Long time no sewing – two finished projects

The book “English Paper Piecing” by Claudia Schmidt was the starting point for a table runner.
The pattern is for handsewing, I machine pieced my top, though.

 

When cleaning up my sewing space I noticed a string of leftover patches. They ended up as a pillow.

 

These triangles are true EPP. I sewed them 2014. Read more at the previous post https://e1preininger.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/on-the-design-wall/ Another table mat. The border was rather challenging. It took me hours to sew on the narrow stripes around the triangles.

 

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