Monday, January 23, 2012

A little more progress

All the hour glass blocks are made
 and since some of them turned out a bit wonky I used them to make this little pin cushion. 
I really like the colour combination. 
Now I just have to applique the last few blocks, then I can start assembling the quilt top.

But I have once again become side tracked. I found a basket with scraps from the silk quilt I made a while ago (you can see the quilt here). I didn't think there would be quite enough for another quilt, but maybe a wall hanging.  It turned out I had enough scraps for a decent sized lap quilt (36 by 56 inches). 
 I love the vibrancy of the silks. 

I think I might try to quilt it with an invisible thread although I haven't had much luck with it on my Bernina 820. I will have to "fiddle" with the tension, otherwise a call to the very helpful  Bernina agent is in order.

As today is the first day of Lunar New Year I would like to wish you all a very Happy Year of the Dragon.

Vreni x

18 comments:

Janet said...

Happy Chinese new year to you too. I love what you've done with the silk, if you find out any info on using the invisible thread, please share as I have the same machine.
Love how your top is coming along as well as the cute accessory you made, the pincushion.

Jenny said...

i love your projects, so inspiring!

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
Dein Seidenquilt schaut ausgesprochen schön aus. Ich habe noch nie mit Seide gepatcht, fransen die Schnittränder nicht arg aus?
Deine Uhrglasblöcke gefallen mir sehr gut, ich bin schon sehr gespannt, wie der Quilt fertig aussieht. Das Nadelkissen ist doch eine gute "Beigabe".
Dir eine schöne Woche und sei ganz lieb gegrüßt
Roswitha

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

The silk quilt is amazing, and your hour glass blocks are looking fabulous! Well done!

Vickie said...

Silk!! No wonder it is sooooo gorgeous! Love the solid colors. They are perfect with your tessellations. I have been mia for awhile. Did you share your pattern? Not that I would get to making one...I have so many projects in the works right now! Ha!

Heather said...

Love that top that you are working on. I can't wait to see it put together. I have a bunch of silk that I bought in Thailand and you are inspiring me to cut into it!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Chinese New Year Vreni! Your blocks all look so pretty - I can't wait to see them all pieced together!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Your lap quilt is absolutely divine Vreni!!

LintLady said...

Happy New Year, Vreni!
Wunderschön dein Seidentop! Bin gespannt wie du es quiltest! Und dein Mosaik-Projekt macht mich immer neugieriger!
Klasse!
LG an dich fleißige Näherin
Doris

Lynda said...

I love the scrap quilt you made from the leftovers of another quilt. I love the orange! Happy Chinese New Year to you too.

Marg said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too.
The silk scraps look fabulous in that quilt top. I love the design and such a beautiful way to use those scraps.
Can't wait to see all your blocks together.

Silvia said...

Uuhhh!!. Vreni tha'ts gorgeous!!!. How much work in each block. It's a very nice pallet of colors on it!!. It's marvelous. Congratulations!!.
Hugs

Vania said...

Che lavori meravigliosi, bravissima!
Complimenti
Vania from Italy

meli B said...

Can't wait to see the hour glass quilt finished. The silk scraps came together really well. It's great when you can make something from the scrap pile, especially when it turns out so well.

chrisi said...

dein Seidenquilt gefällt mir sehr, immer schön deine arbeiten anzusehen,liebe grüsse

Theodora quilts said...

Your tessellation block are so pretty I am mezmerized and envious of your patience did you hand stitch those it would be very difficult to do by machine I think, they are spectacular and the hour glass blocks are pretty too they are going to frame the tessellation blocks I figure,it will be beautiful,I haven't had time to stop by and say hello and happy quilting to you Vreni.xoxo theodora

MulticoloredPieces said...

Your appliqué/hour glass quilt is going to be smashing! And the second quilt top is lovely too. The colors remind me of the American Southwest, especially Tucson AZ. Very exciting!
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Marié said...

Yes the Tessalation/hourglass blocks are stunning- can't wait to see the quilt