Sunday, July 31, 2011

12 blocks done

12 blocks done, originally uploaded by crafting with loove.

I have so much fun working on this project.
I think I will make 16 blocks in total and sash it with white kona & different coloured cornerstones.

Right now I'm quilting my plus quilt and hopefully the quilting will be done tonight.

I made a list for future quilts and I have 12 on my list right now. I will have some busy quilting months ;)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Which batting do you use ???

I bought some cheap polyester batting from my local fabric shop last week for the plus quilt.

I tryed to quilt the plus quilt with the poly batting but I failed .

Is it because of the fluffy batting or my terrible quilting skills ?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

8 blocks

8 blocks, originally uploaded by crafting with loove.

My blocks for the blocks Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along are growing quick.
I made 3 extra blocks yesterday.
I think working on these blocks really improve my patchwork skills & it's super fun too.

I will work on the next block for the summer sampler quilt along and take a little break to work on other patchwork projects.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Feeling like a princess

Have you ever felt like a princess ?

(painting in Rammenau)

While I was on vacation in June I had the chance to visit the baroque castle Rammenau.
The castle is located in saxony in the east of germany.

(entry baroque castle Rammenau)
In 1717 a chamberlain bought the manor and started to turn it into a baroque castle in 1721.
It took several years to finish it and the owner changed very often during that time.

(my dad in the front of the castle)
In the 20th century  people started to use the castle in different ways.
After the first world war it was turned into a military hospital.

(back of the castle - picture taken from the park)
After the second world war the russians assigned to the castle.
In the 50ies the castle was used as a studio by the universaty of Art Dresden.

(in the park)
In the past years they rebuilt most of the castle, the park and the other buildings. They turned it into a museum

My dad and I had an awesome time strolling around and exploring the little castle. We were lucky to be the only visitors at that time because it was a weekday and most people were working.

My dad purchased a photography permission so we were allowed to take pictures everywhere in the castle.

(strolling around)
I really wished that I brought a dress for the visit. I told my dad that we need to go there again and that I plan to wear a princess dress ;D

Sadly we had to leave after one hour because of an invitation by a school friend of my dad.

(waiting for my dad)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Moustache Hoppel's

When I bought my sewing machine in 2006 I quickly fall in love with toy making.
In the past years I created lots of little plush critters and my head is still filled with new ideas.

Due to lack of time I'm slowly making new ones.

Do you remember this little Hoppel ?

In honour of him I planed a little moustache Hoppel collection.

(Hoppel moustache collection)
I made only 4 of them so it's a very small collection.
Instead of the embroidered roman numerals I added a little moustache on the back.

(embroidered moustaches on the back)
You can find the little Hoppel's in my shop.