My friend from Maryland, USA gave me hand dyed fabrics to take home with me and I made this Amish style top out of a red and blue one. This is the first time, I think, I used hand dyes in a quilt like this.
And to make the triangles I finally used the paper: triangles on a roll I won last year
She also taught me how to machine quilt feathers. I still have to practice a lot, but I like doing it. I hope to show you feathers on this quilt soon.
On our holiday week we turned these shirts into.....
...quilting fabrics! Even some dresses of beautiful eyelet fabric (in Dutch: Broderie)!
There were unbelievable large thrift stores... Here I learned to look differently at used fabrics. We had so much fun hunting for good finds!!!
These fabrics are from quilt shops, the AQS quilt show, a real Amish quilt shop, Jo Ann fabrics and even my friend gave me fabric from her stash;) I hope to start using them soon, so I can show new ideas!
The holiday week at my friend and her husbands home gave me lots of good, happy memories!!! We could talk about quilts and exchange ideas forever. It couldn't be any better!