Sonntag, 22. Juni 2014

Fan quilt and some other things...

Its been such a long time, since I blogged, but, what can I say. Everything has already been said.
Here after all are two finished quilts.

One for me and one for a friend of mine from my gospel choir. It was a commission and I am so happy that it worked out and he loves his quilt.
He loves it so much, he even hides it from his cat when he is away. Please imagine that really, and I mean really big guy, covered in this quilt, sitting on his balkony in the evening, when the weather is bad... I find it just to cute.

Unfortunately I had to hurry to give it to him, so I just could make a few fast shots inside, I hope you can see the beauty. I quilted it at our sooo awesome Bee Germany quilt retreat in May. Ladies, once again I had a blast!
Here is a picture of the wonderful things we made.

At the retreat I also quilted this one, which I don´t know how to name, is this one a fancy fan quilt?? Yeah, why not- let me introduce you to "The Fancy Fan Quilt".

I am sleeping under this beauty for a few weeks now, except the nights, when temperature was over 27 degrees celsius at night, and it feels amazing.

This one is so fluffy and cosy. Makes me want to make another one. There are still two quilts waiting in line to be quilted. Sooner or later I am getting there.

At last I want to tell you about my lovely afternoon today. I went with a friend to her garden a bit outside of Berlin and we harvested some green walnuts. I climbed into the tree, and I really mean climbed. I so enjoyed it, as this is something I didn´t do for let us say 30 years?  It was such good fun. Now the walnuts all lay pricked in a water brine for the next days and in about two weeks I will pickle them with a malt vinegar/ herb mixture and at the end after a few months I will hopefully have these wonderfully delicious black walnuts, I once ate six years ago on my trip in Australia. I never had seen them before and was just so happy when I found a recipe and found out that my friend has a walnut tree in her garden.
Here is a link to a recipe, so that you know what I am talking about.
At the end of our nut picking afternoon we picked some wild flowers and this is the wonderful bouquet I brought home.
How such a short little trip, not to forget the stop at the lake where we ate some Solyanka, a soup which was often eaten in the GDR, how such  hours can make me feel like I was on holidays.
Thank you sunday!
I hope you had a good one, too!

3 Kommentare:

  1. Willkommen zurück! Schöne Quilts hast Du da in der Zwischenzeit genäht!
    Die schwarzen Nüsse klingen spannend. Bei uns werden die Walnüsse nur grün geerntet, um Nuss-Likör daraus zu machen.

  2. zwei wunderschöne quilts hast du da genäht!!!!!!

  3. Enjoy your walnuts. I can't believe you were climbing trees. WoW! I love both of your finishes. Gorgeous really!