zondag 28 augustus 2011

Weekend Quilting Report

It's amazing, this awfull weather here in the Netherlands. Rain, rain, rain!! I'm so glad I'm quilter, if not this weather would probably make me really depressed.

What's going on here?

Dieuwke and I spend our saturday afternoon and evening together quilting. She finished the top and back of a Petra Prins Quilts. That 's why we need doors in our house (to hang over your quilts). And we even got it basted .
I was working on my Staphorster Quilt, I'm really going to like the border, although the hourglasses are pretty small, about 2 inches, I used three inch squares to make them. I need about 200-250 hourglasses.

Crazy Quilt
Today, sunday I started repairing one of my quilt treasures, send by my special collector in Seattle ; ). It's a crazy quilttop made in the second half of the 19th century. I don't know anything about restoring of repairing antique quilttops. Just learning by doing it. The top is in pretty good condition, although some fabrics are really worn out. There is always the choice between leave it, or replace it. I didn't want to replace the fabrics, because I want to keep the quilt as orginally as possible. So I think this is the best solution. What makes this top so special is that there is so much to look at: the embroidery, embroidered flowers, names, dates.

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Nana's Quilts zei

Oh wow - Love Dieuwke's quilt from the kit. It really is lovely. And your hourglass blocks - yes, they are quite small but they are truly gorgeous around the fabric piece. So very nice! Hopefully within a couple of days we will have our basement and my sewing space back to be able to use. Hurrah!