Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Amish style BOM and State Fair Sampler

Just for those who might be interested, it didn't start yet, so we have to wait

here the link
http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-stuff/block-of-the-month-quilt-designs/shipshewana-amish/

waiting for the first post

but this one is complete
State Fair Sampler


Lil

Monday, February 18, 2008

Old ones

As I had no time during the last days to work on my different projects, I want to show you some pieces I made some time ago




this one is a never ending project, still all the applique to do (a BOM here in 2006)
you can imagine what lies ahead of me when you look at the original
here I didn't use my funky color palette, thought it would be too much and I think it will look great in my choice of japanese prints and wowen's


this one was a christmas present for my parents in 2006, all their grand-children in a quilt
can you imagine their faces when they opened the present, ;o)))))


another christmas gift, for my brother last year, he wanted something blue, a challenge for me as that is not really my color


and the last one for today



a kaleidoscope table runner using Debbie Mumm fabrics, I think the result is pretty amazing
ok, that's it, hope you enjoyed the little show
take care
Lil



Friday, February 15, 2008

Tagged too

Yes, got tagged too by Christine some days ago.

As you've seen I've been quite quiet these days, I had some problems with my network provider, but as it seems they have fixed the bug now.


Here again the rules:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

so let's go

1. My stomach is something like a trash bag, it accepts everything except liver and cooked spinach.
2. I've never been married and my longest relationship was 2 years, .................., don't know why, maybe I scare men, who knows.
3. Until the age of 19 I was very shy, I couldn't speak in public, couldn't stand the fact that others were looking at me, didn't really have my own opinion on things, etc
Then everything changed with an experience during my studies (psychiatric nurse), me made a role play at school and I detected afterwards thats the others determined my reactions and my behaviour, OMG, I had to change something cause I didn't want to be any longer a hand puppet.
And now, no more sign of shyness.
4. I always wanted to volunteer at "doctors without frontiers" and work abroard, but up to now I never did. It still remains in my mind.
5. People say that I have an amazing orientation capacity for a woman, I rarely get lost.
6. I hate organized trips, I want to discover other countries and cultures on my own and live with the people; at least I try.
7. The last clue
Yes, I know, I should do a little exercise, but in fact I hate that, ...................grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
and there are so many things to do that there is no time, ;o)))))))))
I know, it's a bad excuse, but it works for me.

Ouff, done, now I have to think who I should tagg.


And now some of my favourite pics of my last holidays


an amazing place


the floating islands on Lake Titicaca

and me (the blond) with my friend before hiking on Machu Picchu
And here the blogs I tagg, they mean a lot to me and I follow them closely
the last 2 I add them later

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Playing around

Yes, I know, I should have worked on my mennonite mosaic or do the "tagged" thing, but instead of that I surfed on the net and .......... saw an awsome quilt.

Most of you sure know that block, as it is an old one and I'm sure some of you have worked on a quilt with this design or have planned to create one like that one day.

I didn't find this block in one of my books, so I decided to create it myself, ............ and that shouldn't be a real challenge as I've got EQ5.

So I started by drawing the block and then added it to the quilt layout. The fabric palette I used was different Civil War motifs and ......... tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ............ there is the result.






Lil

(it took me hours to insert this post and especially the picture)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Problems

My friends,

just a little note, for the moment I have major problems with my internet connection
I didn't forget you, especially Christine, who tagged me

so you have to wait for the pictures; I'm sorry

Take care

Lil

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Today's work




Oh my god, strips and strips and strips, .....

Think I will dream about strips tonight, but half of the work is done and the end of block A is at sight.



Enough machine work for today, now I return to my handquilting project and have a quiet evening in front of the tv.

Lil

Friday, February 1, 2008

First strips cut



As you can see, I've cut the first strips for my Mennonite Mosaic. When I bought the fabrics, I wasn't sure about the more clear red print, but now I think my choice is not too bad.
My colors are different from the ones in the Original, especially the brown that replaces the green from the Original.

I don't know when I'll get some moments to sew these strips, cut the rows and assembly these to get one of the final blocks, so you have to wait.
Maybe tonight, as the weather is really awful overhere at the moment, cold and since yesterday rain which turns into a rain / snow mix actually and I hate that.

Waiting for someone to send me some sun, ;o))

Take care

Lil