First off, Quiltstadt is back at home after it’s weekend in Michelstadt. I layed it out on the bed just to see what it looked like. It’s very busy next to our painted dressers and under Traumwald. It would look better with Fliegenpilz I I think, and with white dressers (yeah, I’ll get right on that).
Here’s Fliegenpilz I, FYI:
In the meantime, it’s activities like this that make art-making possible:
Katja made the Höhle all by herself and then she and Grama snuggled up inside to read. While they were doing that, I put together a fused quilt in the same genre as Foggy Morning in Czesky Krumlov, and Staufen Vineyards. OK, it wasn’t JUST while they were reading, but having grandparents here to distract the kids has given me the extra time I needed to work on this, and others.
For comparison, and so you don’t have to search my archives, here’s Foggy Morning:
And here’s Staufen Vineyards. This has to be one of my all-time favorite little quilts:
Today, my hero is neighbor G, who spent the second-to-last-day of his two weeks R&R from duty in Iraq playing not only with his kids, but mine as well. He had them all day long, so I had a chance to finish designing/fusing this one:
Although my pictures of the older quilts doesn’t show them quilted, they are. In fact, they are in the German city of Halle this month celebrating the city’s 12,000 year-old existence. The two Heidelberg quilts need to be quilted though. It will be by machine, so I hope to sit down and do that when my mom and step-dad return from their weekend exploring Brugge and Amsterdam. I have one more quilt, Fliegenpilz II which is so close to done, I’m not showing it yet. I also managed to get 25 fabric postcards fused to Timtex. They’re not close to done yet, though, because I need to do some machine and hand stitching on them before adding their backs and “binding” them. Whew, what a lot of work. I can finally see the rug on my sewing room floor, and I think there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I do still need to gather supplies for AQT and get them mailedso I don’t have to take scary looking paints on the airplane with me.