Friday, July 1, 2011

I might need a break!!

Happy Friday everyone!!!
July, already, where is this summer going?? along with my holidays!!! I haven't left home, unless it was for sewing supplies.. I need to get out!!! and get a life...maybe?? Tomorrow, we are planning to go for our first swim for this year.  It's been sooooo hot today and yesterday.. so it is definitely needed!! Never before have I been so late to get to the sea!! And to tell you the truth I cannot wait any longer!! 

Did I tell you??  I finished it and it turned out just great!!! Really!! I couldn't believe it myself either!! And I'm proud, cause I managed to make 3 out of 4 perfect mitered corners.  Yes!! Believe that miracles do happen!! Well, here it is.. my little precious... The heavy cotton backing has been a real challenge!! But I managed after all!! All I have to do now, is wash it, and then make a small label on the back!! So, what do you think?? Like it much??




I keep trying to start on my giveaway's goodies, and something keeps popping up. I had a call yesterday evening, by my friend at work who got the Sunshine and Smiles pillow, and said!!"ooo Eleni, will you make me another pillow till Monday...pleassseee??? Don't say no!!!" Now tell me how can I resist!!! She was lucky cause I hadn't used all the prints of the Happier Fabrics bundle I had ordered. So today, I woke up, made myself a nice Iced coffee, and started brainstorming on what to make her... I already knew that it would involve some patchworking, cause my white background fabric had reached the lowest levels.  I thought that I had to make something woodland themed.  I remembered that in my favorite book {you all know by now, but I'll remind you anyway Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman} had a lovely lovely lovely pattern for a Frosty Quilt. And, after cutting fabric, fusing appliqued pieces, sewing, quilting, pressing, stuffing... I came to this little cute pillow!! It's a regular size this one, just 16''x16''. Wanna see?? 


I'm in love with it:) I think it's the most wonderful thing I ever made:)  I just love those little fluffy clouds.. I practiced and practiced before actually free motion quilting them!! Didn't it turn out sssoooo cute?? 
I can't wait till Monday to see the face expression of my friend when she'll see it!!! I'm thinking of texting her that she'll be blown away!! But I won't!! It'll be a HUGE surprise... 

I'm also sooooooooooo behind with the QAL I joined. Leila from Sewn today probably will be posting  has already posted about the third block that we'll be making, and I haven't even started on my second... 

So I'd better get back to my sewing world... Have to sew 49 squares, for one of my giveaway goodies and make two blocks now... I so promise myself though, that I will not touch my little machine this weekend... it' ll be all about relaxing... cause I definitely need a break!!!

I wish you a super relaxing, fun, whatever you want Weekend everyone:)




25 comments:

  1. LOVE your quilt! And your pillow is so pretty :-)

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  2. amazing applique finish Eleni! What a detailed pattern and design, and the front lettering is so cute! And nice job on the quilting, you did the free-motion perfectly!

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  3. That quilt made my heart sing a happy song - that is too adorable for me to handle :)
    I STILL have not looked at my Scandi Stitches book yet (but I keep thinking about it ) - I keep having the same problem you do - people keep asking me for stuff and I don't get much me-time sewing. By the way, last week's block and this week's were pretty easy (or look easy) so you should be able to catch up easy :)
    Have a delicious weekend!

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  4. Hello! Newest follower from the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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  5. That is gorgeous and whimsical. I love the words too!

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  6. ωωωω είδα πως έχεις μια τέλεια γατόφατσα στη φωτογραφία πάνω αριστερά στην αρχική σου σελίδα!!!! τέλεια είναι!!!και το μπλογκ σου πάρα πολύ καλό!!! :)

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  7. Love your quilt! Looks like it will be well loved.

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  8. The quilt is wonderful! You're very creative:)

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  9. Dear Eleni, how are you?! I'm sorry we haven't met for a while!
    This your latest quilt is amazing! I love quilts with a picture and yours is beautiful, has wonderful design and colours, great work!
    I wish you wonderful summer and lets hope this summer is not too hot! xxx Teje

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  10. Wow. All of these have beautiful colors! Absolutely LOVE the pillow - so cute and perfect. Take a break this weekend! Hope it's going fabulous!

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  11. Hi Eleni, gorgeous quilt and pillow, they are both adorable. That Ikea fabric makes a wonderful backing. Have fun swimming this weekend

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  12. Absolutely lovely quilt! New follower from Boost My Blog Friday, would love if you'd follow me back.

    Thank you,
    Suzanna
    zannidify.blogspot.com

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  13. Καταπληκτική δουλειά!!
    Μπράβο Ελένη μου!!
    Και εγώ λατρεύω το «Scandinavian Stitches..» Its a gorgeous book :)
    Φιλάκια πολλά και Καλό μήνα..:)

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  14. Amazing...wish I had the guts to make something like this...

    Found you at Reasons to Skip the Housework

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  15. Wow! This is just beautiful! I love how it turned out! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you would stop by and follow back if you like what you see! Have a great day!

    Kirsten
    www.mushkiloves.blogspot.com

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  16. this is so cool!!! love it:)

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  17. I love the fabrics and colors in the pillow and quilt! Beautiful!!!

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  18. Adorable. I am a new fan. I found you at amylouwho! Id love to have you visit my blog and follow at mommiesandbeyond dot com Thanks!

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  19. Wow! I love it! So cute!! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I can't wait to see more from you this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  20. This is so amazing!! You did a great job on the quilt and the pillow! That little pillow is absolutely adorable!

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  21. WOW--this is beyond amazing! I've featured this on my Facebook page. Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy. We hope you'll join us again this week!

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