“afternoon sunshine” quilt

my second quilt. hand pieced from vintage fabric and merchand & mills linen (purple & green/yellow). i dyed the vintage fabric pieces myself, two of which are vintage handkerchief fabric from france (mouchoirs de cholet), and the third is vintage austrian linen (schneeberg webe, pottendorfer spinnerei und felixdorfer weberei aktiengesellschaft). the dye was made from sequoia cones and a mix of pine cones. the quilting thread is vintage embroidery thread, also plant dyed by me (tagetes, onion, pine and sequoia cones).

measurements are approx. 100cm x 100 cm.

more tiny quilts

two more tiny quilts have been added to the collection – one i made and forgot to share previously, and one i started in august and only finished now (in november). sometimes my open projects stay open for a long time until i feel the urge to finish them. but they are completed eventually.

both are hand pieced from scraps or second hand fabric, both have a flanell batting from an old bedsheet.

here’s the whole bunch of them. i suspect, the gang will keep growing…

“lines & waves” quilt

a finished small quilt. i wanted to try a few things while working on a slightly larger quilted piece to see how a bigger pieces behaves. i needed to change my quilting technique a bit compared to the tiny quilts, and also when sandwiching the layers together, getting everything flat and even is a bigger challenge. but overall i was surprised how the quilting itself didn’t take as long as i had imagined. only working on apiece this size on my lap while it’s over 30 degrees celsius maybe wasn’t the best idea ever. 😀

materials used are vintage cotton bed linens for top, backing and binding. the batting is cotton and the whole piece is hand stitched with vintage embroidery thread hand dyed with madder.

measurements are 100cm x 110cm.