Saturday, November 3, 2018

Progress update

In the meantime I have started to quilt the improv stripes quilt. I'll be sewing "straight" lines in an irregular grid form. I think I'm going to like it! Still thinking about the name for this quilt...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Dishtowel with a personal touch

Recently I needed a little present to bring to a fried I was visiting. I wanted something practical with a handmade touch but that wouldn't require too much time for making. I resorted to something I've done in the past and that has been well received.

I had a ready made dish towel I had bought in the past.

I brought out my scrap bin containing strips.

I cut away the hem and sewed together a scrappy binding as I would do for binding a quilt. Only in this case I made the binding one folded.

And tada! In little time I had a cute little present with my personal touch. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Progress update

While I have been silent on this platform for the past four weeks I have made quite some progress in the studio. Those who follow me on Instagram already know what I'm talking about and won't learn anything new. For the others this is what happened.

I made some good progress with my epp project and as usual I really enjoy looking at the back of such a project. All those lovely seams that will soon disappear in the layers of the finished quilt.

And with the growing of this epp top I got room back on my design wall. This enabled me to also work on the project I first talked about here.

What started as an experiment by just sewing strips together as leaders and enders while working on Nelly grew to a finished top of its own right. It's been a fun process with these improv strips. Not only with the top itself but also with the fun progress on my wall.

I'm really happy with this top. With its cheerful colors it is uplifting to look at. So fun how the wall has changed during the last four weeks.

And this is all that's left of the epp pieces to be sewn together. Soon I'll have another finished top!

And with Crux I'll have three tops waiting to be backed, layered, basted, and quilted!
See you again in a couples week!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Work in Progress

I am glad I finished all the parts for this top. I'm in the process of sewing them together and this is going to take a while. I bothers me that I can't free up the design wall to work on other projects and keep this hand sewing for the evenings but I just can't think of a practical way to keep the pieces in the order I want.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lima // 2

I am back from a wonderful trip to Peru. If you want to see some pictures you'll have to check out my Instagram feed. It is just too time consuming to post pictures here as well. I can assure you that it is worth a visit though. You'll see images of the city of Lima as well as in and around Cusco, the salt mines of Maras, and of course the incomparable Machu Picchu! Hop over and enjoy.
If you do be sure to scroll back a little and you'll be rewarded with some pictures of travels to Naples, Italy and to the Black Forest, Germany.

While in Lima I did a little bit of hand sewing as well. Now you'll understand the name of this quilt to be. This is how far I got.

It is now put aside for a while as I'm working on finishing the blue and yellow epp project I shared here in the previous post.

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