Wednesday, 11 April 2007

THINKING BLOGGER AWARD

I have been tagged! Anne tagged me in her inspirational blogger award. What a honour!
Now I have to tag 5 bloggers whose work I find inspirational. It will be difficult because there are so many great quilters out there who write interesting blogs. The 5 I have selected are not the only ones I like but the number is limited!

Lucy from the Netherlands: She makes wonderful quilts and her style is so unique and yet appeals to a lot of us.
Bea started me on my blog journey. She encouraged me and told me of the swap organized by Cynthia. She makes so many things, I wonder if she sleeps at all!
Tazzie from Australia: she has already been tagged a few times but I love the way she shares her quilt stories and her sock knitting!
Pamina makes sweet quilts with an old-fashion touch to them that I find simply awesome.
Judy seems to like brown like me and I love seeing how her different quilts develop as the days go by.

I would have liked to name a few more like Dawn, Atet, Carole, Hanne, Mrs Goodneedle... from you as well I gather inspiration from your blogs and I thank you for your encouraging comments.


Right, a post without a picture is not so interesting so here is the second star I made for my hand-sewing workshop. I understand now why one sees so few of these stars with all the points meeting in the middle! I tried a few times and it was never as perfect as I would have liked. I think it has to do with the bulk of fabric in the middle so I decided to put a small button. I can live with that and I hope my students can do as well!

16 comments:

Carole said...

Oh..... the block looks beautiful! I've never tried hand piecing. I figure with my love of hand applique and the number of projects I have, I don't think I could make time for yet another hand project. Perhaps in the future. Thank you for thinking of me! Keep well and happy quilting!

Jane Weston said...

Wow..that's a lovely block! Stunning.

Tanya said...

Very interesting the way the star sits in opposite backgrounds. I've never seen that before but it really make a stunning and eye catching block!

Danijela said...

This block is beautiful... and so perfectly pieced!! I love it!

joyce said...

The block is amazing- all those points. I'm sure it could never be done by machine.

teodo said...

This block is georgeus.
ciao ciao

Cynthia said...

lovely block Gwen.

Anne said...

Love your block, Gwen! I love the presision of hand piecing, but so many seams intersecting is a nightmare :o) I'm sure the students can live with a button in the centre!

Bea said...

Thanks for tagging my blog. So you see - blogland is full of wonderful quilter all over the world.
Love your work - so perfekt and full of inspirations.

pamina said...

Oh ! You tagged my blog ! What a surprise ! I'm very honored, really. Thank you very much !

Dawn said...

Wow that block is amazing! I think it is wonderful!

atet said...

Umm..me? really? *blush* thank you! That block is stunning by the way, and frankly, that little button really adds a design element to the block. How many points? And it is HAND pieced? You amaze me!

Lucy said...

Ohh my Thank you for your honour Gwen..... It makes me shy :-)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oh, lots of pics and liberated quiltmaking! thanks for dropping in and I will be back, Tracey

Anne said...

Hello, your little sister again, back from singapore with mum. Had a great time looking around all the fabric shops in town. Don't say I don't love you! I could have been sunbathing! Lots of love, lovely quilts by the way!
Anne

Tazzie said...

Gosh, thank you so much for your kind words. I love to be able to share with you.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)