Because I am and I do

Because I am and I do.

28 Mar 2018

Spring, a portrait

Hallo und guten Tag zum Frühlingserwachen bloghop 2018!

Hello and welcome to my stop of the Frühlingserwachen bloghop 2018!





Kaum zu fassen, dass es November 2016 war, dass ich das letzte Mal bloggte. Als Judith mich fragte beim Frühlingserwachenbloghop mitzumachen, habe ich mich sehr gefreut. Durch den Umzug und mein Studium war mein Blog wegen chronischem Zeitmangel untergegangen. Aber Judiths Frage hat sie wieder aufleben lassen. Viele (zu viele, wenn es sowas geben soll) Ideen kamen und gingen, aber als die Kinder anfingen für Ostern zu malen, war ich komplett in Feuer und Flamme versetzt.
Unbelievable that november 2016 was the last time I blogged. When Judith asked me to participate in her Bloghop, I was thrilled. Because of the move and my studies, my blog has suffered severely, due to chronic lack of time, But Judiths question put her back on my radar. I am thankful for that as I always used to really like to blog. Many, many ideas came (and went), but I really got hooked (line and sinker) when my kids were colouring in preparation for easter.


Ich fand den Hasen so süß. Die Pastellfarben, mit denen ich arbeitete, sind eigentlich von einen anderen Challenge. Da ein anderes Mal mehr zu. 
Um die zuckersüßen Farben besser zu verdauen zu können, habe ich für "raw-edge" Applique gewählt und dem Hasen eine Sonnenbrille gegeben.
I thought the bunny was just so cute. The pastel colours I chose for this project are meant for a different challenge, more about that at a later point. To make the colours slightly more palatable, I chose to raw-edge applique the bunny and I gave him some cool shades.



 Die Idee hat sich im Gehen weiter entwickelt und jetzt wo mein Portrait fertig ist, werde ich noch einen weiteren Schritt machen. Ich möchte das ganze noch ein Mal machen, aber auf A3 vergrößert. 
This project developed as it was going and now that the portrait is finished, I will make one more step. I would like to enlarge it to an A3 format and make it again. I think it would look great slightly bigger, just in time my chronic time shortage surfaces.


Morgen ist Britta dran und für die komplette Übersicht schaut ihr am besten bei Judith vorbei. Ich bin froh, dass ich aufgeweckt wurde, der Frühling kann kommen.
Tomorrow it is Britta 's turn and for the complete overview please check with Judith. I am happy to have been awakened. I'm ready for spring.

till next time,
Iris




14 Nov 2016

2,5" charm square challenge MCQ

Have you heard? The Modern Cologne Quilters have posted a challenge that runs till end of February. Read all about it on their site here and here

I have recently not had the amount of time to sew I would have liked, but some other changes happened that (dare I say) have been worth giving up patchwork time. I still intend to keep my blog, albeit with fewer posts. My aim is 1 a month.

This weekend my daughter was invited to a birthday party and I decided to use that occasion as an excuse to use up a mini charm pack that May gave me.


I made a drawstring bag with an Aloha Girl (Fig Tree & Co) and some linen.  I love the combination between the soft colours and the rough linen.


Some simple crosshatch quilting and voila, gift bag done! 


I have another project in mind, I hope it will be ready in time for the modern patch monday from next monday. But first things first, this week I'll need to prepare for our very first MCQ retreat this weekend! We are all looking forward to it so much. What to bring? I will get back to you later this week in that as I fully intend to post my packing list.

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till next time,
Iris

23 Sep 2016

Thank goodness it's finished Friday

Hello and welcome to:



I am very happy to host this finished Friday. We recently had an addition to the family. Just to clarify not our own, but DH niece gave birth to a lovely baby girl whom she and her husband named Clio.



Like I needed a reason to make a quilt ;). This Quilt has actually been done for a while, but I waited to share it with you because I wanted to add her name, which the parents kept a secret. 

When I first heard that DHN was having a girl I knew that I was going to make her this quilt. I made it using Amy Butlers fabric line Lark. DHN didn't seem to be the pinky girl type of mum and I love that Lark is feminin without being pink.


 As backing fabric I used an Ikea print, for batting 100%cotton and I used Kona snow for the binding.



I quilted organic circles, because I have been wanting to try them for such a long time. I started off very close together in the middle, but as I moved out I made them wider and wider. I really enjoyed the process and will no doubt use this technic more in the future.

So what do you want to share with us today?

Please link up your finish here and link back in your post to the party. Then enjoy and spread some comment love.

till next time,
Iris