Friday, January 8, 2016

A new project

I told you in my last post that I've got an idea...a new quilt! 

Those of you who followed me over the years know that I have a special relationship with Coltsfoot (Tussilago). Do you remember these quilts?


Baskets - with Tussilago!

Red cotteges - with Tussilago!!

... and these spring flowers have appeared on several quilts now and then!

Detail from Red cottages this new projekt!

I started up with a simple sketch. Thinking about colors..yellow of course...but how
 about the background?

I'm not the one who plan too much .... I'm restless and want to try how the pattern
 and design will turn out. Can it be sewn? Some templates need to be made.
 What fabrics will be fine? Lucky me to have a huge collection of fabrics!

This is my first block coming up......

....and a finished block.

I sewed a few blocks and started to put them up on my design wall.

 It's a start but I have some ideas to improve the design.

 Right now it is too flat and boring for my taste.
...tomorrow I try my ideas...... be continued!

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

My first finish...

My first finish is a pillow! It isn't quilted, but stitched.

Well... I like to do some different kinds of handicrafts sometimes
 and embroidery is lots of fun.

The fishes are stitched in chain stitch tightly together and in colors to match our red sofa.

It's sewn on linen that I dyed myself in a gray color.

When you finish a project, you are well worth a cup of coffee, a magazine and a cozy 

moment on the sofa. Sweet....

 In the afternoon, I began to draw a pattern and sewed a block to see how it looks
 and whether the technique works.

I will continue tomorrow ... maybe it will be ok?

I show you tomorrow!

Happy Quilting!