yellow pink orange - gees everywhere

This is another colour study - pink is a colour I'm extremely uncomfortable with. It fits in the series of Red Herring and Green

pink, pink and more pink

Now I'm thinking about adding a thin yellow border folloed by tons of the HSTs - not sure if I'm goign to use them random or in order, followed by another thin yellow border.

still missing the border

I have one fabric I think will work for the back or I could always use pinks and sew them together - see maybe I'm going to do something all pink ... though I would say doing the back all pink is cheating.

possible back



summer sewing

I had time to catch up on some bee sewing after my summer holidays - first off was a bright rainbowy quarter log-cabin combination.

auf dem Weg

My first try turned out to be way to large - it was supposed to end up at 13" - each quarter here measures 10,5" yeah even I can do the math. So coming up is the second try at 13,5 inch with room to be trimmed down.

der eigentlich richtige

And with the last block I'm up to date - ?up to the month? - requested were giant flying geese in gray to black set in off white.


 Now I have a few more things swarming around my bad conscience - I will be working on that in the next few weeks alongside a few projects I want to get to the "batting order" stage.


Bee blocks galore

I am finally getting around to sewing again - I had quite a busy time moving and participating in several Bees during that time. At one point I simply had enough and went into hiding.

Now I'm paying the price catching up on the blocks - though they are perfect to get into sewing again - free form sort of look see try discard do over rip apart leave a little crooked ...

Ich hoffe das Endergebnis wirds auch ... pheww
translation: fluffy

I'm not completely back in the game - I can't find the SD-card for my camera so you will have to make to with the pictures taken in rainy-weather with a mediochre phone camera ...

Baskets ... Der letzte kriegt wohl noch ein patchiges Aussehen - hab ich viel zu spät entdeckt ....



Queen on the move / Königin im Umzugsstress

Das wird jetzt mein erster oder vilelicht zweiter Blogpost auf Deutsch ... ich kann halt einfach nicht auf deutsch Quilten ...

Erstein ganz herzliches Dankeschön für die Geduld und alles .... Umziehen ist einfach d***. Aber hier das heißersehnt:

Ich hab mich jetzt doch dagegen entschieden, ein Tutorial zu malen - ich hab nämlich weder Buntstifte noch Papier hier - naja ich könnt wohl im Geschäft Schmierpapier mitgehen lassen. Also werde ich jetzt gaaanz viele Bilder zusammentragen und versuchen so weit möglich mit Tutorials zu verlinken - die dann allerdings nicht immer auf deutsch.

 Tutorial 1

das richtig gute Zeug

from http://www.blocklotto.com/
 Jetzt habt ihr sicher raus was ich von wuch will - Rosen, ich will einen wunderschönen vollen Garten  in rot auch gerne mit orange oder lila Stich - alles in Richtung herbstlich gesättigt.

 Entweder  1 große [16,5 x 16,5] und 4 Mittlere [8,5 x 8,5] oder 1 große 2 mittlere  4 kleine [4,5 x 4,5].

Also einfach gesagt 1 große und bei der zweiten könnt  ihr frei mischen was die Größen angeht von 4,5 bis 16,5 nehm ich alles ...

Nach Möglichkeit einen "scrappy" grünen Rahmen/Rand / zum Quadratauffüllmasse dann kann ich das scrappy zusammenfügen und anstückeln wo Bedarf ist.


potholders - new town - new job

I am enjoying discovering the town I'm going to live and (come Monday) work in. I did already discover 3 fabric stores and the internet tells me there are even more.

Yesterday I didn't feel like doing much - is awfully hot - so I went to get some fresh fruits, never can have enough of them in the heat. Well I stumbled upon this fabric store - absolutely useless for "real" quilting but hey they did have a bit of thermolam and the odd bist of 100% cotton fabrics. And a few hours later:

new potholders - yes I'm desperate enough to completely handsew them
hmm yeah I already used them today cooking lunch

The red one took me all afternoon --- the blue one was easy peasy done after dinner ...

detail dot-potholderdetail - square-potholder