Monday, 29 December 2014

Catch Up!

Christmas, New Year and a lot of things going on. A lot of gifts to wrap and make. Am I the only one that makes gifts in the last minute? I promise to show them when I finish. But now a sneak peak at the work I'm doing:

Doesn't it look like a cake?  :)
I cut batting and all the pieces. Now just to sew it up all together. Using this tutorial. But adding some patchwork to it.

Also I made one fast decoration for a gift:

A paper tree. Fast and nice addition to the gift.

One more thing I want to share is the view from my window. I am so happy to be living in such a place. The apartment is nice and I can afford it. And the best thing is my roommate. She's the best. I am so lucky to have her.


Here is the view from our kitchen window. Almost every morning I can see the sun coming up. I can't get enough of this view. Someday I hope to have my own apartment with such an amazing view.

Best wishes,
Dovile

Saturday, 27 December 2014

First big work: quilt

What's a better way to start my blog than show my first big work. That is a quilt. My first quilt. And first job I did that was so big.
The story starts like this. I was tired of all small works and wanted something big, that would be specially for my room. And my Teacher suggested for me to go and take a look at the exhibition that was going on in my city at that time. I went. And saw many beautiful quilt, but one quilt caught my eye. It was mostly of denim and of many strips (as I understood at that time). Denim was perfect for little me. It was cheap, attractive and easy to find. So I decided to do a denim quilt. I took the main inspiration from one block. It was this one:

Sorry for the bad quality and all.
 I didn't have camera at that time.
But I took it with my phone and I still have this picture.

And so after a lot of struggle my quilt was born. I have to admit it isn't quite complete. My teacher suggested to do it without batting. And I wanted to finish it as soon as possible so I went with it. And I glad I did. I was so tired of it so it's no surprise that I wanted to finish it.


And for me at that age it was the best work I did. Not discussing that I misjudged the contrast in denim. The pieces are done only so so. But at that time I didn't have my board, ruler or rotary cutter.  And even now I treat it properly. Well it is my first quilt. And even if it isn't perfect I still love it.


It still is in my room and on my bed, I guess it belongs there. :)


Best wishes,
Dovile

Thursday, 25 December 2014

First post and Merry Christmas!




Since today I meant to rest and take some time to work on my blog. Here it is: my first blog post. And with it I am starting my blog. I've been meaning to do that for a while now. But I just kept putting it away more and more. And now it’s here. Patched up Clover is a blog about my life and hobbies. I have few of them and I keep discovering them. So here I’ll show my past works I did and the things I am working on right now. Hope you’ll stay and take a look around.