Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Tree Quilt // 3

I have started the quilting. I wish my free motion straight line quilting were more constant. It will have to do. I know what I'm doing within the tree but I'm constantly changing my mind for the area around it. Eventually, I'll have to decide. But I still have a lot of time to think about it as I'll be away from my studio for the next ten days.

I found this book at a thrift store during my recent trip in the USA. Meanwhile I have read it and I can highly recommend it not only but especially to all quilters among you. Such intelligent, meaningful and clever way to describe the histories of women over three generations. The analogy of bits and pieces that form a life and patches that form a quilt! Sometimes well organised and structured like in a well designed patchwork pattern, sometimes chaotic or simply free of form(ality) as in a Crazy Quilt. I adore this book and it makes me appreciate quilts even more I already do!

Taking a short break from blogging.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Christmas Tree Quilt // 2

I thought this could be it and sewed it all together.

I ran out of the background fabric and had to improvise. Maybe it's for the good. I am not completely happy with the look. The bad light in this picture is also not helpful. I'm debating how to quilt it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Christmas Tree Quilt // 1

It's been a while that I wanted to make a Christmas quilt. This year is the year!

My plan is to make a wall hanging that represents a Christmas Tree. I'm aiming at a minimalistic design with a fresh look. We'll see.

This is the fabric pull

And first blocks

Monday, October 9, 2017

epp project with still no name

I am still enjoying working on this hand sewing project in the evenings.

Also did some math and realised there are still a lot of blocks to be sewn. Aiming at 6x8 = 48. So back to the cutting table it was.

I like to name my quilts but I'm having a hard time coming up with a name for this one.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy fabric and notions shopping

Once at home it is always a pleasure to look at all the quilty souvenirs I bring back. Be it from scale up quilt fabric shops, be it from thrift stores.

In the meantime everything has found its place and I'm back at the sewing machine!

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