Saturday, September 24, 2016

Scraps III also goes Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my second entry to Blogger's Quilt Festival. I'm entering Scraps III to the
Modern Quilt Category.

I finished Scraps III last spring. It measures 177 x 140 cm. It is based on a log cabin block that I put on point. You can see the original post here.

Again, be sure to visit the site and leave your votes for your favorites!

Kernel goes Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's that time of the year again! Amy Ellis is holding the Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 Fall Edition. If you want to see some creative and exquisite quilts go over to her site and enjoy a vast selection.

I am entering Kernel into the Original Design Category.

I finished this quilt last year but but have not entered it before. You can see a previous post here.

The quilt measures 176 x 138 cm. It is paper foundation pieced and machine quilted.

Each block has been individually designed.

A few process shots. You can see more if you like by going to the previous post and following back the links. I started by defining the color scheme, making a collage in letter format of the layout I had in mind. Then I decided how big I wanted the single block to be and how it should look.

It's been a laborious journey and also my first time paper foundation piecing. I'm very happy with what I've done and hope you like it too.

Be sure to visit the Festival Site and leave your votes for your favorites!

Thursday, September 22, 2016


I'm back with some paintings for a change. I painted these during art classes between January and June. This time we took inspiration from the theme of mountains. It seems the topic suited me. In fact I totally enjoyed the task and have been very productive. And I have to tell you that I'm very happy with what I've been able to create. I'm sorry for the picture overload but I can't help myself.

A special hello to my dear friend S.C. who has been patiently waiting for me to post them. Hope you enjoy seeing them.

They all measure approximately 61 x 42 cm (except the last that is half that big) and are painted with acrylics on paper.

I took this picture at the end of semester exhibition of student's works. Unfortunately because of the reflection from the windows it was impossible to take good pictures. This is the best I was able to do. One of the mountains shown is mine. Happy hunting!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Foulard I - IV

Here are all four quilt tops at once. These all need backing and machine quilting. Plus I have Diamond to finish hand quilting and Hope waiting for hand quilting. But my head is still full of ideas for more tops. I need to have a serious conversation with myself whether to hold them back and finish some of these wips first or not. I'm curious to find out which side will win.

Foulard I

Foulard II

Foulard III

Foulard IV

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Foulard IV // 1

Sketching or not, most of the time I just keep sewing. I have so many ideas that need to come out.
So it didn't take long and also Foulard IV had its finished top!

I think four Foulards are enough for this series. I think.

Friday, September 9, 2016


Sometimes I just have to sketch some ideas. If only to get them out of my head and make room for other things. This has been such a moment.

This another.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Foulard III // 2

Further progress was quickly made. I had to use the flash for taking this picture and therefore the colors are not rendered properly.

My original plan was to start dark outside and become brighter in the center. But when I saw how this was looking I changed my mind.

I decided to rather put some dark accents. I think it's better this way.

Of course I could have decided in many other different ways. I could have spent several days thinking about it. Instead I started to sew the blocks together and sketched a new plan for Foulard IV.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Foulard III // 1

Perhaps you remember the finished tops of Foulard I and II. I've started to work on Foulard III ! Again I'm using only old bed sheets and fabric scraps from old clothing and such. My plan was to continue on the same path as with the first two ones but explore a new layout.

These are the fabrics I'm using.

Once everything was washed and ironed I cut them into stripes. I was very excited to finally use my new sewing table for the first time.

Needless to say that I couldn't be in a happier place! And the pieces came together like nothing.

My empty design wall started quickly to become busy.

And soon the outer sides were done. 

I don't know why this time I started to work from the sides inwards. It just so happened.