Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Quilt Show

When show quilting at our group's quilt show I took the opportunity afterwards to make some fotos from my quilts hanging there. You seldom have such a good way to display quilts at home - the light was just right, the hanging well done. Okay, in some places there was a bannister slightly in the way. But this is a home for elderly persons and the bannisters have to be there. Nevertheless this show is very good for our group - we have the opportunity to display about 60 quilts for 5 weeks.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Freehand cutting

This is a new exercise in freehand cutting. I like the look and even my family approves, which is not often the case. Especially my husband commented favourably - that is something I will have to mark in my calendar!
Since the whole thing went together rather quickly I will do a second one with even stronger constrasts - I chose mainly black background fabric and bought several fat quarters in very expressive red and orange hues. This should be even more expressive than the first try.
Somehow the colors remind me of a volcano, so the title will be "Lava" or "Magma" I think. Strangely while working on the first piece a format developed which I usually do not work in - this is a horizontal piece, while I usually make vertical ones.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


For my City & Guild course I had to dye some fabric. This was the first time I did this in small plastic bags. The process was not as excruciating as I would have thought, and not messy at all. However, the colors were very pale. The next time I will have to use quite a lot more dye to get more intensive results. Since pale fabric is not really overrepresented in my stash, the outcome is not wholly unwelcome. And I will sure try this in the next future, because the gradations you get when dying yourself are truly amazing.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Finally I managed to add the first links to my blog. Good to have someone teaching how to do it, even from a distance (thanks, Peggy!) I will have to invest some more time because there are quite a few people I want to add yet whose blogs or homepages I think are worth looking at.
Just realized how long I have neglected the blog! This is mainly due to the work I did on my challenge quilt and the inchies swap. I have to recharge my batteries in order to put up some photos of several things to share.