A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Monday, 6 February 2012

An exhibition means coming home full of inspiration!

First of all I have to thank you, dear devoted followers, because I haven't been blogging very regularly lately, but I'm sure you all know why (the head). My pace is slowing down and my finishes are neatly tucked away in a corner nonexistent. Which is no wonder, of course.
Which is also why I have not been able to attend Lily's Fresh Sewing Day or Small Blog Meet. But there's always the first of the next month!

And this week I REALLY won something: a lovely and cute mini quilt. I'll post a picture when it has arrived.
If you'd like to win something very original, hop over to Noas'. (you won't regret it)

Yesterday I went to a quilt exhibition (in Vijfhuizen, near Amsterdam) with lots of market stalls as well (and I only bought 2 items!)
And I've seen some stunning work! So many different techniques! Simple and intricate, made by male and female quilters, all different and (nearly) all beautiful. Like these, for example
(brace yourselves for 13 pictures):

not a perfect picture, but you still can see the details of the quilt

yes, bits of newspaper!
pieces of fabric, rolled up, some with a bit of batting and sewn to the foundation (=fabric)

from afar it did not look very appealing to me

but I was stunned by the details!

And I still don't know how she made this
Just by adding a few strands of yarn (is it?) this quilt is starting to move, flow, like a river.
What is this?

Tomorrow I'll show you some more.
Have fun today.


  1. These are amazing! I really love the first one, the way it looks 3 dimensional, fantastic! There are some super clever people in this world!

  2. Oh my goodness, they sure are wonderful!

  3. Wow, what amazing techniques on these, more mixed media in some, love them!

  4. Oh wow! there was some amazing work there - thank for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the tour. That first quilt is stunning. I love the text one too.