Donnerstag, 20. Dezember 2012

Solstice / Wintersonnenwende

Today is solstice and I'm very happy about it :-)
Can't wait that the days are getting longer again.

Heute ist Wintersonnenwende und ich freu mich sehr darüber. Ich kann's kaum erwarten, dass die Tage wieder länger werden.

I think I haven't shown the tree block of the Random Sampler QAL, I think I'll take it apart to correct the wonkiness. But that will have to wait.

Ich denke, ich habe den Baum-Block vom Random Sampler QAL noch nicht gezeigt, ich will ihn auch noch einmal auseinandernehmen, um die Unschärfen etwas zu korrigieren ;-) Aber das muss noch etwas warten.

And here are the next blocks
Und hier die nächsten Blöcke
and finally ( after having started it went quite quickly ) I made myself much needed needlecases after the this tutorial
and schließlich habe ich für mich noch dringend benötigte Nadelmäppchen nach diesem tutorial gemacht,  (nachdem ich erst mal angefangen hatte, ging es ganz schnell )   

So merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
So, Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr

P.S. I decided to try to post in German too, you might have noticed ;-)

Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2012

Starry Starry Night

One of my 2 quilting WIPs is now finished and already in good use. It's quite cold here .

The stars are the result of several swaps in R.C.T.Q , which was a lot of fun . And I really love all the different types of stars and fabrics.

For the sashing and border I used leftovers, so there are several shades of blue and black in there.

The stars are surrounded by simple meandering, but in the border are swirls as a kind of reference to the painting 'Starry starry night' by Vincent van Gogh. The name of the swap was 'Starry starry night' too :-)
And it reminds me of the wonderful song by Don McLean with the same name.
All the stars are quilted in the ditch by hand.

Here are the names of the quilters who contributed to this:

Johanna Koski, finland
Janet Nelson, Florida, USA
Karen, Queen of Squishies USA
Kay Ahr, Nevada USA
Mary Dorchak, Oregon USA
Sally Swindells, Suffolk UK
Lizzy Taylor, UK
Alison McDonald, Ontario, Canada
Jessamy Thompson, Netherlands
Jennifer Kinney, Washington USA
Kate Dicey, Kent, UK
Cappy Phillips, MD, USA
Ursula Urban, Vienna, Austria
Roberta in Munich, Germany
Mary O_Neill, Arizona, USA
Denny Zech, Indiana, USA

and me ;-)


Montag, 3. Dezember 2012

Placemats again

As our next Ikea store is an hour drive away, which is quite far for Germans ;-), I don't manage to get there very often. A few weeks ago, we managed and they had a fun Santa Claus fabric. Which ended  in another set of placemats. They will stay here and already got their first stains...

Sorry for the bad photo, nearly all November was so dark and when we have sun, it's difficult to photograph.
And then of course we needed matching pillows. Stephanie might recognize the polka dot fabric , it waited until now for its special appearance :-)

Another finish: 'Music', the top is done , I even have the backing ready, but it will have to wait a while, before I can baste and quilt this one.

And I played a bit with my friends