; March 2016 | Quilting Stories Patchwork and Quilting Stories

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Four Patch Quilt Finally Hanged!

Four Patch quilt

Four Patch quilt

Four Patch quilt

Four Patch quilt

After my sister hanged her Double Four patch quilt in Paris, I thought it's time for me to hang as well one of my quilts instead of leaving them in a closet or as a sofa's throw. This Four Patch quilt was perfect for the size of a wall in my lounge. I sewed a hanging sleeve at the back, as shown in My tutorial and asked my husband to fix a rod on the wall. I am happy with the result and the good thing is that if ever I get tired of it I can change it easily. It gives a warm and cheerful touch to the room.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bohemian Crochet Shawl Finished

Bohemian Shawl

Bohemian Shawl

Bohemian Shawl

Bohemian Shawl

Bohemian Shawl

Bohemian Shawl

I thought the shawl was finished, but my daughter who took those pictures wants it for herself and wants fringes. So there will be another post showing it with fringes. Therefore I have to make another one for myself! It is becoming "shawl mania" in this house! Meanwhile I am still working on extending my Gypsy quilt top. Not only "shawl mania" but as well "gypsy mania"...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Double Four Patch Quilt in Paris

Double Four Patch quilt

Double Four Patch quilt

This is the last episode of the Double Four Patch quilt series that began years ago in Athens and ends now in Paris, hanged in my sister's lounge. Thanks to the interest she shown in this project I managed to finish it! Otherwise it may have remained in my UFOs closet for some more years...

When I received those pictures, I was so happy to see how well it matches with the furniture of my sister's lounge. She is as well so happy with it!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Bohemian Crochet Shawl Progress

Bohemian shawl

Bohemian shawl

Bohemian shawl

This job was absolutely addictive, I finished my shawl in five days! After doing one row, I could not 
resist to crochet a second one to see what would be the effect of the new color... and so on and so forth!
I am so rewarded by the result, I love it. The problem is that I have not enough yarn for all the 
fringes. I am not sure yet if I will order some more yarns or I leave it as it is without the fringes.
The style would be completely different : more "bohemian" style with the fringes...

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Bohemian Crochet Shawl


Gypsy crochet shawl

Gypsy crochet shawl

Gypsy crochet shawl

Gypsy crochet shawl

Gypsy Crochet Shawl

When I sew this picture on Facebook I "fell in love" at first sight with this shawl. It inspired me to make my own one with the many leftover yarns I keep in my stash. I just had to buy some blue turquoise wool to be complete. Without pattern, I thought of starting my shawl by using the Half Granny Square method that is very easy, and then I tried to create new stitches when changing the color yarn. Like for quilting when I enjoy so much sewing scraps, and my favorite quilts are the scrappy ones, for knitting I love to use and mix various colors. It is very creative and a way not to be bored by using the same color all the time. And I find the result always very personal and joyful.

I followed this French video tutorial for the Half Granny Square method :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmHAeZzD4Kg

I used mainly Alpaca yarns with double thread and crochet 6 mm.