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  • BQV shopping bag

    Today it’s the regio-day for our province Vlaams-Brabant for all quilters from or outside the Belgian Quilters Association.

    A contest was launched last year: making a new bag from the cotton-logo-bag of our Association.

    Here’s mine!

     

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    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

    belgian quilters association, shopping bag, logo, lace, crochet, cotton, black and white, by ViDerTextil

     

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  • Prym Lucia

     

    Je vous abandonne quelques jours car me voilà à nouveau en route, cette fois-ci pour l’Aiguille en Fête Professionnel.
    Pour Prym, ce sont les démonstrations des derniers temps : tout ce qui est tricot, crochet, tunisien ou normal, fourche, frivolité, pompons et fleurs, et patchwork.
    Pour Gutermann ce sera les fils avec lesquels coudre des applications, ou des ouvrages qu’ils détaillent dans leurs revues. Tous accessibles aux débutants, très faciles à faire. Comme par ex. ceci que je viens de finir : un doudou éléphant et un t-shirt avec applications.

    prym, lucia, crochet bag, cotton, jaipur, frivolité, fleurs au crochet, hooked flowers, hooked bag,

    Et puis je vous laisse avec mes fleurs qui vont continuer à fleurir en mon absence  L  mais j’espère qu’à mon retour elles seront toujours là.

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    Et puis un nouveau petit sac, au crochet et couture mélangé.

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    Du fil Katia Jaipur : nouveau pour cet été : un coton mercerisé, pour crochet 1,75 à 2, aiguilles 2,5 à … cela dépend quels trous vous voulez dans votre ouvrage   J. Sur 50 gr vous avez 280m, et j’ai pris la couleur 204. Un fil très fin, mais alors dans des couleurs extras !
    Voyez vous-même la gamme !

    prym, lucia, crochet bag, cotton, jaipur, frivolité, fleurs au crochet, hooked flowers, hooked bag,

    Pour mon sac j’ai utilisé une pelote et demie, y compris les petites garnitures.

    prym, lucia, crochet bag, cotton, jaipur, frivolité, fleurs au crochet, hooked flowers, hooked bag,

    Le crochet : trois grannies à un bout en haut prêt de l’anse, et l’autre partie de l’autre côté en forme rectangulaire avec des rangs de brides – en verticale; et la plus grande partie entre ces deux est remplie avec des rangs de mailles serrées. Le tout au crochet 2 avec donc un résultat très fin mais au combien plaisant dans ces couleurs.

    prym, lucia, crochet bag, cotton, jaipur, frivolité, fleurs au crochet, hooked flowers, hooked bag,

    Les côtés latéraux sont en soie shantung lilas clair. La doublure dans la même soie pour les côtés et un coton vert pour la grande pièce.

    prym, lucia, crochet bag, cotton, jaipur, frivolité, fleurs au crochet, hooked flowers, hooked bag,

     

    Et puis quelques décorations : des ronds en plastiques autour duquel il y a des mailles serrées en laine lilas-tweed, un beau bouton blingbling mauve au centre, des petites perles sur le bord du croquet lilas, cousu avec le même fil en Jaipur ; de l’autre côté il y a des petites fleurs au crochet, des rocailles glissées sur les fils pendants, des boutons en nacre vert, un anneau Handmade (Prym) pour bien montrer que ce n’est pas du commercial met bel et bien fait main   J  ; et puis quelques anneaux en frivolité sur la pointe de l’anse avec des rocailles aussi.
    L’anse est de Prym, s’appelle Lucia et à une largeur de 22,5cm sur une hauteur de 7,5 cm. Donc avec une ouverture assez large, de quoi mettre des aiguilles à tricoter circulaire et quelques pelotes de laine   
    J.

     

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    On coud le sac sur le devant de l’anse, ce qui fait que l’on en voit que les bords argentés. Plus facile que celles où il faut insérer le sac dans la fente pour coudre…

     

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    Me voilà parée et prête pour quelques jours de papotages …

     

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  • babyquilt

    A baby needs a lot of cozy feelings with a lot of warmth. So a baby-blanket is a must in its baby-life. I could hook one … or knit one … and I quilted one.

