back from a wonderful journey through California & Delaware

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a new finished project

My LQS now is in Höchstädt an der Donau. Karin Kunz, the owner offered some workshops in August: a mystery quilt, some bags and a technique which is originally from Carol Armstrong (Appliquè Inside the Lines). I gave it a try and made a little wallhanging - it is dedidacted to my husband.


The 2 folded triangles (think: prairie points) on the back are the hanging sleeve, an idea I saw first by Angelika S.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Vacation - report part I

DH is 4 weeks on vacation here ( 2 are already gone )
no big traveling planned, just little trips depend on the weather

First we spent 2 days in the Black Forest Region, very lovlely landscape

and had a family gathering.

We made a trip around and stopped at the Rhinefall, right across the Suisse border

We visited the Titisee - too many tourists!!!

but look at this cute sign

On our way back we drove via ferry over the Bodensee from Staad to Meersburg.
I bought some small goodies at a quiltshop in Immenstaad and at the evening we had lunch in Lindau

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

UFOs - part one

When I got my iPhone ( love it !!! ) I started a file to listen my UFOs in various stages.

There are at least 3 quilts sandwiched ready to be quilted:
Striped houses
the Lungi farewell quilt from my friend Gabi with a dream of silk batting
and a French Braid

Maybe I should start doing machinequilting on the French Braid
The silk batting is calling for handquilting – it is such a pleasure
May I send the houses to a longarmer?

I’ll tell you about my older UFOs later, first about the newer, actual once:
Monika presented a Jelly Roll to me “Cappucino” – so pretty! After some time of searching for THE ultimate pattern ( smile ) I got to Brenda Henning’s Strip Therapy, choose the Mood Swing. The blocks are all sewn and pressed. I got 2 tones of green to add a sashing to them.
That’s the next step
Made a bag for Monika from this blocks and will make one for me as well, big enough to travel with the favourite quilt inside.

Monica gave also a bundle of 8,5” batic squares to me, which I divided into 2 different sections and added a black stripe in one half of the blocks and a white/black stripe to the other. This one is ready to be assembled. Choose a cool blue batic for the border and the backing is here also. Showed the EQ file some days ago on my blog.

The last workshop I took at the LQS was Appliquè inside the Lines (Carol Armstrong). The appliqué is done, need the batting and backing and is ready for quilting. Nice small project for gardentime – on top of my agenda now

Another workshop at my LQS was a mystery quilt, which turned out to be a Jewelbox.
I choose a block background ( I ordered some yards some time ago )with scrappy batics
Is not my FAVORiTE actually - will work on it soon or later.

Next post will tell about my various Dear Jane projects ....

The process pledge

Cyn wrote about the quote from Rossie's blog.
That's an interesting thought.

"I have made a process pledge. The goal of the process pledge is to create a new sensibility in quilting blogs where we don’t just show finishes or occasionally confess about our moments of indecision, but chat openly and often about our works in progress, our inspirations, and our moments of decision. I know that many of us are already posting about our thinking on quilts and the processes involved from start to finish, let's do more! And let's post about quilts as we work on them. I want to see more half-done quilts, not just the finished thing with a journal entry about the process."

So............I, Brigitte, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t promise to show too many finished projects soon.

Will you join me? like 335 others???

Sunday, August 08, 2010

another finish and a WiP

Today I finished another project, just ONE single Dear Jane block ( G-12 Gloriae )
It's handappliquè, handquilted and framed over a wooden frame. First time, but for shure not the last time! Like the effect


My WiP ( work in progress ) - one of mine ....
is a Batic top, the blocks are done, have them just resized and TADA
the next quilt is coming - have to work on the quilting front SOON
Maybee by machine this time

Saturday, August 07, 2010

fantastic blog-candy

Kellie is offering a GREAT scrapbooking candy - but I'm afraid there are too many who signed in :-(



but without trying I'ld have no chance for shure!

Schnibbelei

The LQS offered a little workshop, it turned out to be a quick-cut-method. This little quilt is the result, the cream looking fabrics are in reality more yellow - but you get the idea .... 17,5 x 23 inch