tirsdag, januar 26, 2010

Hand sewing again

There has been some months of hand sewing hibernation. The joy of  it just woke up again.

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Thread, needle, leather thimble and a finger pin keeper – recipe for a good train ride.

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I am reproducing some blocks shown in Kaffe Fassett’s V&A Museum Quilts book. I am dreaming of going to London to see the museum’s quilt exhibition this spring/summer.

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Preparing the pieces is time consuming, more so than the actual piecing. Listening to BBC Radio 4 makes the job more pleasurable. Currently there is a series of programmes about the great-grand-niece of Ludwig Wittgenstein and her inherited box of family memories. A delight for the ear.

9 kommentarer:

Crispy sa...

The prep work is a bit of a pain but sure gives precise blocks. I just love the block you are making!!

Crispy

Miranne sa...

Takk for hyggeleg melding i bloggen. Artig med tilbakemeldingar. Desse blokkene dine ser veldig avanserte ut - og blir fantastisk flotte. Håpar å få sjå dei ferdige også.

Taryn sa...

I love this post. The pictures are sweet and thinking about relaxing with some hand sewing and a good radio program are a treat. I look forward to more pictures if you go to the V&A exhibit this summer.

Marit sa...

Una, gorgeous is the only word to describe your choice of fabric, AND your piecing. Maybe beautifully calming can describe the colors. Words don't always justify a picture...
The London trip sounds very nice! Enjoy your planning...
; )

Floh sa...

That looks great. Nice coulors. I like hand sewing too.

dragonfly gypsy sa...

Love your blocks. My kind of quilting, piecing you can take anywhere. I am going to V & A Exhibition also, can't wait.

Ravenhill sa...

Det er jammen kompliserte blokker du holder på med! Så inspirerende! Jeg kunne veldig gjerne tenke meg å prøve noe slik etterhvert. Du gjør jo nydelig arbeid. Du har kanskje også lagen den fantastisk fine pungen?

Busymoms sa...

Very beautiful and made from love, it so special to see the creation.

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quilting Jeannet sa...

You make also very, very nice things Una, my big compliments!!

Greetings, Jeannet