A piece of cake!

First of all, because this is my first posting here in this year I wish all you good health and joyful moments in this year!

What I have been doing these days? I have been doing the last month something what I was doing occasionally the last 12 months. It is a secret work and I hope it will be finished soon so I can show it to you. Actually it is almost ready. I just have to make a quilting and I am not sure how to do it because it is project with wool!

I made also something  I am going to show you now! I made a hexagon star. I spent a whole day by drawing different sizes of hexagon to make templates to find the size I wanted.

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I should have taken the photo from this star beside the matchbox  so you could see  the size but maybe it helps if I say that the outer edge is 4 “.

I also made one piece of cake  and it was not a piece of cake at all!I made the star above with paper – paper piecing and the piece of cake  without paper, just piecing!

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Huh, I had also to make hand sewing because there were tiny pieces and it was not possible to use sewing machine. In fact this could be a house too!! Anyway I think I am not going to put it down . I want to do some changes to this cake and I hope  I can show you soon the new piece.

Last evening I finished at least the tree I made applique. I made it a pillow and put the zipper behind. Can you see the ladybug under the tree?

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Few days ago we had snow here in our small town. The olive trees  were covered with snow!  We lost the snow at the same day and today it is again a “green” day.

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Till next time! x Anneli

Coasters

I have lot of scraps,small pieces of fabrics and because it is very hard for me to throw away something like fabric you can imagine how is my room…

I thought to make a small tablecloth. I started to make paper piecing first by sewing with machine but as I was keep going I realized that my fabrics were so tiny ones so the only way to keep going was to do all by hand!! Then I made a new decision – not a tablecloth, I would be lost in hand sewing for the whole year! I had to find something else and as I sew and saw how the blocks game out I knew:  The coasters!! Now are they coasters or mug rugs – as you want. ( If the mug rug is something which takes also a piece of cake, so these are not mug rugs they are “only” coasters)

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Thanks for visiting and seeing what I have been making!

Have a nice week everybody! x Anneli

Links this week: Sew Cute , Let’s Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday

A star by hand sewing

Hello after so long time! I haven’t forgot my blog but I had a quite busy summer. Now I am back at home and in every-day-program.

During the summer I gave time for myself and I was reading  a lot of the other’s blogs like Nero’s post, quilting stories,the root connection just to mention a few of them. There are so many talented quilters  and it is a big pleasure to see the photos  from their creations! Thanks for sharing yours nice works and stories, it is lovely to know there are so many other people who have the same passion.

I took my sewing machine to the “doctor” and now it is working fine. Despite of that I started a project which looks like this,it is sure it takes long time, because it will be done by hand sewing…

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This is the first star. It has a kaleidoscopic effect and I liked the way to work it out. It is very relaxing to sew by hand!

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I can’t resist to show this jug of Arabia, I found it from bazaar in Finland

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I started also to make the pinwheels quilt. ( Not by hand!)

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More in the next post…

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a nice week!

Anneli