Mittwoch, 5. Februar 2014

Back again

Hello out there! I'm back to quilting.

Life came between me and my hobby* and I am very sorry to not having posted for such a long long time. I did do some sewing and finished the top of my houndstooth quilt that I started at one of our munich modern quilters meetings.
my houndsthooth project is finished piecing

I decided to show you my recent project though: The Bloom Bloom Pow Quilt from the Quiltalong by Lee of freshlypieced. When I made the quilt, I had a specific fabric in mind for the backing. Unfortunately, it wasn't available anymore, so I kinda waited and waited and so the top just lay around and became an UFO instead of a quilt :-(

After thinking about the backing for the houndstooth, I had the idea for the Bloom Backing.Yeah! Finally. So after all, this one will be my first finished quilt this year. Not quite yet, though.

This is the backing I chose.

I would like to take advantage of this WIP Wednesday, to show you how I put a border on this triangle quilt, that naturally finished in an angled border after piecing. I know, leaving the angles is kind of a trend, but I honestly don't like the look of it at all. So when I went into my quiltshop (thanks to the lady at Quilt et Textilkunst for her great advices) to buy the backing, The lady there told me that it would be such a shame to just cut the angles off, for all the work I had with them. SO TRUE!!!

Well, more work ahead, I put some y-seam corneres on, to get a strait quilt! Here you go, that's how I did it:

Remember this top? Seems like forever that I started the quiltalong by freshlypieced. It was so much fun!!

For the border, I made a template of one corner, which I transfered to freezerpaper and cut it on the fold

I used the "add a quarter ruler" to cut out my border pieces. I needed ten, plus 2 halfs

From left to right: I marked 1/4 from the corner on both, the top and the borderpiece and stabilized it with a pin

From the center out I sewed a quarter inch seam all the way down. I pinned the center again on the same hole and sew down the other side. Perfect! (honestly: not all of the pieces look like this one LOL)

There you go! All petals are safed

so that's my WIP right now! Quilting the Quilt. You can see my sketches of the planed quilting on the wall

I've got about 1/3 finished. Hope to show you the finished quilt next week
Well, that was my WIPs for this week! I will try to post more frequently! Until the next post I hope you have fun with your own projects and
Happy Crafting!

*I have been thinking a lot about if a Blog is the right place to talk about my privacy. After all, this is kind of a diary. And although this may not have to do anything with quilting, I have the urge to tell you that after suffering cancer my dad died December 5th last year, only 11 years after my Mom died of cancer.I had made him this quilt last year. Unfortunatly it will not comfort him anymore.


  1. First, I am SO sorry about your dad :( I cannot imagine the pain of losing both parents. I'm sure your quilt comforted him more than you will ever know.

    Your hounds tooth quilt is awesome and thanks for the tutorial :)

  2. Liebe Alex,
    ich hatte mich schon gewundert, warum Du weg warst und möchte Dir mein Mitgefühl aussprechen. Ich hatte den Eindruck, dass Du sehr an Deinem Vater hängst. Und durch Deinen Kommentar zu den Oktoberfest-Dirndln war er selbst mir in der Ferne "bekannt".
    Alles Gute Dir und Deiner Familie,

    1. Liebe Martina, vielen Dank für dein Mitgefühl und auch danke an dein Kompliment! Ich mag den houndstooth auch schon sehr. Wie soll ich jemals einen quilt verkaufen, wenn ich sie alle selbst behalten will? ;-) vielleicht lernen wir uns auf der Badelwelt persönlich kennen? Viele Grüße! Alex

    2. Die Badelwelt ist sicher auch lustig. Ich meinte aber die Nadelwelt ;-)

  3. Dein Houndstooth quilt ist super! Er könnte mir sogar noch einen Tacken besser gefallen als der Bloom-Quilt.