some Gingham cupcakes lately, they were lovely
Do you see both?
Have a look at the other creations of today, all wonderful and full of inspiration !!
And let's end my day with a little give-away :-)
On the northern hemisphere, summer is now packing slowly its luggage, the first tree leaves change their colours, so why not create something with these 2 mini-charm packs in autumn colours?
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Good luck to all of you !
Yes, I confess, I am truly Gingham addicted ..... and I do not want to tell who is actually responsible for that..... LOL
Yesterday, I even baked my first Gingham
cupcakes.... do you see the brown one? smile
Be ready for the Gingham Blog Hop, coming
I am busy like a bee, some great hops will soon take place and there is a lot, really a lot to piece, sew, quilt and design. This is FUN, I love it!
Be prepared for the following hops organized by Mdm Samm in September!
Save Gingham, a really new challenge for me, though I never ever used Gingham fabrics before, but in the meantime, I bought quite a stash of these great fabrics !
Here a little sneak peak of my quilt using solid and gingham fabrics, still quilting it..... lots of work......
And the second hop taking place in September will be... don't RUSH.... we are still in time, so relax and continue sewing and quilting....
For this hop, I was one of the lucky birds to receive a bundle of the beautiful fabrics from STUDIO E FABRICS, thank you for sponsoring this hop, the fabrics are beautiful!
So, please be prepared for all the beautiful creations that will be shown at these hops!
To be honest, I am really glad the Worldcup will soon be over... only one week left, one top left and then I will have lots of pieces to quilt...
And here is the top for week Nr. 3 (please apologize my bad pictures, better ones will be taken when quilting is done....)
You can download the free pattern of this quilt here.
The quilt is really fun to sew, you can use jelly rolls and a solid background, makes it so powerful.
See you next week with top Nr. 4, the last Worldcup-Quilt for this time :-)
New week, new top, this is my personal challenge during the Soccer World Cup in Brazil...
My boys are playing soccer every free minute, and since Switzerland has won yesterday's game and entered the second round, I have the feeling to live in Brazil, my boys are wearing yellow/green or red/white and we have soccer balls in every corner, in- and outside the house....
And I finished my top no. 2 as well, up to know I am on track :-)
The pattern was also found in this magazine
The pattern is from Kimberly Jolly from Fat Quarter Shop, it is really easy sewing and the top was so fun to piece.
Now, I will go back to the sewing room and think about Top. Nr. 3, the fabrics have already been selected!
Have a wonderful week!