Monday, June 29, 2009

Summertime Swap

Today I signed up for a summer swap! I like to see how this works. It is only a small quilt, so I find some time to make it. I will show you the progress after the start. I have to wait if my partner (not in crime, but in quilting) has some special wishes.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Little blessings

Two weeks ago I started with a gift for as a birth present. The little girl is expected in August, so it was time to start. I do not think that the parents will read this, so I can show you some of the machine appliqued pieces. The moter saw a quilt like this at a shop in Las Vegas. She just knew that she was pregnant when we visited this City. I bought the book Little Blessing from Nancy Davis Murty, see: and I promised her to make her a quilt.
A few weeks ago I asked for the colours of the nursery: red, pink and a little orange. I picked up some fabrics and hope the girl (and her parents) like the quilt.
Not finished yet, I have some weeks.....
I did the applique by machine, the stitchery by hand (lovely to do...)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

mystery part 8

Here a picture of part 8. Not completely finished. Days are to short and the weather was to nice to sit behind my sewing machine. Instead I was outside, working in the garden and playing with sand and water! But this work gives me the opportunity to think about future projects, like the next mystery.