Quilting : house quilt

As  much as I enjoyed to hand quilt this quilt, it came to the end and it is done!
I still need to label it and add a hanging sleeve to hang it on the wall somewhere in the house.

Blue houses quilt

Cat testing

The quilt and blueberries

Blue house quilt

Click on the image below to download a pdf tutorial 
PDF tutorial on the house block

Endless book : May review

For this week I finished the details on bigger illustrations, added some text and gave an "aged" effect by splashing the yellowish paint over the white edges.
I used graphite pencils, watercolor paints and ballpoint pen on Bristol paper.  

Endless book

Endless book

Color and pattern inspiration : Paisley

I am inspired by the old-fashioned darker floral and paisley patterns a lot, no matter what season it is.
It reads bohemian and folksy like this collection of Moda Fabrics called Russian Tradition.
My next quilt will be blue and red, and I am collecting the ideas for it.
I also have a Pinterest board for Blue and Red images only.









Feels good images : Hawaii

Some photographs from the trip to Hawaii in 2013.
We went there exactly this time a year ago, mid May. 
I just like to think about what I was doing a year ago sometimes 
and pull put old pictures and sketchbooks.
Keeping memories in three formats - mental, digital and on paper. 






Flowers of Hawaii




Have a great weekend, everybody!

Feels good

Feels good images - I was biking and sketching last weekend in Balboa Park, San Diego.
Definitely going to it again!

Sketching in the park

...and riding my bike..

Inspirational art : Cheung Wing Yee's tiny paintings and art dolls

As always with Flickr where I find the most amazing and inspiring art, I stumbled upon this very original artist from Hong Kong,  Cheung Wing Yee and fell in love with her images!
I am always amazed by such artists, who can manipulate different materials and turn them into
 a cohesive and very unique artwork.  Enjoy!

tiny book 10

tiny book 2

tiny book under the apple tree

under the apple tree 4

under the apple tree 7

under the apple tree

birds 1

urara 丽

umi no odori 1


小草小花work in progress

love letters 8



Endless book : next page and details

This book is taking life on its own, I just follow the flow..

Endless book


New page

For the previous pages see my tag Endless Book
See the Endless Book Flickr group here 

Sunday : Blue House Quilt

My Sunday went well. 
I have progressed to be half way done 
with the hand quilting of this quilt 
and totally loved it. 
Have a nice week!

This quilt is half way done