Friday, April 13, 2018

A birthday present and a video


Today I finished the birthday present for a friend. As you can see I embroidered a knotted handkerchief on paper in purple and pinpricked circles on the "cloth". The passepartout is piece of paper that I cut and painted with watercolour. I thinks it work well and hope that she'll like it too.

Furthermore did I manage to make a short video of the book with paper quilts.


Hope you enjoyed it and have a wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Paper quilt book


My paper quilt book is ready. In the picture you can see the cover and some of the details. The book is sewed together with the same thread as I used on the paper quilts. The word Paper quilt is coloured with similar colours as the paper used to make the quilts. And last but not least the lines, which are so important in the design of the paper quilts are pinpricked from both sides. 

In case you haven't seen all the quilts, here are the links to them: no. 1, no. 2, no. 3, no. 4 and no. 5. I really enjoyed this project and in the future I will probably make more quilts. First I have to get some other things ready.

Have yourself a lovely day and I'll see you soon.

Elizabeth



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Paper quilt no. 5


On the last paper quilt a pocket is attached to the base of the quilt. In this pocket I will put some notes about this project. I love the contrast between the straight lines and the patched pocket. And although the design is simple, this was the one which was the toughest on my fingers because of all the layers of paper I had to get my needle through. 

Time to get assemble the book with a cover.

Elizabeth

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Paper quilt no. 4


It seems like I'm on a roll. I couldn't stop stitching until it was finished yesterday. It's an interesting process. I'm already looking forward to start quilt no. 5 which is laying besides me ready to be stitched. Another marathon is ready to start! :-)

Enjoy yourself!

Elizabeth

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Paper quilt no. 3



Today paper quilt no. 3 is finished and I'm very happy with the result. Everything worked out as planned although it was hard to stitch all the layers of papers together but who cares when the result is just as you planned it.

The paper for quilt no. 4 is already cut which means I can stitch all evening, yeah!

See you soon again, hopefully.

Elizabeth

Monday, April 2, 2018

Paper quilt no. 2


Today I can show you the second paper quilt. This one is called: On the road with my embroidery compass. The embroidery compass I "invented" already years ago and I thought it would be fun to use it in this new project. 

Have decided to make 5 paper quilts. The background for the next one is ready to be stitched and will be embellished with traditional embellishments, if I stick to the idea, the fourth one will be totally different. Yep, I'm a girl with a plan at the moment. 

So time to swing my needle and have fun. 

Enjoy your week!

Elizabeth

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Paper quilt



Last week I made my first paper quilt. The "Gypsy woman" from Jen Kingwell was my source of inspiration. The paper I found in our local thriftstore and it works beautifully in this piece. And that's why I already started a new one.

Enjoy your weekend!

Elizabeth