26 April 2010

Work on the Computer Music Quilt is well under way

The above line is from an old German folg song. Click on the above image for lyrics and music. Coincidentally, this is the opening song from my wedding video as well.

I need to measure the spacing for my quilt lines and the size of the keys for my applications ... and that thang is due in less than three weeks' time. Madness, I know!

20 April 2010

Spring to finish 2010

I saw this going around last year and with a few tight deadlines, this is as good a time as any to join:

Click on button to join yourself ...

To complete:
  • Computer Music Quilt

  • a patched picture ... sounds very vague and that's how far I have gotten with it.

  • Were great if it were done:
  • Caroline's Objects

  • In the Pink

  • The Pink Zig
  • 17 April 2010

    Quilting progress on the Pink Zig

    Last weekend in Berlin (if you're ever in Europe, you simply MUST visit Berlin!), I saw the bump that this quilt is going to go to ... all the more motivation to get it finished. Baby is due in July - and a lot of other assorted projects before that.

    Currently I'm quilting along the zig-zag, I've made the binding and will machine it on entirely.

    15 April 2010

    We've got winners!

    For the green scraps: Liz from http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/

    For the rose / flower scraps: Anita from Florida

    For the pink FQs: Happy Cottage Quilter

    Drop me a line at dorothee(underscore)klein(at)web(dot)de with your address for shipping details!

    And thanks for playing along!

    13 April 2010

    Guess where I am going!!!!

    The Victoria & Albert Museum Quilt Exhibition! No date has been set yet ... but it was my birthday pressie from my husband (how did he know, I wonder!?) and I am very excited about the trip and the fact that they are even selling FABRIC! ... I really love the coral leaves ....

    Now, file this under "totally random"!

    6 April 2010

    500th post today - GIVE-AWAY!

    When I started blogging just over five years ago, I only wanted something to chronicle my projects. While I have nowhere near as many followers or readers than a lot of the other bloggers, I have found so much support and been given many excellent tips and been incredibly inspired by all you quilters in the blogosphere.

    To celebrate this, I am having a give-away: you have the choice between rose / flower scraps, mainly by Lecien or one of two sets of original German Westfalen fabric, either green (scraps and roughly one fat quarter) or pink (two fat quarters). Westfalen only uses ├ľkotex certified cotton and uses skinfriendly dyes when printing.

    All you need to do is leave me a comment. If you want to double your chance, start following me and leave another message accordingly. Don't forget to let me know which one you want!

    Polls close a week from today, Monday 6 pm. Berlin time. And then you can watch me struggle with random.org ;-)

    Good Luck!

    4 April 2010

    I'm having a very productive week

    This is the central section of a baby quilt for a girl due in July. Since taking this photo yesterday, I have added a wide border and pieced the back as well as the wadding. Even the binding is assembled, ironed and ready to go!

    Now off to sandwich and then I need to decide how I want to quilt it. Stipple or zig-zag?

    PS: This is post No. 499 ...

    2 April 2010

    Happy Easter

    Based on the Moda Bake Shop tutorial for fabric covered bowls and right in time for Easter, the girls and I covered styrofoam eggs in left over fabric using acrylic glue.

    It was a relatively low-mess, quick and fun project with lovely results and a good way to use up some of the fabric snippets I save for them to play with.

    Have a happy Easter weekend, if you are so inclined!

    PS: as I am nearing my 500th post, I will hunt through my stash and have a give-away very soon!

    1 April 2010

    Finally - progress being made!

    My girl is back from the shop, the needle bar was out of whack, apparently. Now I'm attempting to make up for lost time, especially seeing how this is the first week in my career as a mother that I have had off with everybody else being at work, in school or at kindergarten.

    OK, so I broke two needles while finishing off the stippling but it is done. The binding is on and I only have to tie up loose ends.