Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hope // 7 and last !

I'm so happy I was able to finish Hope still before the end of the year. I started it in October 2015 and it's been a companion since. This quilt is filled with meaning and close to my heart so finishing the year with Hope means a lot to me. Never stop hoping!

With this I've been able to complete all my quilty works in progress. The New Year will be a new start on a blank page or should I say on a blank cutting table.

Thank you for stopping by and your interest in my work. Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!

180 x 120 cm

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hope // 6

I haven't shown any progress on Hope here for a while. It is my goal to have it finished before the end of the year. I think I will succeed. I'm done with 90% of the hand quilting and even the binding is already attached. Just putting the last stitches!

Maybe you'll enjoy some pictures of the progress this far.

After almost ten years of quilting this is the first time I closed the binding also with a diagonal seam. Always cheated here so far and went straight but Hope with all its diagonal seams was screaming for it.

At this point I could have called it finished. Instead I decided to add some more quilting between the quilted diamonds.

Fingers crossed final reveal still this year! I'd love to close the year with Hope.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cushion cover

Three years ago I made my quilt Dresda. I kept the triangle leftovers from joining the strips. Now that I needed a new cushion cover I thought of them. It took me a while to figure out a pleasing layout. I always have such a hard time to make up my mind. But once I settled on one the pillow was quickly made. It's fun to have a quick and easy project from time to time.

And with this I'd like to wish a Merry Christmas to those celebrating and a nice weekend to all the others.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Foulard IV // 3 and last !

It's done. My series of four Foulards is herewith complete! It's been a fine and joyful journey. There is something liberating to work with repurposed fabrics and a kind of improvisational piecing. These are all fabrics gained from old bed sheets, duvet and pillow covers, and similar fabrics from around the house. I love newly bought quilting cottons. But I simply adore the transformation of something used and old into something new. It's like getting a second chance. And maybe even a third. Yet knowing that one day it will be all over.

190 x 150 cm

the back

Check out my Quilts page if you want to have a closer look at the whole series.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Foulard IV // 2

Today I'm sharing some work in progress pictures of Foulard IV. Hope you enjoy the closer view of details.