Sunday, 9 May 2010

I'm a winner!

Would you believe it, I've won this fantastic bundle of Lynette Anderson's fabrics called "Snowmen make me smile". Lynette had a give away on her blog and I was the lucky one.... yay....! Now I have to think of a lovely winter project to do these beautiful fabrics justice. Thank you Lynette!!
Photo by Lynette Anderson

I needed to make a block with a tropical feel so I thought of a coconut tree. I hope it's obvious what it is meant to be! I've hand appliqued the trees using the "invisible applique" technique by Ami Simms. I've been doing it this way for a while now and I love it. No more faffing around with freezer paper.

And I finally got this quilt back. I've started it a long, long time ago but lost interest and gone off it. Last year I decided to dig it out from the bottom of my UFO stash and made new blocks to replace those I didn't like. Once I had it sewn together I sent it to Indonesia where it was hand quilted.

As you can see, the quilting is quite exquisite and it would take me several life times to get it looking like this. I'm not really cut out for hand quilting as, unfortunately, I'm much too impatient.

Happy Weekend everyone!



MaksiTaksi said...

Congrats with your beautiful price!
And the quilts that you are showing are really awesome, I like applique work.

Take care.

Martina said...

Hallo Vreni
gratuliere dir und wünsch dir viel Freude mit dem schönen Preis!
Deine Kokosnusspalmen gefallen mir und der quilt ist echt super geworden!Wow!
Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende!

Marjorie said...

Your quilt looks fantastic! Makes me want to pull out some of the blocks I set aside last fall. It's terrible to be so distracted by bright shiny quilt projects...

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,

da du "zufällig" auf meinem Blog warst, habe ich "absichtlich" deinen besucht *g*
Tolle Sachen, die du machst!
Und hier schließt sich wieder der Kreis: ich schaue auch immer bei Lynette rein. Danke für deinen netten Kommentar auf meinem Blog, vielleicht schaust du ja mal öfter vorbei.
LG aus Good Old Germany, Doris (LintLady)

Crafty Chops said...

Congrats on the win!

I love your quilt top, the detail is fantastic. I wish that I could hand quilt like that, it looks amazing.

Oops-Lah said...


Kelly said...

Wow, that quilting is exquisite!

And I'm very interested in that invisible applique..going to look it up now!

SewSofie said...

Im loving that quilt. HOw did you find a place in Indonesia that hand quilts? And as Kelly said, intrigued by 'invisible applique'. Tell us more!

meli B said...

Hi Vreni, You are so lucky winning that stash. Can't wait to see what it becomes. I can't believe you can send your quilt away to get done in Indonesia. That is totally wild! I hate giving them to someone 1 hours drive away. In fact I have only had someone quilt for me twice and that was traumatic enough.

Steppstiche said...

Hallo Vreni, der Quilt wird mal ein wirkliches Erbstück. Das Quilting macht einem echt 'ne Gänsehaut. Deine Applis aber auch :o)
Grüße aus Germany von Moni