Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
pieced by hand, quilted by hand, I even did the binding by hand :-)
As you all know I can brag.... This evening I took Purdey to bed. And I looked at the lable on her quilt. Hmmmmm I read that I finished it in 2002 . That means that I started this quilt as my second quilt.. But I didn't finished it as my second :-) .... Because I started quilting in 1996. And I don't think that I finished two quilts in 6 years !!!!
I think I have to refresh my memory.*LOL *
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I only can say try it :-)) draw a line and see what happens
ps.... it is addicted to make a longggggg perfect line
Thursday, November 16, 2006
On the back you can see that it is also beautifull quilted!
Last but not least. It is the quilt I brought with me from the smokey mountains. It is a 40's string quilt .
This is a nine patch from the 30's . It is a beauty in simplicity I think . And the quilting is very interesting!
Next quilt is from 1880... On the quilt are blue marking lines. We try to find out why? I heard that it could be that the quilt is quilted by a another generation in the 20's because the blue markers were populair at that time ( thanks kathie :-)
The owner found this quilt in a shop in Canada.It was under a pile of ... "something" And she could take it home with her for a very low price :-)
We don't know the date. It looks like that it was made from pyama's and shirts. The blue border is perfect I think !
Monday, November 13, 2006
As you can see I am a woman who is afraid to have something at home while I need it.. This is the stuff from two quilters. Karin, my friend , and me :-)
This was a sample from the pattern we all have done this weekend.
....and some results.....
Me, promoting my sewing machine .... I thought like in a special kind of brochure. But if woman see a picture like this, they don't buy a pfaff anymore :-)) A stupid picture from myself , but we had so much fun !!
And this is what I made !
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I spend my week most with my nose in all my quiltbooks.. enjoying the beautiful quilts and new inspirations . By the time I will make a desicion what I am going to do.
This weekend I am on a retrait. When I am home I show you a new top!
(I hope ;-)
~a tulip block inspired by a antique quilt on ebay~