Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Play with your blocks

It is easy to use a block from your mystery for a whole quilt. so if you have finished your homework you can start another quilt. I like houses and I think you can use a lot of scraps to make a wonderful town. Now I played long enough with my Electric quilt program. I have to make mystery part two....

Thursday, November 20, 2008

financial troubles?

One of my favorite books is Quilts by Karen K. Stone. Today I had a look at this book and found a wonderful quilt. The block is called: Mississippi Wheel of Fortune...That would be a good idea for a new quilt! A lot of people can use a bit of fortune......
If you like colour, a lot of fabrics in one quilt and you are looking for a present: This book is a good idea. Maybe you can ask Sinterklaas or Santa to bring it next month.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Time flies...

A lot is happening with my quiltwork...but only in my head! I was very busy with teaching the last week. We had a two day course with a lot of drawing, fabric choices, counting your pieces (and there are a lot of them in a quilt...) and hard work to make your own plan. It was really wonderful. One of the students said she had fun for a 1000 euro's, so she owes me more than 900 euro's.....I am glad the course was a succces for everyone, also for me to see the pleasure and passion with colours and patchwork. That is what I want.
Now I have to finish my quilts for my group. The first one is the Sunbonnet Sue...I have to do the binding and the sleeve. With the other one I start quilting to night. And hope to finish it on thursday. I have to show it during the weekend. Help, lack of time and wrong organisation.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

House no.1

First the finished house. I used the background fabric for the door and window. This fabric is handdyed. I promised myself a long time ago that I wasn't going to do dying, but once I had to do it during a course. And now I like it!

This is the way the house is build.

And the finishing touch.

First part of the mystery.....

And here is the back of the first block, dutch mill. On this picture you can see how to iron the seam allowances. I did the whole block by machine, but of course you can do it by hand. Maybe that is easier!

And here you can see the best way to sew the different parts.

And now it is finished!