A new project is going to start with other couple of friends Rawya that I already did a very nice paint box quilt with her last year

with Asma , a new friend full with energy and very helpful , we also welcome other participators as well.

NOW, let me tell you about our new project It's a combination of quilting and Applique table runner took from this book

 and its called Vine Fruit .

When you see the pattern you will guess that  Deborah Kemball chose to put all her favorite fruits in one pattern.

I chose most of my fabrics  from my stash , even though Rawya sent me this great site which can help with choosing colors that go along with the backgrounds and each other.

Okay that's all for today, 

I never made a whole applique project, but I feel such an enthusiasm to try something new, and different Techniques . 

Well, as the plan, we started on 17 of January and we have a week to collect our fabrics , some friends are very new to such art .

I chose mine here and started to learn and read about many tips of appliques.

Assma from "Vine Fruit Group" gave me already a roll of Wonder- Under to work with ....so thank you . and I think I will use more than one method in this project to add 3 dimensions to some parts of the runner. 


picture from the net



More greens

More greens from nature from Europe  in pictures

Another pictures from Sharjah


Something green

Oh , how I wish if days reversed back !!!

I would bring more flowers of these.

Yes from Crown Plaza Hotel in Geneva, a lady who was in charge to change small table vases was collecting those wonderful alive, green flowers into some other kinds.

I found enough courage and asked her to keep which was on the table in front of me.....yes i should have asked for the rest which where displayed.

Here it is,I kept it in the water in my room in a disposable water bottle, and when traveling from town to town and from country to other I would empty the water and storage it head in .


Do you agree that this is a wonderful plant or flower?(can't really tell)
I kept it and I still have it.


My journey to Europe

I was lucky enough to spent a wonderful  2 weeks this summer visiting some beautiful countries in Europe .  
I'd like to show some pictures expressing some great views 

From Chamonix - France

Ice does amazing sculptures

Clouds and ice with green mountains in the middle 

Back to the reality
down ..... back home 

Down i also saw some nice ideas which will stick in my vision like here, in one clothing shop,they 

Recycle in a very good way using old water pipes 

And this one was at a pizza restaurant


Is that a forgettable chair ?


Weekend project ( cutlery holder )

A dear friend reminded me that I made a holder for her cutlery  but she took it to her home away, and today she misses it very much 

Well I found it a good project to do in the weekend 

I started with used handkerchief as a background and the top fabric. 

I thought this  burgundy wine color with white swirls and light purple flowers will be nice.
I fixed it over the the handkerchief making folds as much as it can hold.

I divided it every 3 inches more or less

 To use the whole background I added another fabric and I added some details  

For hanging over the wall I open 5 buttonholes

I tried it to show how much it can be useful, and to show what can u do  in small places that can accommodate many things 


Paint box finish

Finally, I finished my Paint box , actually the picture of the original block is not there anymore after the update.  

 I did this project with Rawya who finished her quilt on time, and you can see her  beautiful quilt here .

Ok, I was late about month or so  for some reasons, everybody has reasons so you don't need to know about it.

Then time came to find that the measure of the quilt is not enough for my bed , so I add 20 blocks more , and I add white sashing with cornerstones 2.5 " each .

Next problem is the quilting procedure  itself is not easy to me with large quilt, and I need it to cover king size bed .
So I found this tute regarding a technique  called quilt as you go . I divided my quilt into five sections ( maybe two was enough).

I used the" bondaweb" here to glue the three layers together, I added small pieces here and there especially at the edges and used iron to fix it in place, and it was great idea. 

 I added  the patting , bondaweb and then ironing . I added a lot of safety pins, too.

I quilted each section with one inch away from the edges where I should section.

When all section are quilted free motion as you see,

I gathered the faces together without catching the patting or the backing .

I cut all the axes patting just to join each other not overlapping, and run over them with  ladder stitches by hand.

Then, I cut the backing, so one side will overlap the next one and bigger about one inch, then I closed all the wounds 

finally I added my name, starting, ending dates and the name of the quilt on an extra block.

 No No not finished yet

I added another border, YES after all this quilting, I am crazy making large enough to cover the sides of the bed .

my quilt measures 99" * 83"


My neighbour loved the back too much !!!!