Donnerstag, 23. Dezember 2010


I finally finished my current work and now I can start to relax...
And I am already working on a new quilt.
Since I discovered some very old vintage quilts on ebay made from feedsack fabric in the double wedding ring pattern, I wanted to make one by my own. As I found it quite hard to get feedsack fabric for a reasonable price, I found the 30ies Reproduction prints and knew that these were the ones I needed.
The Pickledish Quiltalong from Aneela is the perfect possibility for me to start with this project, because of the wonderful and easy description from her.
I already made the first arches and can´t wait to finish the whole quilt. My plan is to combine it with snow white Kona cotton.
Oh I already can see the Quilt lying on my bed...
OK I guess this will be the last post for this year.
After Christmas I am off to the mountains. I will say hello again next year.
A wonderful Christmas for you and a happy new year.

Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010

Another one done...

I am sooo happy that this one is done. I worked on it for a while, and it took ages, also because there was so much "real" work to do, that there was so little time for the good things.
Tommorrow I am going to Stuttgart for the weekend to visit my sister and for a Christmas Craft Fair.This is why I really had to finish the Quilt so I can give it to my sister when I am there.

And this is also the reason for the bad photos. I took them this morning when the sun wasn´t totally up just before i wrapped the Quilt in Wrapping Paper.
I slowly start a new project the Pickledish Quiltalong with Aneela Hoey.
For this I ordered a Fat Quarter Bundle of thirties reproduction prints. This will be a very traditional looking Quilt. But more about this another time...
See You,

Montag, 6. Dezember 2010

Mums Quilt

I finally finished my mums quilt for Christmas. The first where I did a little handquilting also, which took ages, as the most of you might know.
But I am quite happy with how it turned out. I would definitely not choose these fabrics and colours for a quilt for me, but I know (hope) that she will like it.
Now I have to finish the That Girl That Quiltalong Quilt for my sister, and as christmas rushing towards us, I have to hurry!!!
Two more "Craft-Design-Market-Weekends" till Christmas and I must say there is nearly no energy left inside my brain and body...
I am so looking forward to go on my skiing holidays from the 25th of december. The austrian mountains are waiting for me... can´t wait either, I didn´t go skiing for ten years, i hope I still can come down the mountains....;-)
I hope you guys have a little calmer christmas time and enjoy some hot drinks on some funky mug rugs...
Have a very nice christmas time!

Samstag, 20. November 2010

I caught up finally!

I was behind in the Quiltalong...
And I don´t like being behind, I have to say. I developed this manner with getting older. In school I didn´t care if I was behind. But my teacher and my parents cared. Now I am here, have a proper job and a good life, so somehow I made it.
And now that nobody pushes me I don´t want to be behind anymore. Strange. But whatever, now I caught up.
Here Is my finished quilttop. Maybe I will ad a white sashing at the top and bottom to make it long enough to cover my sisters feed. It is going to be a christmas gift for her.(Just to inform you, nearly nobody knows about this blog, so I think she won´t see this before christmas eve...I hope.)
So this is it. I call it the Bonbon Box Quilt because the colours and the pattern remind me of a box of sweet, colourful lollies.
I wish you a wonderful weekend,
Yours Miriam

Donnerstag, 18. November 2010

I am back...

...since last week, but there is so much to do that I had nearly no time for blogging or quilting. But here is a little bit for you.
I am taking part in the "Scrappy Mug Rug Swap"
and this is my Mug Rug for the secret Swap Partner.

I couldn´t stop adding little details like the spiders, but then thought that my partner might want to put her mug on the rug and it would be a shame to put it on a little bird or leaf or whatever I had in mind.
Have a nice day!

Sonntag, 31. Oktober 2010

I am heading to...

...Munich tomorrow for a work trip. Because of that I was a bit fast and started sewing some test blocks for the Quiltalong. I love the blocks and would love to go on, but unfortunately it is not possible to take the sewing mashine with me... on the plane...?
Well looks like if I won´t sew anything the next two weeks, as I am addicted to my sewing mashine and my fabrics and patchwork etc this will be a tough time for me. But there is enough other work I suppose, that I won´t miss it to much...Maybe...
Have a nice week, folks,

Mittwoch, 27. Oktober 2010

A new Quilt...

