Donnerstag, 31. Oktober 2013

A long term project

This is about a quilt top I finished yesterday evening. For me it is a long term project. Allthough... sometimes I read about quilts that have been lying around for many years. That didn´t happen to me yet... But there are some bits and pieces in the depth of my drawer...:-)
But back to this quilt top.
I really love it.

A few months ago I bought "Material Obsession" by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. This quilt pattern is not one of the books but I was very inspired by the way they put fabric and pattern together. So lets say I was hardly inspired!

So the first thing I had to do this morning, as soon as the light was right ( the sun just had climbed over Berlins city roofs) I went into my backyard and took some pictures.

Quilting it might take some more time, as I am really busy with work until christmas...and there are two other tops waiting.
But this op waited so long to be finsihed, it can wait a little longer to become a proper quilt.
Take Care and have a sunny day!

Sonntag, 27. Oktober 2013

Blogger´s Quilt Festival

It is this time of the year again. Amy at "Amy´s creative Side" hosts the Blogger´s Quilt Festival. At this festival the most wonderful and creative quilters and quilts come together to inspire and be inspired.
This year I will participate with the babyquilt I made recently and blogged about it here.

It is a traditional double wedding ring pattern and I used some of my beloved selvages for it.  For the backround I used some vintage inspired fabric prints by Denyse Schmidt and Jenn Ski.
It is a baby quilt but at the moment it hangs on my bedroom wall and enlightens my mornings when I wake up.

For the photo shoot I went to one of my favorite spots in my city Berlin. It is a little island in the river Spree. I spent hours there, every spot seemed to be the perfect setting, but at the end I had to decide. These are the photos I loved best.

I enter this quilt and the photos of it to the category "Quilt Photographer".

Montag, 21. Oktober 2013

Swappen- A german speaking pillow swap

Yesterday I finished my pillow for the "Swappen" swap hosted by Aylin.
My partner has a more subtle modern sense of style, so I had to go a little bit out of my comfort zone. At the end I quite like what I did and I hope my partner does,too. These where the fabric I chose, some solids, some "collage" and some "wordplay" one of my favorite fabric lines forever!

This is what I came up with. I quilted some parts with a red/orange pearlcotton thread.

I just have to say, this swap is amazing, the work that the participants do, is awesome and very special. Thank you Aylin for bringing this wonderful group of people together... again!