Sunday, August 26, 2012

Quilts

Two days ago I finished a green quilt for a single bed. I can't show it yet, because I have to first find a nice way to make pictures of it. The first quilt I made about 15 years ago. It was a green/pink one for one of my daughter's bed. She liked it so much that she took it to Athens when she went to study and later to Holland where she continued her studies. Now it is waiting in a box in Holland to be shipped to America, where she is living now. I don't have a picture of this one, unfortunately.

Then I got caught up in all other projects, till about 3 years ago I decided it would be nice to start making patchwork quilts for myself and to sell.

This is the first(second)  I made.



Most of it are used materials, old pillow cases, an old linen skirt, left over pieces of fabric from other projects, shirts. I have old pillow cases which my mother-in-law embroidered. white on white. Beautiful pieces, but the fabric became very thin and torn at some places. I want, one day, to make a white quilt, with all those embroidered pieces.




A close-up from the quilt. In the meantime I have learned a lot. So much more experience in getting the pieces stitched together exactly in the corners. But I love this piece because every little patch has a history.



5 comments:

  1. Ik vind het heel mooi dat quiltwerk. Je maakt dus niet alleen kleine, maar ook grote projecten. Ben benieuwd naar het project geborduurde lapjes quiltwerk.

    Lieve groet,
    Gerry

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  2. Oooh deze is leuk Ada. Door de eenvoud is het een super mooi quilt.
    (Ik heb het vaak gebrobeerd maar het lukt niet volger van je te worden.)

    gr.Heleni

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  3. Hello Ada I am so pleased to find another quilter here in Greece ,I live in Athens with my family.I have been busy preparing for the first quilt con. in thessaloniki on Sept. 13th maybe you can come? I have my e-mail on my profile ,hope you can come contact www.toquiltorknot.weebly.com write me an e-mail and I will send you info on it.take care theodra

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  4. Prachtig van kleur! Ieder lapje heeft z'n eigen verhaal en dat is juist het leuke van hergebruik van materiaal... een witte quilt is natuurlijk prachtig en als daar dan lapjes in zitten met een familie geschiedenis is dat helemaal het einde.... Je moet plannen houden... Wie weet lukt het.. Zo, ik ben weer bij.....Groeten van Willemien.

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  5. Yiur quilt looks really nice! Ik hou van de kleuren en de oude stofjes! Geniet van je steekjes, groetjes
    lida

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