Today is already the last day of this cute and tweety TREE BIRD blog hop, and it is also "my" day...
I really appreciate your efforts and all the work done behind the scenes, a huge MERCI to both of you!
Monday, March 23
how arT you? (you are here !)
Sew We Stitch
As mentionned in my previous post, I am living in Lucerne, a Swiss city near a wonderful big lake, and I absolutely love to
walk and watch the birds which are living near and on the lake. My favourites are swans, I just cannot stop looking at them. They are quite huge but still elegant.
For this hop, I took the collection of Tracy Lizotte for Elizabeth Studio, a beautiful collection of a huge variety of birds and birdhouses!
And to put all these cute chirpy panels into the scene, I took an elderly pattern from Judy Niemeyer (2003) which fit perfectly my
It took me quite some days to finish the pattern, there were some paper pieced patterns to sew and this always take time
The top is finished, but I could not quilt it yet... still work to be done with these birds...
My middle son and I really tried to put the quilt in value, but it was a windy day and we laughed a lot while trying to keep this
Thank you Tiago, love you so much for your patience!
And we tried as well to let the quilt fly, smile, we nearly reached our goal ...
Thank you for your visit and have a look at the other birds of the day
Grüezi mitenand.... which means Greeting You
All in Swiss German !
Thank you Samm for putting this Meet & Greet
I am living in Lucerne, a city which attires lots of tourists every day....
Lucerne is situated in the heart of Switzerland, the lake is wonderful and the Mount Pilatus is throning over the whole region.
I settled down in Lucerne in Fall 2007, together with my husband and my 3 Boys. We were living some years in Northern Namibia before and we wanted to live in a town or city near a lake. Bingo,
Lucerne was (and still is) THE perfect spot :-)
I started sewing in my early years, concentrating on clothes and bags. I discovered Patchwork in 2009, while looking through some books in a library and this particular book showing quilts
of Kaffe Fassett did not leave my hands anymore....
I love to sew quilts, big or small, for using in daily life or to hang up on the wall like a poster. I love to sew by hand, it keeps my fingers always busy, doesn't matter where I
Mount Pilatus, some 2 weeks ago
I discovered X-Stitch through the blog hop of Mdm
and I really enjoy this silent crafting!
And I just love small little purses.... they are so addictive
Stitching something on quilts is very relaxing and give the whole project a little extra character.
Here I stitched and appliquéed the word RELAX on the left side of the quilt
On the quilt below, which was sewn for the yearly Halloween Hop of Sew We Quilt, I stitched the cats and some other details by hand...
Some of the thread is glowing in the dark, scary ...
And I absolutely love hand-sewing, with the papier piecing method.
Little projects, big projects, this does not matter, I can take everything with me and I can sew nearly everywhere!
And of course I stitch a lot small blocks, they are fun to stitch and one day, they will be part of a quilt....
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a look at all the other Bloggers!
Tschüss or goodbye.....
It is time again for a very special blog hop, organized by "our" Mdm Samm from Sew We Quilt....
Our Cheerleader is Pat, thank you so much for all the work you have done behind the scene!
Why special? Well, it is a hop to show our SUPPORT to the ladies which are fighting day and night against cancer....
I have 2 friends which are fighting against breastcancer, and I really admire them, they are so strong and positive thinking.
I never took good health for granted, and I am really grateful every day when I see my family growing without big disease. Hopefully it will go on like this for a loooooooooong time....
And here are the projects of the 4 supportive creators of today!
When I joined the hop, I knew immediately that I wanted to make a sort of modern quilt which would chase away the worries
about the disease and give a little dash of spring feelings to one of my dear friends.
The inspiration for the quilt was given by this wonderful book
I especially found a special quilt design in there which was really perfect for my project! It is this design from Kajsa Wikman.
You can find the picture of the quilt which was presented in the book here.
But I wanted to add a second bird on the quilt, and then of course some bras, designed by Mdm Samm.
If you want to purchase the design, please send her an email!
So, here some details of the quilt to start with:
Here is the bird on the left, with a stylish black&white bra
Then the bird on the right side of the quilt, with an CopaCabana-sort of bra.....
And here the bra in the middle, still not finished (the straps have to be appliquéed tonight)
And here is the whole quilt (please apologize the poor light conditions, it has been snowing and snowing and
It is difficult to see, but I quilted flowers using an orange-yellow variegated thread (LAVA from Superior
Next week, my friend will receive this quilt and I hope she will love it as much as I loved to piece and quilt it!
And a big THANK YOU for all of you who are supporting this hop with your wonderful creations!
It is time for the first Sew We Quilt blog hop of the year 2015!!!
And here is the schedule of today, the 1st day of this hop! Please visit all the other creative bloggers today, I
bet they also had quite some work with their stitching and sewing!
January 9, 2015
I have to admit that this hop quite challenged me for the last few weeks.
For this hop, we had the opportunity to choose a free vintage x-stitch pattern from Brooke, these 4 seasonal patterns were especially designed for the hop. As all the designs were just so fantastic (and still are, of course!), I bought the whole bunch.... but I knew already that I would never be able to stitch all of them for today.
We also were provided for one free pattern of Cori's pinnies, but guess what, I also bought all of them also..... LOL
The stitchery had to be used to sew a Tammy bag (frame bag), and the pinnie had also to be pinned to the bag.... so let's see how it looks like....
I NEVER EVER x-stitched in my whole life before, I absolutely had no idea how long it would take me to finish one stitchery..... mmmmmh, ways to long...... so please, don't be too critical about my work, LOL!
I chose the "summer" pattern, I just love summer with its heat, blue sky, sunshine :-)
I stitched the pattern on Aida Count 14
And here is the Summer bag... As I did not have a frame as described in the Tammy Pattern by Mdm Samm, I designed this bag especially for this rounded
And here the pinnie, designed by Cori, on the back.
@ Cori: I could not stitch the needle through the birdie, I am sooo sorry, I always had the feeling of hurting the bird.....
And here is the whole bag, I love it!
I did not add a pinnie to this one as the frame is quite small.
And here the pic of my two finished bags....
My "spring" pattern is not yet finished, but it won't take me many hours to complete anymore :-)
The stitching has been quite a challenging work for a beginner like me, I must admit, and I was very grateful to have all these
helping gadgets with me for this journey....
The greatest super lamp for stitching (and quilting!!!)
I will never ever give this lamp back, I just love it and it is worth every cent!
I use it a lot in the evening, and today I was sewing a black binding around a black mugrug, so
this was again the best light for this work!
Then this terrific pattern holder magnet, done by MsAppleheartshoppe....
I tell you, they are sooo strong they hold even big scissors or my lost coins hiding in my tote!
With these glasses, even the smallest holes in the Monaco fabric look like huge golf holes, smile.....
And I love love this nostalgic wooden spoolholder from Rita, a quilting friend of mine.
Her brother is carpenter and does this beautiful work.
At the top of the holder, there are two magnets which take care of the needle. That way, I don't have to search for my needle all the time!
I wish you all a great hop, I am looking forward to all the fantastic creations!
Thank YOU, Samm,
Brooke, Cori & Mary for the creative and challenging fun we all have!
Hugs from Switzerland
Did some paper piecing the last days, just leaving my thoughts having a rest and my machine sewing a lot.....
I could test the two following patterns from Janeen, a very talented paper piecing designer!
Have a look at her patterns, they are great!
The blocks I tested are part of her Christmas Wall Hanging!
Starting Monday 8 December until 20 December
she will post a FREE pattern each day.
So, why you not also beeing part of the fun?
And I am linking up for the Paper
Piecing Party with Janeen !