The blocks were already quilted, so I just put an old sheet as backing. The quilt is going to hang on a wall, so the back doesn't really matter. Because the quilting is done with so many different techniques, the whole top is very stiff and difficult to handle. Couldn't do the stitching in the ditch, to keep the pieces together, with my very basic sewing machine. So I did it by hand. Took me much longer than I expected because of the different fabrics. A "bloody" job!!
The quilt turned out beautiful. It is going to hang in the new workshop center I am, at this moment, realizing together with a friend. I will take pictures of the whole quilt when it is hanging in its final place.
Inspired by all these houses I decided to make good luck charms for the new year, and yes.... it had to be a house!
First a made a bunch for my Dutch friends, with whom I celebrated "Sinterklaas", Saint Nikolas, which is a big celebration in Holland.
A week later we had our monthly Quilting Bee meeting, so I made more houses for all my quilters and other friends, and I am still sewing!!
At the Quilting Bee meeting Maria also brought her house quilt to show it to us. The Bee is working on a EPP (English Paper Piecing) star quilt. The stars that are ready are pinned on my design wall. It is starting to look cute. I tried to make a picture from the whole room filled with colour!!!! It is not the best picture, but you get the idea.
We had beautiful sunny weather last week, but as from today there will be big changes. Temperatures will drop and rain and maybe even snow are expected.
More sewing time!!