Sunday, 31 January 2016
A little update on my 1718 coverlet reproduction: I'm working on it whenever I can, it is so different from what I have done so far and very addictive...
The sunlight came in on Saturday for a few minutes. I tried to capture the whole width of this piece (hanging side ways)....
If you want to take a look at the original one that is in the collection of the Quilt museum in York ( sadly closed down in 2015, but you can still see the collection online ) you can look here . The colours on this site are much brighter than in the book with the pattern. I'm not sure which one is closer to the original coverlet, how it looks today.
This is where all the blocks are made, one by one. Some of them by hand others by machine...
Love entwined 1790 coverlet reproduction ) and old clothing.
With most of the fabric choices I try to stay close to the original coverlet, but sometimes I just pick what is in my 1718 fabric box.
On the left of my table I put up my 'design wall'.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
My first big red and white quilt is finished!!!!!! It is entirely made out of scraps, all saved during lots of years. Some of them are even from the 80ties like that little bear.
The striped fabric from the back of the quilt is folded to the front to form a binding.
The pattern I used is from Bonny Hunter, from her book : Adventures with leaders and enders. I changed the 'white' part. In the pattern it is only made out of one big piece, while I chose to use small squares ( 2"by 2") throughout the whole quilt.
The back of the quilt, contains 2 different fabrics in red and white. The fabric in the middle is framed by the striped fabric. The quilt is machine quilted on my home sewing machine, just simple stripes.
The ducks are also from the 80ties, like the bears.
Size: 2.35m by 2.35m (approx. 92" by 92")
patched and quilted by my home sewing machine
batting: a heavy 100% cotton batting layer, normally used for covering a mattress ( in Dutch called: molton)
the weight of the quilt: 4 kg, yes it is heavy!
Have a nice day,
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Quilt it & Dotty : BEAUTIFUL!!! Lots of atmosphere, light, large and many fabric.
Dawn . She is a very talented lady who does a lot of things for example: collecting antique quilts and other antique quilting items. She, together with her daughter, makes, and sells patterns (See her patterns here) made from those antique quilts and also teaches.
We were taught an applique technique called: back basting applique. This was very clear and could come in very handy for me in the near future...
fabrics are a bit light, not so much contrast but I'm okay with that.
Shenandoah botanical quilt pattern.
(also see the button on the right on my weblog too) and hope to start working on that one soon.
It was a great day thanks to Dawn our teacher, Dorry, owner of the shop and giving us the hospitality and such nice drinks and food during the day. Also Dorry's Mum who helped her where she could.
Thank you all!!!
Monday, 18 January 2016
Hi Everyone, I want to thank all of you for reading my blog and your most appreciated and nice comments in 2015 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are 14 of my WIP projects. Have fun reading!
Supergoof), this will take a while because the plan is to make it big. Love working on it though (all by hand).
Quilt it & Dotty, lots of blocks to make....I don't mind that it will take a while. Nice to know I can make a block without having to think to much...
Of course there are even more plans in my head and patterns and books in my closet, so I feel very privileged .
it is full of nice new projects, ha ha, just what I needed, new ideas!
Saturday the 23thrd I will be attending a workshop in 'back basting applique' and trunkshow (with antique quilts) from Dawn, collector with a needle at Quilt it & Dotty at Overloon (the Netherlands). Exciting!
( I think there are still some tickets left for the trunk show only).
The plan is to show progress on all my projects from above in the coming year!!!
I wish everyone a very creative year too in 2016,
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Anja's bear on the left and Hanneke's bear on the right. Cute aren't they?
The next teddy bear workshop was soon after the previous one and here Corine is sewing hers on one of my Singer featherweights.
Lucy is working hard on her teddy bear too and
The yellow one on the left is made by Corine and the one on the right is made by Lucy. If you click on her name you see more pictures of her bear with his lovely, new knitted pants.
Thank you ladies for taking part in the teddy bear workshops and I'm very proud of you having made such lovely teddy bears!