Firstable I have to thank Tonya Ricucci, http://lazygalquilting.blogspot.com/ for her ecouragement! After lurking into several blogs she was the person who told me to start my own.
I visited her, Bonnie's and Hanne's blog daily and thought of writing my daily sermon :-)
After doing my first steps in "writing" fabric words with the help of Tonya's fantastic tutorials
I did two projects. I'll tell you the story behind my first step into this new dimension.
At least it was Pat Sloan's appeal to add words to quilts. She is doing it with applique or embroidery. My Halloween Round Robin is just back from the American ladies, I met last November at the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana - I'll post the picture later.
It is asking for words in my mind.
But I was afraid to ruin this gorgeous quilt with nice memories. So I decided to practise at another project.
At this time we had been ready to give a groupquilt to a leaving friend of our small, private group of 5. We made a Drunkhard's Path for her and splitted the leftovers "correctly". I'm shure everybody knows how difficulty that could be - smile.
As a reminicense of a German fairy-tale/children rhyme: "zehn kleine Negerlein" ???
I created my first letter quilttop.
The story is telling from ten little black children going through several accidents and something happend to the first - and after that they are only nine ............ and so on, you got it?
The second word has to be a secret until next week, because I want to surprise my friend Monica. My daughter Ines and I are visiting her this weekend to see a local quiltshow. You'll read more about this event at the beginning of the week.
Thank you once more Tonya and Pat!
BTW: I'm a German quilter since 1982 and do beading also for lets say 8 years.