dinsdag 25 maart 2014

My masterpiece ; )

Originally, the term masterpiece referred to a piece of work produced by an apprentice of journeyman aspiring to become a master craftsman in the old European guild system.  Nowdays it refers to a creation, one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career.

I'm not sure if this is my masterpiece, but looking at this quilt  I think it's one of my best quilts I have ever made. And it feels very special,  because it's made from the traditional costume fabrics of Spakenburg.

It's good to have a blog to remember when I started this quilt, it was 15 july 2012. Well it will be a challenge to finish it before july 2014. I made the pattern myself, but for the applique I used the birds, flowers and leaves from the quiltbook "Birds of a feather.
The fabric for the back is also coming from Spakenburg.

Ï use a spoon to pick up the needle during sandwiching. This spoon I used for eating when I was a little girl.
Waiting to be quilted.

 The purple fabrics are the mourning fabrics from Spakenburg. The flower fabric is from the shoulder part.
Anything else happening here in The Hague?  Well we were hosting the Nuclear Security Summit. That meant 58 worldleaders visiting The Hague. Closed roads, closed parcs, closed highways, lots of police, helicopters and military. At least for two days The Hague was the most safely place to live. 
Like Obama said: It was truly "gezellig". He had some difficulties with pronouncing the "g". And no, you can't translate "gezellig", you can use it for many situations, a nice dinner with friends you can call "gezellig", or the decorations in your house are making your house "gezellig". It's one of those words we use lot here.

5 opmerkingen:

Martine zei

Leuk om zo de Spakenburger stofjes te gebruiken en het is een heel mooie Quilt geworden.

Nana's Quilts zei

I would cetainly say Magnificent. It has many, many hours of your heart poured into it! Congratulations!

Yvonne zei

Als je quilt zo hangt is ie nog mooier! En Obama weet nu eindelijk wat Hollandse gezelligheid is, gaat ie vast niet meer vergeten!

Anoniem zei

I think it is a masterpiece and should be included in a quilting magazine or quilt show.

Chookyblue...... zei

your quilt is gorgeous............