Monday, 29 June 2009

Hamburg trip

I'm just back from a houseswapping trip to Hamburg where I visited the Art Gallery and the Museum of applied art (can't conjure up the German, Kunst und ???) where I came upon these beautiful tapestries from around 1900, the blue ones by Frida Hansen and the Breton women applepicking by Emile Bernard. Some colour inspiration, I felt.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Twisted Sisters

I have bought a set of Twisted Sisters patterns and templates really for a class in the autumn which will have a charity element to it. I have already made two tops from indigo Three Cats fabrics made in South Africa and the Crab and Winkles said they would like to have a go. So here are my indigo pieces, Marion's from pastel plains and checks probably for a baby in the family and Melanie's turquoise one. Pam and I combined to use 30's plains and patterns to make a quilt for Project Linus. This seemed lacklustre till the striped sashing and border was added but it's now quite jazzy. I seem to be driven by all sorts of duties and deadlines at the moment, some foolishly entered into and the tops are multiplying but the quilts are going nowhere. I sew sew sew but nothing gets finished.