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October 11, 2011

Introduction and Design Wall

later in the same day

Design Wall

Other quilters work with them, I saw on the internet. A Design Wall seemed to me a perfect item, but what could I use to make it? Then this week it dawned on me.... We have an extra tabletop that we put on top of my sewing table in our living room, next to our dining room table (which is oval shaped) to sandwich my quilts and to square them off.
When not in use, we keep the table-top that used to be our son's train table, in our cellar. Why not cover it with a large bed sheet + flannel and have it double as a Design Wall?... so I got it out of the cellar yesterday (a perilous action, so glad all went well...) and covered it as planned and VoilĂ : my new Design Wall!
 Just in case you wonder what this is... this is the new king-size quilt I am making for my husband. It's made out of shades of Indigo-blue fabrics. Still a long way to go, but I'm so glad with the progress made until now!


Yes! I did it! I started my first blog ever...
 After having seen and enjoyed so many other blogs, it's time to start my own. I named my blog 'Sew Happy 2 Quilt' because I indeed love to quilt!
This love is young... I started quilting last year and am totally hooked. It started out as a therapy to rehabilitate myself after suffering from a major head injury but it has become a new love ever since. 

My first quilt is the 'Shades of Beige' quilt, a paper-pieced one.

This picture shows a section of the quilttop hung in front of an open door... you can see the light shining through. Almost looks like a stained glass window, doesn't it?

I used the pattern by Marcia at  called 'Economy Quilt'.
 When I started out, I was only able to sew half a block once in the so many days... gradually I was stitching 1 block a day and then 2 blocks a day until I managed 8 blocks a day, a few times a week, months later. You can imagine my thrill when I finished the top... This quilt has become a symbol to me of the progress I was able to make.

Meanwhile I have finished 2 large quilts: the 'Shades of Beige' and this one: 'Beach View', made after a quilt I saw in the quilt shop in Bergen, in the Dutch province of Noord Holland (North Holland) called  De Dekenkist. I bought the fabric (Makower) there too and love the fresh colors. As I love the sea this was a pleasure to make!
I quilted this quilt with the thread-painting method.

+ 2 crib quilts as well as other sewings that I will share with you in other postings.

From now on I will regularly update this blog to share what I am working on...

Hope to meet you here!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere!
    Jean from 7700 group