Sunday, January 25, 2015

Back to blogging....

Sometimes life just gets in the way from blogging. I will spare you the details, but a new job, a trip to the USA, a big exhibition and severe illness and the death of my dear mother-in-law had a great impact on the last half year of my life. Now it is back to blogging...


For this new year I decided to join the Crazy Quilt Journal Project again. You can find more information and see the blocks on: www.CQJP2015.blogspot.com

This is the block I am doing the last stitches on right now. I have collected lots of antique Dutch cigarette silks through the years and decided to not keep them in an album and look at them now and then, but to use them in my Crazy Quilting. This Crazy Quilt will be made in "middle" colors and every block will have a cigarette silk with a basket with fruit or flowers on it.

Also I joined another challenge during the CQI Retreat in Kansas City last year, the Steampunk DYOB. I like a challenge and a difficult theme like this. Of course I have been searching the Internet for Steampunk and am amazed what people can make from this theme. These are the blocks I made for the DYOB. Every block has a "key"fabric in it and the blocks are made in metal tones like silver, gold, copper, bronze. pewter etc. I am looking forward to the end result since there are some amazing stitchers in this group.....

I have finished Lisa's block, she made blocks in silver, grey and black and wanted the blocks to be embellished in a technical Steampunk theme and in the colors dark green, marine and burgundy. 
The finished crazy quilt will be for her daughter who likes Steampunk very much. I decided to make a top hat and
decorate it with watch parts. Luckely my husband repairs clocks, so lots of parts to find in his workshop (don't tell him.....lol).


3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Welcome back Wilma! The last six months sound challenging for you. Let's hope the next six months is far more positive. Glad to see you are back to CQ - some lovely examples :)

Renee said...

Wilma, your work is just lovely! I am so sorry last year was such a rough one and am so very sorry for your loss. I hope 2015 brings you much happiness.

cq4fun said...

Oh, wow, I don't remember seeing that block, afterall, but I see what you mean about the colors in the silkies. This is a gorgeous block. The steampunk looks like fun, and I like what you did on the one you've finished. I hope this year is proving kinder to you.