27 August 2013

Wonderful Weekend

Wow, I'm still exhausted. I think I didn't do that much talking in the last years than I did since Saturday evening. The people that came to my show were so interested in how these quilts were made and how I get my ideas that I was simply stunned.
So here are the pictures of my "oeuvres"  on the wall. The picture was taken without audience so the quilts can be seen. Larger pictures are over at http://brighidsquilts.blogspot.de/
This was the first time I had the chance to show my quilts publicly and I'm overwhelmed. I even have the chance to show them here in my home village in a surrounding of old roman ruines plus an option of going to a small town in Alsace. And (which is very flattering) I got the request of doing another fabric portrait. Now I'm waiting for a picture. What a year!

14 August 2013

Almost there ....

Really, I wouldn't have imagined that showing my quilts one week from now would cause so much stress for me! Part of the time I feel that they are not good enough to be shown to the "world" and but then I'm too proud of having done them ... Anyway it's not a juried  show and I can relax about it, having some amount of small items to sell and just in case they are gone before the show ends I still could promise to do some more on commission. So no reason to get nervous - it's just the fact that my quilts stayed in my bedroom for so long and were just mine :-)
While going through my work I found one that was started some years ago but never finished. I looked at it with different eyes and started to complete it. Here it is - "The missing link" . Don't ask me where that name popped out, it's just that I couldn't name it any other way.

I'll add some closeups later. Now I'll have to think about what goes where and how to place the small quilts I've done in a pleasing way.
There was some work in my garden, too. The weed took over and I had quite a hard time to get through but now my flowers bloomed, tomatoes are red, beans ripe and potatoes just fine. Looking at it all it's just a very successful year!
I'll post some pictures from the show when it's done.

12 March 2013

Need some time management

I had to take a short break from "producing" balls and biscornues for my March CQJP block:

There's the TAST stitch 58 at the left bottom, too.

From the blocks I have so far this would be a possible arrangement
There's a delay in my TAST stitching though I used some in my blocks. But number 58 looked so cute so I had to try adding leaves around the spirals.
Last weekend started a new class at Quilt University with Elizabeth Barton "Working in Series"
and I have to do my homework. Plus I'm working on a baby quilt for my partner's daughter. So I'm more than busy ....

23 February 2013

Another three

While snowflakes show their dance outside I did three  more "balls". Two of them are more experimental in shape, one with just five diamonds whose sides are different lengths and the other one sewig five equal sided diamonds and five others together. It's an interesting look, I personally like the smaller one better.

14 February 2013

More items

Some more pictures of the small things I've completed until now - two more biscornues and three balls. And as always while on my way through the stitches I get more ideas and what-if thoughts.

The balls really fascinate me. I can't tell before what I'll do with them - they lead themselves to be embroidered.

13 February 2013

CQJP February block

Here's my February block - plus addition - the frame for my royal lady. I'm really wondering where this all will lead to :-))

In the meantime I'm stitching biscornues and balls. A friend of mine way back from school days offered to organize an exhibition for my quilts in summer. Three days! Ask me, I'm so exited! It's just one room, but I think I can fill it with my "works". Since she suggested it would be nice to have something to sell, too, I thought of making small items as I can't let go of my quilts (they are part of my life and my artist devellopement). Maybe some felted bracelets will be a good addition. So I'm busy, busy, busy......

Don't the first ones look good?

02 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Why did we have to stay up this late????