sewing leather

I tried a new bag and I’m very lucky how it turned out.

Not considering the whole process of construction in advance, I got stuck in a certain stage. How to close the base seames?

I glued a square patch at the left side and small stipes from the right outer side.

 

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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.
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Ich bin begeistert von den vielen meisterlich ausgeführten Handquilt-Werken.
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Unter den 3D-Objekten hat mich das Buch mit den Liebesgedichten besonders angesprochen.
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Wer meine letzten Beiträge hier gelesen hat weiß, dass ich ein Fan von rot-weißen Quilts bin, da war die Bundesländerchallenge genau das Richtige.
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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!
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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

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

experimenting

As you might expect, I love experimenting with patchwork.

Here are some pictures of my latest efforts.

This 9″ block is hand appliqued. Not sure yet whether to sew more of this pattern. Pattern by Patricia Logan published in QNM April 2004 called “French Twist” is with 6″ blocks.100_6380_k

In April I sewed another litte coin purse. It is foundation paper piecing. Pattern for foundation is from Quilting Arts Modern Patchwork 2014 called “Mini Mayflower” by Katie Clark Blakesley.

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And these blocks are waiting to be continued:

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