Friday, May 19, 2017

sawtooth star quilt



I started a new quilt, yay!!!

It's been ages since I felt like making any traditional quilt blocks, so when I suddenly couldn't get the combination of my newest screen printed panels and Sawtooth Star block out of my head I knew it was time to drop everything else I planned on doing and do some serious piecing instead :).



I'm so excited about these new fabric panels, I think they'll make for a super fun quilt.



I haven't decided on how big this quilt will be yet so I'll just keep making blocks as long as I feel like it and I'll see where the whole process takes me.

Oh, and I'll have some of these panels for sale at my etsy shop next week in case you'd like to add some cuteness to your stash :)

Wishing you all a creative and relaxed weekend.

Svetlana


Monday, May 15, 2017

handmade sale

Hello friends, happy Monday to you all!

Once again I find myself with way too many finished projects taking up precious space in my studio so I decided it was time for another handmade sale. 


All the items in this mosaic (and more) are listed in my etsy shop now. Click here to be taken directly to the shop.

Hope you'll find something you like and thank you for your support :)

Happy shopping! Svetlana


Thursday, May 11, 2017

soulful sewing


I've been a fan of Maureen's beautiful fabric designs and quilts for years now and last week I had the pleasure to work with her newest fabric collection Soulful. I love the Anthropologie feel of Maureen's gorgeous fabric and enjoyed my "soulful playtime" immensely.

Would you like to see what I made?


First I sewed up this patchwork-y Laura purse.


I didn't have large enough pieces of fabric for main panels so I decided to piece them using differently sized strips of fabric. I think it worked really well and I absolutely love the finished look.


Oh, and this hardware. I just love everything about it. It was all provided to me by Dritz company and I'll be definitely using it again in my future projects.



I then used some of the leftover scraps to make this qayg Nina Wristlet.


And I added yet another little Dritz detail to my pouch. Those "handmade" tags are just fabulous, don't you think?

Both the bag and the pouch are heading Maureen's way right now and will be displayed in her Spring Quilt Market booth. Can't wait to see how it all comes together :)

Svetlana

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

nine patch pillow


Yesterday afternoon I came across this lovely photo of a beautifully styled bed. I think it was made mostly to showcase that fantastic quilt. What caught my eye though, was the black and gray pillow in the background. I love that it's simple, yet bold at the same time and I decided to make a similar pillow for our family room.


I wasted no time, of course, and got to work right away. I decided to go with yard dyed Essex linen for the main cross, and I used Kona cotton (probably Snow) for the corners.

I was very tempted to use black for the corners (as in the original pillow), but just one thought of our super fluffy white cat made me realize white is just a better option for our household :).

I needed my pillow cover to fit an 18" square pillow form, so I cut each square at 6.5".


Once my pillow top was pieced, I adhered fusible fleece to its wrong side and hand quilted it using sashiko thread.

I like my quilting lines not to be wonky, so I used disappearing fabric pen and ruler to draw the lines before I started quilting - they are 1" apart.


As soon as I started making this pillow I knew I wanted to use one of my most favorite fabrics ever (these sweet little houses by Sarah Golden) for the back. I think it's perfect for this pillow.


And, I joined the pillow top and back with an invisible zipper. I always add zipper closures to my pillow covers as I know they'll need to be washed a lot (three kids, two cats, of course our pillows get dirty :)).


I absolutely love how quickly this pillow came together and I think it fits right in with its other "pillow friends".

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana


Thursday, May 4, 2017

whole cloth baby quilt


Hello everyone!

I'd like to show you my newest quilt finish today.


A super simple and sweet whole cloth quilt I made for our local homeless shelter.


This was such a quick and satisfying project. I used fabric from my stash - poppy print by Katarina Roccella for the front and this lovely alphabet fabric (cut up Ikea comforter cover) + another Katarina Roccella print for the back.


I used straight line quilting to form an irregular grid and bound it with light gray solid fabric. I like this kind of quilting as it adds a wonderful drape to the finished quilt.


Finished size of this quilt is 40" x 46" and I'm happy to send it on its way for a special little one to snuggle in.

Wishing you all a lovely day.  Svetlana


Monday, May 1, 2017

giveaway winners


Happy Monday, friends!

Thank you to each and every one of you for all the wonderful comments on my six year blogiversary post and for taking part in my giveaway. 


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Mr. Random and I have chosen our three winners:


Congratulations, ladies. Your winning will be on the way as soon as I hear from you.

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Once again, thank you all for all the happy and encouraging comments.

Svetlana

Thursday, April 27, 2017

six years (plus a giveaway and discount code)


Hello, hello! Happy Thursday to you all!

Today is a special day as exactly six years ago I wrote my very first post for this blog. Crazy, isn't it? Things have changed, of course. I don't make the same things I used to (which is definitely a good thing because those first mug rugs make me laugh every time I see them :). Sewing and designing patterns has become my job instead of being a hobby, and I definitely have less time for sewing just for the sake of sewing. What haven't changed, however, is my love of making and the enjoyment I get from sharing it with you all.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!

Thank you for coming along on this super fun creative journey with me. I couldn't do what I do without all your encouragement, support, and feedback. 


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And, to celebrate, I have a giveaway for you.


The giveaway is open worldwide and three lucky readers will win a pack of 15 screen printed charms pictured above, plus a choice of three pdf patterns from my etsy shop.

To enter, simply leave a comment below letting me know what fun project you're working on at the moment. Mr. Random and I will choose our three winners on Monday (May 1st) noon.


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And, in case you'd like to go ahead and purchase some patterns right away, I have an etsy shop discount coupon for you. Use SIXYEARS during checkout and a 40% discount will be automatically applied to your shopping cart. Discount code valid through Monday, May 1st.

Good luck and happy sewing, friends.

Svetlana





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