02/10/2015 § 19 Comments
I’ve come away to spend some time by the sea and the collies and I have been blessed with the most amazing week of weather – high tides, sunshine, fishing boats and beach walks, wide blue skies and magical sunsets …
A quilt has been finished – I sat outside overlooking the harbour whilst hand-stitching the binding and then promptly took the quilt for a walk up onto the coastal path, for a late afternoon photoshoot …
and I’m hoping to link up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday later on today. The quilt is a commission and perfectly captures the colours of the waves, sky, sails, white horses and seagulls.
Walks along the coastal path every day have meant that precious memories have been revisited and laid peacefully to rest …
there’s no better place to be.
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19/09/2015 § Leave a comment
When someone commissions a patchwork quilt, it’s the beginning of a journey …
They have a picture in their mind of a patchwork quilt …
I don’t know what they’re seeing …
We chat and I try to capture their mind’s picture …
We started chatting about farmyards then colours and the fabric that I’ve named Walk in the Park won over, so I collected some additional pieces over the summer that I thought would co-ordinate well with it.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve worked quietly and consistently on a quilt for a very special little girl and here’s the moment it all came together …
those final couple of photos, taken outdoors look a bit ‘washed out’ – in fact the quilt colours were strong and it was a melody of blues and greens with pinks and soft pumpkin hues all flowing through the patchwork.
I really loved making this quilt – I loved working with those colours and the baby girl, in her mother’s arms couldn’t stop staring at the colours when the ribbon was untied and she first saw her quilt. I hope her quilt, complete with her name embroidered on the front, will become a memorable part of her homelife as she grows up.
I’m teaming up with finish-it-up Friday over on crazy mom quilts and am looking forward to strolling around to see what everyone else has finished.
Enjoy the weekend
Edited to add – J’s testimonial and feedback on her commissions:
“I wanted to give my niece and daughter a special quilt which they could learn to crawl on and would keep for years but I’m useless at sewing so I couldn’t do it myself. Adaliza asked me to suggest themes which would mean something to the children. I chose the seaside for my niece (because she lives on the coast) and ‘a walk in the park’ for my daughter. Adaliza was extremely sensitive to the colours and styles I wanted and sent lots of pictures of fabrics and colour combinations to choose from. She even looked for new fabrics to enhance the effect.
Adaliza created stunning, dynamic quilts which have a wide range of patterns and images to enjoy and talk about. They are genuine works of a art with a bright, fresh feel, which the children can interact with and play on for years. She also designed and made an embroidery cushion for my cousin’s wedding which marked their occasion in a non-sentimental way which felt right for them and a small personalised cushion for a friend’s daughter which I was proud to give.
She was professional to work with, produced flawless work and encouraged me to feedback openly so the process felt creative and exciting. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to give a special, individual present which is good value, unique to them and genuinely comes from the heart.” JG
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15/09/2015 § 2 Comments
This afternoon, the clouds cleared …to reveal views that took my breath away and remind us that Autumn’s golden cloak, jewelled with berries sweeps ever closer –
only a breath away until the end of the summer …
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to mark the occasion Spitfires and Hurricane aircraft from WWII flew a series of routes over the south of England. I was lucky enough to catch just a glimpse as I walked the collies.
15/09/2015 § Leave a comment
An online photo tutorial is now available to support the Quilt Kits Instruction Booklet that’s included with each kit. The tutorial follows the pathway through the booklet from the design stage right through to your very own Ta-Dah moment. For ease of reference, I’ve included page numbers and the main headings to which the photos apply.
Quilt kits are for sale in my Quilt Store or directly from me,
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
27/08/2015 § 1 Comment
Adaliza’s Quilt Kits
The kits contain all the fabrics needed to complete the patchwork quilt top, border and bindings. You choose the wadding and backing fabric. An 8-page booklet with full instructions for piecing your patchwork and suggested techniques for layering up your quilt sandwich, quilting and binding your quilt is included. Lots of helpful tips appear throughout. They are now available in my Quilt Store.
Quilts for sale
Listed until the end of September in my Quilt Store
Sailboats & Seagulls Quilt
Summer is drifting quietly away with the warm sunshine all too frequently giving way to clouds and rain. Evenings are decidedly chilly and it’s time to snuggle up!
19/08/2015 § 5 Comments
There’s been quite a lot of quilting – the mixed weather has suited me just fine. I’m always happy to plan and cut out indoors if it’s drizzly, and then bask in whatever sunshine there’s been either with my sewing machine out on the patio or with my feet up in my outdoor rocking chair stitching around a binding. Lazy but productive days.
The children have been here, taking it in turns to stay inbetween house-moves (for them, not me), and holidays. It’s been a good summer. Whilst I’ve been away at shows, dogs and duck have been cared for by visitors, family and friends. Shows have been a new venture for me which I’ve enjoyed enormously – even though it’s a real challenge to organise absolutely everything – stock, livestock, orders and ME!
I’ve had trips out and about with J2 and his lovely Italian girlfriend, yesterday we jaunted to the west country and Gold Hill in Shaftesbury was bathed in golden late afternoon sunshine – simply lovely.
I’ve returned home on so many days, pleased to be back, tired and peacefully happy. My daughter C is a great motivator – “Just do it, Mum, you’ll be fine”. She’s right, of course! I’ve been fine and really enjoyed the challenges and buzz and meeting so many new people at summer shows. Both the boys organised an epic travel adventure to south-east Asia which took the whole of July. I was so pleased they went together, got on well and had a wonderful time. I was even more pleased to have them back. Where next????
There are projects happening here at home. The builder arrives on Monday and I’ll keep you posted, without too many of the gory details. I’m sure there’ll be so much happening every day which I’m quietly dreading, but the end result WILL be so worth it! I have plans … and an aiming for the end result – hiccups along the way will be dealt with!
Hope you’re enjoying the good old British summer if you’re here, and a heatwave if you’re elsewhere.