Friday, August 29, 2008

Toamna de basm- Fairytale autumn

Am gasit la Jo Ann un material foarte frumos colorat in degrade, in culorile toamnei si "stropit" - ca nu gasesc alt termen- cu auriu sub forma de linii subtiri ca niste pentru ca arata tare bine m-am decis sa nu-l tai si sa-l combin cu altceva ci sa fac din el un trapunto.
Si fiindca are culorile toamnei nici nu putea sa fie folosit decat la o lucrare cu frunze moarte..zis si cam asa arata

I found at Jo Ann store a very beautifully colored fabric in the colours of autumn and "sprinkled " with gold in the form of thiny lines like meanders ... and becouse it look so beautiful I decided do not cut and combin it with another fabrics and make out of it a trapunto.
And because it has colors of autumn it couldn`t be used but for a dead leaves quilt.. .. said and done, and looks like this

Nu stiu ce folosinta sa-i dau pentru ca mi se pare destul de delicat...cred ca cel mai potrivit ar fi pe un perete poate sau pe o masa, ca decor...pana una alta nu mai am unde-l pune :))
Asa ca va sta frumos in dulap asteptand sa fie dat cadou.

I do not know what use I could find for it becouse it seems to me quite delicately ... I think the best place for it would be on a wall or maybe on a table, ... until then I can`t find a place to hang it :))
So it will be nicely waiting in cupboard waiting to be given gifted away.

Patchwork - quilt , quilt si iar...quilt

Am terminat acum o luna un quilt care l-am inceput anul trecut si l-am abandonat pentru ca eram insarcinata si nu prea mai aveam chef..stiti voi :)
A month ago I had completed a quilt which I started last year and had to drope it becouse I was pregnant and I wasn't really in the mood for it... you know ..:)

Are un colorit vesel si se pare ca ..tot karina o sa se bucure de el :)) si mie imi place dar e mic..
It has a happy colouring .. it seems that karina will be the one to enjoy it:)) I like it too but it is too small for me :)) ..

Si in urma cu 5 luni, inainte sa nasc , am lucrat si terminat acest mic quilt care deja e in alta parte si sper sa se bucure de el proprietarul.
L-am lucrat in culorile lavandei si am folosit un bloc din noua patrate pe care l-am taiat in patru si apoi l-am reunit in alta forma decat in cea initiala..cusute bineinteles. Am creat astfel cateva blocuri si am construit quiltul.
Five months ago, I worked on and finished this small quilt that already is elsewhere and I hope that the owner enjoys it.
I worked in the lavender colours and I used a block of nine squares which I cut in four and then I stitched them in another form other than the initial one .. . I have created few blocks like this one and I build the quilt.

Si tot de curand..adica de cateva terminat si quiltul asta inverzit
And just recently .. meaning several months .. I finished this green quilt

Toate astea pentru ca am fost in criza de inspiratie si timp berechet :)..acum trebuie sa ma rog de maria sa Karina sa ma lase sa lucrez din cand in cand :))
All this because I was short of inspiration and I had planty of time :) .. for now I must ask my daughter Karina to let me work from time to time:))

Soarele si luna - the sun and the moon ( applique)

Anul trecut, cam prin septembrie am lucrat aceste doua quilturi micute care acum stau deasupra patutului fetitei mele.
Last year, around September I have worked on these two little quilts which now stand above my daughter`s crib.

Sunt aplicatii pe un material bleumarin si pe margine un material frumos cu norisori pe care l-am gasit la Jo Ann.
Applications are on a navy material and on its edges I found a beautiful fabric with clouds .

Mi s-a parut frumos contrastul intre galben si bleumarin.
I found a beautiful contrast between the yellow and navy.

The Sun.. luna.

...and the moon.

Si aici deja "instalate" la destinatia lor
And here already "installed" at their destination


Odata, dupa ce am terminat cateva proiecte mai mici si mai mari- place mate- uri, fete de perna, etc- am ramas cu o gramada de bucatele de panza pe care mi-era tare mila sa le tot gandeam ce sa fac cu ma gandeam ca -mi vor folosi la aplicatii mai micute de ce nu la un crazy quilt?!

Once, after I finished a few smaller projects and larger ones,place-mates, pillowcases, and so on, I got with a a lot of scraps of canvas which I felt sorry to throw them... I was thinking what to do with them .. and I was thinking that I will use them on applications, maybe for the little appliques .... and why not for a crazy quilt?

Anul trecut cand am facut acest proiect "mozaic" habar nu aveam sa lucrez in paper pieceing..asa ca am decis sa iau o bucata de panza mare si mai ieftina si m-am apucat sa lipesc pe ea bucatelele de panza ramase, dupa ce le-am calcat, intr-o ordine aleatorie oarecum.

Last year when I started this project "mosaic" I did not know how to work in paper pieceing .. so I decided to take a large and cheaper piece of canvas and I started to glue the remaining scraps after ironing them, in a somewhat random order.

