Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

TAST 7 + 8: A rainy day in spring

This week, Sharon asked us to work on the Chain stitch (TAST week 8). As I was not very creative last week, when it came to work on the Detached Chain stitch, I combined both of them this week and work on a small impression on "A rainy day in spring". This is the outcome:

Almost everything is worked in Chain or Detached Chain stitches, only mixed with a few fly stitches in the umbrella and a few dots in the flowers.

Samstag, 25. Februar 2012

Progress for Flower Jane

I have to announce some new progress on my Flower Jane: the borders are patched (very simplified version) and added to the top and today I basted the whole quilt and can now start quilting. I have about 32 weeks left to do the quilting, which will make about 7 blocks/triangles to quilt every week. Hope is will be feasible, also in summer when sun is burning down... but it will come to a good end.

Samstag, 11. Februar 2012

Birthday Block

Yesterday was Heide´s birthday. She  belong to the Crazy Quilters and particpated in the "Birthday-Block-Initiative". She asked for blocks in beige, ecru and brown and wanted to have an elegant block. This is the block I worked for her - and I had lot of fun with it.

Next month will be my birthday and my wish for the blocks was black and grey with a tine piece in strong colours like red, green, yellow or blue. The stitching should be very colourful. Am still looking forward to seeing what the ladies have created for me...

Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2012


This week we were asked to experiment with Chevron stitch - I like that stitch but never experimented a lot on it because I just like it for itself. But now I took my time to be more creative. Here are the results. The complete block looks like that:

And here are the details: cominbations with other stitches:

And here some overlaying Chevron stitches in two variatons:

Donnerstag, 2. Februar 2012


This week´s TAST stitch of Sharon´s challenge has been heringbone stitch. And this time I only worked on one combination which includes 2 heringbone stitchen combined with buttonhole stitch, chain-stitch, knot stitch and fly stitch. It seems to be rather colourful, and it is indeed - may be a bit too much.