maandag 30 juli 2012

Summerproject no 1...finished

wanted to finish this before leaving on a holiday to England... that did not happen. So now I'm back and...did it!

I bought the Melody Miller "Ruby Star Shining" fabric when I was in New York in januari, thinking of using it for a quilt, but the bright red in this fabric just didn't speak to me when I got it I cut of those parts. Cut out the typewriter and used "Vliesofix" to put it on the top. Used a linen-cotton blend and some kona for the rest of the bag.

Now I'm thinking about using the rest of the fabric for a picnic-blanket...since it is a firmer kind of fabric. But I'm out of the linen-cotton, so shopping first!!!

donderdag 17 mei 2012

Blue bicycles

A new quilt... this one was a puzzle for me. Improvising as I went along. I love how it turned out and learned a lot about planning a quilt, I hope.

size: 120 cm x 126 cm

Bought the Kokka fabric with the bicycles in New York, found the purple print in my stash (I think it's Eva, by Basic Grey), bought some sollids at Hawthorn thread and the red dots and blue print (Windham, Indigo) at Quilt it & Dotty. Used the Windham-fabric for the back as well, I love it!

zondag 1 april 2012

To sash

Remember the "to sash or not to sash"-question...well...
I decided to sash the wonky cross blocks. It gives it more structure and I like that.

I have forgotten to take pictures of the back...
I used a piece of indonisian batik that I had "lying around" ;-)

maandag 20 februari 2012

Finally finished

It took me ages to finish this quilt. Quilted by hand!
All fabric Kaffe Fassett and the solids are Kona.

and now I'd like a "how to photograph my quilt-course"...

vrijdag 13 januari 2012

Thinking about a new project

Is this going to be it?
Little embroidery figures I made last year (including a "Julie Jackson" in Dutch) combined with some red fabrics. I need more fabric :-)  


And I need a design... blocks, some sort of log cabin maybe...

dinsdag 10 januari 2012

To sash or not to sash

that's the question ;-)
Showing a WIP for a change. Used this wonky-cross-block tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman:

Started when I found the yellow print in a stack of Tula Pink fat quarters I bought some time ago, but never got around to using...the colors in it were too bright for my taste. Now I decided to use them separately and the yellow one "spoke" to me. Found some turquoise and yellow charms to match. The turquoise print is from De Haan & Wagemakers. Need to find another matching print... and need to decide whether or not to add sashing between blocks.

vrijdag 6 januari 2012

A little project...

for this last vacation-day...
some Kaffe Fassett and solid scraps, some batting and a flexi frame, et voilĂ !

dinsdag 3 januari 2012

Finished quilt... oh no... unfinished quilt...

 I discovered a Kaffe Fassett print I loved and found some sollid charms that matched perfectly... so a quilt was planned and finished the week before Christmas: 

I used a cotton-wool filling... and washed it... after that it looked like this:

oopsss... All the quilted lines had to come out, the filling is out and now I can start over.
 How to prevent this from happening again?!