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19 articles avec patchwork

Trying to do appliqué

Trying to do appliqué

This year in my patchwork group we have a new "leader-teacher" . In fact, as J. moved to Djibouti ( how are you doing over there ?! hot, hot I imagine ...) her place was taken by a new arrived expat, who became our teacher. She is french and she wants...

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African stars quilt

African stars quilt

Now that this gift belongs to my dear friend C., I don't need to make it a secret anymore and I can show it here ! She told me which colours she would prefer and I just searched for it in my growing stash of african fabrics ( I keep collecting since I'm...

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Collecting stars ...

Collecting stars ...

... for a new quilt. Each day a new star is born ! I'm really enjoying making these and there are others like it on the way ... As I live in Africa, I have househelpers, and that allows me to be a very fast quilter ! :-) Mi rendo conto che la vita da...

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Maglietta-patchwork

Maglietta-patchwork

In questa t-shirt ho cucito un'applicazione in patchwork (stoffe africane) e ho ricamato il disegno ... Come vi pare ? L'ho regalata a J., uno dei bambini dell'orfanotrofio di cui vi ho parlato. L'altro giorno prendevo un caffè con degli amici in un'albergo...

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Sampler quilt

Sampler quilt

Ho finito il mio 1° sampler quilt ! Tutto fatto con stoffe di cotone africano. È stato un ottimo esercizio di pazienza : cucire questi blocchi insieme e sopratutto, fare il "quilting" alla mano (cioè, il trapuntare dei tre strati di stoffa) ! Ho ascoltato...

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Savannah mini wall quilt

Savannah mini wall quilt

This mini version of wall quilt is just perfect when you're willing to do a small patchwork with quick finishing results. This time I decided to choose fabrics with the warm savannah colours : chocolate, coffee and acacia green .

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Playing with patchwork

Playing with patchwork

Do you remember this embroidery I did from my 6 years old son's drawings ? I finally managed to frame it in a patchwork wall-hanging. As you see, fabrics I'm using don't come from Africa, as I usually do. It was an american friend who brought this to...

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Hearts

Hearts

Do you notice all these hearts ? This pattern was supposed to be the the common project for Saint Valentine's for my patchwork group ... you can guess that we have some american among us for the theme's choice ! ... Everyone used different fabrics which...

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Table runner

Table runner

Handquilted in these harmattan warm windy days... See it closer here . My table is a big rectangle. The ends of the runner barely reach the edge of the table. I think it looks okay to add a splash of colour over my linen tablecloth. Well, I can use it...

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