blue hexies

Not too much sewing these days. A few hexies and an image.

patchwork EPP

Advertisements

repair work

This is a quilt I made 2005. The picture was taken Dec 2006, when the quilt was quite new. It is used each summer as a blanket by my hubby.
quilt2006
In the meantime the binding is fraying and even the backing fabric needs some mending. The colour of the fabric has changed. The original white can be seen where I ripped the label.
101_1578101_1579101_1580101_1581101_1582

Quilt Fest 2016

Schön war’s!

Der Textilkunstverein Patchwork Gilde Austria feiert heuer sein 20 jähriges Jubiläum. Ich war beim Quiltfest in Frankenmarkt. Hier einige Bilder von der Location (Schloss, Stadel und Zelt). Im Innenhof war es sehr gemütlich bei strahlendem Sonnenschein.
location1location2location3location4location5

Ich bin begeistert von den vielen meisterlich ausgeführten Handquilt-Werken.
handquilten1handquilten2handquilten3

Unter den 3D-Objekten hat mich das Buch mit den Liebesgedichten besonders angesprochen.
buch1buch2

Wer meine letzten Beiträge hier gelesen hat weiß, dass ich ein Fan von rot-weißen Quilts bin, da war die Bundesländerchallenge genau das Richtige.
red_and_white_minis

Und bedanken möchte ich mich bei der Gilde für die Organisation und für die
netten Geschenke. Das Buch ist euch wirklich sehr gut gelungen! Der Besuch des Quilt Fests war ein großes Vergnügen!
gilde0gilde1gilde2
 
bierdeckel

The reason quiltmakers do this is because …

Traditional patchwork patterns vary depending on tradition and place of origin. Patchwork, or piecing, involves cutting fabric into shapes – usually geometric – and joining them to create new designs, both simple and complex. In the Victorian novel The Mill on the Floss (1860), George Eliot’s tragic heroine Maggie Tulliver complains that she can’t see any reason to cut up a perfectly good piece of cloth just to stitch it back together again. The reason quiltmakers do this is because the process allows them to make glorious patterns using the concepts of art: shape, scale, or, most importantly, color and color value – the contrast in shading between light and dark. The contrast of red and white provides an intensity that is perhaps the brightest contrast possible.

 

From the book “Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety” by E. Warren, M. Gordon and J. S. Rose

100_6626

You can find more pictures and a review at Book review: “Red & White Quilts: Infinite Variety” by Elizabeth V. Warren with Maggi Gordon