vrijdag 28 november 2014

Quiltmania Christmas Squares

Do you like to start some Christmas quilt decorations? On the Quiltmania site you will find every day a pattern of a new square, with which you could make a quilt a banner or a table topper. When you make them all you will have 24 squares de 12 x 12 cm at the end. On the site you find a PDF for the pattern and a video (only in French) for the explanations.
For the moment I only have four, i changed them a bit in my own way......

I do not think i will make them all, we will see.........

zondag 16 november 2014

Postcrossing quilt part 3

Do you remember that i told you about postcrossing? I started sending cards about one year ago and i already received more than 200 postcards from all over the world.
Sometimes in an envelope with a piece of fabric for my postcrossing quilt;
i made 5 new scrappy logcabin blocks this week.

Sometimes there is a beautiful unexpected gift in the envelope. Cvete from Bulgaria, sent me a piece of crochet made by her grandmother!
Thank you so much Cvete.

zondag 9 november 2014

Felletin, the yarnmarket, les journées de la laine

Two weeks ago  i went to the yarnmarket in Felletin, about 80 km from where i live.
Like last year it was fabulous, so much yarn, so many beautiful creations.
There was a young lady who proposed to dye yarn or a piece of fabric with plantes. I prepared some shibori fabric and we dyed it with onion skins (oh oh, the good old days, i did the same bout 40 years ago !).
I made a cushion with the fabric.

She also showed how to make a print of a leaf on fabric, so easy, so quick and with such a beautiful result.
You need a rubber hammer, a flat stone, some fabric to lay on the stone , a leaf that contents lots a tannin, like green oak , a piece of fabric on which you want the leafprint, a small  basin with water and a teaspoon of iron sulfate(to fixe the print). Also a basin with water and soft soap.
First flat stone on the floor, that old fabric, leaf and above the leaf, the fabric for printing. .With the hammer you hammer on the fabric and after some minutes you see the print of the leaf. Then you put the fabric for some minutes in the iron sulfate to fix it, after that you wash it in a basin with soft soap and ready you are. 

Felletin is a village in the department of the Creuse, their cake is the Creusois made with hazelnuts,
there was an enormous creusois to give a small piece to the visitors. Here you find a  recipe of a Creusois