28 September, 2016

My CHANEL Quilt - done but not finished

I finished the quilt, just in time for our quilt group's exhibition but it did not turn out the way I want/like it. I am calling it death by quilting.... almost nothing of the patched top remaind visible (yes, the double wedding ring blocks are still there...) after I quilted way to many and red diagonal lines.

I am blaming Aurifil as I was not able to buy any thread at the Patchwork Meeting in Saints-Marie-aux-Mines this year, (they sponsor this event and I had no problems in the last years to get my threads, I will have to get myself one of those thread sample cards for color matching and start bying it online, which I hate!) not a single vendor with plain white Aurifil thread. Back at home I bought Sulky/Güterman Quilting thread in "red"- stupid idea but I was desperate only 3 more nights to finish the quilt... The thread quality is not even close to Aurifil's. I have never had that much lint in my sewing life, "Wollmäuse" (bunch of thread big as a mouse) in my sewingmachine, arrg.

Whatever, once I have "him" back I will change the quilting and at least I learned a lot of what I will never do again.

For the fun of it, I am sharing my Double Wedding Ring CHANEL Quilt in this fall’s Blogger's Quilt Festival category “Original Design”

A few quilt details:

A few more pictures can be found on 

13 August, 2016

Day#2 ::30 Days :: of Quilt Design

Day#2 design "Basics" for the #30DaysofQuiltDesign by @stitchedincolor and @GothamQuilt on Instagram.

This is a shameless red & white copy of the beautiful seersucker design by Corinne Sovey on sunshine.handcraft.

10 August, 2016

:: 30 Days :: of Quilt Design

A red&white quilt design inspired by the artwork of Debra M Smith (I love her White / Red series pieced with vintage silk kimono fabrics) and the Fine Line Log Cabin Quilt on Purl Soho's Website.

I would like to make a quilt that looks like a improvised pencil drawing just in red and white.


Day#1 "FineLineRed&WhiteQuilt" for #30DaysofQuiltDesign by @stichedincolor and @GothamQuilts


12 July, 2016

Chanel Quilt - work in progress

                                              The desing on paper                      

All Double Wedding Ring blocks are done.