zondag 31 januari 2010


I never heard of a Trunkshow, and I never had heard of Sue Daley (australian designer), but that didn't matter. There so much to learn and see about quilting.

Sue did a wonderful show-and-tell in the Quilterspalet in The Hague. Petra and Evy managed to get 30 chairs in the shop, quite amazing. THANKS!!! Sue uses the technique of English Paper Piecing for her quilts. You can do beautiful things with this technique, as you can see on the pictures.

I think Dieuwke and I loved her "Pie and Tarts" Quilts the best. It's a perfect way to get rid of your scraps.

Especially as she told us: "the scraps you don't like, make your quilt special". You know us quilters: we buy a piece of fabric, treasure it for some time, put in a drawer because it's so nice, so we won't use it, and after a few years we look at it, and say: How could I ever buy this ugly fabric. Well as Sue told us: That are the fabrics you need for your "pie and tarts" quilt.

The only other thing you need is lots of time, because it's all hand-pieced, and the pieces are rather small. But the advantage is you can take your English Paper Piecing everywhere, just put it in your handbag, and sew when you get a chance.

Another new project to start in 2010... well maybe.

5 opmerkingen:

Karen zei

That makes me want to do a wonderful traditional quilt so full of circles!!

Nana's Quilts zei

I really like English Paper Piecing. I think it was one of the first types of quilting that I learned. I have quite a few shapes of the papers as well as a couple of books with some designs/patterns. Oh boy! Something more to practice when you are here!

And the cooking class looks very nice. You and mom did the voorgerecht? Looked like bread with ham and some mayonnaise and egg. I'm sure it's fancier than that, but just looking. I can't wait to try some.

ballardquilter zei

I hope you can teach me a little about Spanish cooking while you are visiting in Seattle.

Guute zei

Hallo Caro, ben net terug van Den Haag! 'k Vond het erg leuk om je te ontmoeten en ik zal zeker je blog volgen. Sue and ik hebben nog een hele avond en dag volgekletst. 't Was veel te vlug voorbij!!!

Annelein Design zei

So good to hear that the fabrics I don't like can be used in a quilt like this. Love just looking at it.