...till christmas.With this Quiltalong I will make the Quilt for my sister. These are the fabrics I have chosen for it:
I can´t wait to start a new project (allthough there are waiting three Quilttops to be quilted...)

Samstag, 23. Oktober 2010

Here is what...

... wanted to become a "quilt as you go quiltalong quilt" (hosted by heather some time ago).
I was not patient enough, and somehow I didn´t get the method of piecing the whole thing together in the end. So I decided to make a normal wonky log cabin quilt out of the blocks I already had started.
I call it the "Dolce Vita Quilt" because of the little houses printed on the backfabric (a vintage douvet cover from the seventies) and the red/white striped binding which reminds me of Venice and the funny gondolas...

Mittwoch, 20. Oktober 2010

Relax! or "Entspann Dich!"

Today I made some "sort of" wonky log cabin eye relax cushions. They are filled with flaxseed and lavender. I love them!
I just made seven but I think they make wonderful little chritmas gifts, so I will make a lot more, this is a perfect possibility to use my scraps.
On the back (unfortunately I forgot to fotograph it) I embroidered "relax" (in german: "Entspann Dich").

Freitag, 15. Oktober 2010

What I like about quilting

I am a perfectionist. In so many things. As a self employed fashion designer and shopowner there are so many things I have to have my controlling hands on.
And here is what I noticed after the few quilts I made: I like to be unperfect. With the last quilttop I just did what was neccessary. I had no pattern and just added something here and if there was too much fabric here, I cut it away and so on. In fact I like this spontanious habit about it. I am sure not many like doing the patchwork this loose, but for me it is an example how I could ad some unperctionism in my normal life.
So here see my unperfect wonky log cabin quilt top waiting to be quilted after two others...

Montag, 11. Oktober 2010

Blog Difficulties

I just started this blog. I already have another one about my shop and my work as a fashion designer, but I have to say I never gave much about the designing of the blog because I am not very good with computer stuff. Now I spent about two hours to find a way to upload a nice photo of one of my favorite quilts for the header and it didn´t work. For now it is enough! Why shouldn´t I use these cute backrounds and possibilities blogger offers?

So better lets talk about quilting:
As a quilting beginner I want to try a few patterns which interest me and hopefully later make some patterns and figure new things out. But until then I can show you the quilts I made and I am really happy with.
I finished the binding of this "dissapearing ninepatch block" quilt while I was working on a community/art market yesterday.

It will be a gift for my nephews birthday in three weeks. He is turning 8 and I really hope that he won´t think that he is too old for a "blanket".
Anyways - I love it. I used some "wheels" fabric from Riley Blake.
The back is made from an Ikea cotton which I had on my stash for years.

I quilted it with wavy lines and I really like how it came out.

This is it for today,
it is grey in Berlin Germany, but I send you a sunny salute,

Donnerstag, 7. Oktober 2010

Dresden is not far away

As the name of this blog tells you, I live in Berlin, Germany.
I love this vibrant city, there are new things happening every day. People are open minded and creative. But unfortunately the quilting tradition didn´t grow big in Germany and when I tell my friends, I make quilts now, they are a little confused at first, because "Patchwork" has a quite oldfashioned mosty odour in the imagination of people. But when I show them the "blankets" they really like them. I am so new to quilting and I am fascinated everyday about the possibilities it gives and the wonderful artwork you can do with fabric.
I also love the traditional patterns like "the double wedding ring" or the "dresden" Pattern. When I noticed that there is a special tool for cutting the dresden wedges I had to have it. And this is what I am doing now. I am working on a quilt for my mother made from the fabrics she gave me, definetly not my style,) but they really suit to my parents home and style. I thinks with a little modern twist it will become a cute warm and cosy quilt, as a thank you for her giving me the tools...
Here is where I am so far. Cutting all wedges for five dresden plates, chainsew some little "prayer flags" and already finished two.
Stay tuned to see how I am doing the new dresden quilt.


P.S. Did I tell you that Dresden is about two hours away from Berlin? And maybe somebody can tell me why this pattern is called Dresden?

Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2010


In the summer holidays I visited my mum in Spain. After a few days she gave me a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, a quilting ruler and some fabrics. Ten years old but never used. She had thought quilting could become her passion. But it didn´t. It became mine!
I made a little baby quilt for a friend and instantly I was hooked.
Now 9 quilts later I start this blog.
I hope you enjoy!