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Swap received and ongoing projects

This is the beautiful zipper pouch I received from my swap partner Kim. I love it so much! It was filled with goodies, sweets and chocolate. Hana had a blast when she opened it, her eyes were as big as plates!

Aquest es l’estoig amb cremallera que m’ha enviat la Kim, la meva parella d’intercanvi de Kentucky! L’estoig anava ple de chocolatines, caramels, un llapis, una crema de llavis i un iman de l’estat de Kentucky.

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I love every little detail of this pouch, the fabric choice is so lovely ,with the linen bit. The quilting fits in perfectly and what I like the most is the double stitching in both blue and brown, matching the colours of the patterned fabric, and the way the zipper is sewn in. Oh, zippers… I like them, I like sewing zippers, but still I haven’t mastered this technique!!! So I suppose it’s a matter of practice and more practice.

M’encanta com li ha quedat, la tla que ha escollit es perfecta i hi lliga molt amb el lli. L’encoixinat ha quedat molt be i el que m’agrada mes son els repunts que ha fet en blau i marro lligant amb els tons de la tela estampada. La cremallera esta tan ben cosida! ai les cremalleres, m’agraden, pero encara no les domino… Suposo que es questio de practica practica i mes practica… que hi farem!

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In the meantime, I have finished two quilt tops. One was finished a while ago, but since I haven’t been able to quilt for the last two months…( my walking foot was not working well), I was trying to do other bits and pieces. Now I’m craving for quilting!

De mentres, he estat fent petites cosetes. Fa temps que no he pogut fer encoixinat perque el peu de doble arrosegament no m’anava alhora, pero ara em moro de ganes d’encoixinar!

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This one above is a custom order which I want to send by the end of this week. The baby is due to pop out very soon, so I hope I’m still on time before it arrives into this world. I used a charm pack of School Days for Moda.

Aquest quilt de dalt es un encarrec, he fet ser vir un charm pack de School Days per Moda. Espero enviar-lo a fials d’aquesta setmana abans de que neixi el seu inquil.lí.

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This is another quilt top using more scraps from Aneela Hoey’s A Walk in the Woods. I’ve just cut a second border in grey and I’ll use a foxy print for the backing. I’m not sure what the binding is going to look like yet, but I’ll show you when it’s finished, of course.

I aquest altre es un quilt que s’ha anat esperant a la qua d’encoixinar. Esta fet amb restes de tela de l’Aneela Hoey, A Walk in the Woods. Ja tinc tallada la tela per fer-li un marc i la tela del darrere estara plena de guineus. 

I’ve made a second A-line dress for Hana. She won’t let me photograph her wearing it… but it does fit her very well! This time I sew buttons all the way down at the back.

Aquest es el segon vestit que li hje fet a la Hana. Aquest cop li he cosit botons de dalt a baix a la part del darrere.

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Now I’m working on a third dress, adding some detail and altering the pattern a bit (just a little because I’m a bit of a wimp and I’m afraid of making a huge mistake). I’m adding some pin tucks at the centre front, and I’m thinking of adding a pocket or two, I’ll see how I’m getting on… and hopefully I can take a photo of her wearing the three of them…

N’estic fent un tercer, canviant una mica el patro, nomes una mica perque no m’atreveixo a fer gaires virgueries encara. A veure si em deixa fer-li unes quantes fotos amb tots tres vestits. Ultimament no es deixa fotografiar gaire!

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A Swap on its way…

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Well here it is, the finished zipper pouch for my swap partner with some of the chocolates in it. I’m not doing a swap that involves chocolate again. I had to replace some bars a few times… that what happens when you buy the chocolate when your pouch is still being made…

Anyway, I made the zipper inspired by this tutorial. It’s the first time I sew a zipper on the side of a pouch. I like the way you don’t have to deal with those bent edges when the zip is on top.

I’ve been good and the pouch is being filled up with chocolate since it was finished without any temptation getting in the way… there’s some yummy stuff in it which is a surprise for my  partner! So tomorrow it is heading the post office and off to America it goes!

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Doncs aqui esta! L’estoig amb cremallera per l’intercanvi de “cremalleres i xocolata“… I ja esta decidit, que no fare cap mes intercanvi on hi hagi xocolata pel mig. I es clar que em vaig menjar algunes xocolatines! Es el que passa si les compres abans d’acabar l’estoig que has d’omplir… 

Vaig inspirar-me en aquest tutorial. M’agrada com queda la cremallera en un costat de l’estoig. Es mes facil cosir-la aixi que no pas quan esta amunt, perque a mi mai no em queden be els extrems.

