Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Civil War Blocks for September

A Union of Name
Oath of Allegiance (We didn't have the pattern for this one, but I followed I.'s advice and made a copy of the picture in the book, turning it into my paper piecing block. I try to make one extra block each month, so I will finish with 50 by June.)
More Pigs
Beauregard's Narrow Escape (I. had warned me for this block. It was impossible to keep the lines straight, and the block turned out smaller than the 6,5 inched it should have been.)G.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Inspiration Part Two

I. showed me her Civil War blocks for this month, and she inspired me to start my homework right away. Here's "Mr. Harrison's Pigs" the first of our four homework blocks. G.


The whole family joined in, in moving the blocks for my Ragtimequilt around. We all think this is the best combination. G.

Exhibition Quiltersgilde

The exhibition of the Quiltersgilde was in the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar.

Here are a few quilts that impressed me.


The coat from the musical "Joseph and the Technicolor dreamcoat"

But I'm afraid we spent more time shopping than at the exhibition. I had a great time! Thanks for a wonderful day, M. and I. !! G.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Ragtime Update

All there is left to do is a whole lot of cutting...


Thursday, 24 September 2009

More Ragtime Blocks...

Do you approve this layout? Your thoughts please!

Biscornu In Progress

Back from a long absence... got a severe warning this morning. This is our latest joint project. G., I. and myself are making a biscornu for our Christmas tree. It will be a yearly tradition to make one... we're all looking forward to having at least 40 of these...

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Ragtime Piles

Three weeks ago M., I. and I did a workshop "Ragtime Quilt" at the Quilter's Palet in Den Haag. We had a great day, and Evy, our instructor, showed us her Ragtime Quilts. This really is my kind of quilt... M. can perhaps translate it... It's a quilt of "lange halen, snel thuis".
The seam allowances are all cut to small strips and then the quilt is washed and put in the dryer for a ragged-effect.
Another of Evy's quilts...
The back of the quilt.

So here is the beginning of my ragtime quilt. Piles and piles of Dutch fabric. I've decided to make mine 2 meters by 2 meters, so that means 50 large blocks and 200 small ones! I've collected so many dutch fabrics that all my large blocks are made of different fabric.
Sorting the small blocks to make pairs...
Then sorting the pairs again...
And then you have 50 blocks... Now all I have to wait for is a rainy Sunday to make a nice arrangement of blocks. G.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Quilts On Walls..

M. has always said she would never make a wall hanging quilt... Quilts belong on a bed, not on a wall is her view. Luckily for little Miss T. she departed from this view and made this great wall hanger... G.

Civil War Diary Quilt... Continued

M. I. and I decided to contiue our Civil War Diary Quilt meetings every month on Tuesday night, as the course has ended now. We choose four blocks to make for next month, so here are mine...
The Meaning of War
Everyday Chores
Picket Lines
Regiment Landed
Too bad we've only left the paper piecing ones, so it's hard work for me! G.