Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Qara // 2

Thinking about layout of my geese...

In other words, ehm birds:

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Qara // 1

It must be three years ago that my lovely friend Yara of qvilted gave me some left over scraps from her own quilt making.

I've been treasuring them since and now the time has come to make something beautiful with them.
As they are practically all triangles I've decided to use them as is and since the fabrics are gorgeous already I'm only adding white background fabric to make them shine.
And so it comes that for the first time I'm making flying geese.

I know that there are several ways of constructing flying geese. Even some very efficient ones. But since I'm starting from triangles I'm doing it the probably most time consuming way. Just adding triangles to triangles with all the challenges of stretching fabric that comes along with it.

It takes a lot of patience, slow going, a lot of attention to detail, and helpful tools. It isn't rocket science but surgery. At least I can do some chain piecing.

I have an assembly line going on.

But it's oh all so worthwhile as these geese are just too cute!

I've decided to make pairs of three each and I'll see later how I want to arrange them.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


I finished my latest quilt. The epp hand sewing project I've been working on for the last couples of months. I first decided how I wanted one block to look like, once I had enough blocks I looked at various layout options. You can see them here. As so often happens when I don't have it planned out from start, I have a hard time committing to a final layout. It's been the same here. Finally, I chose a clean and neat arrangement. It seems I needed order and clarity. But it also convinced me because I think that the colors and the neutrals play en equal role in this layout and the shades within the neutrals get enough room to be noticed. Yet, the overall picture makes a strong visual impact. At least this is how I see it.

Once I had settled on the final layout I also found the name for this quilt:


Hand pieced and hand quilted. 140 x 100 cm.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Getting there

Almost done with this quilt.

And because there isn't much more to say or show about it at this time I'm adding a picture of my favorite tree. Always a joy seeing it along my way.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Done hand quilting

I have reached the last inch of hand quilting this epp quilt. As always this makes me happy and a little sad at the same time. Well, definitely more happy than sad but it also is a moment of letting go.
Soon to trim the edges, choose a binding and sew it on. This gives me a few more days with this project. Then it will be time to move on.

It's been the first time I used a hera marker to mark the stitching lines and I found it to be super helpful. Will definitely used it again for hand quilting.