Tuesday, 29 March 2011

More quilts and more boxes

Remember the stack of fabrics I showed you a couple of weeks ago? I added a few more, all from my stash. Some of them I had for at least 15 years, if not longer. It gives me satisfaction to be able to include those fabrics with my newer ones and to see how well they go together. For the time being this quilt is going to join the pile of tops patiently waiting to be quilted.

Luckily this quilt is now finished, thanks to a nice lady with her new long arm quilting machine. I like how it turned out and love the variegated thread she used. The only thing left to do is to wrap it up and send it to Australia where hopefully it will brighten someones day.

These boxes, or should I say trays, were produced during our weekly craft session.



This little beauty my friend made. She covered and lined it with raw silk and it turned out lovely











And this red one is mine. I covered the edged with book linen and the outside with Japanese paper, then lined it with Chines silk. These little trays are perfect to keep jewelery in or for displaying collectibles.



















Take care
Vreni 

18 comments:

Jessica said...

Your quilt for australia is beautiful! I am sure it will be loved by someone!

Linda said...

All of these projects are wonderful, but I especially like the quilt for Australia. It is beautiful! I love bright colors.

Vickie said...

Love these, Vreni! And I agree with the other gals. That quilt going to Australia is a winner! The quilting is a nice compliment to your pieced lines in the center of the quilt. I think we are all longing for spring! And how fun that you were able to use some older fabrics so well. Turned out well.

Martina said...

Superschöne Kreationen hast du da gemacht. Echt toll! So super wie deine neuen und "alten" Stoffe zusammenpassen. Gefällt mir sehr!

Hilde said...

I am happy to see you are back on track with making quilts and boxes with love and care! X

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
was für ein schöner Quilt! Ich liebe ja bunt und daher finde ich ihn besonders schön. Da wir sich jemand sehr drüber freuen.
LG Doris

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Vreni, that quilt that's going to Australia is fantastic! I love it -- it's so pretty and colorful. And boy, I sure wish you lived nearby -- those boxes would be a fun thing to learn!

Silvia said...

Uauhhh Vreni,
Your quilt is very original and qute!!1. Are you collecting boxes???.
Ja, ja, ja..Hugs.
Thank you for your comment in my blog...

meli B said...

The quilt for Australia looks even more brilliant now that it has been quilted. A beautiful gift to someone who may have lost everything.

Lynda said...

Great projects! I love the quilt with all the diagonal lines headed off to Australia. It is such a happy quilt. Always fun to use new and older fabrics together too.

Rita said...

Sali Vreni
Der Quilt und das Kissen dazu sind soo schön und ja, wir vergessen, dass ja noch andere unter Naturkatastrophen leiden müssen...
Eine wunderschöne Geste!!!
Die Kisten finde ich soo schön und sehen soo edel aus!
Wünsche Dir einen ganz schönen Tag und liebi Grüessli, Rita

XUE said...

Gorgeous, cheery quilt, Vreni !
And I love the box too especially since it has the traditional Japanese waves on it ! Warm wishes from Dubai, where I am still unpacking !

Valentina said...

Gorgeous quilts... Isn't it great when we can combine old and new? I find the result is always so unique! Your Ozzie quilt is a beauty and your boxes... I have no words to describe them. You are an Artist, Vreni! :)

Cathy said...

Wow your quilts are gorgeous Vreni, I love that first one, and the bright one is amazing. xo

Janet said...

I love the quilt top, the colurs look great together and the quilt for Australia is really gorgeous now It's been quilted. Somebody will really love it. I always enjoy seeing your boxes, they're just lovely.

Marianne Bos said...

Love the quilt and the boxes. Who did the long arm quilting and is she in Singapore?

Thanks Marianne

donkey and the carrot said...

Hi honey!!! Love the quilt for Australia!

PS
I am still single!!!hehe!!!

Barb said...

Your quilts are just awesome and those boxes are as well.