Monday, February 29, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

"Happy Happy" by Jen Kingwell

4 blocks done - 96 to go

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

Another heart block for my Splendid Sampler. 
Many tiny pieces. 
In Vienna we call this stuff "Fitzelei".

Here is "Lots of Love" by Melissa Corry

3 blocks finished - 97 to go.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

52 weeks of creativity: Sleep

This week's theme was sleep. And nobody in my family knows better how to sleep well and long than Felix, my dog.

He sleeps everywhere in the apartment. 

In front of the door ...

... along the wall ...

... under my desk ...

... in his doggy bed ...

... and partially outside of it.

See - the best sleeper around.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

Block 2 of the sampler is all about butterflies. It was a bit tricky as the block is 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm) and consists of 46 pieces. One square is 1 x 1 inch (2,5 x 2,5 cm). But nobody said it would be simple. And to be honest - that's what I like about it: simple and easy would be boring.

"Wings" by Jane Davidson

2 blocks finished - 98 to go.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Splendid Quilting

Ups - I did it again! I know it's not so good an idea but I couldn't resist. I really tried hard. Really. But its too good to not be part of it.


100 blocks in a year - 2 blocks each week. 2 blocks per week sounds managable (although I already know that I will fall back from time to time).

I decided to use only fabric that I already have. This is not a big sacrifice as my stash is really large. I searched for all my little pieces of hand-dyed and marbled fabric - this will be my color palette.

I was anxiously waiting for the first block and on February 14 it was in my in-box. "Hearts Aflutter" - the perfect block for Valentine's day. One block done - 99 to go.

"Hearts Aflutter" by Pat Sloan
machine sewn, hand appliquéd

Thursday, February 11, 2016

52 weeks of creativity: Something that makes me happy

I didn't have to think long for this week's prompt. Something that really makes me happy and relaxed and calm and content and simply feel good - is the sea.

Monday, February 8, 2016

52 weeks of creativity: Red

I'm a little bit delayed in posting but I had to buy my "favorite red" first. 

It's not only a beautiful color but also a very tasty interior.