Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quiltmania Special Autumn 2011

Look at the cover, lefthand side on the chair! I'm so happy that my Jakob's ladder quilt is published in Quiltmania's Autumn special issue.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The new cover of my chair asked for a new mini...

My pink chair got a hole in the fabric, so I had to fix it. I bought 2 old Dutch postal mail bags and covered my chair with it. One bag is dated 1982.
Next to my chair is an old cupboard with aside a place to hang up towels (used to be in the early days) and I use it to display a mini quilt. Well the new cover of my chair is asking for a new mini....

I choose a brickstone pattern. I saw a few antique doll quilts with this pattern and I like it.

I loved digging in my closet searching for the 'perfect' fabrics for this quilt

When I was satisfied I sewed them together.

Ironing the rows.. and look what's under.

It is my favorite seamripper. Believe me it is a pleasure undoing the stitches with this seamripper from clover.

Top is finished, it is basting time.

The backing!

Next part: the quilting. I choose a simple pattern. It didn't need a special quilting design. This quilting fit the little quilt I made.

Time to enjoy it.

Friday, September 16, 2011