"Faites que le reve devore votre vie afin que la vie ne devore pas votre reve"
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Friday, May 31, 2013

chocolate cake: paper pieced

I am doing so well on this project,
here is the 3rd one:
The chocolate cake!


Pattern from Ellison Lane Quilt.

And here are my three first block together,
I am not sure I will totally be able to catch up,
but it goes fast and I an having fun!


Happy sewing!


Thursday, May 30, 2013

popsicle: paper pieced mini quilt

Here is my second block of the cool summer treats series.


pattern from Ellison Lane quilt

So far, it has been a fast and easy project
I already chose the fabric for the borders,
it is guiding me in my color choices,
which are a little stronger than usual .

Happy sewing!



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

a glass of lemonade: paper pieced mini quilt

I am a little late starting this project,
but after seeing so many beautiful blocks
I decided to join the fun.
So here is my first block:
A tall glass of cool pink lemonade!





 This is going a great series.

Happy seeing!


Monday, May 27, 2013

sushi by the seashore or dolls in Breton shirts

The girls went to the shore for some sushi.
Since it was a cool day, they decided to wear their new Breton outfits.


Nevada was the bravest as she wore her swimsuit under her T-shirt,
but kept her skinny jeans!


Her swimsuit is from last year, made from Miss C.'s old suit.
For her jeans, I used this Liberty Jane Pattern,
just like I did for one of Miss C.'s friend, once again using some of my old jeans for fabric.
For her top, I followed another Liberty Jane pattern,
and used an old Breton top from Brick Master.
Being from Bretagne, I take Breton shirt very seriously!


Mathilde wore the the cut-out version of the jeans, made with the same old jeans
and a tank top made with a free Liberty Jane pattern, also made from the same Breton shirt.


Miss C. made the sushi with electric tape and pieces of felt,
following this video from my Froggy Stuff.

Polly wore a similar tank top (same pattern), made from a different Breton top,
Brick Master is going to need to get some new shirts!
She also wore some white shorts, made from the same pattern than the jeans,
with cool pockets and details.


Rebecca wore a dress made from this Liberty Jane pattern,
and I stitched it from the same Breton shirt that I used for Polly.


The rest of the Asian food are erasers, it also came with a little tray to display the meal.


The girls managed to enjoy their day,
even if the sun was not really present,
just like summer in Bretagne!

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

another pillow

I realized after making the LOVE pillow
how much fun it can be to sew patchwork
without following any kind of pattern.
So I tried something different,
well at least to me.
I started with a stack of fabric I wanted to work with,
and a cute embroidery.

(I followed this pattern)

I used the horse at my starting point, 
and just added squares and strips of fabric,
without any pattern, following my whim.
When I reached a large square,
I used some thin batting and quilted it without backing,
alternating lines and flowers.
( I used the same quilting flowers on Miss C.'s quilt.)


I stitched another large square on the top and
a rectangle at the bottom of the quilted square.
I folded over twice the edges to have them neat.
Then I sewed the sides together,
turned it right side out,
and stuffed the large pillow in.


Now Miss C. has two new beautiful pillows,
with a mix of purple, turquoise and aqua,
which only means Miss C. is growing
and has a new favorite color!



I see a lot more work in my future to update her room!


Happy sewing!
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