martes, 4 de febrero de 2014

Granada Table runner

 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
For this project I used fabrics from the collection "Granada"   (http://www.spoonflower.com/collections/18459
 
 
 
The runner design contains six pomegranate flowers, made ​​an incomplete Dresden, with the technique of paper piecing. The leaves and stalks are hand-applied, as well as flowers. I used a very soft cotton canvas as base fabric because I wanted to achieve a rustic but delicate feel.
 
 





 
 
And now, the quilting part!!
 

Burlap Horses fabric backpack


A few months ago I designed this fabric for Spoonflower contest http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2172318, I always had in mind make a backpack for our mountain outings with family.
 
 
 
So it has become the backpack ... has pockets where I want them. My "Burlap Horses" fabric ... I love it!
 
 


 
 
Also I added some magnetic closures, and the whole body of the bag is quilted.
 
 
 
( front pockets and magnetic closure)


 
 
 
(zipper detail)
 









 
(back and front)

lunes, 27 de enero de 2014

Scalloped edge placemats

Scalloped edge




I've been working on these lovely placemats. I designed the center fabric, each one is a reproduction of a special block. You can find an excellent tutorial for scalloped edge here http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/a-tutorial-on-binding-scallops/?preview=true&preview_id=4221&preview_nonce=efc234caf4 . They are now available for sale in my Etsy shop!

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jueves, 26 de septiembre de 2013

Tutorial cathedral window. Table runner. Part two.

Tutorial Cathedral window. Part two.



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At this stage I would like to explain how I put together the squares that form the edge of the table runner.
I started doing the same work that I explained , but in this case I cut 20 squares of 15 cm (6 '), by the end they will measure 7 cm side.




 
 
After completing the 20 squares, I cut triangles with base 7 cm and 5 cm in height, four for each square, paying special attention to the combination of colors and designs brightness. I settled each triangle in the way shown and started applying the edges, leaving the free outer edge. When I finished applying each triangle, I sewed a button in the center.



 
 
I made ​​one to take a picture, the outer edges are not sewn, they will go under the edges of the larger square.



 
 
I cut again 20 squares (22 cm) canvas and I folded the corners toward the center. I ironed the edges carefullyWith no sewing, I folded again the corners to  the center and cut the excess as shown in the scheme. I fold a 1 cm margin inward to introduce the square with color fabrics. I sewed the edge like I was making a border, from bottom to top.
 








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I sewed all these squares using the same technique of paper piecing.
In the end, I cut the canvas echoing the shape of the table runner, adding 2 cm seam allowance. I place the fabric on the bottom of the work, I put pins and I sewed the edge inward.
 




 
 
I hope this tutorial will be helpful and you enjoyed it. And certainly, again, thank you very much for your interest.