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Dema sortira volant cap als Estats Units, despres d’omplir-la una mica mes…

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SWAP – INTERCANVI

This is the mini quilt I made for my swap partner from the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild. She said she likes red and green and I love red, so I had plenty of that. The stripy fabric has tiny green dots that match the outer green border and I used red thread for the quilting. I hope she likes it… 
Aquest es el mini quilt per a l’intercanvi amb el Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild. La meva companya d’intercanvi va dir que li agradava el vermell i el verd, i com que a mi tambe m’agrada el vermell ja tenia molta tela d’aquest color. La tela ratllada te puntets verds que ja queden be amb la tela verda del marge. Ara espero que li agradi…


I used Flea Market Fancy for the binding and backing.
Now I only need to print a label and 
it will go all the way to Georgia.
I always think of peaches
when I hear Georgia…
La tela del darrere i la vora son de Flea Market Fancy.
Ara nomes falta imprimir una etiqueta 
i estara llestper anar a Georgia. 
Sabieu que Georgia es famosa 
pels seus pressecs?

I like quilting a straight line just outside the seam so it bulks out a bit,
but I quilted on the ditch for the outside of the star.
M’agrada fer l’encoixinat recta just a la vora de les costures
per fer resaltar mes les peces, pero a la part de fora
de l’estel l’he fet just a la vora.
Straight red lines to frame it and finished!
Linees rectes amb fil vermell per enmarcar-ho tot i acabat!
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CARD SWAP – INTERCANVI DE POSTALS

I’d like to show you the card that I received and the card that I made from the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap III:
Us vull ensenyar la postal que vaig rebre i la que vaig fer per al Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap:

Here’s the card I received from Heather at HKPowerstudio in the USA.  It is a printed heart on fabric and there are tiny beads stitched all over. It looks amazing and she will soon reveal how to make those stitches, so keep an eye on her blog if you want to know how to do it!

Aquesta es la postal que vaig rebre de la Heather de HKPowerstudio als EEUU. Es la foto d’un cor impres sobre roba i ha cosit tot de boletes a sobre. No se quina tecnica ha utilitzat pero aviat revelara el secret al seu blog, si voleu aprendre com es fa aneu a donar un cop d’ull!
The card I made is this one and it went to Susan from SVM-travels, in the USA as well. I decided to make something a bit different, so it is a three sided heart that you can hang up like a mobile.  I will show you how to do it too. She seems pleased with it, so I’m happy! Susan is a great knitter, you should have a look around her blog and see the nice stuff she makes, among other cool things too.

La postal que jo vaig fer es aquesta i aviat tambe us ensenyare com es fa. Va viatjar cap al EEUU, a casa de la Susan de SVM-travels. Vaig fer un cor de tres cares que es pot penjar com un mobil. Sembla que li va agradar, aixi que estic contenta! 
La Susan te molta trac,a fent mitja i haurieu de veure tot el que fa, visiteu el seu blog i tobareu moltes coses!

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AN INVITATION / UNA INVITACIO

Ja arriba la tercera temporada de The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap que organitza la Beth.
Podeu donar un cop d’ull a totes les postals fetes a ma i amb una gran varietat de tecniques, a part d’algun punt cosit, al group de flickr.

El tema de la primera celebracio va ser “Temps” i aleshores encara no sabia que aixo existia! Arrel d’un blog que segueixo vaig descobrir que se celebrava la segona temporada amb el tema “Llar” i vaig poder participar. Vaig rebre una postal cosida i estampada a ma de l’Stella, dels EEUU.

El tema d’aquesta nova temporada es “Amor” i si voleu, vosaltres tambe podeu participar. Heu de fer una postal a ma, amb la tecnica que mes us agradi, afegint algun puntet cosit, ni que sigui un boto, interpretant el tema de l ‘amor. Envieu un email a la Beth dient que voleu participar i donant-li la vostra adrec,a. Mes tard ella us enviara el nom i l’adrec,a de la persona a qui li heu d’enviar la postal que heu fet.
No oblideu de fer-li un foto primer, per si es perd pel cami… i un cop la persona a qui li heu enviat l’ha rebut, ja podeu ensenyar la vostra postal al vostre blog o al grup de flickr.

Us animeu?

The third Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap is on again! pop over to Beth’s blog and read all about it to take part on it. The first one was about “TIME”, the second one was about “HOME”, now it is about “LOVE”. Have a look at all the lovely postcards that were made before on flickr.


I received a lovely card from Stella in the USA and mine flew over to that same country too. I wonder where my new card is going to travel this time and from where I will receive mine.
Would you like to join us?
Send an email to Beth, telling her you want to participate and give her your address. She’ll send you the details of the person you’ll send your card to. Don’t forget to take a photo of your card before you send it, and once the person receives it, you can show it on your blog and on the fickr group.

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