In 2013 I'll still have some UFO's from this year. But I don't mind. I'm sure, they will be finished some day. Between Christmas and New Year's Eve I had time to try out new things. As I saw in various blogs, arrowhead blocks can be sewn in different ways. I however followed this tutorial http://quiltingwithkaren.blogspot.ch/2012/01/arrowhead-block-tutorial.html
These displaced flying geese, which orignally were meant for a border, I'll now use together with additional stripes for a quilt.
Ein schwarz-weisser Sternen-Quilt ist ebenfalls am Entstehen.
Black and white fabrics are cut and ready for sewing. I'd like to make a star quilt.
Und zwei zu Weihnachten eingetroffene Hefte mit vielversprechendem Titel (ob die Zeitangabe wohl stimmt?) liegen zur Umsetzung bereit, aber....
Two booklets which arrived just in time for Christmas and with a quite promising heading (I wonder whether the time indication is realistic!) are waiting to be used, but....
zuerst werden Taschen mit Stoffen und die Nähmaschine eingepackt, denn nächsten Sonntag geht es mit anderen Frauen aus der ganzen Schweiz in eine Patchwork-Ferienwoche. Freue mich darauf und bin gespannt, was wir Neues lernen.
Wünsche allen Leserinnen ein rundum gutes und glückliches 2013 mit vielen verlockenden Aussichten!
first I have to do my luggage, to pack in fabric and my sewing machine, as I'll go for a patchwork-holiday next Sunday with other women from Switzerland. I'm looking forward to it and wondering what we are going to learn.
I now wish you all a happy New Year with a lot of tempting prospects!
Freitag, 7. Dezember 2012
During the year I rather prefer light or pastell colors with a lot of white. But for Christimas I stick to the classical red, green and cold. Small bells in red and green have been sewn and now already decorate various Christmas gifts.
For glass- or bottle coaster I wanted to sew some stars. But these here are still a little too big. So I am now going to make them smaller.
hier) sind bereits bei den "Verschnupften".
I also made some other and quick little bags for handkerchiefs (here I found the tutorial) and these have already gone to friends who have caught a cold.
Somewhere I discovered nice clamshell cases. However, Clover is going to sell these templates in Switzerland only next year ( I directly asked in Japan). But I didn't want to wait so long and so I tried to make the form out of template plastic, covered them with fabric and some thin batting and sewed all three pieces together by hand.
It was a fiddly job though, but they do look quite similar to the original one.
I also made some new little pouches in different forms. With the appreciated tipp of Hannelore to use a special teflon presser foot it's an easy job now to work with coated fabric.