Saturday, 26 May 2012

And the winner is

Wow, what a wonderful response to my give away. 

And the winning comment is:
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 Rie said...

Love blogland, it's like your own universal bookclub!
 Congratulations Rie; I will get in touch with you via email to get your address.
Have a great weekend.
Vreni x

Monday, 21 May 2012

It's that time again!!!

That's right, it's SMS Giveaway Day

 and I'm giving away this book:

Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy (Design Collective)

I've only recently got a copy for myself and love it. So if you would like one too, please leave a comment (make sure I have a way to contact you) before the 25th of May. I will choose a winner on the 26th of May. If you happen to be a follower, you get to leave a second comment.
Good Luck!
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Saturday, 19 May 2012

I like it, I hope you do too!

Finally, this top is now also together, although the blocks and the sashing have been finished and waiting for my attention for a while. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I am not very keen on this particular part of quilt making. Probably because I'm not very good at it and I find it tedious as well as boring to sew those long seams with all the points which have to meet.  I usually break the task up over a few days to make it more bearable (pathetic, I know).  But now it is together and I'm pleased with it. I think I will hand quilt it using some colourful pearl cotton. 

Vreni x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The top is finished, or is it?

Is this top finished? It doesn't look like it, does it? The plan was to quilt it then put a red binding on. But now seeing it together, I think it does need a border. I have just about enough of the red and white dotted fabric left for a narrow border. I also have loads of already prepared hexagons, so I think I will use them like this:

Or what about this?

In any case, the top definitely isn't finished. But hopefully it won't take me another two years to get there.


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Blogger's BOM April

This month the designer is Mrs. Schmenkman 
All the fabrics I've used so far are from my own stash and the red and white fabrics are Westfalen fabrics from Germany. Funny enough I bought them years ago in Japan at the Tokyo at the International Quilt Festival and have been saving them for something special.  

At the same time, I also bought these ribbons. I would like to somehow use them in the quilt, but I have no idea how. Any suggestions?

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Vreni x