Dienstag, 26. März 2013

It is a boy!!!

Huhu no worries this is a false track. No suddenly surprises or hidden secrets. I is just a nice intro to tell you about the commission baby quilts I made recently. Funnily there are just baby boys around me at the moment. Three of my friends are getting theirs very soon and there are one or two other pregnant ladies who do too.
So I was asked to make two baby quilts and here they are. One of course is a scrappy trips quilt, but this time I mixed in some solids, to get another look. I quite like the outcome, but maybe I still prefer the totally scrappy look.
The other quilt is for Simon, this little guy is on this beautiful earth for some weeks already. He definitively needs his first quilt, as it is still very winterly here in Berlin. After my last post, where I warmly welcomed spring, we had about two snowstorms and 20 cm of new snow. At least the sun is shining for a while now, so hope is still up.
For Simons quilt I used this pattern by Jeni but made it smaller using 10" squares.
I like this one a lot. And I think it makes an easy quick gift for a baby shower...
So guys this is it. No hidden projects around here. I have to admit my sewing inspiration and lust and mojo is quite icy at the moment. No willingness to start a new project. I rather go dancing and singing to forget about winter...
But life is "damned" good at the moment, so don´t worry! :-) How is yours???

Samstag, 2. März 2013

The Quilt that catches the sun

 Berlin (and complete germany) had the dullest and darkest winter in 43 years. I think I remember that I´ve seen the sun in december for the last time. Until yesterday. Suddenly the sun came out, like an unknown object in the sky.And today it is even brighter. OMG how I missed the sun. Some of my friends and me included struggled depressed moods, our body just need some sun!
As soon as the temperature rises just a little bit, tables at restaurants and cafes are put outside, people wrapped in fleece blankets (unfortunately not quilts, imagine how beautiful that would look...), sit there drinking coffee chatting and turning their faces towards the sun. I caught myself yesterday, with closed eyes faced to the warm light, while I was waiting at the traffic lights.
It is just wonderful to see the sun again.
And of course I had to make use of it and take some colourful shots of my latest finish (two more quilts to go,yeah!).

Here you see the scrappy trips quilt that I started in january. I like it a lot, it is possible that this will become the next "sitting on the kitchen window sill in the sun every morning having a coffee quilt".

 I did some fun quilting on it. After I quilted  the tablerunner for my mother this way, I wanted to do it again, but thought it would be faster (yes I think like that, I admit!) to make it in a bigger size. So here it is.

 Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the complete back, but I hope you will have an idea what it looks like.

 So this is it. I am happy to start into this sunny day, the weather forecast says it is going to be spring soon. MORE THAN NECESSARY!
I hope you have a sunny day, too!