Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cushions from toddlers T-shirts

These cushions are going to travel to Australia !  A Greek woman with three little children wants to thank her family in Australia, who sent her a lot of lovely T-shirts. Her kids loved the shirts. Such a nice gesture from the family and a lovely idea to return the shirts in this way!

It was a bit of a hassle to make the tops because all the T-shirt fabric is from a different quality. When I tried to sew around the car, the sewing foot was sticking to it!!! I used a piece of cotton fabric on top of the print to guide my foot. I am pleased, though, with the end result.

 I managed to avoid the fish eyes while sewing. I don't really like to sew T-shirt fabric, it gets so easy wobbly. That's why there is a small border around the prints, to steady the edges.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Quilt Exhibition in museum De Meestoof, Sint-Annaland, Holland

While staying with my friends in Scharendijke, the weather became windy, rainy and  more rainy. No more walks on the beach!! 
We went to visit the Quilt Exhibition in the Streekmuseum De Meestoof, in the village Sint-Annaland. 

From the outside we wondered whether we were at the right place! Didn't look like a museum at all! But when we hesitantly opened the front door of an old municipality building, we were surprised to find colourful quilts and lots of exhibition rooms showing the life in Zeeland in former days.

 My hand wasn't very steady when I made the pictures, so unfortunately a lot of them are not good enough to show. I am especially disappointed that the overview picture didn't turn out ok. No idea why! We started the wine after we left the museum!!

 The colours of the yellow/orange quilt are lovely.

I am participating in a QAL where we make house blocks, so I was very pleased to see this beautiful village.

The quilts are made by all different women. I was a bit in a hurry and didn't make pictures of, or wrote down their names. Should have done that. I don't like it that I can't give credit to the women who made these lovely pieces.