Saturday, 14 November 2015

Cotton + Steel Table Runner

I made this table runner back in July as a present to my friend Karolina, when visiting her in her Belgian home in a beautiful town of Eeklo. 
It was a last minute inspiration, so no time for taking pictures back then, but Karo has kindly sent me some  - and it is nice to see my table runner as an interior decoration item. :) I am happy! 
I used some lovely Cotton + Steel fabrics from Beach House Remix collection - they look perfect! 

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Edinburgh - Melbourne MQG Mini Quilt Swap 2015

Now that my swap partner has received her mini, I can show it off here and once again - admire!! :-)
Sooo, back in summer we, the Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild, decided to organise a swap with another modern quilt guild. I volunteered to  contact the guilds to see who wants to swap with us! And we were very lucky when the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild rep Maryjane responded to say they would be very keen! How exciting!!! 
When I asked Eleri Stephens, my swap partner from Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild, if she likes Liberty fabrics (we agreed between our guilds to use the fabrics from the UK and Australian designers respectively!), she gave me a challenge to create a modern quilt with traditional Liberty! Well, I think the combination has worked beautifully. :) 
Even more! I mistakenly cut twice as many pieces of fabrics than needed - which means I will make a copy of this very quilt and keep in for myself! :-)))) So, watch this space! :) xx

These are the pics of the quilt before I washed and dried it - and to me, it means unfinished yet! As I love those crinkles after washing! :)

Work in Progress... Gosh, that was such a joy to quilt! :))

And this is my swap partner Eleri with her lovely wee quilt - all the way from sunny Scotland! With Love from Tatyana xxx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

You've Got Mail! Quilt

On this sunny Sunday morning I have a new quilt to show off! 

The pattern of this adorable quilt was published in issue 7 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magasine and it was a very popular sew-along at the time - here are a few to look at! 

Mine was originally meant for a swap, but I decided to swap another - beautiful! - quilt instead and to finish this one to keep for myself! Why not??)))

The idea was to use some of my lovely Liberty fabrics! And I love love love the way they show in these envelopes! :)

Another feature is the double needle I have used for quilting. The effect is amazing and I try to forget all the hussle it took to do it. The thread kept breaking even after I did thread the threads properly))) Never mind, it's done now and it's fab!!!

Will hang this mini on the wall in my crafts room - the walls are still empty and are asking for decoration. xx

Enjoy yourselves and your quilting! :-)) x