Thursday, 8 October 2015
Today a sneak peak in my sewingroom, not big, but lots to see!
This first picture shows my sewing table with red and white plastic tablecloth fixed (with a staple gun) on top. For storing little things, I used jam jars also with red and white checkers. I screwed the lids on the underside of the narrow Ikea shelf.
magnet strip (in Dutch: magneetlijst) to store my scissors and covered the strip with fabric (fabric with sewing notions;)
storage rack ( from Ikea too) is made for a kitchen but becomes very handy in the sewing room, I spray painted it white.
More sewing room photo's to come next time;)
Have a nice day!
Thursday, 17 September 2015
This one is called : Flames and made by Hilde van Schaardenburg (The Netherlands)
One of the 'Modern quilt guild' quilts. There many, but this is a detail from a quilt made by Kathy York (USA)
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. There was so much to see. These photo's above are just a selection from what I liked or wanted to show because it looked new to me.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Neelam and from Magret Behrends-Kohl (also the scraps at the left). Others are mostly Oakshott cottons at the Quiltcabin from Dortmund.
I enjoyed the first day very much and I will be back with more pictures!
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Lots of sewing done, the past two weeks, on this red and white double Irish chain, but the top is done!!! Lizzy has been by my side until the last stitches. Since we lost Goofie she doesn't lose me out of her sight.
I used all kinds of scraps, some of them from the 80ties like the one with the bears and the ducks. Those are one of my earliest quilting fabrics.
All there is left now, is basting and quilting it. I don't know yet how to quilt it. It is quite big:
240cm by 240cm (about 94 by 94 inches).
To be continued :)
Saturday, 22 August 2015
The chicken is a block I draw myself (wanted to make an Easter quilt one day...)
This one really cleared out my closet because a lot of left over blocks were used in this quilt. Also a few unfinished projects are finished because of this project!!
Le petit Monde by Jaqueline Morel
Ingrid's quilts. My husband draw the pattern for me and I made it into a paper piecing pattern.
Lori Holt from Bee in my Bonnet . May be one day I will make the whole quilt. I appliqued this one with a herringbone stitch I showed here. The mini blocks I made during a class somewhere in the 90's....and they survived!
The big character 'A' is made with the broderie persé technique. And the bright coloured block in pink and yellow was bought at an antique stand (and is about 150 years old). The little handkerchief with the character 'A' was a gift when I was about 8 years old.
In this quilt I also included left over blocks from previous quilts like 'klosjes' from the klosjesquilt, a basket from my basket quilt.
I like paper pieced patterns like this with the flying geese going round, I made that one years ago.
Size: 1.70 cm by 1.73 cm, (67 inches by 68 inches)
Quilting: Hand quilting in big stitches, without a hoop, with yarn from Weeks dye works
Batting: 100 % cotton.
Embroidered over the finished blocks with perlé yarn numbers 8 and 5, in pink, reds and beige.
Washed in the washing machine (with 6 colourcatchers!) and partly dried in the drier.
Have a good and creative weekend,
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Lizzy 'assisted' me when taking photo's of this finished quilt. It was laying around for a while as a top.
This one is taken in front of a windmill, called the 'Hommelmolen', close by.
We met these guys too along the way.
I quilted it with the sewing machine around the mills and knotted the quilt with woolen thread only in the middle of the mills.
Just had to show my new bags for my bike (bought them in the shop called Xenos). I bought them because I like the laminated fabric.
The idea for this quilt came from this book.
Lizzy in her basket again and heading back home.
deze 'giveaway' gewonnen bij Kelly van Pinkadot quilts !!!!
De eerste keer dat ik iets won, super leuk! Met deze rol maak je makkelijk veel driehoekjes die perfect van formaat zijn. Als ik ze ga gebruiken zal ik het laten zien.
Goed begin van het weekend......
Yesterdaty night this package arrived all the way from Pennsylvania, USA. I won this at a giveaway by Kelly from Pinkadot quilts!!! It is the first time I ever won a giveaway, super fun! With this paper roll I can make very accurate half square triangles in a fast way. I will show you the result when I try it.
A very good start for a weekend!
Een kreatief weekend gewenst,
Have a creative weekend,