28 fevereiro 2007
25 fevereiro 2007
21 fevereiro 2007
No blog da Fionna encontrei esta belissima ideia de usar tabuleiros para organizar os patches. Coisas simples que resultam.
A propósito de coisas práticas encontrei hoje no flickr este tutorial para fazer uma almofada de agulhas. Das muitas que já vi poucas me agradaram tanto como esta. Já agora vale a pena ver a espetacular colecção de mini-almofadas feitas pela mesma autora.
In Fionna’s blog I found this idea of using a tray to organize the patches. Simple but very useful.
Talking about useful things I found this interesting pincushion tutorial on flickr. It is a tiny little pincushion with very nice details. It is worth while to see this spetacular collection, the most wonderful I ever seen.
18 fevereiro 2007
14 fevereiro 2007
Corações do passado...
(Bordado tradicional português dos lenços dos namorados de Vila Verde.)
Hearts from the past...
(Traditional portuguese embroidery. Young single women made this handkerchiefs to give to their sweethearts. Typical from Vila Verde.)
... e do presente.
...and from the present.
13 fevereiro 2007
Next step: layout of the patchwork
11 fevereiro 2007
It looks impossible how scraps grow and grow. Squares, strips, triangles or irregular shapes. There are several options to deal with is: accumulate, put in the garbage, give to others, re-use it. I don’t like the first two of them. With the first one, scraps quickly became clutter. The second is a waste. To give scraps is a very nice and friendly solution. For me, a re-utilization for old scraps is always an actrative solution.
I make this scrap bag from leftovers of the mini-quilt and some other scrap quilts. Even a simple bag like this can have a nice detail wich gives the work a touch of personality. I don’t know the name of these “little things” in english because it was my mother who teached me how to do it. I have never seen it in books or in the internet. I made them with DMC threads leftovers and the semisphere is made in needle lace.
If someone knows the name in english for this embellishment, inform me. I will be very grateful.
08 fevereiro 2007
This step is finished. With the opinion of quilters (and friends) finally the choice is made. Teapot A won by the choice of:Sari, Joyce, Pam, May Britt, Vera e Jeanne. Followed by B: Sibelas, MG, Anónimo, AM. And C:Bruna, Flora. Thanks to all of you.
07 fevereiro 2007
Dos vários trabalhos em progresso, e que é da praxe mostrar aqui às quartas feiras, escolhi este que, em lume brando, lá vai crescendo conforme a disposição e o tempo.
Neste dia de chuva, e já que os jardins de fora estão frios e molhados, fiquemo-nos pelo menos por estes nossos jardins de interior, sempre confortáveis.
Among several WIPs, we use to show on wednesday, I chose this one. Slowly, step by step, it has been growing as long as free time and the mood allow it. The day was rainny and the gardens out there were cold and wet. But we, quilters, can allways have this kind of interior garden, warm and cosy.
04 fevereiro 2007
Só falta um bule para completar a série. A dificuldade da escolha é grande e dos muitos bules que tenho escolhi estes três que me parece coordenarem bem com os anteriores. Mas por diferentes razões gosto de todos eles. Do “A” pela forma art-déco, do “B” pela bela textura de superfície, do “C” pela sua exuberante saia de bailarina.
Gostaria que me ajudassem nesta escolha. Até quarta feira contarei os votos em cada um dos bules A, B ou C e quinta feira dir-vos-ei o resultado. Espero que se divirtam tanto com esta escolha como eu me tenho divertido com este projecto.
Only one teapot is missing to complete the series. It is a hard choice now. Among a large number of teapots I chose those three wich I think coordinate well with the others. For diferent reasons I like them all. I like “A” for its interesting art-déco shape, I like “B” for its nice superficial texture, I like “C” for its exuberant ballerina skirt shape.
I would like you to help me with this decision. Until next Wednesday I will wait for your choice (A, B or C) and Thursday I will tell you wich one was the most appreciated. I hope you enjoy this task as much as I did with this project.
02 fevereiro 2007
I was curious to know if other crafters (quilters) were inspired by teapots. Look what I found here, here, here and here.