    I choose flannel for the top - three turquoise-green: one with squares, one with bubbles, and one with little owls and swirls. All from the collection of Valori Wells (available on this site, at least this is where I got mine, probably in many shops and other sites too).

    When I made it, I was in a very good mood (look at the left on the pic….). With such happy colors, it would be difficult not to love sewing!

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    In between I took a pure cotton filling and on the backside a super tender fleece, also from the collection of Valori Wells: the same little owls on a row.

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    Quilting has been done, also sewing machine, but in very sober curved lines. Not too much, to keep it soft.

    The final binding is done with turquoise cotton that came out of my stock and fits wonderfully to the colors of the flannels and fleece.

    On the back I sew a label = French for made with love by grandma.

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    It’s about 90cm wide, so big enough to wrap in double around those tiny little feet and hands, and later on, to go on the little bed.

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    I wish a very nice “national day”
    to all my Belgian visitors
    for tomorrow.

    I’ll be enjoying my days at Prym Consumer in Stollberg,
    discovering new items,
    trying and testing different stuff,
    meeting the other demonstrators,
    talking a lot with the staff …

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  • soft in the couch

    I love to have very  BIG cushions in my couch. They have to be at least 60cm square.  The little ones I have made or received as a present, are going on the chairs.  I know that I could put more variety in patchwork patterns by making smaller ones,  because instead of one big cushion, I could make several tiny others, but nothing is softer and has a greater hugging-degree   than a big cushion  .... it is a question of personal taste.

    This quilted cushion is made in a log-cabin pattern, a construction of strips stitched in round, always in the same direction, starting at the edges of a center square and continuing at every newly stitched row. By taking a mix of several fabrics, mixing colours randomly, and sewing them to one single long strip, you'll have always a different result as final block, because you'll never know in advance where what colour is going. So they could be adjacent in two or more rows, or not... surprise at the end ! So it's not a classic log-cabin with a clear and a dark side, it is a "personal mix".  After stitching some rows, I cut off a part of the outer edge. So I ended up as I would have planned to stich strips with uneven width. Some parts of the stirp is made of two different little piece of fabrics sewed together. The ease of this method is also that you'll stop when you have enough rows done.  I used two leftover-fabrics with a bold design, fabric of Kaffe Fassett, and hand-dyed cottons. The quilting is done by machine.

    wild log cabin 2 

    wild log cabin detail

    Crazy patchwork is also a very good idea to do for a cushion. Even without all the embellishments (by hand or machine), you'll end up with a beautiful cushion that can be placed in any direction. Because another of my elementary points for a cushion, is that you can throw it any way in the couch, it must flop down righgt. So no directional designs for a cushion for me !  This one is made of velvet flower fabrics (a heavy curtain) and hand-dyed cotton. For the quilting I choose a simple wavy stripe with a coordinated coloured thread. I often use fleece as filling for my patchwork top, because of the softness and the good price !  And once finished and the cushion inserted, you'll never notice the difference with a regular quilting wad.

    crazy patch 1 

    crazy patch detail

    Following is a patchwork-top half made by hand - rather exceptional for me these days ;-) . The hexagons are sewed and joined with the english-paper-method and then appliqued on a hand-dyed red cotton fabric. In the hexagons I used some striped en chequered fabrics (also K.Fassett) in different directions; it was an experiment to play with those kind of fabrics in small segments. The rope-border is from a chequered fabric cut on the bias : that is always nice as a finish.

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    hexagon detail

    And this is the last one I made : a basic as drunkards path, but with cuts (freehand) and switching colours....and cutting again... very fun to make. (it's one of the new items for the next season...).

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    16_quilted detail

    So,  with these examples,  I hope I'll gave you some more ideas to soften your couch as well.
    Let's  relax  !

     

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