Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Otiv - a finished quilt

Now that it has been gifted I can share my latest quilt finished last December.
I call it a disappearing nine patch variation. I made all nine patches as for the classic disappearing nine patch but instead of cutting them into four quadrants I made varying vertical cuts per block only. Sometimes I left the block as is.
This was a very fun make. The biggest challenge is achieving an interesting and pleasing composition. The piecing is pretty straight forward as there are not many seams or points to match. I love this kind of piecing. One can concentrate purely on colors and placement and forget a bit the need for accurate sewing.

I want to credit Carson of . It was through a quilt she posted on Instagram that I got the idea to try this technique.

I had asked the recipient for his favorite color and the answer was orange. I took that as my starting point and tried to compose a color palette that would showcase the color without being an overkill.

It has been well received and lives in California now. My only wish is that it will be used and loved as much as I did in making it.

Otiv, 190 x 155 cm, machine pieced and machine quilted

Saturday, January 4, 2020

New Website and more !

I've been working on setting up a website. If you care to visit here is the link. I think the gallery page might be of interest as it shows at a glance a selection of my quilts.

But what excites me more is the current look of the home page as it shows what I'm so much looking forward to. My very first and solo quilt exhibit! I've been looking for a location for a much too long time and I'm overjoyed that the Kunstraum Mehrblick is giving me this opportunity.

I'll post again about it later but I just had to share this today!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Books 2019

Wishing you all a peaceful, healthy, and happy New Year!

Welcome 2020, I'm looking forward to this new year as it will bring a first and exciting happening for me. But before revealing more about that I'm taking a look back at 2019. It has meanwhile become a tradition to me to review the books I read during the year. I still enjoy reading but it has become more and more difficult. Too much distraction looking at other's quilts on Instagram! And I used to be able to read for hours in bed before sleeping. But alas, nowadays after a maximum of three pages the book drops on my face.

Still, these were my partners for a while:







Not included are arts and crafts books.

For the quilters among us I can heartily recommend The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier.

If for any reason you'd like to see the books of earlier years, you can do so by clicking to the label reading in the right menubar.