The Beginning of my Quilts
On saturday we will reveal our quilts for the challenge "space".
For me it is much more easier to make quilts, when I have a theme, a size and very important a finishing date. It doesn't matter if I like the theme or not, always my brain is set on the way! Everything I see gives me inspiration for the new quilt.
Some years ago our local quiltgroup (http://www.groebenzeller-quiltgruppe.de/) decided to sew walkways for the next exhibition. Wherever I walked, I looked under my feet and thought how could I make this walkway, which fabrics and colours and which techniques could be used. When time comes to be concrete, I have to decide what to do. For me this is a very difficult part. The quilt will be horrible if I put all my ideas in one quilt. But I can't sew every idea I had and I don't want to sew only walkways (or every other theme) for the rest of my life!
In this case I decided to do cobblestones, as a memory of my hometown Goslar. It is a little town, which had its greatest time in the middleage.
In some streets the cobblestones are very even, they must be new.
In the garden of the Moenchehausmuseum, a museum for modern art, was an exciting installation:
Cobblestones from Timm Ulrichs.
Back at home, I browsed through my fotos. I wanted to highlight the difference between the deep grooves and the cobblestones. As a child I always laughed about ladies with high heels in the streets.
Our group used selfdyed fabrics. I applied the cobblestones on the fabric and put under every cobblestone extra batting.
I quilted very dense all the grooves between the cobblestones and was very pleased with the effect.
|Gabriele Bach: Goslarer Kopfsteinpflaster, 82 x 160 cm|
The size of a finished quilt is very important then planing it. After the walkways had been finished, our quiltgroup decided every quilt should be sewn a second time. But this quilt had to be very small, only 10 x 15 cm! That was an exciting challenge. You had to decide what is really important for the quilt and how to manage the little pieces.
For the challenge "space" I had again many different ideas, one is now finished. But I am sure that the other members of this group had much more ideas. So it will be very exciting to see the new reveal!