woensdag 24 december 2008

Merry X-mas

My X-mas holiday is started, my work has to wait till the 5th of januar. The X-mas-tree is decorated with the ornaments of my grandmother. X-mas presents are waiting to unpack. So now it's time to try my new sewing machine and do some quilting the next days.

maandag 15 december 2008

55 Little quilts of Love

Lots of people worked very hard on the Little Quilts of Love project the last months. We received 55 quilts in the quiltshop. You can see all the new quilts on the weblog:http://caro-littlequiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

X-mas Workshop at home

Last sunday we had a X-mas workshop (with girls from the Quiltbee at Evy) and potluck at my home. We worked very hard and finished reindeer-stars, X-mas-tree stitcheries and little bags. So next time the theme will be Eastern.

zondag 7 december 2008

64 Squares Quilt

In november I followed a Workshop from Elly Prins at the Quilterspalet in The Hague. Since then I have been working very hard on the 64 squares quilt. The technique isn't very complicated, but the fun is that squares are a kind of on top of the background fabric. I have finished the top as you can see on the picture, and this weekend I will starting quilting (with the machine).

Working with black fabrics is totally different from the colours I use to work with, but I already have a new idea to make another 64 (or 49 or 36) square quilt. I want to use traditional costume fabrics from the Netherlands again on a black background. The challenge will be to find 64 different fabrics. Well as soon as the Tradition Costume Museum in Spakenburg open her doors again in April I will be there. I showed Marne on skype how to make this squares, and it worked out very well, she made some beautifull X-mas ornaments. What a fun you can have with skype.