Saturday, August 09, 2014
Since monday we have a new companion, our Ruby (officially Only You of Wundering Heights), born on June 16th. A very cute yellow labrador puppy, but oh boy, did I miss a lot of sleep this week.....
The good thing is that with staying up that late at night watching over her, I managed to do a lot of stitching to my Peacock Crazy Quilt. I am making the blocks for the CQJP2014. If you click on the link, you can see pictures of all participants.
I finished two blocks this week.
I finished two blocks this week.
The peacock in the middle is an antique embroidered applique. This is also the middle block of the quilt, which will be the focus point.
The four corners will all have fan blocks, this is the first one I have finished.
The quilt is becoming very bold and colorful, unluckely the pictures don't do it justice.
I would love to finish the top of this quilt to show on the Crazy Quilt Retreat of CQI in Kansas City, that I will be attending in September.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Today I want to show you some Crazy Quilted postcards I have made.
The first one I made for Helina in Finland. Unluckely it didn't arrive until now.
It is made in cottons with a print after a William Morris wallpaper, silks and vintage laces and is handembroidered.
Both cards have in the middle a print of a French postcard from the Thirties. I personally love the colors of both.
I especially love the color combination of the second one, it is in orange, hot pink, brown and sage green. You can find this postcard in my Etsy shop.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sometimes life just gets in the way! A lot has happened since the last time I blogged. A little update:
We miss her so much!
The first weekend of June I participated in the Art Route here in town. Here you see me with some of my paintings in the background. It was a great success, we had more than 800 visitors!
After that we went to France for holiday. We love to travel around in search for antique-and brocante markets and do some sightseeing in the lovely old, sometimes medieval towns (by the way, you can see more doors and windows on my Pinterest page).
Of course I have also spent some time stitching on my Peacock quilt, pictures will follow later this week!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This is the second block I have embellished for the
Under The Sea themed Round Robin of CQI.
It is for Dana in New Zealand.
Dana loved to have a "coral reef" kind of look, so I started with making a colorful fantasy fish.
Here a close up of the fish.
After that I added the green fern, stitched in a green variegated perle silk cotton hand dyed by my friend Lorraine from www.colourcomplements.com/shop
After that I stitched the orange coral from bugle beads and added the beaded starfish.
At last I added a little piece of tatting and the seahorse and crab charms.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I just finished the second block from the peacock Crazy Quilt for the CQJP 2014. I am way behind, life is just getting in the way all the time.................
I love sewing on this CQ, I really like working with these jewel colors.
We had very good weather the last weeks, but now it is back to rain and the winter coat.
Even nightfrost is predicted later this week......
And at last some tulips for you from my garden!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Today I want to show you my work on an Under The Sea
(in short UTS) block for a Round Robin on Crazy Quilting International.
Beth and Kathy from the USA, Stefanie from the UK and Dana from New Zealand have joined me in this RR.
I have to embellish a quarter block for the 15th of each month.
This is the first block I received from Kathy.
I decided to start on the right part below, first did some stitching to the seams.
After that I added the silk ribbon and the branch on the right, stitched in a variegated perle cotton, both are handpainted by my friend Lorraine of Colour Complements.
Than I couched the yarn over the silk ribbon and made the orange feather stitched coral, also added some shiny short bugle beeds.
I painted the little piece of lace on the left to color coordinate with the branch.Than I made the whipped wheel to form a starfish and added the lace on the right, thought it looked a bit like a sea cucumber....................
At last I added the little orange fishes, charms and beads.
I hope Kathy will like the result!