Montag, 24. März 2014

Monday Makers

Well finally I managed to take part in the monday makers series by Aylin and Susanne. Here is just a quick little post, because I am in a hurry for my swing dance lessons. And as you know, tomorrow is not monday anymore---no monday makers. Tada. Here you go. I finished a lot today, but this is a quilt I had lying around for a while, I am very happy, that I managed to finish it finally. And I like how it turned out. Some boring 16patch blocks became this quite nice quilt. I guess I am giving this in the shop with some pillows, which I am going to show you another time. Happy Monday for you all.

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Sonntag, 23. März 2014

Cargo Duffle Bag

This morning I woke up at four, because of some party people passing my window screaming, laughing, singing. Good for them, that they had fun. I was awake! And I couldn´t fall asleep again. At six I decided I had to get up. At 7 I decided I had to make a cargo duffle. Now at nearly six in the evening I am done. The bag is finished. Nearly. Inside there is still a mess, but this will be solved tomorrow with the serger at work. It is a wonderful pattern by  noodlehead.

As I made a promise to myself not to start new projects, this was a bit of a compromise. I used the Anna Maria hexies, I had lying around for ages. I like the look they give the cargo duffle. Because I  didn´t want to cover all the hexies, I decided to just make one little pocket.

Unfortunately my "new" old sewing machine had some tension problems and the quilted area in the dark fabric doesn´t look so nice. But you know what I don´t care. I like the bag, I think I am going to use it quite often, is has the perfect size, maybe even for a everyday use...?
Here you go, the Cargo Duffle. And the little pocket still needs some snaps.

Donnerstag, 13. März 2014

Quilting with a modern slant

Hi Everyone.
I don´t have to mention that I didn´t write for a while, you might have noticed. I said it before, the changes flickr made and the fact that I am using instagram now, made me writing blogposts very rarely. Unfortunately. I enjoyed blogging, well maybe I can find my mojo back sometimes.
Why am I writing today? 
I want to proudly announce my appearance in a phantastic quilt book that came out a few weeks ago. "Quilting with a modern slant" by Rachel May. This book arrived in the mail today and that really was a good day to arrive, as I am a bit lost today, figuring out how my little design business is going to go on without the shop. I realized that there is a whole new world in front of me, finding other ways to sell and finally dig into the world of social media for my business. A new facebook page for my fashion label already was made today, now I am just waiting for sunday where I am going to make some product photos...
But back to the book: Rachel was so nice to ask me if I wanted to be part of her book and of course I said yes. So here we go. I couldn´t show you this quilt earlier, allthough it has been finished for nearly two years. It is called sunny Berlin. This is what Berlin (and the rest of Germany) is thesedays. It is extremely sunny and warm, and I definitely love that!

If you want to do yourself a favour, buy this book it is packed with inspirational people, stories and quilts.