Monday, March 31, 2008
And now my second piece for today, the first paper pierced Dear Jane block, so much fun and so easy, but I think there are more challening ones waiting for me
Saturday, March 29, 2008
This is B-1 Batchelor Buttons from my Dear Jane Project, thought it would look funny cutting out the center of the swirl
I get really addicted to that project, I even have to say that on some days I could make more than one block, the group is such a motivation
Already now I have to thank Anina for this idea, without her I think I woudn't have decided to start this long project, at least not at the moment
Thanks my dear for this unique experience
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Here a more detailed picture, sorry for the flash
You have to imagine, this masterpiece was made around 1860, I don't want to know how many hours Susan Mc Cord spent on assembling this huge piece (80 x 85")
After doing some research on the net I found this, up to you now to decide, lol.
Take care all my friends and happy stitching.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
That means, it's impossible for me to say thank you, cause the sender's adress is
Maybe some people don't know this, but you have to allow sharing your mail adress, I think it's in the personal information pages.
You would make me really happy
here a note from Stacy, she figured out why sometimes the senders adress doesn't show up in the comments
I figured it out! I thought it showed my e-mail, but after going through every setting on my blog I finally got to edit profile...and sure enough, the 'show email' box was unchecked. Hopefully it shows now, if not I'm stumped. Sorry about that hun. Maybe we all need to check that. I didn't see your either Jen. Crazy blogger :)
Stacy, you're such a clever girl
It's almost impossible to find Repro fabrics overhere, I need to drive for about 2 - 2:30 hrs to get at a place where a can find quite a good collection of those.
The same for Fassett fabrics, very hard to find or just some out of the whole collection
Now you know why I had to kill my wallet, anyway it just happens 2-3 times a year, is that still reasonable?
this was a must-have since I had seen it at Ste Marie in 06, but unfortunaltly some of the fabrics were discontinued and it was not available for a long period, but now it's mine ........ finally
here a collection of my purchased repro fabrics, some are fat 8th, great when you want to have multiple different ones
and the book, I just loved it, there is one amazing project in there, but that's for another day
these are some hand-dyed fabrics from these ladys from Switzerland
they might be great for an Amish quilt, at least I bought them in that attention
as you know I'm working on a Dear Jane and my fabrics with smaller prints are limited, so I had to have those, because there are quite some blocks with very small pieces
now I should be prepared
and finally, just some goodies, ribbons, cross-stitch diagrams, flower pins, ......
now you know how I spent my money
oh yes, there's one thing missing, my Dear Jane book, no more excuse now not to finish that project
Monday, March 10, 2008
Now some pics, just to let you dream a bit, I know, I'm evil, lol.
one of the main attractions, the Eiffel Tower seen from Trocadero
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
As you know I try to use quite excentric fabrics, thought this one would be ok as you can see a lot of the fabric, not really easy with the large print
I'll see when the blocks with smaller pieces have to be done if I've got the right fabrics for those
Otherwise I have to start a second Dear Jane with a different fabric choice and use these blocks in a separate little quilt
Oh yes, probably on saturday I go to Paris and visit a big craft fair, maybe there I find some fabrics with smaller prints I could use here ...................................... and for sure some reproduction / civil war fabrics and many, many, many other interesting things
Maybe next week I'll show you some pics, but I'm not sure they allow that, so you have to wait and see
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I had some troubles lately, 10 days at work without any break and then ill, still not really recovered.
As you can see I participate in the Four seasons Quilt swap and I also planned to join all those Dear Jane maniacs, lol ............, hope I can follow, but still not sure how many blocks I will do, we'll see
Today I checked my fabric stash and here are the ones I want to use for the Four seasons Quilt, they really represent spring for me, don't you think so too?
And now to the Dear Jane project, hmmmmmmmm, what shall I do as it is not easy to find repro fabrics overhere, should I go crazy and risky, ......... had to dig in my stash and thought these might be interesting to use. In reality they are a lot darker than on this picture, maybe I wait till tomorrow and look at them again during daytime. Arghhhhhhh, ................... should I go risky ....... or should I change again, should I go japanese taupe, or ethnic .........?
Maybe I just wait for your opinion.