Freitag, 17. Mai 2013

Healing Heart

I used the Friday evening to sew a healing heart for a good friend who had hard days this week. Hope she will like it - I will hand it over on Tuesday.

Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2013

Kindle Sleeve


One of my favourite christmas gifts was a Kindle. I just needed a sleeve to protect it, and all I could find in the internet was not very attractive to me. So I decided to sew one myself. This is the result! Very individual and unique I think - what do you think?
On the first picture, you can see the front, on the second, the back side of the sleeve.

Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2013

The top is almost finished....

Finally, all pieces fit together and the top is almost finished. Now, I will fix the top on a black fabric which will serve as border - this will make the colours even more brightening - and will start to quilt with Valdani multicolor thread in yellow, orange and red.... I will show you the result - hopefully very soon!

Sonntag, 23. Dezember 2012

In memory of grandma - blocks are finished


Right before Christmas the blocks of the Memory of Grandma quilt are finished and I passed the afternoon to arrange them on the design wall. Now there are just a fews white blanks left, but I will start to sew the blocks together and decide later how to fill the the blanks.

I wish you all a joyful Christmas and hope to bog more regularly next year.

Greetings,

Petra

Donnerstag, 8. November 2012

New Quilt


A new quilt project is born: In Memory of Grandma - called like that because the sketch has been designed during the last weeks of my grandma who died last week at the age of 97. The sketch shows a first idea: a mix of stars and hexagons in the colours of a sun rise.



And the first elements are already finished... I will work it in English paper piecing method, like that everything will fit very well together. Colours are not very bright as I did not have a good light today, but the I promise to upload a better foto as soon as the blocks are on my design wall.

Dienstag, 6. November 2012

Flower Jane - the final



After almost 10 years I finished my Flower Jane and offered the quilt today to my parents for their golden wedding anniversery. I was very excited as I wasn´t sure if the liked it or thought it would be too much. But they really loved it and showed it around to their guest ;-)
The quilt has 4373 patches and measures about 2,20 x 2,20 m.

Freitag, 26. Oktober 2012

Bobbin Sewing Machine


Finally, I placed my grandma´s old Bobbin in my sewing room. 66 years ago - in 1946 - she made the way from Sudetenland to Oestrich-Winkel, when my grandparents were expelled from their home. Of course, they were not allowed to take it, but however they managed to bring it tho their new home. My grandma used to sew on this old machine until a few years ago and it is still possible to use it. For me, it is just decoration, but a wonderful one I think...