Saturday, 27 December 2014
Eerste klus: strips snijden, vierkantjes snijden en daar driehoekjes van vouwen/strijken.
Starting a new pine cone!! This time I will not work alone....that is to say: my 'pine cone pal' Teri, from Maryland, USA, will make a pine cone at her own place and to encourage one and other, I will be making a pine cone here in the Netherlands. We e-mail each other and sent pictures of the whole process and of course the progress. Teri's pine cone will be a big one. Her idea is to make one huge circle, that goes on and on, until she has a king size quilt!!! How cool would that be???
Mine will be a table topper made out of 16 or 24 small circles (probably sewn on 20 by 20 cm squares) or may be I will make a bigger one too. I didn't decide yet.
First job: cutting strips, squares and folding/ironing them into triangles.
I chose blue. I have lots of scraps in blue. Some of them waiting in my drawers for so many years.
As a contrasting colour I will use yellow, may be a bit of orange.
Ik gebruik ook hand geverfde stoffen. Ze zijn geverfd door Teri en aangekomen per post op kerstavond, 24 december!
I will also use hand dyed fabric, dyed by Teri and sent to my on christmas eve!
Exciting to receive a package from a friend from a far!
And so much fabric in so many beautiful colours....I'm almost tempted to use all of them in my pine cone.
These are the first triangle I made of the hand dyed fabric. I had to take another box to put all the triangles in, the other one was far too small. I guess I just have to start sewing soon.
The other present in the package was this little thing. Teri made it herself. You can use it to feed the fabric through the machine if it is too difficult to do it with your fingers. I used to take my seam ripper for it but this is much handier and beautiful too. I looked it up and they call it a awn or stiletto I think. It was there along time ago too.
I'm off making another badge of triangles, have a nice weekend,
Ik ga gauw nog wat driehoekjes maken,
ps. on 26th of januari 2015 I changed the name of the pattern from Pine burr into Pine cone.
Monday, 8 December 2014
And now my progress of the woolen crochet blanket. It is 72 cm long now, so I crocheted one third of the whole blanket I guess.
Here the little bed in the sun in France. I hope to make small curtains for it some time. May be some made out of small hexagons would be nice.
The matress and cushion were in the fridge for 48 hours, just in case some little animals were living in there.
The shop owner said the bed is from the 1930's.