Apoi am taiat niste panza de culoare cobalt in unghi bias si pur si simplu am cusut-o pe marginile bucatelelor de panza , bineinteles cu cusatura..zig -zag :)) nu radeti ca eu am fost furioasa mult timp ca nu stiam sa folosesc cusaturile :...nici acum nu stiu sa lucrez cu talpita pentru cusatura invizibila :P

Then I cut some canvas in cobalt color blind bias and simply I have a sewn-on the edges of the canvas scraps, of course .. with the zig-zag stitch:)) don`t laugh at me because I was furious for a long time as I did not know to use the stitches:)... not even now I dont know how to work with the foot for invisible stitch: P

Si cam asta a iesit:

And this is the result:

Floarea soarelui - Sun flower- (wall hanging)

Cum sunt o fire curioasa cum am tot stat pe internet sa ma uit dupa quilturi lucrate si tehnici, am dat si de aceasta tehnica numita trapunto.

Being a curious person and whatching online for techniques and quilts, I found this technique called

Este o tehnica care se aseamana cu quiltul, de fapt e tot un quilt care insa foloseste batting-ul de doua ori pentru a se obtine efectul de "in relief" al modelului aplicat sau dorit.

It is a technique that is similar to quilt, in fact is still a quilt but a quilt that uses the batting twice to get the effect of "relief" to the pattern model applied or wanted

Mi s-a parut interesanta si deosebita tehnica si am aplicat-o in doua moduri:
I found it interesting and special this technique and I applied it in two ways:

odata la un trapunto cu material aplicat
once in a fabric applied with trapunto

Si apoi la un block micut in grena , un trandafir
And then a little block in dark red, a rose

intr -o noua postare voi arata cum se face un trapunto..pana atunci pupici la toate fetele harnice!
in a new posting I will show you how to make a trapunto .. until then kisses and hugs to all hardworking girls :)<

Farfuria romaneasca- Romanian plate

Buuun..deci am inceput sa inteleg ce este nici nu am inceput sa-l stapanesc bine ca mi-a venit ideea sa incerc sa fac si eu niste farfurii romanesti, idee preluata de la grupul peticelelor.

ookk .. so I started to understand what is the quilt .. and I did not even have started handleing it well that I came to the idea of trying to make some romanian plates, an idea taken from the group of Peticele.

Zis si facut! De fapt , preluat si inceput.

No sooner said than done! Actually, over and started!

Am stat si m-am gandit cum as putea sa redau mai bine culoarea si mai ales motivele de pe farfuriile romanesti facute la Corund (imi plac modelele facute in acest loc).

I have started thinking and I thought how could I better render the colour and especially the motifs on the Corund made romanian plates(I love the models made in this place).

Am studiat modelele gasite pe internet- ca alte modele... de unde aici in State...- si am pornit la cumparaturi la Jo Ann.

I studied patterns found on the Internet-as other models ... where here in State ...- and I started shopping at Jo Ann.

Unde bineinteles am gasit tot ce am dorit.

Where of course I found everything I wished

Si m-am apucat de treaba....

So I started the job...

Am scos modelul pe imprimanta de pe computer...l-am marit..aaaaaaaa nu uit! inca o data multumesc Dorei pentru ca a prezentat pas cu pas cum a construit farfuria ei , lucru care m-a ajutat enorm!

I printed out the pattern from the computer and I maximized it... aaaa ..!Once again I thank Dora for her step by step presentation of how she asambled her plate, wich he
lped me a lot!

Deci, am scos modelul, apoi am scos fiecare element al modelului in parte- flori , frunzulite- le-am transferat cu hartia speciala pe material fiecare model, apoi l-am aplicat pe modelul desenat pe panza , fiecare la locul lui.

So, I printed the pattern, and then I put every element of the pattern in-hand, flowers, leaves -I have transferred them with the special paper on the fabrics , each model, and then I applied it on the drawn pattern on canvas, each on its place

Cu cusatura am folosit zig -zag, ca anul trecut abia asta invatasem -de, eram si eu la inceput -si elementele mai fine le-am brodat cu masina.Lucru care il regret pentru ca masina mea nu e atat de performanta sa brodeze singura , iar mie imi cam tremurau mainile pe darning foot -ul ala chinuitor :)).Ce mai! mi -a fost greu sa invat sa lucrez cu darning foot ...deci, elementele brodate sunt cam "tremuracioase" dar per ansamblu eu zic ca pentru foarte de inceput a iesit ceva.

I used the zig-zag stitch and the more fine motifs I stitched them with my sewing machine.This one thing I regret that my sewing machine is not so performant to make embroidery. Well! It was hard to learn to work with darning foot anyways... so the items are pretty unstable embroided, but overall I think that's very uncommon at the beginning of something.

Dupa ce am transferat tot modelul , am trecut fixarea lui cum am mai spus cu cusatura zig -zag, apoi broderia , am aplicat banda bias sa dau forma farfuriei si am trecut la quiltuit . Am ales design-ul free motion pentru ca atunci atat puteam si stiam si am cusut si in jurul florilor si frunzelor.

After I transferred all the motifs, I began to fix it as I said with zig-zag stitch, and then the embroidery, I applied bias band to the plate to give it shape and then I have quilted it. I chose the free motion design because that's how much I knew at that time, and then I sewed around the flowers and leaves.

iata cam ce a iesit....

this is about what came out

Asta e prima farfurie care sta deja pe un perete in sufrageria mea , apoi alta

Si ultima care poate ca nu are un contur perfect rotund- si sigur nu are :(

Dar o salveaza culorile specifice.
Si inca doua carora nu le mai pot face poze pentru ca au luat drumul casei unui medic american...cadou.
Sper sa va placa :)