Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Reason Hannah's quilt won't see much progress this month!

I took a class on t-shirt quilt making at Quiltology in Chicago's Lincoln Park. This is the result of the class. It is also the reason that not a lot of work went into Hannah's quilt this month. I had wanted to make a t-shirt quilt for Sarah, my younger niece, but she won't let me cut up her t-shirts. Oh well, her loss.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia: Fall Trip 2008

In this first picture you will have to try very hard to see the quilt flower (well, actually, we made a day trip into Bosnia and I FORGOT to bring the flower along!!). The flowers did however travel across Bosnia, in addition to this day trip, we crossed the Bosnia/Croatia border 4 times. The picture was taken in Mostar, a beautiful city with many bridges and mosques. This bridge was destroyed in the 1992 war, but was later rebuilt using the same stones. When you are walking across the bridge you can not tell that it was only reconstructed in the last few years (you can tell from the side view).

Croatia has several national parks that have beautiful waterfalls. Plitvice and Krka are two that we visited. This illustrates just one of hundreds of falls.

The jewel of the Adriatic is Dubrovnik. This picture was taken from the island of Lokrum looking at the fortified walls of the old city.

This picture was taken from the roof of our hotel in Istanbul. The view of the Blue Mosque is pretty good from up there. As you can see in the photo, this particular flower was in the very early stages of being put together.

Not a lot of progress has been made on the quilt in the last month. I am taking a quilting class at Quiltology in Chicago and learning how to make a t-shirt quilt. The quilt I am making for the class is composed of old travel tees. I wanted to make one for my second neice, Sarah, but she refuses to let me cut up her shirts! Maybe once I complete the quilt from class she will change her mind. I'll post a picture of that quilt here too.
Til next month!