Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

Another WIP

...or finishing things :-)

This one measures  19 x 20" . The colour of the border is not quite right in this photo, it's not that red.


Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2011

Sarah and Mollys Free Piecing Study

Back in January Sarah and Molly started their Free Piecing Study and I joined. Above are the blocks I made for my partner Jessica. We aggreed upon light patterned background fabrics and though I had doubts about my blocks, now as I see them together, I like how they turned out.


Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2011

Blogger's BOM

My blocks so far. This mosaic is a great tool, now I can see, that I need to use some more of the stronger colours in my next blocks.


Montag, 7. November 2011

First handmade Christmas gifts for this year

..and probably the last ones :-)

I made 10 placemats for a wonderful family, I hope they like them. I used  a FQ-bundle of Posh by Chez moi from Moda and added some fabric from my stash.


Freitag, 28. Oktober 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival Fall 2011

First, thank you for stopping by and thank you Amy, for hosting this fun event again :-)

I'm entering my wall quilt 'Libellensommer', which I made during Tonya's online class

I think my theme was repetition, but after 3 dragonflies I had enough of it :-).
Then while assembling the top, the theme hit me again... I pieced scraps together, cut them apart, pieced them together again and so on.

But I'm happy how it turned out and during summer it lives on a wall at our entrance.

This is a detail-shot of the quilting

And now here's the link  to all the other partipicants:

Have fun 

Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2011

Baby and preemie quilt

In August a baby quilt was delivered, with some of the left overs I made a preemie quilt:

This one measures 39" x 41 "  or 98 cm x 104 cm and for the backing I used the beautiful Michael Miller zoology  print . Looks like I forgot to take a photo of the back...
But here's part of the back of the preemie quilt:

The preemie quilt will stay here until I have a compagnion for him. Then I'll send them to one of the hostesses of the German yahou group 'preemiequilts'.


Donnerstag, 29. September 2011

A Finish and a WIP

The bird sample is finished and it's not as crooked as it looks on this photo. It measures 21 x 18 1/2".

Last sunday morning I picked a green fabric for the binding, cut two stripes and pieced them together, only to find out, I pieced one stripe together. Ok, took the seam ripper, took it apart again and intended to piece the 2 stripes together..Oops,  I had cut the stripes in different widths... So I cut another stripe and the rest went well, I sewed the binding on without any other problems ;-)
I planned to stitch it down by hand in the evening, so I could take a look at it all day long... and I didn't like the green, because it didn't match the green in the border. To make it short, I took the binding off again and pieced on the orange binding the next day . Which surprisingly went without mistakes  :-)

And here's the WIP:

 Currently measuring 48x48" and waiting for a border...


Freitag, 23. September 2011

Auditioning bindings

For the binding of a  mini-quilt I'm looking for fabrics  in my stash....

I'd love to bind it with the pale purple which frames the bird, unfortunately it's gone ...
So maybe the orange one ???
Or maybe a solid pale purple ???


Sonntag, 18. September 2011

New placemats

Finally our family is complete again and we're using our new placemats :-))


Sonntag, 7. August 2011

New project

I recently finished a long time UFO and a baby quilt and there are hardly any other UFO's left ( only about 17 or 18 , ok, I think not that much, but still enough ). So, as you never know what happens when all UFO's are gone, the universe could be shaken to it's core, I quickly started another project ... :-)

I've seen this kind of blocks on Bemused's blog, only I think hers are smaller. The finished size of my blocks is 8". The solid is a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton and it's gorgeous, very shimmery.
 I'll probably make 9 or 12 blocks and then decide how to proceed :-)


Dienstag, 2. August 2011

Lighthouses quilt is finished

In 2007 I participated in a swap of the German yahoo group quiltswaps and got 6 lovely lighthouses. I 've kept 2 of mine ( I made 2 x 4 ) and finally this quilt is finished.

The back with a boat and some stars

It measures 134 x 105 cm   or  53 x 412 and is machine pieced and machine quilted.

I'll donate it to the yahoo group Pflegekinder, where a foster child will get it.


Dienstag, 26. Juli 2011

At the end of last year Sarah from House of Krom   and Molly from Country Hill  started their Free Piecing Study. As it seemed to be fun I jumped right in and soon had Lori as a partner, then Jessica from Jmbmommy, too.

Here are my latest blocks for the swap:
I'm already looking forward to see all the blocks, once the study is finished :-)

And some other pieced objects : cellphone bags for my mom :


Montag, 11. Juli 2011

The next round is finished and a WIP

There will be 2 more rounds and I'm curious what they will bring.

And this is part of a long time WIP, which I'm currently quilting. This will probably be finished in July.


Dienstag, 7. Juni 2011

Liberated RR

Here's my RR so far:

There's still time to join :-)


Montag, 30. Mai 2011

Wedding quilt finished and delivered

Wrapped in polka dots the wedding quilt was delivered !

The label:

And the quilt:

It measures about 1,40 x 2,20 m  or    56 x 88"

As the presents haven't been opened at the wedding, I don't know if they like it, but I sure hope so :-)


Freitag, 13. Mai 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2011

Amy's Creative Side

First of all welcome and a big thank you to Amy for hosting this again !

My entry for the BQF is a quilt I finished a while ago and it lived in my closet. When I heard about the plea for quilts for Japan it was a quick decision. It should be on it's way right now :-)
I hope it brings some comfort.

Here's the quilt:

and some detail shots:

it's called 'White birds'.

Thank you for stopping by :-)

and here's the link back

Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2011

a finish and a start

It's still spring here in Germany and so I'm happy my new spring wall hanging is finished. It's already hanging on it's place until summer arrives...

Machine pieced and quilted and of course I forgot to measure it :-)

Here's a detail:

The back:

I quilted big flowers in the border fabric, but they don't show. But that's ok, I'll label it under 'practicing'   :-) The backing fabric is from IKEA and I managed to put it upside down. Again no problem, because nobody will see it.

And I started a leader enders project:  ocean waves à la Bonnie Hunter. This will be a long time project. Here's the first block:


Montag, 18. April 2011

First Iris in 2011

Yesterday was the day for this beauty

And some progress was made on the quilting of  'All you need is love'.
Still I'm not sure if I can meet the deadline.. 

Mittwoch, 13. April 2011

Another finish

In time for Easter my wallhanging 'Frohe Ostern' is finished.

I got FQ's of the fabric with the big dots and the bright checkerboard for my birthday last year and immediately knew I wanted to make easter-eggs out of it.

And I probably managed to make the ugliest backing... but I just wanted to get those fabrics out of my stash.

The quilting on 'all you need is love' is getting better, here's a list of music I'm listening while quilting:

John Legend - Evolver
Neil Diamond - First Hits - Twelve Songs
Leonard Cohen - Greatest Hits
Fredericks, Goldman & Jones
Horse - The same sky
Simply Red - Home - A new flame

I probably should get me some Beatles songs too :-)

Freitag, 8. April 2011

Quilting Love

I'm not so sure anymore straight lines were a good idea...