Wednesday, 31 January 2007

siggy swap

I am excited! I am taking part in a block swap organized by Cynthia. It is the first time, but from what I heard from Bea not the last. Here are the first nine blocks. Only over 20 left to be done!
The next picture is from a small quilt I made for my DH to hang in his office at work. It is made out of batiks (left over from another project) and machine quilted with an allover design.

Monday, 29 January 2007


Today I will show you my pink quilt. It is a pattern from the book "American country scrap quilts" from Liz Porter and Marianne Fons. In their book, it is called Kansas Twister. Mine is called "tourniquet de fleurs" (Flower merry-go-round) as it was (again!) an attempt to get rid of some old fabrics. The ones here are mainly from the 80´s and most of them are with small flowers. Others have stripes with flowers (quite awful !) but I wanted to use only my stash and that is what I did. I machine quilted it with a meander in the last border and some leaves in the first. The center is quilted in the ditch.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

It is freezing cold today but still, my DH and I went outside to take some pictures. This is one of them. The quilt is called "Du sammelst doch Stoffe oder?`" (You do collect fabric, don´t you!) and was an attempt to get rid of all the pieces one gets when the others know what kind of hobby one has! The pattern is from quiltville and was great fun to make. It is machine sewed and machine quilted on my domestic sewing machine.
The scraps didn´t disappear and so maybe I will make another one!
Sorry I forgot to turn around the second picture!

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

A new blog

I´ve made it! I didn´t think it would be that easy.
The quilt here was made in 98 and hangs in our home office. At that time, browns, greys and taupe were not so popular but I liked that colour combination and since then I´ve made quite a few more.
I will try to post at least one quilt picture a week.