dinsdag 31 mei 2016

A gift = a new project

Linda of Quilts in the Barn fame (click) and I are a bit like ships passing in the night, missing each other at various quilt shows (one day we will meet in person Linda, for sure!), but of course there is the internet, so we do keep in touch via the www.

Knowing that our tastes are similar regarding (antique) quilts I was excited to learn that she was publishing a book with Quiltmania about a selection of her antique quilts, I could not wait for it, for sure it was going to be wonderful and I was not disappointed, I love the book! I got my copy a few weeks ago and it has been near me ever since, so many lovely quilts in it, beautiful pictures, so much inspiration and so many great patterns.
Not only did she have her book published recently she has also designed sets of templates for some of her quilts. She introduced these at the quilt show in Nantes recently and we were supposed to meet there, but unfortunately my planned trip did not happen….. so again…. no chance to meet in person…

But Linda made sure I did not miss out on all the fun and via Willemke (click) she sent me a set of her templates as a gift!

Happy mail!

This set is designed for hand piecing her beautiful antique Pyramids quilt (Linda also has templates available for some of the quilts that are in her book). This Pyramids quilt is not in the book, but has been published in Quiltmania # 94 (March/April 2013).

So I pulled some fabrics out of my stash and boy, these templates are so easy, quick and fun to use!
First 5 blocks done!

This will be a great stitching project for the summer, so easy to take with you anywhere, also on holiday, just get enough triangles drawn on fabric before you leave, one spool of neutral thread (Aurifil 2370 in my case), a needle, a small pair of scissors and a few pins, that is all you need to keep stitching this summer.

Working on my next few pyramids now ….

I know a few Dutch quilters have already ordered their templates and Linda is organizing a sew along on Facebook, look for the  Panama Pyramids sew-along 2016 group, so why not join in the fun?

Thank you Linda for your kind gift and Willemke for your assistance, love the templates and will have a lot of fun with this new project!


14 opmerkingen:

  1. Gaaf, die pyramides! Altijd leuk om een funproject op de masjien te maken...

  2. Wat een lief cadeautje en wat worden je Pyramids mooi. Heerlijk handwerkje ... heel veel plezier met maken. En ja ook ik ben om templates besteld lol

  3. Wat zijn de pyramids toch mooi... ik ga snel weer verder.. 😉

  4. An exciting new project that is very tempting :0) Enjoy your stitching!

  5. Leuk om te horen hoe je aan de mallen gekomen bent, en je hebt al een mooie start gemaakt. Veel plezier er mee, het is een mooi patroon!

  6. Love what you've started. I'm so tempted!

  7. Wat een leuk cadeau en inderdaad zeer geschikt voor een vakantieproject! Die ontmoeting gaat er vast komen ooit!

  8. Wat een leuk project, zou er direct mee willen beginnen.

  9. Wat een enig nieuw project! En nog leuker vind ik het om te lezen, dat het tot stand komt, met als basis jouw vriendschap met Linda. Zo lief, dat ze je de mallen stuurde! En je eerste "piramide-driehoekjes" zien er super uit. Veel plezier met dit mooie project!
    Groetjes van Ageeth.

  10. I love the book and the project. I am sure you will create a beautiful quilts using these templates.

  11. Wat een heerlijk cadeau! en je blokken zijn super.

  12. I am seeing this pyramid quilt around and it is fantastic! Good for you for tackling it. I'm sure it will be beautiful!

  13. Het is ook een hele leuke quilt en eezo handig om ook je scraps in te verwerken. Ik twijfel nog wanneer ik er aan zal beginnen, maar heb voor de zekerheid wel al de templates gekocht.
    Veel plezier met het maken ! De eerste pyramides zien er al erg leuk uit !

  14. What a beautiful project! Love the fabrics you are using!.


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