Fixed! Friday Special Issue – Small Formats #2

Welcome to the sixth and last special issue of Fixed! Friday.

Seems I’m one of the few people who has to ‘work’ today (apart from the brave sales persons who are facing quite some customers today). It’s very quiet in the office, no phone calls or clients so far. That’s why I’ve decided to post this from my workplace so I won’t be falling asleep at my desk. 😉

I’m currently working on the ‘Blue Tiles’ top which I probably will manage to finish within 2013. Yes! After that, look forward to the UFO Lottery. Finally, I’ve got a surprise for you. But all in good time. 🙂

Here are some more smaller pieces from my collection.

Januar 2000 (January 2000)

Nachtgewitter (Night Lightning)

Tie Dye

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Fixed! Friday Special Issue – Small Formats #1

Welcome to the fifth special issue of Fixed! Friday.

Some smaller pieces today.

Verwandlung (Transformation)

Made from an abandoned project by my friend Silke – I took it apart, cut the big diamonds into four smaller pieces, reassembled them and appliquéd the four ‘blocks’ onto a background. I used her exact layout, but had to replace one fabric – the blue one with the little white flowers.

Rechtecke (Oblongs)

Made from some sample swatches

Quadrate (Squares)

Amerika (America)

Fixed! Friday Special Issue – Useful Things

Welcome to the fourth special issue of Fixed! Friday.

Not one of my best days today, suffered from a bit of a tooth ache. I hope this will vanish over the weekend. If not, my ‘dear friend’ Martin the Dentist will have to look after that, I’m afraid. 😦

Two beadspreads, two toddler quilts, a cover for my projects folder – some useful things and of course everything hand-sewn.

Bedspread for double bed

Bedspread for single bed

Toddler quilt for my little nephew

Toddler quilt for a friend’s baby

Cover for my projects folder

Fixed! Friday Special Issue – Appliqué

Welcome to the third special issue of Fixed! Friday.

As you might know, we’re experiencing a bit of a hurricane since yesterday. It had calmed down a little during the night, but this morning the wind has gotten heavier again with added snow and sleet. Yesterday, my boss generously told me to stay at home today, so I’m having a day off. 🙂 So far, no damages around the house as I can see. I cross my fingers that everyone else is OK, too.

For today’s issue I have chosen some of my appliqué pieces for you.

Monde und Planeten (Moons and planets), cushion cover

Tie One On, cushion cover

Bärchen (Teddies), toddler quilt

Mandala-Blumen (Mandala Flowers)

Nordlicht (Northern Lights)

Oles Bunte Biester (Ole’s Colourful Beasts)

Fixed! Friday Special Issue – Cushion Covers #1

Welcome to the first special issue of Fixed! Friday.

As I mentioned already last week, I have introduced you to my more prominent pieces. But there’s more although maybe these things do not necessarily need an entry of their own.

I’ve put together a gallery of some of my cushion covers to enjoy.

Pittsburgh Rainbow

Blau-Grau (Blue-Grey)

Blau-Lila (Blue-Purple)

Vier Sterne (Four Stars)

Logo

Stern (Star)

Islamic Pattern

Gemini

Fixed! Friday 41

Welcome to this part of Fixed! Friday.

This is the last regular post in this series. Not that I have run out of things. But my other stuff isn’t so exciting to post about. I will put together some specials for you to appear until the end of the year, though. Let’s see what I find in the archives. 🙂

Starring

I always wanted to make this project from The Quilt Patch by Leslie Anne Pfeifer (Vermont Star Party pattern). But it took quite a while before I dared to begin this one which has very narrow points to sew. I used thin batik fabrics which made sewing a little easier.

Made between July 2004 and May 2005, 75 x 120 cms, 510 pieces

Fixed! Friday 40

Welcome to the next part of Fixed! Friday.

As you may have noticed, I’ve picked up patchwork sewing again. I’ve mentioned before that I have been busy for quite a while doing a lot of other things. Still struggling to develop a somewhat orderly schedule for next year which includes all of my crafts.

Kristall (Crystal)

Made in a self-developed 3D technique which I had tested on small pyramids before. Framed (not very expertly, I have to admit).

detail shot

Made between April 2002 and March 2003, 50 x 50 cms, 342 pieces

Next week on Fixed! Friday: Starring

Fixed! Friday 39

Welcome to the next part of Fixed! Friday.

Last working day before I’m having two weeks off. I hope to get some serious business done – my list of projects is endless. With a little luck, I will at least finish one or two of them. And yes, patchwork is on the list, too. 😉

Snowflake

From Pattern On Pattern by Ruth B. McDowell. Original size of the smallest triangle was 7.5 cms/3″, but I reduced this to 2.5 cms/1″, because otherwise I would now be the owner of a really huge piece.

Hand quilted with gold, silver and copper metallic threads.

Started 1994, finished September 1995, 107 x 93 cms, 792 pieces

Next week on Fixed! Friday: Kristall

Fixed! Friday 38

Welcome to the next part of Fixed! Friday.

I think I need to explain the title of today’s piece a little for my English speaking readers. If you translate this literally, you may get something like ’tilted fonts’. But that’s not what it means in German. ‘Schräg’ is used also to describe things, sounds or persons (or their garments) that are a little off the normal or ‘odd’. ‘Typ’ (pl. Typen) in this case also refers to people (in English you would call such a person a character).

So the meaning of the title is ‘odd characters’. I used fabrics with print letters/characters on them which are mostly not standing upright, but are leaning to one side or the other – tilted fonts.

Schräge Typen (Odd Characters)

block

I’ve altered the original block by Michael James slightly (from the catalogue Quilt-Design und Patchwork-Symposium Berlin 2001, Bergtor Verlag). Made from various fabrics designed by Lonni Rossi – I love her stuff.

Made between August 2003 and October 2004, 80 x 80 cms, 252 pieces

Next week on Fixed! Friday: Snowflake