we have started a new and exciting series: My Year of Design! The first two calendar weeks are free, so do stop by and have a look:Continue
this is just a very, very small selection of the BEAUTIFUL water blocks we have already received for our 2nd International Block Swap. Do join in - this is so much fun and imagine what fun you will have when you receive your block package (probably in the end of January or in the beginning of February).
Do check out the IBS2 gallery:…Continue
Added by juhu on November 19, 2013 at 1:03pm — No Comments
I posted about our second International Block Swap some months ago. Now it is really picking up speed - we have received blocks from ca. 10 countries already - even from Mexico and Brazil. You still have time to join in. The deadline for sending the blocks to us is 31 December 2013. If you are interested, look at the block gallery to see what…Continue
Added by juhu on October 12, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments
since our 1st International Block Swap was such a huge success and an enormously rewarding experience for everybody involved, we decided to follow up with our 2nd International Block Swap in 2013.
Please find all the information behind this link:
We are very excited about this new…Continue
it has been some time since I have last posted here - the reason is that we were so incredibly busy with our first International Block Swap! It was great fun and a huge privilege to look after so many blocks from all over the world! If you like, come to our website and read the whole story:…Continue
I know, I know, there are only two weeks left until the end of March and sewing 12 blocks and sending them across the big blue ocean is difficult in such a short period of time... But come and visit our IBS Block Gallery and see all the WONDERFUL blocks over 60 quilters from all over the world have made so far:…Continue
this is only a small selection of all the beautiful blocks we have already received for our first International Block Swap. It is almost like Christmas for us - almost every day we receive at least one block package from all over the world (Austria, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, USA, New Zealand, Brazil, Slovakia, England, Singapore, Germany so far…Continue
anybody out there who would be interested to travel to England or Wales in the summer? Although I say it myself, it will be absolutely GREAT especially if you are not only a quilter but also interested in English literature, e. g.…Continue
have you ever been on a quilt journey? I love travelling, especially in the USA, and usually write extensive travel reports. Currently, I am updating a travel diary for a trip I made in summer 2005 - one of the best trips I have ever made! I drove round Lake Michigan with short detours to Lake Superiour and Lake Huron and I think that I visited at least one quilt shop every day... ;-)
If you are interested to read about my "adventures", please come to…Continue
I finished this quilt only a few days ago. It is probably my fastest work yet! The piecing is not difficult except for the two set in pieces in the lower right quarter of the quilt, but the free-motion machine quilting did take some time.
All the fabrics in the quilt are hand-dyed with Sun-Printing. If you are interested in a detailed…Continue
this quilt is fresh off the quilting press, so to speak. Yesterday, I made the last stitches on the binding and today I have started to publish the pattern at Quilt around the World. The triangles in the quilt centres are vintage and I am pretty sure that some of them are feedsacks. I really love finishing abandoned projects - and I seem to…Continue
isn't this thing the coolest? Sorry, I shouldn't brag about it myself, but I must say that I really and honestly think our latest pattern is "Fabulous". Which is why its name also is "Fabulous".... ;-)
It is a shawl made from light cotton batiste which was "dyed" using the technique sunprinting. The shawl is just perfect for the end of the…Continue
the organizers of the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, which took place last weekend, have kindly agreed that we publish some of the pictures we took of the many very beautiful quilts on display there.
If you are interested:…Continue
we have started our first International Block Swap and would like to invite you all to participate! The more different nationalities are involved, the more interesting this will be.
You can find all details at http://www.quilt-around-the-world.com/en/content/international-block-swap
Everybody can participate and it is free except for a nominal charge…Continue
Added by juhu on August 17, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments
although this picture seems to be a little wobbly and definitely needs to be taken again, I hope you can see enough to make out the "interactivity" in this "quilt". It consists of nine individual framed quilts which can be turned and interchanged when hung on a wall. I have been thinking some time about such a project and although I already have some…Continue
as summer decided to take an extended holiday from his duties, I felt I needed something else to gladden my heart and warm my spirit... This is what I came up with: a fabric bowl made with the help of a balloon, a lot of scraps and a fabric medium to harden the fabric after drying. Great fun, also for kids! :-D
although I am not American, I do feel quite impressed by Martha Washington's personality and character! I'm currently reading her biography and this helped spark the inspiration for this quilt. The portrait of Martha Washington is done in a variation of Redwork: I used a backstitch and used blue embroidery floss instead of Turkey red... ;-)
it seems that I am really on a roll right now with ideas... This bag is to show my support for the ladies' 2011 Football (Soccer) World Championships. Germany actually hosts this event this time and of course we hope that our team will win the championships for the third time in a row. This would teach the male players a lesson... ;-)
my quilt group has a quilt exhibition next weekend and as the newest member, I have felt a little pressurized by the other ladies' productivity. But it seems that this has been catching and opening new horizons.
The quilt you see on the picture above is VERY atypical compared to my usual work, but it was GREAT FUN to do something else for a…Continue
it is a little embarassing: I dont' really know what to do with our phone (a so called smart phone of the fruit persuasion ;-), but at least I made a nice cover for it...
If you'd like to make one, too, here is the link to the pattern:…Continue