Saturday 9 May 2009

Gelukkige moederdag aan alle moeders morgen,
Ter herinnering aan mijn eigen dierbare moeder een foto van haar met mezelf genomen in 1949 in de tuin van ons huis in Congo.

A happy mother's day to all mothers tomorrow,
In memory of my own dear mother a photo of her and myself taken in 1949 in the garden of our house in Congo.
Vliegen bij jullie de dagen ook zo snel voorbij? Altijd maar druk bezig met alles en nog wat en het is alweer weekend. In mijn stash heb ik volgende stofjes gevonden die goed passen bij de borduursel voor het redwork quiltje. Nu nog een patroon uitwerken, dat zal wel niet te moeilijk zijn zeker.

Where has the time gone to again? Always busy running around doing one thing and another and before we know it is weekend again. Looking through my stash I found these fabrics which I think will go well with the stitcheries for the redwork quilt I have planned. Now I need to come up with some pattern - nothing too complicated, nice and simple after all it is for a baby's room.

I have not forgotten about the quilt for my grandson Ben. I am almost finished the hand quilting part and soon I will be able to give the quilt its first wash. Since he used it as a playquilt for quite a while it is showing evidence of all sorts of things LOL. Some photo's of the quilting herewith.

Bijna de eindstreep bereikt met het quilten van mijn kleinzoon zijn quilt. Daarna een eerste wasbeurt en dan is hij klaar voor zijn groot bed. De quilt is reeds veelvuldig gebruikt als speelquilt en toont duidelijk tekenen hiervan. Ik heb nog wel wat stof over om een kussenovertrek te maken. Dat is dan voor later.

Nog een fijne avond,

Tuesday 5 May 2009

On the 25th April I promised to post some photo's of the stitcheries I worked on for a redwork quilt. They come out of a panel I bought at Creativa Brussels last year, presented by Windham Fabrics as Redworks by Susie Osburn. Today I finally get to do so - life can take over sometimes and cut right into our quilting time but here I go:

Op 25 april heb ik beloofd enkele foto's te tonen van de borduurpatroontjes die ik in een redwork quilt ga verwerken voor mijn broer zijn kleinkind. Ondertussen is er alweer een tijd verlopen maar hier ben ik dan. De werkjes komen uit een paneel dat ik verleden jaar op Creativa Brussel gekocht heb - Redworks by Susie Osburn - uitgebracht door Windham Fabrics.

Next I'll be looking for suitable fabrics to go with the stitcheries.
Happy quilting

Monday 4 May 2009

Visit to Veldhoven
Saturday the second of May my friend and I visited the European Quilts Championship Exhibition in Veldhoven the Netherlands. It was a welcome break after two week of working solidly. We enjoyed the exhibition very much but were dissappointed at the way the quilts were displayed; some of them were so high up that after a few hours you ended up with a sore neck plus one could not see any of the details on any of the quilts, not even those hanging lower down. A great pity since a lot of the quilters must have gone through a lot of trouble and effort to give their quilts that little extra. Taking photo's was another problem. We did but unfortunately most of them were rather blurred. You could buy a DVD of the entire exhibition but I prefer taking my own photo's. At the cost of 12Euro's entrance fee I at least like to see the quilts in detail and not on a DVD. I did leave a comment on the site of the organisers and hopefully next year their display will be a bit kinder to the visitors. Otherwise it was a great exhibition with some outstanding quilts and off course lots of shops. Shop till you drop was the message :-))

For those that would like to see the winning quilts you can go to the following site

I bought two books that will help me (I hope) with future landscape quilts that I have planned.

The quilt "King Solomon's Magical Carpet" won a price of merit and was made by my friend Shulamit

A photo of Christiane (no blogger) and myself at the stand of McKenna Ryan she was demonstrating some of her newer selection blocks. Lovely works

Glad to be back blogging, till next time,